ASUS Announces P9X79 WAS (LGA 2011) Motherboard for Workstations

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Nov 12, 2011
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ASUS today announced its new workstation motherboard P9X79 WAS which would support Intel’s upcoming Sandy Bridge-E Processors. The motherboard would be suitable for professional workstation usage while the other Rampage IV Extreme, ASUS P9X79 and Sabertooth X79 would be aimed towards the Consumer market.

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The P9X79 WAS would be based on the X79 Chipset featuring the LGA 2011 Socket which would support Intel’s Sandy Bridge-E, More specifically the i7 3900 Series. The motherboard features eight DDR3 memory modules allowing Quad channel memory interface and Six PCI-e 3.0 Memory slots allowing for Quad Way SLI and CrossfireX Support.

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Storage includes 4 SATA 6Gbps and 4 SATA 3GBps ports while connectivity ports include four USB 3.0 and 13 USB 2.0. Backpanel I/O includes Dual Gigabit network, FireWire and 7.1 audio. The release of the motherboard is expected next week along with Sandy Bridge-E platform launch on November 14th.

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