The ASUS P9X79-E WS motherboard which supports the latest Sandy Bridge-E CPUs has been pictured by VR-Zone. The P9X79-E WS is built for Workstation and Server usage and packs the most feature rich design ever seen on an X79 motherboard.
The ASUS P9X79-E WS comes with a 10 + 2 Phase DIGI+ power supply that makes use of top of the line components to assure best stability and performance for Sandy Bridge-E CPUs. The power area are covered by a set of aluminum heatsinks interconnected with heatpipes to dissipate heat effectively. There are a total of eight DDR3 DIMM slots on the ASUS P9X79-E WS motherboard which can support 64 GB of memory with frequency of 2400 MHz (O.C). In total, there are seven PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots on the board which allow compatibility with Quad-Way SLI and CrossFireX Multi-GPU technology.
Six SATA 6 Gbps and Four SATA 3 Gbps ports offer storage. Beside them is the X79 PCH which is situated beneath a large aluminum heatsink block. Power On and Off, Reset switches are located beside the 24Pin connector panel and there is a 8 Pin power connector to deliver power to the CPU. An additional 6 Pin power connector is located near the expansion slots to provide additional power for PCI-Express GPUs.
For I/O, ASUS P9X79-E WS offers Dual Gigabit Ethernet LAN, E-SATA, Multiple USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports along with the usual 7.1 channel audio jack. Pricing and launch date have not been mentioned.