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The Asus X99-E-10G WS is an update to one of the top-end motherboards for Intel's fifth generation of Core i7 processors. This is the first chipset (X99) and line of CPUs to use DDR4 memory, and this specific motherboard is configured to allow a host of PCI-Express cards to be used with it. Normally the number of such cards that can be installed is limited by the PCI-Express lanes provided from the CPU - either 28 or 40 on this platform, depending on the CPU model that is installed. However, the X99-E-10G WS uses a pair of PLX chips on the motherboard to expand the usable number of PCI-Express lanes dramatically. A full four PCI-Express x16 cards can be used at full speed, or up to seven with one at x16 speed and the other six at x8.

In addition to the massive number of PCI-Express slots, the X99-E-10G WS also features a rarity on motherboards of this era: dual 10Gb Ethernet ports. These are great for high-speed network setups, which are becoming more common in areas where high-end workstations are used. These network ports are backward compatible with 1Gb and older networking standards as well.

A lot of other connectivity is included too. Four USB 3.0 and two USB 3.1 ports are present on the back panel, along with full analog and digital audio connections. Internally, 10 SATA 6Gbps ports are available for drives along with both M.2 and U.2 - both of which are new, high speed drive connections for solid-state drives.
William George (Marketing Project Manager)
William George (Marketing Project Manager) Says:
Holy PCI-Express lanes, Batman! The X99-E-10G WS is a great solution if you need to stack a single-CPU system full of expansion cards. If you want more CPU performance at the same time, the Asus Z10PE-D8 WS also has quite a few PCI-Express slots. In either case, you may want to talk with one of our sales consultants to make sure you have enough power and cooling to run everything that you have planned.

Model: Asus X99-E-10G WS


Socket 2011-3
CPU Compatibility Intel Socket 2011-v3 Core i7/Core i7 X-Series Processors
Form Factor Other
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset X99
Front Side Bus QuickPath Interconnect
Network Connectivity Dual 10G Networking
Network Controller Intel X550-AT2 10
Audio Controller Onboard Realtek ALC1150 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Cooling System Heatsink
Color Black
Memory Support
Type DDR4 ECC Registered
Maximum Speed 2133 MHz
Number of Slots 8
Maximum Size per Slot 64 GB
Maximum Amount Supported 512 GB
External Connections
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) 4
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB 3.1) 1
USB 3.2 Type C 1
Audio Out Surround Sound (7.1)
Audio In Line-In/Microphone
S/PDIF Optical
LAN (RJ45) 2
Internal Connections
USB 2.0 2 (providing 4 ports)
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) 2
SATA III 6.0Gbps 10
M.2 Connector 1
M.2 Support M.2 Socket 3 for M Key, type 2260/2280 devices (PCIE only)
U.2 Connector 1
Serial (Com) 1
TPM (module sold separately) 1
Compatible TPM 20-1
SATA Controllers
SATA III 6.0Gbps Controller 1 6 port - Intel X99
SATA III 6.0Gbps Controller 2 4 port - Intel X99
Expansion Slots
Slot 1 PCI Express 3.0 x16
Slot 2 PCI Express 3.0 x8 in a x16 size
Slot 3 PCI Express 3.0 x16
Slot 4 PCI Express 3.0 x8 in a x16 size
Slot 5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
Slot 6 PCI Express 3.0 x8 in a x16 size
Slot 7 PCI Express 3.0 x16
Additional Information
SLI Compatible Yes
Crossfire Compatible Yes
RAID Support 0, 1, 5, 10
Dual GPU Slot Spacing 2-Slot
BIOS Features
EZ Flash Yes
OC Profiles Yes
Height 305 mm (12.0 in)
Width 267 mm (10.5 in)

-M.2 is PCI-E 3.0 x4
-7 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (single x16 or dual x16/x16 or triple x16/x16/x16 or quad x16/x16/x16/x16 or seven x16/x8/x8/x8/x8/x8/x8)
-Motherboard is slightly wider than standard ATX motherboards
-Either M.2 or U.2 connector can be used (not both) - using one disables the other.
-Using a 28-lane CPU disables both the M.2 and U.2 connectors.