ASUS Z97-WS WORK STATION BOARD

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Quad-strength Graphic Power with optimized power efficiency

  • Quad Strength Graphic Power– 4-Way NVidia Geforce SLI and AMD CrossFireX on demand
  • Supreme Power Solution– Premium components deliver industry-leading power efficiency
  • 5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5– One click, total system optimization!
  • New UEFI BIOS– BIOS innovation continues
  • SATA Express & M.2 Support– Speed up your system up to 10Gb/s!
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SPECIFICATIONS

CPU

  • Intel® Socket 1150 for the 5th/New 4th/4th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron®/for Xeon® E3-1200/12×5 v3 series Processors
  • Supports Intel® 22 nm CPU
  • Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0

* The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.

* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list

Chipset

  • Intel® Z97

Memory

  • 4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 3300(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3100(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2500(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory *
  • Dual Channel Memory Architecture
  • Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.

* Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).

Graphic

  • Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® HD Graphics support
  • Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort /Mini DisplayPort ports
    • Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
    • Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
    • Supports Mini DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
  • Maximum shared memory of 512 MB
  • Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™
  • Supports up to 3 displays simultaneously
  • Multi-GPU Support
  • Supports NVIDIA® 4-Way SLI™ Technology
  • Supports AMD 4-Way CrossFireX Technology

Expansion Slots

  • 4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (dual x16 or x16/x8/x8 or quad x8)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x4 (x4 mode) *2
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1

Storage

  • Intel® Z97 chipset :
  • 1 x SATA Express port, black, Compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
  • 1 x M.2 Socket 3, , with M Key, type 2260/2280 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)
  • 4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
  • Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
  • Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Start Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology *2
  • ASMedia® SATA Express controller :
  • 1 x SATA Express port, black, , with M Key, type 2260/2280 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)
  • ASMedia® SATA 6Gb/s controller :
  • 1 x eSATA 6Gb/s port(s),

LAN

  • Intel® I210-AT
  • Intel® I218LM

Audio

  • Realtek® ALC1150 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
    • Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel MIC Jack-retasking
    • High quality 112 dB SNR stereo playback output (Line-out at rear) and 104 dB SNR recording input
  • Audio Feature :
    • Absolute Pitch 192kHz/ 24-bit True BD Lossless Sound
    • DTS Ultra PC II
    • DTS Connect
    • Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
    • BD Audio Layer Content Protection
  • IEEE 1394
  • VIA® 6315N controller
  • 1 x IEEE 1394a port(s)

USB Ports

  • Intel® Z97 chipset :
  • 5 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 1 at mid-board)
  • Intel® Z97 chipset :
  • 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)
  • ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller :
  • 5 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, , 3 at mid-board)

Workstation Feature

  • 4 x PCIe x 16 slot(s)
  • ASUS Dr. Power
  • 12K hours Capacitors
  • ProCool Power Connector
  • Q-Code Logger

Special Features

  • 5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5
    • Whole system optimization with a single click! 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ Power Control, Fan Xpert 3, and Turbo App together, providing better CPU performance, efficient power saving, precise digital power control, whole system cooling and even tailor your own app usages.
  • ASUS TPU :
    • Auto Tuning
    • GPU Boost
    • TPU switch
  • ASUS EPU :
    • EPU
    • EPU switch
  • ASUS Digital Power Design :
    • Industry leading Digital 8 Phase Power Design
    • Industry leading Digital 2 Phase DRAM Power Design
    • CPU Power Utility
    • DRAM Power Utility
  • ASUS Exclusive Features :
    • AI Suite 3
    • Ai Charger
    • USB Charger+
    • 2 & SATA Express
    • Anti-Surge
    • ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
    • USB 3.0 Boost
    • Disk Unlocker
    • Turbo LAN
  • ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
    • Stylish Fanless Design Heat-pipe solution
  • ASUS EZ DIY :
    • ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
    • ASUS EZ Flash 2
    • ASUS USB BIOS Flashback
    • ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
  • Media Streamer
  • Special Memory O.C. Design
  • Turbo App
  • Fan Xpert 3

Operating System Support

  • Windows® 8.1
  • Windows® 8
  • Windows® 7

Back I/O Ports

  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x eSATA
  • 2 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
  • 6 x USB 3.0 (blue)
  • 2 x USB 2.0 *3
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF out
  • 1 x Audio jack(s)
  • 1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort(s)
  • 1 x Q-Code Logger button

Internal I/O Ports

  • 2 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.0 port(s) (19-pin)
  • 2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
  • 2 x SATA Express connector: black, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)
  • 1 x M.2 Socket 3 for M Key, type 2260/2280 devices
  • 1 x TPM header
  • 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
  • 1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
  • 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
  • 4 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 x 4 -pin)
  • 1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
  • 1 x Thunderbolt header(s)
  • 2 x 8-pin EATX 12 V Power connector
  • 1 x 6-pin EATX 12 V_1 Power connector(s)
  • 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
  • 1 x EZ XMP switch
  • 1 x Front panel connector(s)
  • 1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
  • 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector(s)
  • 1 x DRCT header(s)
  • 1 x MemOK! button(s)
  • 1 x TPU switch(es)
  • 1 x EPU switch(es)
  • 1 x Power-on button(s)
  • 1 x Reset button(s)
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
  • 1 x Dr.Power switch(es)

Accessories

  • User’s manual
  • ASUS Q-Shield
  • 1 x COM port cable(s)
  • 8 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
  • 1 x 3-Way SLI bridge(s)
  • 1 x 4-Way SLI bridge(s)
  • 1 x SLI bridge(s)
  • 1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1)
  • 1 x 2-port USB2.0 + 1394 bracket(s)

BIOS

  • 64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.7, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.8, ACPI 5.0, Multi-language BIOS,
  • ASUS EZ Flash 2, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Quick Note, Last Modified log,
  • F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut functions, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information

Manageability

  • WfM 2.0, DMI 2.7, WOL by PME, PXE

Support Disc

  • Drivers
  • ASUS Utilities

Form Factor

  • ATX Form Factor
  • 0 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

Weight

  • Color Box (5-in-1)
  • Net Weight : 6.8 KG
  • Gross Weight : 10.9 KG
  • Bulk Pack (4-in-1)
  • Net Weight : 4.2 KG
  • Gross Weight : 6 KG

Environment

  • Operation temperature: 10℃ ~ 35℃
  • Non operation temperature: -40℃ ~ 70℃
  • Non operation humidity: 20% ~ 90% ( Non condensing)

Note

*1 The PCIe x4_1, USB3_E56 and SATAExpress_E1 connectors share the same bandwidth. The PCIe x4_1’s default setting is in Auto mode that automically optimizes the system bandwidth. If you use two of these connectors, the system automatically disables the unused connector.

*2 These functions will work depending on the CPU installed

*3 1 supports USB BIOS Flashback, 1 supports Q-Code Logger