P6T WS Professional
P6T WS Professional
New Era Workstation Engine with multi
storage solutions
Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition / Core™ i7 Processor / Xeon®
3500 Series Processor
Intel® X58 / ICH10R
True 16+2 Power Phase Design
ASUS EPU 6-Engine & TurboV
ATI CrossFireX & NVIDIA SLI Support
2 onboard SAS ports
PCI-X Architecture
G.P. Diagnosis Card Bundled
ASUS Express Gate
100% High-quality Japan-made Conductive Polymer Capacitors!
VRM 5000hrs lifespan @105°C, 500,000hrs @65°C
A Powerful Workstation Engine Essential in Your Professional Studio
The ASUS Workstation Series is the ideal foundation for a powerful PC. It delivers awesome power,
dependable performance and unparallel multiple I/O scalability for the most demanding tasks and future
upgrades. Also, it provide extreme power saving experience with EUP 6 Engine function. The ASUS
Workstation Series intelligently reduces operation noise and dissipates heat through advanced and
environmentally friendly methods to accommodate user needs. Don´t change yourself for a computer.
Instead, let ASUS Workstation Series improves the quality of your work and life.
ASUS Workstation Exclusive Features
Diag. LED
Diag. LED checks key components (CPU, DRAM, VGA card, and HDD) in sequence during
motherboard booting process. If an error is found, the LED next to the error device will
continue lighting until the problem is solved. This usr-friendly design provides an intuitional
way to locate the root problem within a second.
ASUS Heartbeat
Brightly and vividly lighting LEDs shine around the ASUS brand name on the motherboard
after successful booting process. With the breath-like deep blue lighting shining in regular
tempo, ASUS Heartbeat makes the motherboard as vivid as life.
SAS Onboard
P6T WS Professional provides users with onboard SAS ports to support for hard drive
upgration flexibility. SAS hard drive has safer, faster and more reliability for data trasfer and
PCI-X Architecture
PCI-X, the new and improved version of the previous PCI, offers faster data
transfers and enhanced system reliability. It is backwards compatible with
PCI-based hardware and software.
G.P. Diagnosis Card (bundled)
Bundled with the P6T WS Professional motherboard, the G.P. Diagnosis card assists users
in system checking by effortlessly and quickly providing precise system checks right after
they switch on their PCs.
ASUS SASsaby Card Support
This motherboard is fully compatible with ASUS SAS card (the SASsaby card
series, optional). Faster, safer and more stable, SAS will provide users with a
better choice for storage expansion and upgrade needs.
CPU, Chipset and Graphics features
LGA1366 Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition/Core™ i7 Processor
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Core™7 processors in LGA1366
package with integrated memory controller to support 3-channel (6 DIMMs) DDR3
memory. Supports Intel® QickPath Interconnect (QPI) with a system bus of up to
6.4GT/s and a max bandwidth of up to 25.6GB/s. Intel® Core™7 processor is one of
the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.
LGA1366 Intel® Xeon® processor
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Xeon processors in LGA1366 package with
integrated memory controller to support 3-channel (6 DIMMs) DDR3 memory. Supports Intel®
QickPath Interconnect (QPI) with a system bus of up to 6.4GT/s and a max bandwidth of up to
25.6GB/s. It can support DDR3 ECC un-buffered memory.
X58 Chipset
The Intel® X58 Express Chipset is the latest chipset designed to support latest Intel®
Core™7 processors and Intel´s next generation system interconnect interface, Intel®
QuickPath Interconnect (QPI), providing improved performance by utilizing serial pointto-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. It also supports to 36 PCI Express
2.0 lanes providing better graphic performance.
PCIe 2.0
This motherboard supports the latest PCIe 2.0 devices for double speed and bandwidth
which enhances system performance.
ATI CrossFireX Technology
ATI´s CrossFireX boosts image quality along with rendering speed, eliminating the need to
scale down screen resolutions to get the high image quality you want. CrossFire ignites with
the higher antialiasing, anisotropic filtering, shading, and texture settings you desire. Adjust
your display configurations, experiment with your advanced 3D settings, and check the
effect with a real-time 3D-rendered preview within ATI´s Catalyst™ Control Center to rule
your CrossFireX system.
SLI Technology
NVIDIA SLI™ (Scalable Link Interface) takes advantage of the increased bandwidth of the
PCI Express bus architecture and features intelligent hardware and software that allows
two GPUs to efficiently work together to deliver earth-shattering, scalable performance. For
some applications nearly 2X performance! (From www.NVIDIA.com)
Memory Features
Triple-Channel DDR3 1600(O.C.)/1333/1066
The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of
1600(O.C.)/1333/1066 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the
latest operation system, 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications.
The triple-channel DDR3 architecture doubles the bandwidth of your system
memory to boost system performance, eliminating bottlenecks with peak
bandwidths of up to 25.6 GB/s. Furthermore, the supply voltage for the
memory is reduced from 1.8 V for DDR2 to just 1.5 V for DDR3. This voltage reduction limits the power
consumption and heat generation of DDR3 which makes it an ideal memory solution.
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
ASUS EPU-6 Engine
System Level Energy Saving
The new ASUS EPU - the world´s first power saving engine, has been upgraded to a new 6
engine version, which provides total system power savings by detecting current PC loadings
and intelligently moderating power in real-time. With auto phase switching for components
(which includes the CPU, VGA card, memory, chipset, drives and system fan), the EPU
automatically provides the most appropriate power usage via intelligent acceleration and
overclocking - helping save power and money.
ASUS True 16+2 Phase Power Design
The breakthrough technology of 16+2 phase VRM design is bringing to the ASUS
motherboards. 16+2 phase power design (16-phase to vCore; 2-phase to vDRAM/QPI
controller inside CPU) can reach high power efficiency, dispel heat generated by VRM
module effectively, and lower more temperature compared to other VRM solution. With the
high quality power components such as low RDS (on) MOSFETs, Ferrite core chokes with
lower hysteresis loss, and 100% Japan-made high quality conductive polymer capacitors,
ASUS 16+2 phase VRM design also ensure longer component life, minimum power loss, and help to reach
the superior overclocking score ever than before.
Feel the adrenaline rush of real-time OC - now a reality with the ASUS TurboV. This extreme
OC tool lets you set new ambitions on the OC stage with an advanced and easy-to-use
interface - allowing you to overclock without exiting or rebooting the OS. With micro
adjustments of the CPU PLL, NB, NB-PCIe, and DRAM voltages in 0.02v intervals, there are
no limits - only extreme results to break new OC records!
ASUS Express Gate
5 Secs Bootup to online
Taking only 5 seconds to go online from bootup, Express Gate is the one-stop gateway to
instant fun! It´s a unique motherboard built-in OS. You can utilize the most popular Instant
Messengers (IM) like MSN, Skype, Google talk, QQ, and Yahoo! Messenger to keep in touch
with friends, or quickly check on the weather and e-mails just before leaving your house.
What´s more, the user-friendly picture manager lets you view your pictures without entering
Windows at anytime!
* The actual boot time is subject to hardware configurations and product models
Best Quality Power Components
100% High-quality Japan-made Conductive Polymer Capacitors!(5000 hrs VRM)
Low RDS (on) MOSFETs with min. switching loss & lower temperature, Ferrite Core
chokes with lower hysteresis loss, and 100% Japan-made high quality, long life
conductive polymer capacitors.
ASUS Power Saving Solution
AI Nap
Minimize noise and power consumption when temporarily away!
With AI Nap, users can instantly snooze your PC without terminating the tasks. System will
continue operating at minimum power and noise when user is temporarily away. It keeps
downloading files or running applications in quietest state while you´re sleeping. Simply click
keyboard or mouse, you can swiftly wake up the system in few seconds.
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
Up to 20°C(36°F) Cooler - Stack Cool 2
Effective Fanless Heat Dissipation at 0dB
Stack Cool 2 is a fanless cooling solution offered exclusively by ASUS. It effectively and
noiselessly transfers heat generated by the critical components to the other side of the
specially designed PCB (printed circuit board) for effective heat dissipation - making
temperatures cooler by up to 20°C.
Aesthetic Heat-pipe
Lowers Temperatures by up to 10°C
The aesthetic heat-pipe design effectively directs the heat generated by the chipsets to the
heatsink near the back I/O ports - where it can be carried away by existing airflows from the
CPU or a bundled optional fan. This innovative and groundbreaking fanless heat pipe design
effectively lowers temperatures by up to 10°C without having lifetime problems that a normal
chipset fan has. Furthermore, it provides options for users to install side-flow fans or a
passive cooler. This Heat Pipe design is the most reliable fanless thermal solution to date.
Fan Xpert
Active Quiet & Cool
ASUS Fan Xpert intelligently allows users to adjust both the CPU and chassis fan speed
according to different ambient temperature , which is caused by different climate conditions
in different geographic regions and system loading.Built-in variety of useful profiles offer
flexible controls of fan speed to achieve a quiet and cool environment.
Q- Shield
Easy and Comfortable Installations
The specially designed ASUS Q-Shield does without the usual "fingers" - making it
convenient and easy to install. With better electric conductivity, it ideally protects your
motherboard against static electricity and shields it against Electronic Magnetic Interference
Make connection quick and accurate!
The ASUS Q-Connector allows you to connect or disconnect chassis front panel cables in
one easy step with one complete module. This unique adapter eliminates the trouble of
plugging in one cable at a time, making connection quick and accurate.
CrashFree BIOS 3
Simply restore corrupted BIOS data from USB flash disk
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data from a USB flash
disk containing the BIOS file. This utility saves users the cost and hassle of buying a
replacement BIOS chip.
EZ-Flash 2
Simply update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS
EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply launch this tool and update BIOS
from a USB flash disk before entering the OS. You can update your BIOS only in a few
clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or using an OS-based flash utility.
O.C. Profile
Conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings
Freely share and distribute favorite overclocking settings
The motherboard features the ASUS O.C. Profile that allows users to conveniently store or
load multiple BIOS settings. The BIOS settings can be stored in the CMOS or a separate file,
giving users freedom to share and distribute their favorite overclocking settings.
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) system, which can securely store keys( for encryption/
decryption), digital certificates, passwords, and data. A TPM system also helps enhance
network security, protects digital identities, and ensures platform integrity.
*The TPM module is purchased separately
ASUS Crystal Sound
Noise Filtering
Eliminate background noise while recording
This feature detects repetitive and stationary noises like computer fans, air conditioners, and
other background noises then eliminates it in the incoming audio stream while recording.
Industry Standard
SATA on the Go
The motherboard supports the next-generation hard drives based on the Serial ATA (SATA)
3Gb/s storage specification, delivering enhanced scalability and doubling the bus bandwidth
for high-speed data retrieval and saves. The external SATA port located at the back I/O
provides smart setup and hot-plug functions. Easily backup photos, videos and other
entertainment contents on external devices.
The Intel ICH10R chipsets incorporate Six Serial ATA connectors with high performance
RAID function in RAID 0, 1, 10 and 5. Also, the built-in Marvell 6320 SAS controller provides
two Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) connectors support RAID 0, and 1 function. This
motherboard is the ideal solution to enhance hard disk performance and data back up
protection without the cost of add-on cards.
Dual Gigabit LAN
The integrated dual Gigabit LAN design allows a PC to serve as a network gateway for
managing traffic between two separate networks. This capability ensures rapid transfer of
data from WAN to LAN without any added arbitration or latency.
IEEE 1394a interface
IEEE 1394a interface provides high speed digital interface for audio/video appliances such
as digital television, digital video camcorders, storage peripherals & other PC portable
High Definition Audio
Enjoy high-end sound system on your PC!
The onboard 8-channel HD audio (High Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia)
CODEC enables high-quality 192KHz/24-bit audio output, jack-sensing feature, retasking
functions and multi-streaming technology that simultaneously sends different audio streams
to different destinations. You can now talk to your partners on the headphone while playing a
multi-channel network games. All of these are done on one computer.
S/PDIF-out on Back I/O Port
This motherboard provides convenient connectivity to external home theater audio
systems via coaxial and optical S/PDIF-out (SONY-PHILIPS Digital Interface) jacks. It
allows to transfer digital audio without converting to analog format and keeps the best
signal quality.
The motherboard and its packaging comply with the European Union´s Restriction
on the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). This is in line with the ASUS vision of
creating environment-friendly and recyclable products and packaging to safeguard
consumers´ health while minimizing the impact on the environment.
Intel® Socket 1366 Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition/Core™ i7 Processor/
LGA1366 socket for Intel® Xeon® processor 3500 Series
LGA1366 socket for Intel® Xeon® processor E5502/E5504/E5506
Supports Intel® Dynamic Speed Technology
*Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list
Intel® X58 / ICH10R
System Bus
Up to 6400 MT/s ; Intel® QuickPath Interconnect
6 x DIMM, Max. 24 GB, DDR3 2000(O.C.)*/1866(O.C.)*/1800(O.C.)*/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066 ECC,Non-ECC,Un-buffered
Triple channel memory architecture
Support Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
*Hyper DIMM (DDR3 1800MHz or above) support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
**Refer to www.asus.com. Or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendor Lists.)
*** ECC memory support requires Intel® Nehalem-WS 1S W3500 series or Nehalem-EP E5502/E5504/E5506
Expansion Slots
2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (at x16 / x16 mode)
1 x PCIe x1
1 x PCI 2.2
2 x PCI-X
Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way Geforce SLI or Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology*
Multi-GPU Support
Supports ATI® CrossFireX™ Technology
* SLI support may need driver update. Visit www.asus.com for more details.
Intel ICH10R controller
6 xSATA 3 Gb/s ports
Intel® Matrix Storage Support RAID 0,1,5,10
Marvell 88SE6320 SAS controller
2 x SAS ports supporting SAS RAID 0, 1
Marvell 88SE6121 SATA controller
2 xExternal SATA 150/300 (SATA On-the-G0), supporting SATA RAID 0, 1
2 x Realtek® 8111C PCIe Dual Gigabit LAN controllers - Support teaming function
ADI 2000B, 8 -Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Front Panel Jack-Retasking
Coaxial / Optical S/PDIF out ports at back I/O
ASUS Noise-Filer
IEEE 1394
LSI Agere FW3227 controller supports 2 x 1394a ports
12 USB 2.0 ports
ASUS Workstation Special
G.P. Diagnosis Card bundled
ASUS SASsaby Cards support
ASUS WS Heartbeat
SAS Onboard
EPU - 6 Engine
True 16+2 Phase Power Design
Turbo V
Fan Xpert
Express Gate
AI Nap
Special Features
Fanless Design: Heat-pipe solution
Fanless Design: Stack Cool 2
My Logo 2
CrashFree BIOS 3
EZ Flash 2
C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
O.C. Profile
PS/2 KB/MS combo port
2 x RJ45
Back Panel I/O Ports
S/PDIF Out (Coaxial + Optical)
6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
2 x eSATA
1 x IEEE1394a
1 x 8-channel Audio I/O
24-pin EATX Power connector
8-pin ATX +12V Power connector
Chassis intrusion
Internal I/O Connectors
CPU fan with PWM control
Chassis fan1 with Q-fan control
Chassis fan2 with Q-fan control
Chassis fan3 w/o Q-fan control
PWR fan
CD audio in
3 x USB connectors support additional 6 USB ports
20-pin Panel connector
1 x IEEE 1394a port
TPM header
S/PDIF Out header
Front panel connector
16 Mb Flash ROM
AMI BIOS, Green, PnP, DMI v2.0, Wfm2.0, ACPI v2.0a, SMBIOS v 2.4BIOS flash utility under DOS
WOL/WOR by PME, WOR by Ring, AI NET2, Chassis Intrusion
AI Suite
ASUS Update
Support Disc
Anti-Virus Software (OEM version)
Adobe Acrobat Reader ver 8.0
Microsoft DirectX ver 9.0C
Image-Editing Suite
Form Factor
ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.5 cm )
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