The ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS comes on a black
PCB and blue expansion slots like other motherboards from Asus' portfolio. They
equipped this motherboard in a way that it will match both enthusiast and worksation/server
users needs. But out opinion is that it is more suitable for enthusiasts than
for professionals. Indeed it features overclocking options, audio,
strong power design, USB3.0 and only eight memory slots. Furthermore there is
integrated 2D graphic processor, enough SATA ports (but no powerful RAID controller)
and dual LAN.
equipped his workstation motherboard that each CPU are powered by eight digital
power phases. Furthermore each set of two DIMM memory slots benefitd from their
own two digital power phases. With a total of 4x 2 digital power phases for the
memory and 2x 8 for the processors this setup will be highly stable.
Totally you'll find four sets of only two
DIMM-slots on the Z9PE-D8 WS which means there are eight memory slots for an total
of up to 64 Gigabyte of memory. Officially supported are the following clock speeds:
2133(O.C.) / 2000(O.C.) / 1866(O.C.) / 1600 / 1333 / 1066 MHz for the non
ECC/ECC, unbuffered memory. As for the registered memory, the motherboard
supports up to 256 Gigabyte running at 1600 / 1333 / 1066 / 800 MHz. Memory slots are very close to the CPU socket so if you install high end dual
tower coolers you won't be able to fit high end memory modules featuring big
Southbridge as well as current converters are being held at
adequate temperatures via passive cooling blocks.
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