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ASUS Dual-Socket LGA2011 Motherboard Pictured

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At CES, ASUS showed off its latest workstation motherboard designed for 2P socket LGA2011 Sandy Bridge-EP eight-core processors, the Z9PE-D8-WS. By the looks of it, it might not be having the voltage-delivery muscle of EVGA's SR3, but it is filled to the brim with connectivity. Each socket is powered by a 14-phase Digi+ II VRM, there are numerous other power domains. The board draws power from a 24-pin ATX connector, two 8-pin EPS connectors, and a 4-pin Molex.

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Chucks Norris Motherboard has arrived ^_^
 
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For servers I'm guessing.
 
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First time heard the term Nvidia Tesla ..........
 
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think about the crunching cabability of the machine built on this beast!
 
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I am curious, would this mean that the CPU's will share the workload? or is it more for the purpose of virtual machines?
 

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So in the end, what's the difference between a Workstation and a High End PC?? ;)
 
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256 GB of RAM?

256GB/8 slots = 32 GB/slot. To my knowledge, the highest available RAM density available to most consumers is 8 GB/stick. Supposedly Samsung has 32 GB/stick, but that stuff seems to be available in only extremely limited quantities (not mentioning the king's ransom eight sticks of it would require).

Oh well, if you're already dropping 2 grand on a set of processors, ~800 on the mobo (assumed, but only a ballpark guess), and enough on other components (PSU, drives, etc...) to make a dozen high end consumer PCs the cost of a 32 GB stick seems reasonable...
 

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Its also going to support overclocking to the degree that the Sandy Bridge-EP CPUs allow. And not be locked like a traditional Dual-Socket board intended for the professional segment of high-end PCs.
 

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256 GB of RAM?

256GB/8 slots = 32 GB/slot. To my knowledge, the highest available RAM density available to most consumers is 8 GB/stick. Supposedly Samsung has 32 GB/stick, but that stuff seems to be available in only extremely limited quantities (not mentioning the king's ransom eight sticks of it would require).
Availability and pricing doesn't change anything to support.
 
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Needs more ram....:shadedshu
Not meant for regular consumer though is it.

Pop a few 8/16 or 32gb sticks and your away :toast:
 
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I am curious, would this mean that the CPU's will share the workload? or is it more for the purpose of virtual machines?
If you run a single OS on it, then it will see the total amount of cores available to it and thus share the workload.
 
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If you run a single OS on it, then it will see the total amount of cores available to it and thus share the workload.
Well, that's a good thing right :)
 

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