ASUS Unveiled Dual CPU, Crossfire Capable Board

Z7S WS thumb ASUS Unveiled Dual CPU, Crossfire Capable Board

ASUS has today released the Z7S WS workstation motherboard. This
innovative motherboard is equipped with dual socket 771 and utilizes the latest
Intel® 5400 chipset for vigorous performance. It also supports fully buffered
DDR2 800MHz dual-channel memory, dual PCI Express 2.0 x16 lanes; and comes in
the compact CEB form factor.

Z7S WS ASUS Unveiled Dual CPU, Crossfire Capable Board

Catering to users who need a powerful motherboard with high speeds and great
expansion slot interface support, ASUS, worldwide leader in motherboard design
and production, has today released the Z7S WS workstation motherboard. This
innovative motherboard is equipped with dual socket 771 and utilizes the latest
Intel® 5400 chipset for vigorous performance. It also supports fully buffered
DDR2 800MHz dual-channel memory, dual PCI Express 2.0 x16 lanes; and comes in
the compact CEB form factor. With this innovative motherboard, users will enjoy
convenient slot expansion and enjoy fast and efficient work efficiency.

High Efficiency with Multiple High Speed Expansion Slots

The multiple slot interfaces increase expansion choices and allows users to
obtain high data transmission speeds. Supporting dual PCIe 2.0 x 16 for double
the normal bus bandwidth from 2.5 Gb/s to 5.0 Gb/s, users will truly be able to
accomplish more tasks in a much shorter time; while enjoying backward
compatibility with previous PCIe 1.1 standards. The Z7S WS also showcases PCI-X
slots for more convenience on slot expansion, and is able to bring about full
speeds for Gigabit Ethernet, SCSI RAID and other PCI-X devices.

Compact Board Size with Dual CPU Support and Rich I/O

The Z7S WS is well equipped with dual CPU sockets, 6 FB-DIMMs, and rich I/O; and
still fits into the compact CEB form factor (12” x 10.5”) – allowing users and
enthusiasts to build up a small and compact whilst extremely powerful dual CPU
workstation system with great performance.

Heat-pipe Solution for Noiseless Environments

Equipped with ASUS’ innovative heat-pipe solution, the Z7S dissipates heat
efficiently. The Z7S’s particular heat-pipe design is made to increase
durability, life spans and enhance thermal capacity. It also provides highly
efficient operations with less heat than traditional heat sink designs.

Discrete Audio MIO Card for Improved Sound

The MIO audio card offers great sound quality to complement the robust video
power. This card offers enhanced signal-to-noise ratio in a 7.1 surround channel
setup – delivering exhilarating surround sound for professional and
entertainment usage.

Exclusive MemCoolTM Support for Enhanced Thermal Solutions

The optional ASUS Patented MemCool Kit maximizes Fully-buffered DIMM performance
by eliminating the potential risk of system memory throttling from
over-temperature; as well as minimizing the system integration effort of SI for
thermal & acoustic solutions.

Easy and Convenient Installations

Users will also enjoy the specially designed “extra” features that come with the
Z7S WS. With Q-Connector, users can connect and disconnect chassis front panel
cables in one easy step with just one complete module. This unique adapter
eliminates the trouble of plugging in one cable at a time – making connections
quick and accurate. Secondly, ASUS’ Q-Shield does without the usual "fingers" of
traditional gaskets – making it convenient, easy and safe to install without the
scratches and cuts like before. The Q-Shield also has better electric
conductivity to ideally protect the motherboard against static electricity and
shield users against harmful Electronic Magnetic Interference (EMI).


Specifications


Processor / System Bus


2 x Socket LGA771


Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor
5100/5200
Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor 5300/5400 Sequence


Dual-Core/Quad-Core


FSB 1600/1333/1066 MHz


Digital power solution


Support HyperThreading, EIST, VT,
EM64T, XD, TM/TM2


Core Logic


 


Intel® 5400 Memory Controller Hub (MCH)
Intel® ESB2E I/O Controller Hub (ICH)


Form Factor


 


CEB form factor, 12" x 10.5′ ( 30.5cm x
26.7 cm )


Memory


Total Slots


6 (4-channel)


Capacity


Maximum up to 24 GB


Memory Type


Fully-Buffered DIMM DDR2 800/667/533
Reg. ECC


Memory Size


512 MB, 1 GB, 2GB, 4GB


Expansion Slots
(follow SSI Loacation #)


Total PCI/PCI-X/PCIe Slots


6


Slot Location 2


MIO PCIe x1 (ASUS proprietary)


Slot Location 3


PCIe x16 slot (x16 link)


Slot Location 4


PCI-X


Slot Location 5


PCIe x16 slot (x16 link)


Slot Location 6


PCI


Slot Location 7


PCIe x16 slot (x8 link)


Storage


IDE Controller


Intel® ESB2E ICH:
1 * Single Channel Bus Master IDE support UltraATA 133/100/66/33


SATA Controller


Intel® ESB2E ICH:
6 SATA2 300MB/s ports
Intel® Matrix Storage (for Windows only)
(Support RAID Software 0, 1)


Networking


LAN


2 x Marvell 88E8056 Dual Gb LAN
Support teaming function


Onboard I/O Connectors


Floppy Connector


1


PSU Connector


24-pin ATX power connector + 8-pin ATX
12V power connector + 4-pin ATX 12V power connector


USB 2.0


1 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports for 2 USB
1 x USB 2.0/1.1 slot


Fan Header


8 x 4-pin Fan


Chassis Intruder


1


Rear I/O Connectors


External Serial Port


2


External USB Port


5


IEEE1394


1


RJ-45


2


PS/2  KB


1

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