ASUS unveils PRO WS W790 SAGE and ACE motherboards

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The ASUS Pro WS W790 Series workstation motherboards, coupled with the powerful Intel Xeon W-3400 CPUs, offer up to 56 cores, 112 threads, and support for 112 PCIe 5.0 lanes, providing professionals with the core counts and trusted reliability they need. 

These workstation-grade processors have always been the go-to choice for enthusiasts. The Pro WS W790 Series motherboard unlocks the full potential of these chips by enabling overclocking. This feature sets the Pro WS W790 Series apart from other motherboards and provides users with the ability to push their hardware to the limit.

Overclocking capabilities go above and beyond configurable BIOS options. The Pro WS W790 Series motherboards offer a robust power design that helps ensure reliable operation even when you dial in an extreme overclock. The VRM on the Pro WS W790E-SAGE SE is comprised of 14+1+1 power stages ready to deliver power efficiently. Massive VRM heatsinks on the MOSFETs and chokes keep these critical components at comfortable operating temperatures. ProCool II connectors, equipped with solid pins for better heat dissipation, ensure a snug and reliable connection to the 12V CPU input. Additional 8-pin and 6-pin PCIe power connectors ensure power output stability when users need to install multiple graphics cards.

ASUS W790 Specifications
Socket LGA4677 LGA4677
Memory 8 x DDR5, 8 channels, Max. 2TB 8 x DDR5, 4 channels, Max. 2TB
Power stages 14+1+1 12+1+1
Expansion slots 7 x PCIe 5.0 x16 slots 5 x PCIe 5.0 x16 slots
SATA ports 8 4
SlimSAS slots 2 3
M.2 slots 2 x M.2 22110 (PCIe 5.0)1 x M.2 22110 (PCIe 4.0) 1 x M.2 22110 (PCIe 4.0 )1 x M.2 2280 (PCIe 4.0)
Ethernet 2 x Intel® 10Gb Ethernet1 x Realtek 1Gb Ethernet 1 x Marvell® 10Gb Ethernet1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet
Rear I/O 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C®1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C®4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A2 x USB 2.0 Type-A 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C®4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A8 x USB 2.0 Type-A
Front I/O 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 connector1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A header2 x USB 2.0 headers 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 connector1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A header2 x USB 2.0 headers
Audio Realtek® S1220A 8CH Realtek® S1220A 8CH
Form factor EEB, 12 inch x 13 inch CEB, 12 inch x 10.5 inch
Remote controller AST2600 BMC Header ready
Features BIOS FlashbackASUS Control Center Express BIOS FlashbackASUS Control Center Express

The Pro WS W790E-SAGE SE lets you augment your available storage even further with its dual onboard 10G LAN ports powered by the cutting-edge Intel X710-AT2 Ethernet controller. These ports will make short work of multi-terabyte transfers from your network attached storage (NAS) and provide server-grade connectivity with low latency.

The Pro WS W790E-SAGE SE redefines the high-end workstation motherboard

Sleek and sophisticated, with dark hues and complementary textures, the Pro WS W790E-SAGE SE balances professional aesthetics and reliable functionality. This high-end motherboard targets the needs of users looking to take advantage of Intel’s top-of-the-line Sapphire Rapids chips. With 8 slots for up to 2TB of ECC R-DIMM DDR5 RAM, it’s primed to give you unbounded memory performance. Multi-GPU layouts power many professional workloads these days, including modeling, simulation, and rendering applications. The Pro WS W790E-SAGE SE gets your rig up and running with 7 total PCIe 5.0 x16 slots. Featuring our Safeslot design, these PCIe slots have a reinforced metal sheath that helps keep the cards firmly installed.

Plentiful connectivity gives you the options you need for your workstation. Dual 10G Ethernet ports, kept cool with a dedicated heatsink, give you high-speed networking and speedy transfers to and from your NAS. A rich selection of high-speed USB ports stands ready for a wide range of use cases, and the dedicated BMC LAN port enables comprehensive remote management.

The Pro WS W790-ACE caters to mainstream professionals

The Pro WS W790-ACE brings the advantages of the new W790 platform to a wider audience. Outfitted with a beefy power heatisinks for its VRM, it’s ready for stable, reliable overclocking. 8 RAM slots let you run up to 2TB of ECC R-DIMM RAM in a quad-channel configuration. With its 5 PCIe 5.0 x16 slots, multi-GPU arrangements are once again on the menu. And the three SlimSAS slots provide advanced storage options.

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