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Review: Asus ROG Zenith II Extreme Alpha

by Tarinder Sandhu on 19 February 2020, 14:00

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD), ASUSTeK (TPE:2357)

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Testing Methodology

Comparison Configurations

Firmware Version
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
CPU Cores / Threads
64 / 128
CPU Base Clock / Turbo
2.9GHz / 4.3GHz
Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB DDR4-3600 64GB
Memory Speed
Memory Timings
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FE (441.87)
Primary Storage Device
SK hynix Canvas SC300 (512GB)
Secondary Storage Device
Corsair MP600 2TB PCIe 4.0
CPU cooling
Fractal Design Celsius S24
Power Supply
be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 (1,000W)
Operating System
Windows 10 v1909 (64-bit)

Benchmark Suite

CPU Benchmarks
HEXUS PiFast Our number-crunching benchmark stresses a single core by calculating Pi to 10m places
Cinebench R20 Using Cinebench's multi-CPU render, this cross-platform benchmark stresses all cores
Blender 2.81a Running the Gooseberry benchmark
Storage Benchmarks
CrystalDiskMark Popular free-to-use storage benchmark, used to gauge read and write performance via M.2 (2TB Corsair MP600), SATA (512GB SK hynix Canvas SC300) and USB 3.1 (512GB SK hynix Canvas SC300)
Memory Benchmarks
AIDA64 Benchmark that analyses memory bandwidth and latency
System Benchmarks
3DMark Time Spy DX12 graphics benchmark run using the Time Spy test
PCMark 10 System test using the standard preset
World of Tanks Graphics benchmark run at FHD to determine CPU involvement
Gaming Benchmarks
Civilization VI: Gathering Storm 1,920x1,080 ultra settings
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 1,920x1,080 highest settings
Total War: Three Kingdoms 1,920x1,080 ultra settings
Miscellaneous Benchmarks
Power Consumption To emulate real-world usage scenarios, we record system-wide mains power draw when idle, when rendering via KeyShot 9 and while playing SOTTR