ASUS unveils X599 ROG Dominus Extreme motherboard

Redefines extreme desktop motherboards

During the CES 2019, ASUS jumped at the chance to show off its X599 Dominus Extreme motherboard. This massive motherboard uses the Super ETX form factor and it's designed to accommodate Intel Xeon W-3175X processors.

As you can see from the picture, the socket is surrounded by a dozen of DDR4 DIMM slots with support for up to 192GB of RAM. Furthermore there are two DIMM.2 modules with room for four NVMe SSDs. Storage wise there are also U.2 ports providing connectivity for additional NVMe drives, and eight SATA ports.

The motherboard comes with several tiny fans placed on the VRM. Due to the layout of this board a second socket could be installed. Although this board is huge, there are "only" four PCIe 3.0 x16 slots. In the case of power connectors there are two 24-pin ATX, four 8-pin EPS and two 6-pin PCIe power connectors.

Furthermore we also see all the bells and whistles you'd ask for in the event of overclocking, like PCIe lane switches, power and reset buttons, as well as a debug LED for diagnostic purposes. Since this is a workstation motherboard, there is a total of twelve 4-pin PWM headers on the PCB, with six of them located in the top right corner of the board.

The pricing and availability of the ASUS X599 ROG Dominus Extreme is currently unknown. We expect to see this motherboard listed quite soon on Geizhals. Due to the number of features and expensive chips (like 10G Aquantia AQC-107 LAN chip), we’d expect the price to be around $1'500 US.

Source: tomshardware

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Marc Büchel - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini

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