ASUS X99-E WS SLi/CrossFire USB 3.1 Workstation CEB Motherboard

Asus X99-E WS/USB 3.1, Intel X99, S 2011-3, DDR4, SATAe, M.2 (PCIe), 4-Way SLi/CrossFire, Dual GbE, USB 3.1 A, SSI CEB

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Product Overview Workstation Exclusive

Quad Strength Graphic Power
The Intel X99 chipset-based workstation motherboard features on-demand NVIDIA® GeForce® SLI™ and AMD CrossFireX™ technology, plus hassle-free troubleshooting features for minimized downtime.

Four PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots enable extreme graphics power
The X99-E WS/USB 3.1 can carry up to four dual-slot graphics. It supports 4-Way NVIDIA® Geforce® SLI™ and AMD CrossFireX™ x 16 Link, making it an excellent choice for graphics professionals who depend on powerful graphics in areas such as design and modeling, medical research, plus processing-intensive simulation and rendering applications. In addition to graphics cards, extensive X99-E WS/USB 3.1 expandability offers ample room for RAID cards, PCI Express-based solid state storage drives, video capture cards, and other components.

Supreme Power Solutions
ASUS X99-E WS/USB 3.1 couples innovative thinking with premium components to deliver industry-leading power efficiency.

Carefully engineered with Beat Thermal Chokes made of highly conductive and efficient gold-treated coating for minimal-loss power delivery and integrated Dr.MOS MOSFET that both saves space and reduces operating temperatures. For the latest workstation motherboard, ASUS introduce the industry's most durable 12K solid capacitors, and exclusive ASUS ProCool power connectors. X99-E WS/USB 3.1 is built to stay cool under pressure — and boosts performance, power efficiency and product longevity into extreme levels!

12K Hour CAPs: Capacitors with World's Best Longevity
ASUS is the world's first motherboard manufacturer to introduce 12K solid capacitors, and X99-E WS/USB 3.1 is of course equipped. These Japanese-made capacitors are the most durable in the industry, able to endure up to 12K hours at 105 °C and 1.2M hours at 65 °C. This is far higher than the temperatures generated by everyday computing, so X99-E WS/USB 3.1 is built for endurance . Our 12k capacitors also boast lowered equivalent series resistance (ESR) for increased efficiency and minimized heat generation — improving overall performance!

ProCool Power Connectors
ASUS ProCool is the power connector reinvented! Compared with traditional power connectors, ProCool connectors ensure an exceptionally close and secure connection with the X99-E WS/USB 3.1 motherboard. This design is much stronger, and it also benefits power efficiency: the flush connection enables lower impedance and better heat dissipation, allowing cooler operating temperature.

Beat Thermal Choke: Higher stability and lower power loss with Beat Thermal Choke
ASUS Beat Thermal Chokes deliver great durability and up to 93% power efficiency under normal operation. A special fin design results in 3-5? lower choke temps for added stability, which is increased exponentially by use of highly conductive and efficient gold-treated coating. This translates into minimal-loss power delivery.

Easy Maintenance

Q-Code Logger: One-touch status checker
Q-code logger is your one-touch status checker that lets users easily check system status at any time. Plug a flash drive into adjacent USB port, press the motherboard's dedicated Q-Code logger button and all ASUS Q-Code event logs for the current live session will be copied to the drive even with the system off.

ASUS Dr. Power hassle-free power supply health monitoring
As the X99-E WS/USB 3.1 is meant for professional users who rely on non-stop operation, stable power delivery is critical. Real time power supply health detection helps prevent sudden system shutdown and provides hassle-free notifications should power delivery be insufficient. Additionally, LED messages on the board clearly indicate any relevant power issues in the event your system fails to boot.

Flagship performance

ASUS Exclusive OC Socket: Drive 8-core CPU and DDR4 performance beyond all expectations!
The X99-E WS/USB 3.1' CPU socket includes extra pins that connect proprietary circuitry to extra contacts found on Haswell-E's land grid array (LGA). When combined with our customized UEFI, this exclusive feature offers comprehensively-improved overclocking margins, especially under extreme liquid-nitrogen (LN2) overclocking. You'll enjoy better margins for memory overclocking, better comparative memory performance under the same frequencies, and better margins for CPU overclocking with minimal voltage drop — so you're able to push the latest processors and DDR4 memory beyond their limits! OC Socket is 100% compatible with the new Haswell-E LGA 2011-3 processors. Forget limits, break every performance barrier with OC Socket!

Make your memory go faster
This is the first platform to support DDR4 memory, and it is capable of overclocking memory up to DDR4 3200+ MHz with all eight DIMMs fully loaded! ASUS-exclusive T-Topology circuit design plus patent-pending OC Socket unleash the full potential of DDR4 by minimizing crosstalk and signal reflections. Thanks to our expertise in motherboard layout design, signal timing issues are also greatly reduced, resulting in improved stability and overall performance. ASUS works with almost every DDR4 memory vendor to ensure the best compatibility – so you're assured reliable performance from your favorite brands.

One click overclock and cooling, done!
Get performance, efficiency, digital power, fan control and even networking and audio tuning tailored for you.

One click takes care of all that complex tuning. Your PC is smart with ASUS 5-Way Optimization. It dynamically optimizes essential aspects of your system based on real-time use – so you get superb CPU performance, everyday energy savings, ultra-stable digital power, cool and quiet fans and now even networking and audio settings that are tailored for the apps that you are using. In short, 5-Way Optimization ensures that your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment, productivity or just about anything else!

• Games run swiftly and smoothly with highest performance, prioritized bandwidth and crystal-clear sound.
• Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing and ensure extreme cooling efficiency when gaming.
• Never-stutter in professional apps and heavy loading.
• Energy waste is reduced so you'll save money.

5-Way Optimisation

TPU
Unleash your PC's full performance with a simple two-phase onboard switch or the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility! The Turbo Processor Unit (TPU) offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring for the CPU and the graphics card, enabling great freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios for optimized performance and to exploit the potential out of your graphics card.

EPU
With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you will enjoy from system-wide real-time power savings, controlled via a simple onboard switch or the AI Suite 3 utility. EPU detects and adjusts power consumption according to the PC's needs — automatically. It can also reduce CPU wattage to an indicated level or enjoy even more savings with Away Mode, which creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused extra I/O controllers and reduces the graphics cards' power level while you're away, so the PC consumes only the energy it needs — and not a drop more!

Fan Xpert 3
Fan Xpert 3 puts 4-pin/3-pin CPU and case fan controls in one place. It scans each fan's characteristics and delivers custom settings for each fan based on the dedicated area temperatures detected by hardware thermal sensors. Make sure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise. Fan Xpert 3 supports hardware-level PWM/DC combo mode for both the CPU and case fans. It even can reduce the CPU fan speed to below the default minimum, for extra-quiet and power saving operation during light loads.

• RPM Fixed Mode: Designed for users who wish to reduce noise levels to near 0dB with highly specific fan speed control.
• Auto Tuning Mode: Scans fan parameters through exclusive automatic speed detection to provide custom settings for each fan with a single click.
• Informative fan controls: Delivers complete information that allows you to take advanced control over each fan.

DIGI+ Power Control
Power control is one of the most essential motherboard designs. Intelligent CPU power draw detection with ASUS DIGI+ Power Control is an innovative, industry-leading technology that fully complies with Intel® VRD12.5 specifications, increasing overclocking potential, enhancing system stability, and improving power efficiency with superior flexibility and accurate control.

Turbo App
Gamers and professionals can get benefit from app specific optimizations by the exclusive ASUS Turbo App. Its intuitive tuning panel boosts a range of hardware; overclock your CPU, tune your fans, prioritize network data and optimize audio settings automatically.

Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS
The smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more appealing. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced Modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.

• Map to MyFavorite: Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the MyFavorites list!
• EZ Tuning Wizard – OC and RAID: Select your hardware and use scenarios to tune system performance or streamline your RAID configuration for faster data retrieval and backups!
• EZ XMP: Improve your DRAM performance with a click!
• Intuitive graphical fan control: Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse!
• Real-time hardware monitor: Benefit from instant information from the critical parts of your system!

Ultra-fast transfer speed

Evolve your storage speed with SATA Express
SATA Express provides up to 10Gbit/s data-transfer speeds from two PCIE 2.0 lanes, resolving the higher bandwidth request in the near future. The current SSDs consume up to 550MB/s, which is close to saturation point for SATA 6Gbit/s connections. Backwardly compatible with up to two SATA drives, SATA Express is the next-generation connectivity standard — and ensures that you and your system won't get left behind.

Speed up with onboard M.2 up to 32Gb/s
With a 4 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32Gb/s data-transfer speeds. It is the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, making your whole PC or professional apps work as fast as possible

10Gb/s USB 3.1 built in to the board
With the latest USB 3.1 connectivity built in and dual Type-A ports for the very fastest USB data transfers, you'll experience data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbit/s — or twice as fast USB 3.0. The next-generation standard is completely backward-compatible with your existing USB devices, and you'll be all set for USB 3.1's breakneck speeds. And ASUS-exclusive USB 3.1 Boost technology automatically accelerates USB 3.1 performance even further!

For Gamers and Professionals

Turbo App: App specific optimization for professionals and gamers
Gamers and professionals can get benefit from app specific optimizations by the exclusive ASUS Turbo App. Its intuitive tuning panel boosts a range of hardware; overclock your CPU, tune your fans, prioritize network data and optimize audio settings automatically.

• Networking boost: Prioritized game data for no-lag gameplay!
• Speed boost: Easy overclocking for ultra-fast gaming performance!
• Sound boost: Advanced audio design for crystal-clear sound and in-game chat!
• Fan boost: Optimize fan settings for extreme cooling and quietness.

Crystal Sound 2: Flawless audio that makes you part of the game
Crystal Sound 2 makes short work of optimizing audio settings for the way you want to listen, be it gaming, chatting, watching movies or relaxing to your favorite music. Onboard physical shielding, professional engineered design and premium components, including Japanese-made audio capacitors and operational amplifiers (op-amps), result in sound output that has exceptional clarity and fidelity. Discover a whole new dimension of superior audio and get ready to rule!

• Audio Shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference.
• EMI protection: Prevents electrical noise to affect the audio quality.
• Audio amplifier: Enhances the highest quality sound for headphone and speakers.
• Unique de-pop circuit: Reduces start-up popping noise to all audio outputs.
• Premium Japanese-made 12K hours capacitors: Provides more durable and reliable lifespan for improving performance.
• Dedicated audio PCB layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals.

A double win for gaming!
The difference between defeat and victory can be measured in milliseconds. That's why ASUS motherboards are equipped with state-of-the-art networking technology that puts your frags first!

Turbo LAN
Turbo LAN with cFosSpeed traffic-shaping technology adds even more lag-reducing support and intuitive user interface. It allows you to lower lag with no expert knowledge – by up to 1.45X! If you're a tweaker, use Advanced Mode for hardcore controls.

Intel® Gigabit Ethernet: Top gaming choice that goes faster with your CPU
Faster, smoother gaming – always. Intel® Gigabit Ethernet has the serious double advantage of communicating directly with CPUs and offering high TCP and UDP throughput. This significantly reduces the processor's workload, so there's more power for your game and your gameplay.

Up to 2X-faster UDP game-data performance
ASUS engineers used IxChariot, an independent network-assessment test tool, to determine just how much quicker Intel Gigabit Ethernet deals with the smaller (sub-256 byte) UDP data packets that are vital for responsive gaming. The results are in — and with X99 your game-data packets flow up to two times (2X) faster than competing gaming-LAN technologies!

Multi-GPU support
With support for both NVIDIA® SLI™ and AMD CrossFireX™ 2/3-WAY configurations, the X99 motherboard enables multi-GPU setups so you can harness the full power of the latest graphics technologies to drive games at 4K and beyond.

Powerful Home Server

ASUS HomeCloud
ASUS HomeCloud creates a world without boundaries. It lets you access your PC remotely, stream multimedia content to wherever you want, and manage all your stuff from anywhere — no matter where it's stored. It even turns your hard drive into private cloud storage, removing worries about storage limits. With HomeCloud, your PC becomes the gateway to your world.

Media Streamer: A digital PC hub perfect for sharing and home theater
Enjoy your PC's multimedia content —anywhere! Pipe music from your PC while sipping coffee in a café or sit back with friends and stream a favorite movie to a smart TV. With ASUS Media Streamer, your entertainment goes wherever you go.

Intel CPU and chipset features

Intel® Core™ i7 Processor LGA2011-v3 Ready
This motherboard supports Intel® Core™ i7 processors in the LGA2011-v3 package, with memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support 4-channel (8 DIMM) DDR4 memory and 40/28 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes.

Intel® X99 Express Chipset
The Intel® X99 Express Chipset is a single-chipset design that supports socket LGA2011-v3 Intel® Core™ i7 processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, X99 provides a maximum 6 USB 3.0 ports, 10 SATA 6Gbit/s ports for faster data retrieval. Features • Quad Strength Graphic Power: 4-Way PCI-E Gen3 x16 link supporting NVidia GeForce SLI and AMD CrossFireX on demand.
• Supreme Power Solution: Premium components deliver industry-leading power efficiency.
• 5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5: One click, total system optimization.
• Superb storage flexibility: Onboard M.2 x4 and support for both ASUS PIKE II and ThunderboltEX II cards.
• Easy maintenance: ASUS Q-Code Logger, an easy-maintenance button and Dr. Power LED displays unusual power statuses.
• The latest 10Gb/s USB 3.1 built into the board-twice as fast USB 3.0.
Specifications
Specifications
Form Factor SSI CEB
CPU Socket 2011-3
QPI Speed N/A
Chipset Intel X99
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Channel Quad
Memory Type (ECC) ECC/Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) Registered/Unbuffered
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR4 - 1866
  • DDR4 - 2133
  • DDR4 - 2400(OC)
  • DDR4 - 2666(OC)
  • DDR4 - 2800(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3000(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3200(OC)
Maximum Memory Capacity 128GB (8x16GB)
Graphics Connectors  
Graphics Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)
SLI Support 4 Way SLi
Crossfire Support 4 Way CrossFireX
Audio Realtek ALC1150 7.1 HD Audio with Crystal Sound 2
Network Interface Type Dual Wired Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000)
Network Interface Chip/Modules
  • 1 x Intel® I210AT (Gigabit LAN)
  • 1 x Intel® I218LM (Gigabit LAN)
SATA SATA Express / SATA3 / eSATA
RAID Support via SATA
Storage Mode Support
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 10
  • RAID 5
Water Cooled No
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x M.2, S3 (M), 2260/2280, PCIe
  • 4 x PCIe 3.0 x16
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 Bandwidth)
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24pin (V)
  • 1 x 3-pin Chassis Intrusion connector
  • 1 x 6pin (V)
  • 3 x 8pin (V)
  • 4 x Chassis Fan Connector (4-pin)
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
  • 1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)
  • 1 x CPU OPT Fan Connector
  • 1 x CPU/DRAM Overvoltage Jumper
  • 1 x Dr.Power switch(es)
  • 1 x DRCT Header
  • 1 x EZ XMP Switch
  • 1 x Front Panel Connector
  • 1 x MemOK! Button
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Reset Button
  • 2 x SATA Express (Compatible with 2x SATA 6.0 Gbps)
  • 8 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 1 x SPDIF-Out Header
  • 1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
  • 1 x Thermal sensor connector
  • 1 x Thunderbolt header
  • 1 x TPM Header
  • 1 x TPU Switch(es)
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Header
Back Panel
  • 2 x 10/100/1000 (LAN)
  • 2 x Audio I/O
  • 2 x eSATA 6Gb/s
  • 1 x Line In
  • 1 x Line Out
  • 1 x Mic-In
  • 1 x Q-Code Logger button
  • 1 x SPDIF Out (Optical)
  • 8 x USB 3.0
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Type-A
  • 1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button
Warranty

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