The P9D WS motherboard with the new Intel® C226 chipset and support for Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v3 and 4th generation Core™ processors. Fully ISV (Independent Software Vendor) certified, the P9D WS has been designed for workstation and high-end desktop usage, with wider memory compatibility. It features ASUS Dr. Power utility, which monitors power supply health to prevent sudden shutdowns, and extensive I/O including diverse display ports.
Ultimate Workstation Design
The P9D WS features Intel's Socket 1150 with the C226 chipset specially-designed for workstations. ISV application testing and certification with integrated graphics cores on E3-12x5 v3 processors are perfect for entry-level workstations and software such as Autodesk® AutoCAD 2013 and Inventor 2012. The P9D WS is your best choice for a DIY workstation build that rivals top-tier pre-built workstations.
Detect, diagnose, and monitor power supply health ASUS Dr. Power
LED messages clearly indicate any relevant power issues in the event your system fails to boot. Additionally, power supply health auto-detection helps prevent sudden system shutdown and provides warnings should power delivery be insufficient.
The latest server class built-in dual Intel® I210 Gigabit LAN Built-in Dual Intel Server-Class Gigabit LAN
For more reliable networking, the P9D WS features the latest server class built-in dual Intel® Gigabit LAN. This leads to lower CPU utilization and temperature, achieving outstanding performance as well as better support for diverse operating systems.
Diverse CPU and Memory Types
Both Intel® E3-1200/12x5 v3 series server/workstation processors and 4th generation Core™ i3 desktop processors are supported. Users can also choose DDR3 unbuffered non-ECC memory, widely available on the market, or more stable and reliable DDR3 unbuffered ECC memory. The P9D WS provides flexible CPU and memory options to meet diverse needs.
USB 3.0 Boost
ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) in Windows 8. USB transmission speeds increase by up to 170%, adding to already fast USB 3.0 performance. USB 3.0 Boost automatically accelerates data rates for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals automatically and without any user-defined settings.
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