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ASRock X99 WS-E/10G motherboard supports wicked fast 10G Ethernet

ASRock introduces new X99 WS-E/10G motherboard, providing support for 10G Ethernet
By: Michael Hatamoto | Motherboards News | Posted: Nov 24, 2014 4:47 pm

Hardware maker ASRock introduced the X99 WS-E/10G motherboard, the latest X99 enthusiast and workstation motherboard supporting Dual Intel X540 10GBase-T LAN, quad LAN, Windows Server OS, and supporting PCIe Gen3 video cards (4-way SLI or CrossFire X).

 

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ASRock included support for LGA 2011-3 CPUs that range from 18 core 160W Xeon E5-16000/2600 V3 CPUs to unlocked Intel Core i7 CPUs. The X99 WS-E/10G also has eight DDR4 memory slots with support for UDIMM/RDIMM memory modules up to 128GB capacity. There are 12 SATA3 ports, 1 SATA Express 10Gb/s connector, 1 PCIe Gen2 x4 M.2 slot, a SATA DOM and a USB DOM.

 

The motherboard supports the Intel X540 Ethernet controller, with the single chip able to support dual 10G BASE-T LAN ports, significantly faster than regular gigabit LAN. 10GBase-T can be easily integrated, but the 10GBase-T Ethernet card is pricing, along with a higher level of power consumption.

 

Don't expect the ASRock X99 WS-E/10G to come cheaply, but the company didn't offer pricing details.

NEWS SOURCES:Asrock.com, Images.anandtech.com

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