Traditionally Gigabyte is known as one of the go to gaming and overclocking board manufacturers. In fact their entire Z170 launch was focused entirely on the G1 Gaming line. Well as we know and expect there are always more boards to come in a second wave a few months or so after every new chipset launch. In this case we are getting a whole set of workstation motherboard from Gigabyte.
Today at Autodesk University 2015, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) unveiled the AMD FirePro W4300 for the best Computer-Aided Design (CAD) performance that fits both small form factor (SFF) and tower workstations. The AMD FirePro W4300 card expertly integrates a powerful GPU and 4GB of GDDR5 memory within a low-profile design for installation in SFF as well as full-sized systems.
Intel’s Xeon Phi chips are typically reserved for supercomputing. Well Intel is looking to change the game by bringing their upcoming 72-core Xeon Phi chip code-named Knights Landing to the desktop workstation market. There will be a limited number of workstations shipping in the first half of next year from Intel, who will also control the initial distribution.
Workstation systems are not what you would really call compact, when we think of compact systems we typically think of home theater PCs or low-powered LAN rigs. Well BOXX is changing that with their extremely compact workstation called the APEXX 1. It provides a tremendous amount of power in a compact size!
ASUS has officially launched the X99M-WS micro-ATX motherboard that is based on the Intel X99 Express chipset. We first got a look at this motherboard back in June at Computex. The “WS” means that this is a workstation-class motherboard and ASUS claims that it is the most feature-rich X99-based product in the micro-ATX form factor.
ASUS was not only showing off Z170 motherboards at Computex, they had a few new server and workstation motherboards based on the Intel X99 chipset. These motherboards include the X99-E WS/USB 3.1, X99-WS/IPMI, and the X99-M WS.
Gigabyte has just released a new dual-socket workstation motherboard in their MW70-3S0. This is a dual Intel LGA2011v3 socket motherboard that has quite a lot of features for the most demanding users.
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.