Monday, November 6th 2017

ASUS Intros WS X299 Pro SE Motherboard

ASUS today introduced the WS X299 Pro SE motherboard, a variant of the recently announced WS X299 Pro. The new Pro SE comes with an ASUS ASMB9-iKVM IPMI 2.0 compliant remote management chip, which is physically an ASPEED AST2500, but with custom firmware and software by ASUS. This chip provides a host of remote-management features, including iKVM, remote BIOS update, BSOD screen capture, and screen video recording, remote data wipe, etc., all adding to the board's enterprise credentials. The chip is tucked away underneath the secondary VRM heatsink next to the expansion slot area of the motherboard, and dissipates its heat to this heatsink via a thermal pad. The board is otherwise identical to the WS X299 Pro. We expect the WS X299 Pro SE to sell at a premium over the WS X299 Pro.
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14 Comments on ASUS Intros WS X299 Pro SE Motherboard

#1
owen10578
Where the hell did the real heatsink fins like on older WS boards go? Shouldn't they be function>form for WS.
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#2
Chaitanya
That heatsink is a step in wrong direction sadly. Seems like Asus decided to cheapskate on that area as well.
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#3
uuuaaaaaa
We are in the era of the Aesthetic Heatsink Plague... Bring back the good old heatsinks with a lot of fins, and heatpipes, those look awesome and properly perform their function as an heatsink...
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btarunr
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uuuaaaaaa said:
a lot of fins
Here are some "lot of fins" to soothe your soul.




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#5
StrayKAT
uuuaaaaaa said:
We are in the era of the Aesthetic Heatsink Plague... Bring back the good old heatsinks with a lot of fins, and heatpipes, those look awesome and properly perform their function as an heatsink...
Even supermicro follows this trend with gamer oriented stuff.
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#6
uuuaaaaaa
btarunr said:
Here are some "lot of fins" to soothe your soul.





Proper cooling right there!
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#8
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Even just one single generation ago the WS board had a nice finned heatsink. I had hoped to swap to the X299 version of my X99M WS, but it looks like that wont be happening. Might stick it out and see what else comes out for the C621 stuff

One generation ago...



Although even if this has just flashy heatsinks I can't argue with overclocking two xeon platinums...hmmm

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#9
dyonoctis
cdawall said:
Even just one single generation ago the WS board had a nice finned heatsink. I had hoped to swap to the X299 version of my X99M WS, but it looks like that wont be happening. Might stick it out and see what else comes out for the C621 stuff

One generation ago...



Although even if this has just flashy heatsinks I can't argue with overclocking two xeon platinums...hmmm


If you look closely you can see the heatsinks under the cover. For both the board of the news (for the cpu vrm), and this one. The fins and the heatpipes are still there, they just put a cover on it. (The perks of caring for aesthetic is that you can spot this kind of small details).
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#10
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
dyonoctis said:
If you look closely you can see the heatsinks under the cover. For both the board of the news (for the cpu vrm), and this one. The fins and the heatpipes are still there, they just put a cover on it. (The perks of caring for aesthetic is that you can spot this kind of small details).
They are still not as large and airflow will not be as good.
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#11
dyonoctis
cdawall said:
They are still not as large and airflow will not be as good.
Fair enough. They still looks better than what you might find on some gygabyte Workstation/server motherboard who don't have heatsink at all, or even supermicron, Z workstation, Dell precision who are sold with a cheap, light heatsink.

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#12
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
dyonoctis said:
Fair enough. They still looks better than what you might find on some gygabyte Workstation/server motherboard who don't have heatsink at all, or even supermicron, Z workstation, Dell precision who are sold with a cheap, light heatsink.


Those don't get overclocked and are designed to have constant airflow across
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#13
dyonoctis
cdawall said:
Those don't get overclocked and are designed to have constant airflow across
I guess I just don't understand what it means to be a maximizer.
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#14
hyp36rmax
owen10578 said:
Where the hell did the real heatsink fins like on older WS boards go? Shouldn't they be function>form for WS.
Makes me love my X99M-WS even more lol

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