Intel’s Haswell-E or X99 platform is of course their high-end desktop platform and is made for extreme setups. Well the X99 motherboard we are taking a look at today definitely fits that description. Today we are checking out our first X99 workstation motherboard and it comes from ASRock. It is the ASRock X99 WS and it has all of the features you would want in a high-end motherboard like 4-way SLI and CrossFireX support, a powerful 12 phase power design, server-grade LAN chip support, support for ECC memory, 10 SATA ports, an Ultra M.2 slot and of course ASRock’s Super Alloy design. You can build a pretty insane system with this motherboard, let’s take a look and see how it holds up to our tests.
ASUS today announced X99-E WS, a new Compact Electronics Bay (CEB) workstation motherboard based on the Intel X99 chipset and with support for four-way multi-GPU setups at full PCI Express 3.0 x16 speed for extreme graphics power. X99-E WS is engineered with premium components for premium efficiency, including an integrated Driver-MOSFET (Dr. MOS), exclusive Beat Thermal Chokes II, ultra-durable 12K capacitors and ProCool power connector.
ASRock has just unveiled their upcoming X99 WS motherboard which is based on the upcoming X99 chipset for workstations. This motherboard is in addition to the X99 Extreme6, X99 Extreme4 and Fatal1ty X99X Killer that ASRock has already revealed.
Intel is getting ready to release their Haswell-E high-end desktop (HEDT) processors. Recent pricing on these enthusiast desktop parts has been leaked and is showing they are currently higher than their suggested retail price.
The new Mac Pro desktop computer we had all been waiting for is finally out and all those who had been waiting to get their hands on it can now purchase it for $2999. Apple had announced the Mac Pro back in June and now when it’s finally out it looks more like a ceramic vase and can be suited perfectly for a decoration item.
With the new Z series, HP has announced its most exciting portable workstations which also feature the all-new 14-inch Ultrabook variant, the ZBook 14 which is the first workstation Ultrabook to be introduced. Whereas the ZBook 15 and 17 are available, we don’t expect to see the ZBook 14 any sooner than late October. This innovative portfolio incorporates three new HP ZBook Mobile Workstations, processor and graphics enhancements to the award-winning line of HP Z Desktop Workstations, and two new HP Z Displays.
If one is looking for a completely personalized workstation which can be customized to meet one’s specific hardware requirements for a certain task, then the Neptune 3.0 should not be forgotten. And what else can one want when this highly customized machine is equipped with the latest features and designs to meet the growing needs of consumers. And now Eurocom is successfully introducing its Neptune 3.0 workstation with the NVIDIA Quadro K5100M graphics card.
Lenovo has come up with a new workstation, called the ThinkStation E32, specially built for professionals who need an entry-level-system. The models are expected to go on sale on September 6th with starting price of $729 USD.
Just today we came across the standard scores from the new Apple Mac Pro, with great sorrow we would have to say that it does not impress us at all. What a set-back it might have been for the Apple’s team.
During the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) on Monday Apple unveiled its brand new Mac Pro workstation. It has one of the most unique designs we have ever seen for a desktop system. Its cylindrical shape is a complete departure from the norm and it sure packs a lot inside as well.