ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme Workstation Motherboard Review


ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme Motherboard Specifications

Here is a list of the motherboard specs from ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme Motherboard:
For a complete list head over here to check out the full specifications.

ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme Specifications
ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme Specifications

The motherboard size is EEB 14” x 14” so about the size of a dual CPU board which should fit many case sizes we have become accustomed to here at STH. Be sure to check that the case you decided to use can fit this large motherboard.

Testing the ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme Motherboard

Here is the test configuration we will be using for this platform:

• Motherboard: ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme Motherboard
• CPU: Intel Xeon W-3275 2.5GHz (28 core/56 thread)
• Cooling: Supermicro 4U CPU Heat Sink
• RAM: 6x 32GB DDR4-2933R SDRAM (25-21-21-47 CR1) Low Profile
• SSD: Samsung PM961 1TB
• OS: Windows 10 Pro Workstation.

For our CPU we will be using an Intel Xeon W-3275 2.5GHz (28 core/56 thread):

ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme AIDA64 CPUID
ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme AIDA64 CPUID

The Xeon W-3275 is a very capable CPU, the base speed is 2.5GHz but can Turbo up to 4.4GHz using Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0. Officially, ASUS focuses on overclocking support which means the Intel Xeon W-3175X with this platform. Indeed, many of the features are focused on overclocking.

For many of our users, the new “Cascade Lake” generation of security enhancements will make the newer chips a more suitable choice. Also, the Intel Xeon W-3275 can utilize 1TB of memory while the Xeon W-3175X is limited to half that amount.

Let us continue with performance testing.


  1. Is it possible to adjust the power limits, turbo durations or AVX offsets with the W-3275?
    Because if it is possible to have the CPU run with 0 AVX offset or do something like the X299 multicore enhancement, than manual OC is not necessary. Even just unlocking the power limits and turbo durations could be a very nice performance boost.

  2. The performance section of this review makes no sense. Why are you comparing scores to a completely different CPU and then only noting “oh yeah, we’re pitting this 28 core Xeon against a Threadripper 1950X”? Very misleading charts — disappointing review quality.

  3. William, another excellent review, thaks!

    Did you notice in the BIOS any facility for controlling or configuring large BAR addresses and ranges? This is used for setting up videocards with large VRAM and also stuff like Infiniand cards, so they can do mutual (R)DMA.


  4. “The ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme is perhaps one of the most impressive motherboards we have tested to date.”

    The same was said for the Zebith Extreme, and look at what those customers got. This review has a lot of benchmarks and little in the way of testing stability especially on all those extra nuts and bolts. I’d say I’m biased, but it’s legitimate given what ASUS did to those going big on the first threadripper release.

    That motherboard was a blatant grab bag towards enthusiasts with no intent to support it. One of its major maintainers, Elmor, ended up quitting Asus after a time and even still released a BIOS patched with what had been a removed feature. Where was ASUS in all of this? Nowhere.

    To have all these awesome hardware components, you need software which supports it. ASUS have demonstrated they don’t give a damn. After being previously a huge ASUS fan, I will never buy their products again. Ever.

  5. Oh, not to mention no thunderbolt in q2-3 2019?

    I was burned badly by X99 WS-IPMI and X299 PRO/SE both watchdog not working and losing ipmi ip settings and ipmitool not working altogether and random failures. I got 5 decom’d x99 in the iffuce. Since then there is little trust to “asus workstation”.

  6. >$1,771.82 on amazon
    OMG. For that price you can buy Dual Xeon E5-v3, Asus dual Cpu mobo, 128Gb of memory and still score 5000 points in Cinebench.


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