This was confirmed, assuming that this is not You, by yet another person with Zenith II Extreme here:
Basically this issue affect EVERY ASUS mobo for TRx40 this also include Linux, although there issue is with completely missing audio output - with is in works and will be release soon (if not out yet).
To be honest none of reviewers picked up issue with:
- SPDIF OUT
- SATA performance issue
- Linux missing support for RAID
I don’t know if this was because they don’t use it, use it only for testing for 2 days and return or purely luck - no use of digital out / SATA drives etc. or maybe love for underdog ???
Wandel also did mistake in his review pointing out that Asus board doesn’t support Ui for fan setup with is incorrect and doesn’t bode well for tech reviewer so, make of it what You want.
PS. last time I checked digi out was around posting this here so maybe now (2 BIOS updates later + probably many Windows updates - dunno have them disabled) they manage to fix this issue.
PS2. I did contacted AMD regarding slow SATA performance. In response I was told to run dxdiag and other software (forgot name, have it in email archive if anyone is interested) and send them logs. I did that and than looked what that other app gathered and log contained:
- serial numbers for all software installed
So yeah, they never heard back from me.
Basically same is as with AMD GPUs, drivers and support SUCK big time !
Don’t want to say Intel is better, but at least on x299 everything worked out of the box for every OS and there wasn’t any strange issue. Well I was laying there was, I had ASUS Prime deluxe x299 mobo and ASUS was unable to correctly detect UEFI drives for 1 year so each time that I unplugged Linux drive I had to reinstall grub because mobo overwritten sh#$% in EFI. Bottom line I suspect this is ASUS bug with theirs Supreme Audio FX solution (POS HW ;/)