ASUS Announces P9X79 WAS (LGA 2011) Motherboard for Workstations

Hassan Mujtaba

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.

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.

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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