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ASUS ROG ZENITH EXTREME (AMD X399) Motherboard Review (Page 7)

By Steven Bassiri from Sep 4, 2017 @ 10:50 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: ASUS

Overclocking Results

CPU Overclocking

AMD's Threadripper platform is quite interesting, as AMD stated the top 5% of Zen dies become Threadripper CPUs. That is a big deal, as that would also mean the CPU should overclock quite high, or at least consistently high.

My best overclock on the X370 platform was 4GHz with 3200Mhz memory speeds after months of BIOS updates, so I will aim for the same here. Most people get limited around 4.1GHz, and I know my 1950X can't do 4.1Ghz stable on all cores without tons of voltage or better cooling.

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ASUS makes overclocking simple and easy. All I had to do was enable D.O.C.P (like XMP) to auto overclock my memory, then set the multiplier to 40x, and then manually input my VCore to 1.325. I let LLC sit at auto, but I could have manually set it to level 7 out of 8. I did increase the current capabilities and VRM maximum temperature ranges.

The VRM's built-in fan helps keep temperatures low, but it is not a huge fan so it can't make a huge difference.

PRICING: You can find the product discussed for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:

United States: The ASUS ROG ZENITH EXTREME AMD Ryzen Threadripper TR4 DDR4 M.2 U.2 X399 E-ATX HEDT Motherboard with onboard WiGig 802.11AD WiFi, USB 3.1, and AURA Sync RGB Lighting retails for $657.82 at Amazon.

United Kingdom: The ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme Motherboard (Socket TR4/X399/DDR4/S-ATA 600/Extended ATX) retails for £529.99 at Amazon UK.

Canada: The ASUS ROG ZENITH EXTREME (AMD X399) Motherboard retails for $ CAD at Amazon Canada.

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