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The Asus Pro WS W790E-SAGE SE is a large, SSI EEB size motherboard for Intel's Xeon W processors. In addition to the 4677 socket for the CPU, it has eight RAM slots supporting up to 512GB of DDR5 Registered ECC memory and seven PCI-Express 5.0 x16 slots. That layout allows for a very diverse configuration of expansion cards, limited only by space inside the chassis, cooling / airflow, and power availability. Because of its size, though, only full-size tower or rackmount cases can fit this board.

A wide range of connectivity is provided as well: six standard USB ports, two of the new USB Type C, dual 10Gb Ethernet, and both analog and digital audio. The only noticeable omissions are WiFi and Bluetooth, but those can be added via a USB dongle if needed. Internally it has eight SATA ports and three M.2 connectors, supporting a flexible array of storage options.

Model: Asus PRO WS W790E-SAGE


Socket 4677
CPU Compatibility Sapphire Rapids
Form Factor SSI EEB
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset W790
Front Side Bus DMI 4.0
Network Connectivity Dual 10G Networking
Network Controller Intel X710-AT2
Audio Controller Onboard Realtek S1220A HD Audio
Cooling System Heatsink
Color Black
Memory Support
Type DDR5 ECC Registered
Maximum Speed 4800 MHz
Number of Slots 8
Maximum Size per Slot 256 GB
Maximum Amount Supported 2048 GB
Onboard Video
Chipset Manufacturer ASpeed
Processor Type AST2600
Maximum Resolution 1920x1200
External Connections
USB 2.0 2
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB 3.1) 4
USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C 1
USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type C 1
Audio Out Surround Sound (7.1)
Audio In Line-In/Microphone
S/PDIF Optical
LAN (RJ45) 2
Mgmt LAN (RJ45) 1
Wireless Antenna Port No
Internal Connections
USB 2.0 2 (providing 4 ports)
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) 1
USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C 1
SATA III 6.0Gbps 8
M.2 Connector 3
M.2 Support 2x 42-110mm PCIe 5.0, 1x 42-110mm PCIe 4.0
Serial (Com) 1
TPM (module sold separately) 1
Compatible TPM Asus TPM-SPI
SlimSAS 2
Notes: SlimSAS Supports PCIe 4.0 x4
SATA Controllers
SATA III 6.0Gbps Controller 1 Intel W790
Expansion Slots
Slot 1 PCI Express 5.0 x16
Slot 2 PCI Express 5.0 x16
Slot 3 PCI Express 5.0 x16
Slot 4 PCI Express 5.0 x16
Slot 5 PCI Express 5.0 x16
Slot 6 PCI Express 5.0 x8 in a x16 size
Slot 7 PCI Express 5.0 x16
Additional Information
SLI Compatible No
Crossfire Compatible No
RAID Support 0/1/5/10
Bluetooth No
Dual GPU Slot Spacing 4-Slot
Integrated IO Shield Yes
Remote Management Onboard
BIOS Features
EZ Flash Yes
OC Profiles No
Height 305 mm (12.0 in)
Width 330 mm (13.0 in)
Net Weight 2.793 kg (6.2 lbs)