Scan code: LN87230 Manufacturer code: 90SW0070-M0EAY0

ASUS Intel Core-X WS X299 SAGE CEB Workstation Motherboard

ASUS WS X299 SAGE, Intel X299, S 2066, DDR4, SATA3, Dual U.2, Dual M.2, 4-Way SLi/CrossFire, Dual GbE, USB 3.1 A+C, CEB

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Scan code: LN87230 Manufacturer code: 90SW0070-M0EAY0
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Frequently Bought Together
Product Overview Intel LGA 2066 CEB Motherboard with Quad-GPU Support, DDR4 4200MHz, Dual M.2 & U.2, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Connectors, and ASUS Control Center

The new WS X299 Sage blends tremendous GPU performance with up to Quad-SLI support, server-grade validation, and comprehensive cooling options to deliver the perfect system build for training neural networks and crunching other scalable compute loads. Dual PLX chips extend the number of PCIe lanes to provide additional expansion slots, giving you robust connectivity options to configure your system with the tools you need to get your job done.


Workstation Exclusive

Multi-GPU Support
WS X299 Sage fits up to four dual-slot graphics cards and supports both NVIDIA® SLI™ and AMD CrossFireX™ 4-way configurations to enable multi-GPU setups that harness the full power of the latest graphics technologies, including NVIDIA® Quadro®. With performance beyond 15.23 TFLOPS*, NVIDIA Quadro is the perfect complement to WS X299 Sage, delivering the best performance for design, modelling, medical research, and processing-intensive simulation and rendering applications.
*In double-precision floating-point tests.

ASUS Control Center
WS X299 Sage features ASUS Control Center (ACC), a centralized and integrated IT management platform for monitoring and controlling ASUS commercial products, including servers, workstations and digital signage. ACC enables remote BIOS updates, monitoring of multiple systems via mobile devices, and one-click software updates and dispatching, allowing easier server management for any IT infrastructure.


Tune It Your Way

5-Way Optimization: One-Click Overclocking and Cooling
ASUS 5-Way Optimization makes your workstation smart. One click takes care of complex tuning, dynamically optimizing essential aspects of the system to provide overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailored for your rig.

• An automated tuning utility that optimizes overclocking and cooling profiles for your unique system configuration.
• Fans stay whisper-quiet with everyday computing, and deliver optimal airflow when the system is crunching through CPU or GPU-intensive tasks.
• Stress test function helps optimize and overclock for CPU- or memory-centric workloads.

TPU: CPU Performance Boost
Unleash your workstation's full performance with the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility. The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) is the intelligence behind our automated system-tuning utility, offering the ability to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclocking parameters for optimal performance.

EPU: All-Round Energy Efficiency
With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you'll enjoy system-wide power savings. The EPU automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode — a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.

Fan Xpert 4: Flexible Cooling Controls for Air or Liquid
With WS X299 Sage, you have comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and even all-in-one (AIO) coolers — all via Fan Xpert 4 or our media-acclaimed UEFI. Whether you're cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There's also Extreme Quiet mode, which reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum — keeping your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.

Digi+ Power Control: Precise Digital Power Control
Digi+ delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency and power-efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.

Turbo Core App: App-Specific Optimization for Professionals
Whether you're a professional content creator or enthusiast, you'll feel the benefit of the ASUS-exclusive Turbo Core app. This intuitive tool allows you to define CPU overclocking, apply fan profiles, prioritize network data and optimize audio settings at app level — so your WS X299 Sage system is perfectly optimized for whatever you're doing.

Media-Acclaimed UEFI BIOS
The smoothest, slickest mouse-controllable graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more appealing. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, EZ and Advanced modes will help you find your way with ease.

EZ Tuning Wizard
Quickly apply a CPU overclock to improve system performance, or configure a RAID array for faster data retrieval and backups.

My Favourites
Quickly discover tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.

EZ Mode:
• Intuitive Graphical Fan Control: Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.
• EZ XMP: Improve your DRAM performance with one click.
• SATA Information: Display SATA port details that help you easily recognize drives.
• Fast Clock Adjustment: Use mouse controls to change the time and date.

Advanced Mode:
• GPU POST: View recommendations for multi-VGA configurations and detailed information for select ASUS graphics cards.
• Secure Erase: Remove all data and restore your SSD to factory settings.
• Last Modified Log: Track last change and save preferred profiles to a USB drive.
• SATA Port Renaming: Rename SATA ports for easy identification.

Make Your Memory Go Faster
With optimized trace paths for time-aligned signalling and minimal crosstalk, third-generation ASUS T-Topology offers enhanced memory stability and compatibility, allowing support for memory speeds of DDR4-4200MHz and beyond.

OC Design: ASUS PRO Clock II Technology
WS X299 Sage includes a dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator that extends CPU and memory overclocking margins. This custom solution works in tandem with the TPU to enhance voltage and BCLK overclocking control, providing the flexibility to extract every ounce of performance from Intel® Core™ X-series processors.


Cooler by Design

Flexible Cooling Controls
WS X299 Sage features the most comprehensive cooling controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.

• Multiple Temperature Sources: Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors, for workload based cooling. It's all easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or UEFI.
• Water Pump+: A dedicated header that can supply over 3A to high-performance PWM or DC water pumps.
• AIO Pump: A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.
• 4-pin PWM/DC Fan: Every on-board header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.
• ASUS Fan Extension Card Support: Includes a header for fan extension card support.
• Smart Protection: A dedicated integrated circuit protects each fan header from over-temperature and over-current.

Ultra-Efficient VRM Heatsink
Designed for the powerful Intel Core X-series processor with up to 18 cores, WS X299 Sage features a capable thermal design to ensure maximum performance with no CPU throttling. Consisting of an ultra-efficient VRM heatsink with a metal fin array design that maximizes surface area for heat dissipation, plus an additional heatsink and connecting heatpipe to further increase cooling performance, this innovative thermal design ensures WS X299 Sage is always ready to handle any task, no matter how demanding.

Multiple PLX Heatsinks
With its dual PLX chips that increase the number of available PCIe lanes to enable 4-way GPU configurations, WS X299 Sage also features a robust thermal solution to dissipate the heat that comes with routing so much high-speed traffic. An additional heatsink array and heatpipe cover the PLX chips and are positioned in the path of maximum airflow within the chassis, reducing PLX temperatures by up to 20° C to ensure optimal cooling and system stability.

ProCool Power Connector
ASUS ProCool is the power connector reinvented. Compared with traditional power connectors, ProCool connectors provide a more secure, low resistance connection, enabling better heat dissipation and improved reliability.


Ultrafast Connectivity

Dual On-Board M.2: Unleashed Storage Speeds of Up to 32Gbps
WS X299 Sage features dual on-board M.2 slots, each operating at X4 PCI Express 3.0 to provide an abundant 32Gbps of bandwidth.

VROC: Upgrade Your RAID
Intel Virtual RAID on CPU (VROC) obliterates PCH-based RAID arrays that are bottlenecked by the 32Gbps limit of the DMI bus, allowing you to utilize CPU PCIe lanes to configure a bootable RAID array that can transfer data at insane speeds.
*A VROC key is required to enable VROC RAID arrays, not included.

Dual U.2 Connectors: Join The NVMe Revolution
The revolutionary specification that lets your SSDs scream at top speed. Simply attach your choice of drive and experience data-transfer speeds of up to 32Gbps — and free up a PCIe slot for another expansion card.

Intel Optane Memory Ready
Intel® Optane™ is a revolutionary non-volatile memory technology supported by WS X299 Sage. Intel Optane memory modules accelerate attached storage to reduce boot and load times, so everything feels faster and more responsive.

USB 3.1 Gen 2 Front-Panel Connector: Future-Proof Connectivity
WS X299 Sage's front panel USB 3.1 connector is ready for next-gen PC cases and devices.

USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A & Type-C: Ultimate-speed 10Gbps with USB 3.1 Gen 2 On-Board
With backward-compatible USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A™ and reversible USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™ ports, you'll experience ultimate connection flexibility and blazing data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps.

Dual Intel® Server-Class Gigabit LAN: More Throughput, Less CPU Usage
For more reliable networking, WS X299 Sage features the latest server-class dual Intel® Gigabit LAN ensuring lower CPU utilization and temperatures outstanding performance as well as better support for diverse operating systems. The dual Ethernet ports also support teaming which combines the network links to provide higher throughput or redundancy in case of failure.

• Lower CPU workload.
• High TCP & UDP throughput.


Reliable Stability and Validation

Server-Grade Memory Validation
WS X299 Sage supports up to 128GB of quad-channel DDR4 RAM to readily handle the larger data sets found in professional workloads. Strict validation with a wide variety of memory types and operating conditions — including factors such as time, temperature and voltage ranges — ensures that WS X299 Sage provides the reliability and stability professionals depend upon to get their work done.

SafeSlot: Protect your Graphics Card Investment
SafeSlot is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide protect your graphics card investment. Manufactured in a single step using a new insert-moulding process, SafeSlot integrates the slot with fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, which is then firmly anchored to the PCB through additional solder points.


Socket & Chipset Features

Intel® Core™ X-Series Processors for LGA 2066 Socket:
• Intel Core X-Series Processors (6 Core+): 4-channel (8-DIMM), 44/28 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes.
• Intel Core X-Series Processors (4 Core): 2-channel (4-DIMM), 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes.

Intel® X299 Chipset
The Intel X299 chipset supports LGA 2066-socket Intel Core X-series processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, X299 provides a maximum 10 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, 8 SATA 6Gbps ports and 32Gbps M.2 support for faster data retrieval. Features • Quad-GPU Graphics Power: Fits up to four dual-slot graphics cards and supports 4-way NVIDIA® SLI™ or AMD CrossFireX™ GPU configurations.
• 5-Way Optimization: One-click, system-wide tuning, delivers optimized overclocking and intelligent cooling for a diverse range of workloads.
• Industry-Leading Cooling Options: Comprehensive controls for fans and water pumps, via Fan Xpert 4 software or the acclaimed ASUS UEFI.
• Ultra-Efficient VRM Heatsink: Metal-fin-array design maximizes surface area for heat dissipation to enable unthrottled performance.
• ASUS Control Center: A software utility that provides convenient, secure and cost-saving centralized IT management for small- and medium-sized businesses.
• Ultra-Fast Storage: Up to 32Gbps dual M.2 and U.2, plus up to 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 with Type-A and Type-C ports on-board and a front-panel connector.

Important – Please Note: The U.2 connectors are only supported on 44-Lane CPUs.
Specifications
Core Specifications
Edition WS X299 SAGE
Form Factor CEB
CPU Socket 2066
Chipset Intel X299
RAM Memory Support
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Channel Quad (4) [6+ Core] / Dual (2) [4 Core]
Memory Type (ECC) Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) UDIMM (Unbuffered)
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR4 - 2133
  • DDR4 - 2400
  • DDR4 - 2666
  • DDR4 - 3600(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4000(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4133(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4200(OC)
Max. Memory Capacity 128GB (8x16GB) [6+ Core] / 64GB (4x16GB) [4 Core]
Audio
Audio Realtek ALC S1220A 7.1 HD Audio
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)
NVIDIA SLI Support 4-Way SLi
AMD CrossFire Support 4-Way CrossFire
Integrated Graphics  
On-Board Graphics Connectors None
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x M.2, 2242/2260/2280, PCIe 3.0
  • 1 x M.2, 2242/2260/2280/22110, PCIe 3.0
  • 4 x PCIe 3.0 x16
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 Bandwidth)
SATA Support SATA3
RAID Support via SATA
Storage Mode Support
  • Intel Optane Memory Ready
  • Intel Rapid Storage Technology 15
  • Intel Rapid Storage Technology Enterprise 5.1
  • Intel VROC Ready
  • Intel® Smart Response Technology
  • NVMe Boot (via M.2 PCIe Slot)
  • NVMe Boot (via PCIe 3.0 Slot)
  • NVMe Boot (via U.2 Connector)
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 10
  • RAID 5
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24-pin (Power)
  • 1 x 4-pin AIO_PUMP Connector
  • 1 x 4-pin CPU Fan Connector
  • 1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan Connector
  • 2 x 4-pin System Fan Connector
  • 1 x 4-pin Water Pump Connector
  • 1 x 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector
  • 1 x 6-pin (Power)
  • 2 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 1 x Aura Addressable Strip Headers
  • 1 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
  • 1 x CPU_OV jumper
  • 1 x EZ XMP Switch
  • 1 x Front Panel Audio Header
  • 1 x M.2 Fan Header
  • 1 x MemOK! Button
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Reset Button
  • 8 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 1 x Serial (COM) Header
  • 1 x System panel connector
  • 1 x Temperature Sensor Header
  • 1 x Thunderbolt header
  • 1 x TPM Header
  • 2 x U.2 Connector
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Header
  • 1 x VROC_HW_Key
External Connectivity
Network Interface Type Dual Wired Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000)
Network Chip/Modules
  • 1 x Intel® I210AT (Gigabit LAN)
  • 1 x Intel® I219LM (Gigabit LAN)
Rear I/O Connectors
  • 2 x Audio I/O
  • 1 x Line In
  • 1 x Line Out
  • 1 x Mic-In
  • 2 x RJ-45
  • 1 x S/PDIF-Out (Optical)
  • 4 x USB 2.0
  • 6 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C
  • 1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button
Other Motherboard Specifications
Water Cooled No
QPI Speed N/A
Board Dimensions 305 x 267 mm
Note  
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
36 months
Type:
Return to base
DOA Period:
14 days
RTB Period:
36 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
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Telephone:
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