ASUS and ASRock Launches W790 Workstation Motherboards
ASUS today announced two new Intel® W790 workstation motherboards – the Pro WS W790E-SAGE SE and the Pro WS W790-ACE. Each are built for the latest Intel Xeon® W-3400 and W-2400 processors and deliver breakthrough overclocking capability to unlock even more performance potential from CPUs and DDR5 R-DIMM memory modules. In this new Pro WS W790 series, ASUS unleashes even more expandable graphics, extensive storage, impressive connectivity and famed reliability. This series is ideal for empowering professional creators, data scientists and architecture engineers as they deal with complex designs, simulations, rendering and AI inferencing workloads.
Server-grade remote management
The Pro WS W790 series offers comprehensive hardware and software-level remote management to keep IT on track. The Pro WS W790E-SAGE SE uses a dedicated gigabit Ethernet controller assigned to the onboard AST2600 BMC for the connection of IPMI architecture, allowing for BIOS updates, hardware resets, or critical issue fixes via a web UI. Users can access similar functionality with the Pro WS W790-ACE with ASUS IPMI expansion card. Additionally, the Pro WS W790 series comes with ASUS Control Center Express ― a real-time IT monitoring and management software designed to help IT administrators improve efficiency and protect digital assets from unauthorized access and data leaks.
Proven performance and productivity
The Pro WS W790E-SAGE SE is empowered to overclock Intel Xeon W-3400 or W-2400 processors, and it features eight memory module slots supporting up to 2 TB of ECC R-DIMM DDR5 RAM, which may also be overclocked. The seven total PCIe® 5.0 x16 slots deliver flexible configurability to support multiple performant GPUs in creation, architecture or data analytics. Meanwhile, ultrafast dual Intel X710-AT2 10 Gb Ethernet ports make short work of data transfers with low latency. Creators working with massive video files can set up multiple NVMe® storage devices in a RAID formation for massive I/O bandwidth and seamless playback in their editing bays. To add even more high-speed storage, two onboard SlimSAS slots let you connect industrial SSDs — not to mention server and networking equipment.
For those who need to build a workstation for businesses, AI development, or for running data analytics in finance and science, the Pro WS W790-ACE supports Intel Xeon W-2400 and W-3400 processors with eight RAM slots supporting up to 2 TB of ECC R-DIMM RAM in a quad-channel configuration. With its five PCIe 5.0 x16 slots, multi-GPU arrangements are once again on the menu. Three SlimSAS slots provide advanced storage options, and a 10 Gbps Marvell® AQC113CS Ethernet port is ready for network attached storage (NAS). In addition, one 2.5 Gbps Intel I226-LM Ethernet port is ready for streaming or file uploads.
ASRock, proudly announces its new ASRock W790 WS motherboard for workstations for Intel® Xeon® W-3400/W-2400 series processors (LGA4677). The ASRock W790 WS features up to 2TB DDR5 ECC RDIMM support, PCI-Express 5.0 expansion slots, USB4/ThunderboltTM 4 and Dual 10Gbps Ethernet. A flagship-class 14-layer PCB and 20+2 phase CPU VRM ensures ultimate performance and superb reliability, even when subjected to the most demanding sustained workloads.
Supports New 4th Generation Xeon Processor
The W790 WS chipset is optimized for new Intel® Xeon® W-2400 series (LGA4677) processors and is compatible with W-3400 series processors with up to 56 cores also. The ASRock W790 WS provides a quad-channel DDR5 design with 2DPC over 8 DIMM slots, maximizing memory performance, potential memory pool capacity and supports ECC RDIMMs to ensure data reliability.
Extreme Storage and PCIE 5.0 Performance
The ASRock W790 WS motherboard features four PCI-Express 5.0 x16 slots and one 4.0 x16 slot, four PCI-Express 5.0 x4 ‘Blazing' M.2 NVMe SSD Sockets (up to 128Gbps performance), two USB4 ThunderboltTM 4 Type-C Ports (40Gbps plus PD 3.0 charging) and one U.2 mini SAS (SFF-8643) port, providing ample storage options that hit the very latest performance extremes. The motherboard also supports ASRock Blazing Quad M.2 SSD PCI-Express x16 add in card that supports an addition four PCI-Express 5.0 x4 NVMe SSDs (25110).
Rock-Solid Stability in All Conditions
ASRock ensures VRM stability for the Intel® Xeon® W-2400 and W-3400 series processors and DDR5 memory in all conditions and systems loads. Its leading VRM design introduces a 20+2 Power Phase with 90A SPS, Nichicon 12K Black Caps and server-grade power chokes built upon an ultra-low loss 14-layer PCB that prevents PCB bending and ensures signal integrity even under sustained extreme performance conditions.
Atop the VRMs sits a large aluminum fin array with three fans for active cooling, plus heatpipe and aluminum alloy heatsink over the rear IO that acts to further spread the heat. Users can also manually adjust the fan-speed curve in the BIOS to suit individual needs.
Ultimate Workstation Connectivity
Network connectivity includes two 10 GbE LAN (Marvell AQC113CS) ensuring file-transfers are superfast to networked or Cloud storage. One Intel® I225LM (2.5 GbE LAN) with vPro provides Intel® Active Management Technology and Intel® Endpoint Management Assistant (Intel® EMA), allowing trusted remote management for enterprise environments. In addition, Wi-Fi 6E with 2x2 antenna for connection reliability provides gigabit-class wireless networking, giving the convenience of high-speed, wire-free connectivity already built in.
Learn more about ASRock W790 WS motherboard:https://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/W790%20WS/index.asp
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