The range of motherboards from the ASUSTeK Computer company was replenished by the ASUS WS X299 Pro model expected use in workstations. The novelty is created on the basis of Intel X299 logic set, executed in a shape factor of ATX and is compatible to table processors in construct of LGA2066 (Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X).
The board supports installation of eight modules of a random access memory of DIMM DDR4 (the maximum volume of 128 Gbytes), is equipped with an eight-phase feed system of the processor slot and allows creation of graphic sheaves 3-Way SLI or 3-Way CrossFireX.
On PCB four expansion slots PCI Express 3.0 x16 functioning in the x16/x16/x8/x4 mode when using top CPU with 44 lines of the PCI-E interface, one x4 PCI-E 3.0 connector, six ports SATA of 6 Gbit\s, couple of M.2 hidden under the small heat sink and one connector U.2 are unsoldered.
Intel I211-AT and Realtek S1220A chips respectively are responsible for functioning of pair of gigabit network interfaces and a sound subsystem. Among other features of “materinka” it is necessary to mark rather large heat sink VRM with one heattube and also existence of the indicator of POST codes and Gen2 USB 3.1 ports (Type-A and Type-C).
Concerning the recommended novelty cost at the moment no information arrived. It is possible to get acquainted with detailed technical characteristics of the motherboard of ASUS WS X299 Pro on the website of the vendor.