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ASUS Announces WS X299 Series Motherboards

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PRESS RELEASE

WS X299 SAGE, WS X299 PRO and WS X299 PRO/SE motherboards provide a new level of features, security and design for businesses, prosumers and PC enthusiasts 

KEY POINTS 

  • WS X299 SAGE supports four-way graphics configurations, enabling tremendous GPU power for intensive workloads, like deep learning and complex rendering  
  • WS X299 PRO offers a balance of performance and features in a standard ATX form factor for businesses, content creators and enthusiasts
  • WS X299 PRO/SE features similar specs to WS X299 PRO, but adds extensive remote management capabilities 

TAIPEI, Taiwan, November 13, 2017 — ASUS today announced WS X299 SAGE, WS X299 PRO and WS X299 PRO/SE, a trio of workstation-class motherboards based on the Intel® X299 platform and designed to blend powerful performance and tuning options with the extra validation and management functions required by enterprises. WS X299 SAGE leads the family with support for four-way graphics configurations, allowing users to apply tremendous GPU power to compute-intensive workloads like deep learning and complex rendering. WS X299 PRO scales back the expansion slots and offers enhanced M.2 cooling for businesses and content creators. WS X299 PRO/SE features added out-of-band remote management via dedicated hardware. Together, these boards provide a compelling balance of features and performance that bridge the gap between the ASUS desktop and Xeon® motherboard lineups.

Although the ASUS WS X299 lineup inherits many cutting-edge features from its desktop counterparts, workstations have more stringent performance and reliability requirements. ASUS WS boards are subjected to more rigorous testing than standard models; they meet tighter tolerances in crucial areas like power delivery to PCIe® devices, and they endure longer simulated aging tests with extra electrical and environmental variables. ASUS engineers also validate compatibility with an extensive collection of desktop and workstation hardware, including graphics cards, memory, storage devices and even power supplies, so system builders can rest assured that their rigs will be rock solid.

WS X299 SAGE

The highly-anticipated WS X299 SAGE motherboard is made for maximum GPU density with seven full-sized expansion slots and room for up to four double-width cards. It’s the best board for training neural networks and crunching other scalable compute loads.

WS X299 PRO

With a standard ATX form factor, WS X299 PRO fits where larger workstation motherboards cannot. Its appeal extends deeper into the prosumer space to content creators, yet it easily makes the crossover into enthusiast territory for builders who want one machine for both work and play.

WS X299 PRO/SE

WS X299 PRO/SE offers similar specs to WS X299 PRO, but adds extensive remote management capabilities. In addition to supporting ASUS Control Center for in-band communication, it has an
ASMB9-iKVM module for out-of-band management. The board can receive keyboard and mouse input remotely while sending a live video feed, all without any client software installed. 

Additional information, product images and specifications of each ASUS WS X299 motherboard can be found at http://edgeup.asus.com/2017/ws-x299-sage-pro-skylakex-workstation/

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ASUS WS X299 series of motherboards are available worldwide starting in November 2017. Please visit www.asus.com/motherboards or contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

ASUS WS X299 Series Buyer's Guide: http://edgeup.asus.com/2017/ws-x299-sage-pro-skylakex-workstation/

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SPECIFICATIONS

 

 

WS X299 SAGE

WS X299 PRO

WS X299 PRO/SE

CPU

LGA2066 Socket for  Intel® Core™ X-Series Processors

Chipset

Intel X299

Form Factor

CEB 12" x 10.5"

ATX 12" x 9.6"

ATX 12" x 9.6"

Memory

8 x DIMM, max. 128GB

DDR4-4000+ (OC)

 

*Quad-Channel Memory Architecture

8 x DIMM, max. 128GB

DDR4-4000+ (OC)

 

*Quad-Channel Memory Architecture

8 x DIMM, max. 128GB

DDR4-4000+ (OC)

 

*Quad-Channel Memory Architecture

Multi-GPU

NVIDIA® 4-way SLI Technology

 

AMD 4-Way CrossFireX Technology

NVIDIA® 3-way SLI Technology

 

AMD 3-Way CrossFireX Technology

NVIDIA® 3-way SLI Technology

 

AMD 3-Way CrossFireX Technology

PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots

7 x PCIe® 3.0 x16 slots

4 x PCIe® 3.0 x16 slots

4 x PCIe® 3.0 x16 slots

M.2 32Gb/s

2 x M.2

2 x M.2 

2 x M.2 

U.2 32Gb/s

2 x U.2

1 x U.2

1 x U.2

SATA 6Gb/s

8 x SATA 6Gbps

6 x SATA 6Gbps

6 x SATA 6Gbps

USB 3.1 Gen 2 Front Panel Connector

1

1

1

USB

3.1 Gen 2

1 x Front USB 3.1 Gen 2 connector

2 (Type-A and USB Type-C @ back)

1 x Front USB 3.1 Gen 2 connector

2 (Type-A and USB Type-C @ back)

1 x Front USB 3.1 Gen 2 connector

2 (Type-A and USB Type-C @ back)

3.1 Gen 1

8 (6@back; 2@mid-board)

6 (4@back; 2@mid-board)

6 (4@back; 2@mid-board)

2.0

4 (4@back)

6 (4@back; 2@mid-board)

6 (4@back; 2@mid-board)

Gigabit Ethernet

Intel® I210-AT x1

Intel® I219-LM x1

Intel® I210-AT x2 

Intel® I210-AT x2

Aura Sync RGB Lighting

Y

Y

Y

4-pin RGB header

1

1

1

Addressable RGB header

1

1

1

Water cooling headers

Y

Y

Y

SafeSlot

Y

Y

Y

Bundles

  • • 2-WAY HB SLI bridge
  • • 3-WAY SLI bridge
  • • 4-WAY SLI bridge
  • • ASUS VRM fan holder
  • • 40mm x 40mm Fan kit
  • • 2-WAY HB SLI bridge
  • • 3-WAY SLI bridge
  • • ASUS VRM fan holder
  • • 40mm x 40mm Fan kit
  • • 2-WAY HB SLI bridge
  • • 3-WAY SLI bridge
  • • ASUS VRM fan holder
  • • 40mm x 40mm Fan kit

ASUS Control Center

Y

Y

Y

ASMB9 (BMC function)

N/A

N/A

Y

 

About ASUS

ASUS is one of Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and is dedicated to creating products for today and tomorrow’s smart life. Our comprehensive portfolio includes Zenbo, ZenFone, ZenBook and a range of IT devices and components, along with AR, VR and IoT. ASUS employs more than 17,000 people worldwide and over 5,500 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,385 awards and earned approximately US$13.3 billion of revenue in 2016.