Asus X99-E-10G WS Motherboard Launched; X550-T2 Controller
We know that Asus is one of the leading motherboard manufacturers in the world and the company has made a name for itself over the years that it has been in this business. Now we have the Asus X99-E-10G WS which is aimed at workstations and for good reason as well. There are a few features on this motherboard which would not be used by the everyday user. Here we are going to take a deeper look into the specifications of the Asus X99-E-10G WS.
The Asus X99-E-10G WS is, in fact, an X99 motherboard as the name states clearly. It has been designed to support the Broadwell-E CPU. They have upgraded power delivery on the board as well as additional controllers. The main feature on the board is the 10GBase-T port which is RJ45 compatible. The X550-T2 controller is a PCIe 3.0 x4 part and improves upon the previous X540-T2. The controller does add on to the price of the Asus X99-E-10G WS itself.
You also get 10 Gbps USB 3.1 ports, one Type-C port, four USB 3.0 ports and the audio jacks. The Asus X99-E-10G WS features high-end PCIe switches and full support for PCIe graphics. This enables you to get the support of x16/x16/x16/x16 slots. With this you have enough power for an X550-T2 controller, a U.2 connector running at PCIe 3.0 x4 and an M.2 slot also at PCIe 3.0 x4.
The motherboard product managers claim that users have a hard time figuring out which PCIe slots are best for the maximum bandwidth so this motherboard will help solve that issue. As you can see the Asus X99-E-10G WS is loaded with features suitable for a workstation. If you are looking for an upgrade then this is a motherboard you could consider buying for your next workstation build.
What do you think about the Asus X99-E-10G WS?