Nov 10, 2017
ASUS announces WS X299 Series Motherboards
From Press Release:
Our new trio of WS X299 boards blends the performance and tuning options you’d expect from ASUS with the extra validation and management functions required by the enterprise. The WS X299 SAGE leads the family with support for four-way graphics configurations, allowing you to apply tremendous GPU power to compute-intensive workloads like deep learning and complex rendering. It’s joined by the WS X299 PRO, which scales back the expansion slots and beefs up the M.2 cooling to strike a better balance for businesses and content creators, and the WS X299 PRO/SE, which adds out-of-band remote management via dedicated hardware. Together, these boards bridge the gap between our desktop motherboards and more exclusive Xeon hardware.
Although the ASUS WS X299 lineup inherits many cutting-edge features from its desktop counterparts, workstations have stiffer requirements. Our WS boards are subjected to more stringent 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. We also validate compatibility with an extensive collection of desktop and workstation hardware, including graphics cards, memory, storage devices, and even power supplies. Builders can rest assured that their rigs will be rock solid.
The new range includes the highly-anticipated WS X299 SAGE with seven full-sized slots and room for up to four double-wide cards, the WS X299 SAGE is made for maximum GPU density. It’s the best board for training neural networks and crunching other scalable compute loads. With a standard ATX form factor, the WS X299 PRO fits where larger workstation motherboards cannot. Its appeal extends deeper into the prosumer space where content creation is a primary fact, yet it easily makes the crossover into enthusiast territory for builders who want one machine for both work and play.
Also included in the lineup is the WS X299 PRO/SE that largely matches the specs of its namesake 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.
For additional information, product images and specifics on each ASUS WS X299 motherboard, please check out our guide at ASUS Edge Up.
###AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ASUS WS X299 series of motherboards are available worldwide starting in November 2017. Please visit ASUS or contact your local ASUS representative for further information.