ASUS Introduces X99-E-10G WS Motherboard with 10 Gigabit Ethernet

Subject: Motherboards | August 29, 2016 - 01:28 PM |
Tagged: X99-E-10G WS, workstation, motherboard, Intel X99, asus, 10GbE, 10 gigabit

ASUS has officially announced their latest workstation board for the Intel X99 platform, and the X99-E-10G WS offers a 10GbE NIC. In fact, it has two of the Intel X550-powered 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports onboard (along with many more premium features).

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ASUS lists these key features:

  • First workstation board with dual Intel® 10G LANs (X550-AT2) on board
  • 4-Way PCI-E Gen3 x16 link supporting NVidia GeForce SLI® and AMD CrossFireX™ on demand
  • 5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5 – One click, total system optimization
  • Ultimate transfer speed : the latest 10Gb/s USB 3.1 type-A and type-C, 32Gbit/s M.2 and U.2
  • SafeSlot : reinvented, strengthened PCIe slot utilizes a new insert-molding process for superior retention and shearing resistance

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The full list of specifications is daunting, as ASUS has packed just about every imaginable option into this board. Processor support also extends beyond Core i7 processors to include Intel Xeon E5-1600 v3, E5-2600 v3, E5-1600 v4, and E5-2600 v4 series CPUs. (Naturally, ECC memory is supported when using a compatible CPU.)

We await info on pricing and availablity.

Source: ASUS

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August 29, 2016 | 01:30 PM - Posted by PCPerFan (not verified)

I'm guessing $800.

August 29, 2016 | 05:44 PM - Posted by madison214

Anyone know if there is Alpine Ridge support for this update so you could upgrade it to Thunderbolt III? I can't find anything on the Asus website.

This class of board usually runs in the $550.00 range...

August 30, 2016 | 08:56 AM - Posted by PCPerFan (not verified)

The standard asus x99 ws retails for $500. This one with 10G has an msrp of $650, which is more reasonable than I expected.

August 30, 2016 | 01:10 AM - Posted by BlackDove (not verified)

Lies. Supermicro has a bunch of workstation boards with dual 10Gb ethernet like this one.

August 30, 2016 | 07:13 AM - Posted by

Asus stated "Workstation" not "Server". Your link is to a "Server" board, and there is a huge distinction between the two.

August 30, 2016 | 11:51 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Asrock have one as well:

September 29, 2016 | 08:16 AM - Posted by jllerk

If you would cram 4*980Ti in this and use up all 40 lanes on the CPU, Will the 10G nics work? Will the m.2 slot still work?

I have the msi x99 Godlike and i had to sell my NVME 750 due to shared lanes etc.

I am really curious if this is also the case with this board.. I think so since it is chipset related and this is again x99. I read the manual but could not find it.

Can someone please advise?

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