ASUS Announces New ROG Dominus Extreme X299 Chipset Board for 28 Core Intel

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ASUS has pushed out some sneak peeks for its new ROG Dominus Extreme motherboard. We have all been hearing about Intel's new 28 core Skylake-S CPU and the ROG Dominus Extreme is designed specifically for this CPU. While certainly cooling has got to be on your mind about this, the Dominus has 14 PWM fan headers down on the PCB. Other standouts are support for 4-way PCIe Gen 3 X16 NVLin and CrossFireX, and Aquantia AQC-107 10Gbps LAN, Intel I219-LM Gigabyte LAN, Intel AC-9260 802.11ac Wi-Fi. This is not a small motherboard in any way as you might expect. It is an EEB/ATX format (14"x14") with an LGA 3647 socket and a 32 phase VRM configuration. Is that two 24-pin power connectors you see down on the board? Yes it is. Does that mean you will need two PSUs to fully power the Dominus? Yes it does. We also see four 8-pin and two 6-pin 12V power connections as well. And we thought the 2990WX was a power pig. The fact of the matter is that it is very likely you will not be able to power this system off a single breaker in a normal residential North American setting if you are overclocking. If you look at the top edge of the board you will see that there are four fans under that shroud. While we have not seen it powered on yet, there is a color 1.77" OLED screen on top of that IO panel cover. We expect these to be hitting the market by year end.

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The rest of the onboard cooling is tailored for custom liquid loops, starting with a special connector that supports temperature sensing, flow monitoring, and leak detection for compatible CPU blocks. Separate headers for flow and temperature sensors let you monitor another point in the system, and two of the onboard fan headers are configured for pumps. They’re joined by 12 additional fan headers capable of feeding multiple massive radiators.
 
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I do hope the little fans many MOBO makers are sneaking in here and there are more quiet than the screamers on CPU's and chip-sets i remember from back in the day.
 
That would look nice is an SMA-8, but I cannot see myself ever purchasing a setup like this, especially at intels price...
 
My Rampage VI extreme has 12 PWM connectors if you include the fan extension card. I am using all of them for 17 Fans & 2X D5 Pumps.

These are lined up on the board, no expansion necessary.

This thing is pretty intense, I bet they only made 100.
 
I think its a bit extreme.

I'd hate to see what those 28c cpus pull for power wise if they need a design this extreme to reach their fullest.
 
I just want to know who the hell needs this kind of crap. It's not like any consumer applications (i.e. games) actually take advantage of these cores.
 
I actually could use this in some of my medical imaging research. However there is a point when you want ECC.
 
These are lined up on the board, no expansion necessary.

This thing is pretty intense, I bet they only made 100.

Sure it's on the extreme side but with all this power delivery, slots and real estate why not include more on board.
 
Damn, that is one sick-ass gaming board... :eek:

Not a fan of that mounting solution though. I would prefer to see a socket that does not leave the entire task of securing down the CPU to the cooler which has a mount that is pretty much only provided by Intel coolers.
 
That ain't your normal (or abnormal) overclocker's board. Gotta put each PSU on a separate breaker to power a fully loaded system. Jeebus...

Rather odd the memory slot layout. Seven grouped together per side then 1 lone slot each side separated. I'll wait until the full specs are released to find out why the layout is a little odd.
 
Honestly, for the teeny tiny market segment that would consider this, a 220-240v circuit is no big deal.

Thread-king though it may be, it seems a solution without a problem. If I had need of that many threads, I also need ECC RAM - and a ton of it.

Nevertheless, it's neat. Just not my flavor.
 
At least you know it's for gaming and not a workstation board, thanks to the RGB and OLED display

I do wonder though how threadripper can manage with one PSU and yet have more cores/threads at the same time :D

Still, wouldn't it have been better to pre mount watercooler on those vrm's? Especially instead of mini fans?
If they can do that with normal Z boards then why not on a board where you might end up needing them.
And last but not least, its ohh so useful to run quad SLI with full PCI-E x16 lanes.
Because quad is supported in sooo many titles :ROFLMAO:
That ain't your normal (or abnormal) overclocker's board. Gotta put each PSU on a separate breaker to power a fully loaded system. Jeebus...

Rather odd the memory slot layout. Seven grouped together per side then 1 lone slot each side separated. I'll wait until the full specs are released to find out why the layout is a little odd.
Those are not ram slots, it's what Asus called DIMM.2 on other boards
You put in an adapter and then you can place a M2 SSD into it
 
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14 fans 12 dimm slots in sure this will best anything out there.

Yeah but at what exactly.

Quad channel has no value for gaming, hexa isn't going to make a difference.
There is no quad SLI support any more, and AMD doesn't offer it either.
And the whole benefit over normal boards for quad GPU's is 4 full x16 slots for GPUs, how much that even makes a difference after nvidia updated its sli bridge for a lot more bandwidth is quite questionable.

To top that off, as far as I know those xeons are not soldered.
And they still dont have a hardware fix for meltdown and stuff. (Does cost performance with Intel, especially some more professional applications)

Threadripper has more cores/threads, better for content creation.
And 14 fans, shrugs.
There are boards out there (like form Asus) where you can do that already.
12 x ECC RAM, ehh.

Again at least it has RGB :D
 
My guess is $2499. Although for that price it better outperform the 32C TR.

You're under the illusion the board of directors and their owners (the shareholders) have customers best interest in mind.
 
There won't be many customers if the price is too high compared to the competition.

Well except forced customers like me at work. I will explain. We have a Dell only contract. In our contract we can only purchase from select products not just anything on Dell.com (even quotes don't work). These select products pretty much don't include AMD and when they do they price it such that the AMD option is actually more expensive than the comparable Intel system.
 
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Is some spoiled kid out there really buying this for gaming? I can't figure out any other reason why this board is under the ROG branding.
 
That ain't your normal (or abnormal) overclocker's board. Gotta put each PSU on a separate breaker to power a fully loaded system. Jeebus...

Rather odd the memory slot layout. Seven grouped together per side then 1 lone slot each side separated. I'll wait until the full specs are released to find out why the layout is a little odd.

Notice that the lone slots are dimm.2 slots, made to use with M.2 riser boards.
 
Good news guys. There's finally a motherboard big enough for my Rocketfish / lian li case! It's been gathering dust for far too long xD
 

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Man o man...I'd love to get my hands on that board, CPU, RAM and a couple of 2080 Tis to put it through its paces. Separate, isolated circuits in one room is going to be tough.
 
I am by no means an electrician but would you be better off running 240v lines just for a box with this?
 
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