Asus Workstation Series motherboards also bring you ultimate reliability and quality through our 24x24 initiative, which means 24-hour operation and a 24-month life cycle supply guarantee. Let the ASUS Workstation Series improve the quality of your work and life. The P8B WS features Intel Xeon E3-1200 workstation processors and the workstation-specific Intel C206 chipset to boost extreme-output HD3000 integrated graphic. It provides ultimate visualization and 3D modelling capabilities, with dedicated support for profession applications for Adobe Photoshop™, Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, UGS Solid edge and more to experience extreme graphic performance. P8B WS is specially designed with BIOS and motherboard PCB layout to accommodate optimized professional openGL performance. Benchmarking in SPECviewperf 11 indicates this design results in outstanding performance, so users in computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided engineering (CAE), digital content creation (DCC) and geographic information systems (GIS) can make good use of the ample graphics power the P8B WS supports. The P8B WS supports 2nd generation Intel Core i3 series desktop processors and Intel Xeon E3-1200 series server/workstation CPUs. System builders can also choose between robust server-grade DDR3 ECC unbuffered memory modules and more mainstream and readily available DDR3 non-ECC unbuffered memory.
By supporting different processors and memory types, the P8B WS affords a wide range of workstation builds for every budget and need. For more reliable networking, the P8B WS features built-in dual Intel server-class Gigabit LAN. It uses lower CPU utilization, increasing throughput to achieve outstanding performance as well as better support for diverse operating systems. It also features teaming and fault tolerance functions provide doubled bandwidth/network redundancy compared to standard Gigabit LAN. Intel 82574L chipsets are certified by VMware for native virtualization support.
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6 x S-ATA data leads
1 x 2-port S-ATA Power Lead
1 x 2-port USB2.0 + ESATA module
1 x COMs Riser
G.P. Diagnosis Card