After making a flashy debut back in Computex 2018, the ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme finally made it to the shelf at a staggering price of $1799.99 on Amazon and Newegg. Well, that’s like only half the price of the unlocked Intel Xeon W-3175X Skylake X 28-Core, 56-Thread CPU that’s close to $3000.
According to Anandtech, the number of motherboards that supports the unlocked 28-core Xeon W-3175X were very limited. Being on of the motherboard that actually supports this beast CPU is what makes the ROG Dominus Extreme so special.
It features a whopping 32-phase power delivery design, additional power connection i.e two 24-pin ATX power connectors, four 8-pin EPS connectors and two additional 6-pin EPS connectors, four PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, support for hexa-channel DDR4 memory up to 192GB in total, etc. It’s not hard to say that ASUS really brings the meaning of packing a punch to a whole new level with the release of the ROG Dominus Extreme.
Anandtech also pointed out that ASUS has updated the list of supported CPU for the ROG Dominus Extreme, which they were initially told that it will only support the Intel Xeon W-3175X.
The other LGA3647 Xeon CPU added to the list includes the 26-core Xeon Platinum 8170, 20-core Xeon Gold 6138 and 16-core Xeon Gold 6142. These CPUs will be support on the ROG Dominus Extreme with the latest 0409 BIOS update, but one thing to take note is that unlike the Xeon W-3175X, the three listed Xeon CPU are locked.