ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution Workstation Motherboard
"The ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution for Intel's Core i7 has arrived."
Published: 27th November 2008 | Source: Asus |ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution Workstation Motherboard:Multi-GPU Solutions and Revolutionary High Speed I/O for Optimal Flexibility
The ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution is the ideal foundation for a powerful workstation for Small Office usage, SOHOs and mainstream workstation users; with its unparalleled performance. Through ASUS’ revolutionary and innovative design, the P6T6 WS Revolution is able to support three true x16 link PCI-E slots for NVIDIA's 2-way & 3-way SLI™ and ATi CrossFireX™ technologies to deliver extreme graphical processing performance. Furthermore, it is also equipped with 6 PCI-E Gen2 x16 slots onboard to provide users with high speed I/O and flexible graphic and computing options.
Three True x16 Link PCI-E for 3-way SLI and CrossFireX on Demand
The P6T6 WS Revolution comes equipped with built-in 3-way SLI/CrossFireX on Demand technology for outstanding graphical performance. This revolutionary technology allows users to enjoy 2-way / 3-way SLI™ technology or CrossFireX™ support on the same motherboard. This means that users will be able to install up to three 3-Way SLI-capable graphics cards and retain the flexibility to run a CrossFireX setup. Whichever option they choose, users are guaranteed mind-boggling graphics performance for improved work efficiency. It can also support true @16 PCI-E Gen2 3-Way SLI technology, which will present the fastest and the most reliable graphic performance to users whether they are engaged in Mechanical/ Architecture/ Interior/ Aircraft/ Audio/Video Design or playing games in their leisure time.
Revolutionary 6 High Speed PCI-E Gen2 x16 Slots
The P6T6 WS Revolution is equipped with 6 PCI-E Gen2 x16 Slots to provide customers with high speed I/O options. Each slot will support up to 8GB/s of bandwidth, which is double the bandwidth when compared to PCI-E 1.1—suitable for high speed Infiniband connections, professional graphic or high-performance computing cards. With 6 PCI-E Gen2 x16 slots, users will have sufficient I/O interfaces to fulfill their demands of any high-end graphic or high-performance computing solution. With the ability to run both types of multi-GPU setups with the SLI/CrossFire on Demand technology, users can utilize up to three graphics cards in a 3-Way SLI or CrossFireX configuration to ensure astonishingly smooth graphics.
Multitude of Storage Options with Cutting-edge SAS
The P6T6 WS Revolution provides users with onboard SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) ports that supports hard drive upgrade flexibility; and retains full compatibility with the ASUS optional SASsaby card. Faster, safer and more stable, SAS hard disks will provide higher data transmission speeds and better data storage reliability in comparison to current SATA interfaces; and will provide users with a better choice for storage expansion and upgrade needs.
Industry-leading Power Design
The breakthrough 16+2 power design (16-phase to vCore; 2-phase to vDRAM/QPI controller inside CPU) technology is able to: achieve high power efficiency; effectively dispel heat generated by the VRM module, and lower temperatures better in comparison to other VRM solutions. With high quality power components such as: low RDS (on) MOSFETs, Ferrite core chokes with lower hysteresis loss, and 100% Japan-made high quality conductive polymer capacitors, the ASUS 16+2 phase VRM design also ensures longer component life, minimum power loss, and helps to reach higher overclocking scores than ever before.
Enjoy Working with WS Diag. LED and the "ASUS Heartbeat"
Working with the ASUS workstation can now be enjoyable and interesting. During bootup, the Diag. LED will check key components (CPU, DRAM, VGA card and HDD) sequentially; and if an error is found, the LED next to the error device will remain lit until the problem is solved. Once it has successfully booted up, the LEDs around the ASUS brand name on the motherboard will glow brightly and vividly with a deep-blue light according to a regular tempo—much like the steady rhythm of deep breaths—making the workstation board seem like it is "coming to life".
Surfing the Internet within 5 Seconds* via Express Gate
This additional built-in Operating System makes a host of commonly used applications available to users in just 5 seconds from bootup; including the web browser, instant messenger, Skype, photo manager, music player and online games. With this convenient, instant access to the Internet, users can now send a last-minute email before rushing off to work, browse the Web in between appointments and reach friends and family via the instant messenger all in the blink of an eye.
* Actual boot time is subject to hardware configurations and product models
Practical Features for Efficient Work Solutions
The P6T6 WS Revolution also comes with an additional G.P. Diagnosis card. This useful tool helps provide quick and precise system checks, and displays errors on the LED display—helping users to pinpoint errors quickly. Connected on the TPM header, the G.P. Diagnosis card also provides great convenience by being near the onboard reset and power buttons for easy troubleshooting.
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