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ASUS X99-E-10G WS Workstation Motherboard Review (Page 1)

ASUS X99-E-10G WS Workstation Motherboard Review

An over-the-top motherboard for demanding users, the ASUS X99-E-10G WS workstation board should impress many with 10Gbit LAN and much more.

Steven Bassiri | Nov 1, 2016 at 11:50 am CDT - 1 min, 22 secs time to read this page
Rating: 92%Manufacturer: ASUS


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At Computex 2016, I did some coverage of the crazy looking X99-W-10G WS motherboard from ASUS loaded with seven PCI-E x16 slots, two 10Gbit NICs, and a slew of other features. The target market for such an over-the-top product, with more hardware than ASUS's Rampage V Edition 10, is very small yet demanding. There are some groups of people that come to mind as users of such a product; folders or miners that require many GPUs for computing power and high bandwidth network connectivity. Also, since storage speeds have increased significantly through the widespread use of flash storage, network connectivity has become a bottleneck for many.

Many users have upgraded their home or office network to utilize 10Gbit Ethernet instead of 1Gbit. Many people don't even have access to 1Gbit internet connections, but last year Salisbury, NC became the first city to get 10Gbit internet through a small ISP. Since then, other smaller areas throughout the U.S. have also gained 10Gbit internet packages, making the use of 10Gbit systems more prevalent.

If you are doing any large file transfers over a network, such as backing up raw movie shots, 10Gbit networking can come in handy. Let's take a look at a motherboard meant to answer the prayers of 10Gbit users and workstation enthusiasts, the ASUS X99-E-10G WS.


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The X99-E-10G WS supports 4-Way SLI and CrossFireX, U.2, M.2, two 10Gbit Intel LAN ports, eight USB 3.0, USB 3.1, ten SATA 6Gb/s ports, 112dB audio, and even an RGB header.


The X99-E-10G WS is available from Newegg for $743.99.

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Steven went from a fledgling forum reader in 2003 to one of the internet's brightest tech stars by 2010. Armed with an information systems degree, a deep understanding of circuitry, and a passion for tech, Steven (handle Sin0822) enjoys sharing his deep knowledge with others. Steven details products down to the component level to highlight seldom explained, and often misunderstood architectures. Steven is also a highly decorated overclocker with several world records.

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