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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
TweakTown Rating: 99%Manufacturer: ASUS

Test System Setup




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









Primate Labs





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.




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




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.




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




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




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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