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ASRock's X99 WS-E/10G features Quad LAN; 2xGbE, 2x10GbE ports

ASRock's upcoming X99 WS-E/10G features four Ethernet ports, two of which are 10GbE
By: Anthony Garreffa | Motherboards News | Posted: Nov 27, 2014 12:48 am

It looks like ASRock is about to unveil a true beast of a motherboard, in the form of the X99 WS-E/10G, which will feature no less than four Ethernet ports. Yes, four.

 

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This will be the first time a consumer motherboard has shipped with four Ethernet ports, two of which are GbE (1Gbps) but the other two are 10GbE (10Gbps). All four Ethernet ports are Intel made, with the GbE ports being based on the Intel I210AT chip, while the two 10GbE ports are the X540-BT2 for some super-intensive, high-speed networking transfers. On top of that, all four of them can be bridged together for an absolutely insane amount of networking bandwidth, hitting 22Gbps.

 

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ASRock hasn't just made the networking side of the X99 WS-E/10G impressive, as we also have two PLX 8747 bridge chips, allowing for up to seven PCIe 3.0 x16 slots. This means you can have full x16/x16/x16/x16 quad SLI or Crossfire. If you wanted to go single cards the whole way, you can do x16/x8/x8/x8/x8/x8/x8/x8.

 

We also have 60A 12-phase power circuitry, plus inductor memory alloy, 12K Nichicon capacitors, Ultra Dual-N MOSFET, sapphire black PCB, eight DDR4 UDIMM/RDIMM ECC support, supporting up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM. There are 12 x SATA 6Gbps, an eSATA port, a SATA Express port, SATA DOM, M.2, support for PCIe 2.0 x4/SATA 6Gbps, four USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, and Realtek ALC1150 7.1-channel sounr with Purity Sound technology. It's quite the feature-packed motherboard, that's for sure.

NEWS SOURCES:Chiphell.com

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