Asus ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha Review

Written by Antony Leather

March 13, 2019 | 15:30

Tags: #2nd-gen-ryzen-threadripper #socket-tr4 #threadripper #x399

Companies: #amd #asus

Test Setup

We've updated our old X399 tests system to be more in-line with our X470 gear, with Zotac's GTX 1080 Amp! graphics card and an up-to-date Windows 10 install with all the latest security patches and drivers installed. We've also switched to the new Ryzen Threadripper 2950X CPU.

  • CPU AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
  • Memory 32GB (2 x 8GB) Corsair Vengeance RGB 3,000MHz DDR4
  • GPU Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Amp! Edition
  • PSU Corsair RM850i
  • SSD Samsung SSD 850 Pro 256GB (SATA 6Gbps speed tests); Samsung 960 Evo 500GB (M.2 speed tests)
  • CPU cooler Enermax Liqtech 240
  • Operating system Windows 10 64-bit


Content Creation/Rendering

  • Cinebench R15
  • PCMark 10 Photo Editing workload
  • HandBrake video transcoding
  • POV-Ray

File Compression

  • Hamster Zip Archiver


  • 3DMark Time Spy (CPU test)
  • Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation (CPU test)

SATA 6Gbps and M.2 Storage

  • CrystalDiskMark


  • RightMark Audio Analyzer


  • Power consumption

Overclocking and EFI

  • Overclocking, EFI, and software analysis

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