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ASUS X99-E WS (Intel X99) Workstation Motherboard Review

By: William Harmon | Motherboards in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Nov 11, 2014 3:05 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 99%Manufacturer: ASUS

Test System Setup

 

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We would like to thank the following companies for their support in providing parts for our test system:

ASUS

Crucial

SanDisk

Yokogawa

Thermaltake

Noctua

SPEC

Passmark

Primate Labs

AIDA64

 

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The processor we will be using is the Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3, which features 16 cores with hyper-threading; this will supply the processing power.

 

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The Intel X99 Chipset will have support provided for up to 18 core processors, and provide overclocking abilities to CPUs that have overclocking features.

 

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On our test bed, we will use an Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3 processor, which has 16 cores and 32 threads, with hyper-threading enabled.

 

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In our tests, we will be using the new Crucial DDR4 memory, which has a speed of 2133 MHz, and a rating of CL15. We will use eight 16GB sticks of these kits, and that will bring us to 128GB of RAM. We have already taken a look at these memory kits, which you can find here: Crucial DDR4-2133 DRx4 RDIMM Memory Review - Testing up to 256GB

 

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Here we can see the timings of the Crucial DDR4 memory that we will be using in our tests.

 

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Here we see the preferred memory configurations used on the X99-E WS workstation motherboard. This is our first single socket 2011-R3 system in the lab, so we do not have other benchmarks to compare with our E5-2698 v3 16 core processor. All tests were run with default settings in the BIOS, which includes power saving features being turned on.

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