Asus P9X79-E WS Ultimate X79 Motherboard – Specs, Price, Review and Where to Buy


The Asus P9X79-E WS is probably one of the most fully featured workstation motherboard on the planet. It’s considered as the “Ultimate X79 Motherboard”, and is definitely geared towards PC Enthusiasts and System Builders who are looking to fully maximize every bit of hardware they got, and do more things/ multiple things, on their system. The Asus P9X79-E WS is based on Intel X79 chipset with LGA 2011 socket supporting Intel Core i7 and Intel Xeon E5 processors, Quad Channel 8 DIMM memory slots, better networking with new dual server-grade Intel I210 Ethernet, high speed storage and data transfer with Asus SSD Caching II, and can run 4-way SLI and CrossFireX in x16 links. Check out the rest of its specs, features, price as well as where you can buy one. Be sure to watch the review below.

Asus P9X79-E WS Specs, Price, Review

If you are looking for an Ultimate workstation motherboard, then the Asus P9X79-E WS is one of the motherboard you definitely need to consider. It features the best performance for 4-way SLI and CrossFireX, which will run natively on x16. It has Asus Dr. Power that detects, diagnose, and monitor your power supply’s health. It even supports Xeon Phi 3100 processors and NVIDIA Tesla K20C graphics processors.

According to Asus: “the ASUS Workstation Series is the ideal foundation for a powerful PC. It delivers awesome power, dependable performance and unmatched multiple I/O scalability for the most demanding tasks and future upgrades. The ASUS Workstation Series intelligently reduces operating noise and dissipates heat through advanced and environmentally friendly methods to accommodate user needs. ASUS Workstation Series motherboards also bring you ultimate reliability and quality through our 24×24 initiative, which means 24-hour non-stop operation and a 24-month life cycle supply guarantee so you don´t change computers so often. Instead, let the ASUS Workstation Series improve the quality of your work and life.”

I don’t have firsthand experience with this motherboard, other than I know that this comes with a hefty price tag, but you can build a really kick ass system with this board. So please watch the Asus P9X79-E WS review below done by LinusTechTips. He has done a really good job defining this motherboard, so check it out below.

Asus P9X79-E WS Review

Asus P9X79-E WS Specifications

Asus P9X79-E WS Specifications

ProcessorIntel® Socket 2011 Core™ i7 Processors
Intel® Socket 2011 for Xeon® E5-1600/E5-1600 v2 processors
Intel® Socket 2011 for Xeon® E5-2600/E5-2600 v2 processors
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
ChipsetIntel® X79
Memory8 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR3 2400(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz ECC, Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Quad Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
Multi-GPU SupportSupports NVIDIA® 4-Way SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD 4-Way CrossFireX Technology
Expansion Slots7 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (single x16 or dual x16/x16 or triple x16/x16/x16 or quad x16/x16/x16/x16 or seven x16/x8/x8/x8/x16/x8/x8, black+blue) *2
StorageIntel® X79 chipset :
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), white
4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), blue
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Marvell® PCIe 9230 controller :
4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), white
Support Raid 0, 1, 10
ASMedia® PCIe SATA controller :
2 x eSATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
Support port multiplier support
LANIntel® I210, 2 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
AudioRealtek® ALC1150 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Audio Feature :
Absolute Pitch 192kHz/ 24-bit True BD Lossless Sound
DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC
Optical S/PDIF out port(S) at back Panel
IEEE 1394VIA® 6315N controller
1 x IEEE 1394a port(s)
USB PortsASMedia® USB 3.0 controller :
4 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
Intel® X79 chipset :
13 x USB 2.0 port(s) (10 at back panel, black, 3 at mid-board)
Workstation FeatureQuick Gate: 1 x vertical USB 2.0 on board
ASUS Dr. Power
Special FeaturesASUS Xtreme Design :
- TPU switch
ASUS Digital Power Design :
- Industry leading Digital 8 + 2 Phase CPU Power Design
- Industry leading Digital 2 + 2 Phase DRAM Power Design
- CPU Power Utility
- DRAM Power Utility
ASUS Exclusive Features :
- MemOK!
- AI Suite II
- Ai Charger+
- Front Panel USB 3.0 Support
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
- ASUS SSD Caching II
- USB 3.0 Boost
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
- Stylish Fanless Design Heat-pipe solution
- ASUS Fan Xpert+
- USB BIOS Flashback
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS MyLogo 2
- Multi-language BIOS
ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-Code
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-Connector
Back I/O Ports1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
2 x eSATA 6Gb/s
2 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.0 (blue)
10 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to USB BIOS Flashback)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
8 x Audio jack(s)
1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)
Internal I/O Ports1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s) (19-pin)
1 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x Vertical USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x TPM connector(s)
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
4 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
4 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 8-pin EATX 12 V Power connector
1 x 6-pin EATX 12 V_1 Power connector(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
1 x Chassis Intrusion connector(s)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
1 x TPU switch(es)
1 x EPU switch(es)
1 x Power-on button(s)
1 x Reset button(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x Dr.Power switch(es)
AccessoriesUser's manual
I/O Shield
1 x COM port cable(s)
4 x SATA 3Gb/s cable(s)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x 3-Way SLI bridge(s)
1 x 4-Way SLI bridge(s)
1 x SLI bridge(s)
1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1)
BIOS64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.6, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ManageabilityWfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
Operating SystemFedora 17
Windows® 8 32/64-bit
Windows® 7 32/64-bit
RedHat® Enterprise Linux WS 6.3 32/64-bit
Open SUSE 12.2
Ubuntu Desktop 12.10
Form FactorCEB Form Factor
12 inch x 10.5 inch ( 30.48 cm x 26.67 cm )

Price and Where to Buy

The Asus P9X79-E WS is now available, and you can order one online now for $522. But before you order, be sure to watch the P9X79-E WS review below so that you would now what are you getting, and if this is the board for you. This is not a cheap motherboard and it would be a waste if you invest on this, and not even use even 50% of its capabilities.

Asus P9X79-E WS Review

The Asus P9X79-E WS review below is courtesy of LinusTechTips. In his review, he will fill you in with the detailed features of the P9X79-E WS. His going to show you what this motherboard is capable of, what can you do with this board, and who is this motherboard for.

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