The Asus P9X79-E WS high-scalability workstation motherboard has been designed to support powerful and flexible graphics configurations as required by professional users in sectors such as graphic and industrial design, research, and scientific modeling. Customers can opt for 4-way Nvidia GeForce SLI or AMD CrossFireX multi-GPU setups, install seven single-slot graphics cards, or choose up to four double-deck (2-slot) cards. The P9X79-E WS includes Asus Dr. Power, which helps prevent sudden shutdowns using power supply health monitoring and event notifications. An onboard LED shows codes for power-related issues in the event the system fails to boot, reducing the time it takes to resolve technical difficulties.
The Asus P9X79-E WS offers a durable ten-layer PCB with 100% ultra-long life solid state capacitors. It also uses exclusive Asus DIGI+ VRM digital voltage controls for the CPU and DRAM, with the EPU chip regulating power consumption to deliver up to 91% power efficiency in the 30%-80% CPU load range. The P9X79-E WS uses a fan-less cooling design with copper heatpipes to extend hardware longevity, improve stability, and ensure 0dB quiet operation. The P9X79-E WS features six SATA 6Gbit/s ports, two front panel eSATA ports and new dual server-grade Intel Ethernet ports.