Computex 2015 - We've just posted news of the new GIGABYTE mATX motherboard, helping show that the world is currently crazy about either super big or super small. ASUS has now joined the party with its higher specified X99M-WS micro-ATX offering with other applications in mind.
Supporting a LGA2011v3 socket based on the Intel X99 Express chipset, this new offering is powered by a single 24-pin ATX and two 8-pin EPS plugs. There's also an optional 6-pin PCIe power port, depending on how you put this beast to use.
ASUS says that this motherboard will be the most powerful of its kind in this category, boasting 128GB quad-channel DDR4 memory support across the four total slots.
There's two PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots on offer alongside a silence PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot and one PCI-E 2.0 x1 port. As for storage you can expect either SATA 6 Gb/s ports paired with a single 32 Gb/s M.2 offering.
Connection is where this motherboard really shines, options include two USB 3.1 ports, six USB 3.0 ports, two gigabit Ethernet ports with Intel controllers, 802.11 ac WLAN, Bluetooth 4.0, 8-channel HD audio, ground-layer insulation and audio-grade capacitors to boot.
Bravo ASUS, we can't wait for the reviews.