ASUS X99-E-10G WS Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

ASUS X99-E-10G WS Review

Introduction

Once upon a time a Workstation motherboard meant one which supported a selection of curious memory options whilst having very little 3D or overclocking performance. They are partly responsible for the majority of high-end motherboards coming with a "Gaming" appellation.

The last ASUS Workstation motherboard we reviewed dispensed with these preconceptions by proving itself as good as many of the other models in the ASUS range. Today we're taking a look at their upgrade X99 WS board, the E-10G. 10G because it comes equipped with two 10GB LAN ports. As anyone who has got a high bandwidth storage solution will know, even 1G LAN ports quickly run out of bandwidth on modern hardware and fibre broadband, and so giving us two supremely high bandwidth options could be just the thing for the enthusiast.

Once you add to this headline feature some USB 3.1 ports, support for the latest Intel 2011-v3 CPUs - including Xeons for those of you who demand CPU flexibility above other concerns - some pretty speedy DDR4 support as well as Quad-GPU if you desire going all out for 3D Mark scores.

Technical Specifications 
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Most Recent Comments

08-11-2016, 18:05:03

Celt
Asus does have the xG-U2008 switch that will provide 10 Gigabit network switching for $249.Quote

09-11-2016, 04:56:06

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Celt View Post
Asus does have the xG-U2008 switch that will provide 10 Gigabit network switching for $249.
Thats not available in the UK though. Ive asked before Quote

09-11-2016, 06:42:46

Breit
Thanks for the review. I've been looking at that board for a while and couldn't decide between this and the RVE Edition 10.

Too bad it didn't have SFP+ ports for its 10GigE. Would've loved to throw out the separate 10GigE card while upgrading to this board.

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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Thats not available in the UK though. Ive asked before
Also it does only have two 10GigE ports. The other ports are all 1GigE.

A valid alternative if you've got SFP+ 10GigE is this one: TP-Link T1700G-28TQ

I've got one myself. It's great so far, especially for that price. Suitable for livingroom-use 'cause its fanless and it even has four 10GigE ports. Quote

13-11-2016, 20:27:15

NoPrisoners
The updated UEFI so M.2/U.2 drives are recognised isn't up on the support page yet. Sent a support request to Asus, hopefully they get back to me quickly with an updated UEFI or the MB is going back as I can't use it with my 750Quote

14-11-2016, 05:37:28

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by NoPrisoners View Post
The updated UEFI so M.2/U.2 drives are recognised isn't up on the support page yet. Sent a support request to Asus, hopefully they get back to me quickly with an updated UEFI or the MB is going back as I can't use it with my 750
Ive sent them an angry email...... Untill they fix it they cant moan Ive given you this

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pwtbxnpxeb...101701.7z?dl=0Quote
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