ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme Workstation Motherboard Review

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ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme Motherboard AIDA64 CPU Benchmarks

Benchmark pages of AIDA64 Extreme provide several methods to measure system performance. These benchmarks are synthetic, so their results show only the theoretical (maximum) performance of the system.

CPU and FPU benchmarks of AIDA64 Extreme are built on the multi-threaded AIDA64 Benchmark Engine that supports up to 1280 simultaneous processing threads. It also supports multi-processor, multi-core and Hyper-Threading enabled systems. More information about these benchmarks can be found here.

ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme AIDA64 CPU Queen
ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme AIDA64 CPU Queen
ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme AIDA64 CPU PhotoWorxx
ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme AIDA64 CPU PhotoWorxx
ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme AIDA64 CPU ZLib
ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme AIDA64 CPU ZLib
ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme AIDA64 CPU AES
ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme AIDA64 CPU AES
ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme AIDA64 CPU SHA3
ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme AIDA64 CPU SHA3
ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme AIDA64 FPU Julia
ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme AIDA64 FPU Julia
ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme AIDA64 FPU Mandel
ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme AIDA64 FPU Mandel
ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme AIDA64 FPU SinJulia
ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme AIDA64 FPU SinJulia
ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme AIDA64 FP32 Ray Trace
ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme AIDA64 FP32 Ray Trace
ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme AIDA64 FP64 Ray Trace
ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme AIDA64 FP64 Ray Trace

In some cases, the 32 core Ryzen Threadripper head the top scores, but often the W-3275 28 core processor had clear advantages.

As a quick note here, we had SMT (Hyper-Threading) turned on. The Intel Xeon W-3275 is a “Cascade Lake” generation processor which means it has Foreshadow/ L1TF hardware mitigations. These can have a fairly enormous performance impact. As we discussed in our Intel Publishes L1TF and Foreshadow Performance Impacts piece, the answer in many cases to secure a system based on a chip like the Intel Xeon W-3175X is to disable Hyper-Threading leading to a 28 core/ 28 thread part. This is a step Google took by disabling Hyper-Threading in Chromebooks where Google tightly manages security.

HC30 Intel Xeon Scalable Cascade Lake Side Channel Mitigations
HC30 Intel Xeon Scalable Cascade Lake Side Channel Mitigations

Many users may value performance over security but with all of the mitigations introduced in the latest generation with the 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, there are many that will be forced to use the Intel Xeon W-3275 over the W-3175X.

Next, we are going to look at the power consumption before getting to our final thoughts.

8 COMMENTS

  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.

    Thanks!

  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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