Proving the Intel X58 architecture’s enduring potential and value, the Asus P6X58-E WS workstation motherboard ships with multi-GPU support for both NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX , SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3.0. It also includes built-in server-class Intel LAN, as well as ASUS-developed highlights such as Xtreme Phase power delivery and EPU energy consumption optimization. A dedicated expansion slot controller ensures increased bandwidth availability for each connected graphics card, hence the Asus P6X58-E WS supports up to 3-way NVIDIA SLI, with each of the triple PCI-E channels working at full X16 speeds. For AMD CrossFireX, the P6X58-E WS offers up to quad-GPU arrangements, with each PCI-E channel working in X16.The P6X58-E WS represents the first appearance of SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3.0 data transfer standards on an Intel X58-based workstation motherboard.
Two hardware-accelerated Intel Gigabit LAN ports double the connection bandwidth available to users, while at the same time reducing CPU utilization. These accelerated Gigabit ports support dedicated server operating systems as well as VMWare virtualization for increased functionality and efficiency on streamlined hardware.
To better handle professional applications, the P6X58-E WS features Asus Xtreme Phase power delivery components for more efficient, cleaner power, improved stability and increased reliability. Users also benefit from the inclusion of the exclusive Energy Processing Unit, or EPU, a proprietary Asus programmable microchip that supervises energy consumption across the system to reduce power wastage.