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ASUS Announces 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPU support on X399 Series Motherboards

BIOS support and updated cooling kits

ASUS Announces 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPU support on X399 Series Motherboards

ASUS Announces 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPU support on X399 Series Motherboards

ASUS has officially added Ryzen Threadripper 2nd Generation processor support to their X399 series motherboards, which includes the company's ROG Zenith Extreme, ROG Strix X399-E Gaming and ASUS Prime X399-A. This support comes via updated BIOS files, which are now available on ASUS' website. 

Enhanced cooling kits will also be added to newly manufactured X399 ASUS motherboards, with upgrade kits shipping this September. These upgrade kits are designed for overclockers, to cope with the higher thermal strain on motherboard components. These enhancements are primarily aimed at overclockers who use AMD's 250W TDP Threadripper processors. 

At this time, ASUS has not provided us with official pricing for these TR4 cooling upgrade kits, though these kit will vary by motherboard model. The image below showcases ASUS' Zenith Extreme motherboard cooling upgrade kit.  

All AMD X399 motherboards support USB BIOS flashback, allowing users to upgrade their motherboard's BIOS without a compatible processor. 

  

    ASUS today announced that it has added support for 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors on X399 series motherboards, including ROG Zenith Extreme, ROG Strix X399-E Gaming and ASUS Prime X399-A.

Support for the new processors will be provided via a BIOS update that will become available for download from the ASUS website on August 13. The latest AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors feature up to 32 cores and 64 threads to deliver uncompromising computing performance for designers, video editors, gamers and anyone else who needs to run demanding applications at top speed. To support the higher thermal output when overclocking the new processors, ASUS has also designed new cooling kits that will be available starting in September.

Customers interested in obtaining a cooling kit should contact their local ASUS representative for details.

ASUS Announces 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPU support on X399 Series Motherboards  

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