ASUS Z9 PE-D8 WS Dual Xeon Insanity E5-2660 & E5-2687W


Dual Xeon Insanity


Having 3 grands worth of CPU is pointless without anything to put them in, and we have the ASUS Z9 PE-D8 WS, a dual-CPU workstation board with a serious amount of bells and whistles.

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As it's more than just a motherboard for general use, the Z9 comes with a plethora of attachments and cables for all your server farm needs. We'll just be focussing on the insanity of using it as a desk-based system though.

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Thanks to four full-fat PCI Express 3.0 lanes, you could go mad with it if you wanted. Should you though? Well that's why we're here.  (dual x16 or quad x8)

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Surprisingly it's not as big as you might expect. It's only 12 inches by 13 inches, or 305mm x 330mm for those metric people in the audience which in nerd terms is the EBB format. Sure it's not a shrinking violet, but it's not a complete behemoth of a thing either.

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Most Recent Comments

02-04-2012, 19:59:06

It's a beautiful thing... that amount of processing power should be illegal.Quote

02-04-2012, 19:59:16

I seriously want a pair of these for folding. 114k PPD without any bonuses is insane!

(Btw Tom the link is broken mate)Quote

02-04-2012, 20:02:24

O my god ...

that is awesome , nice one TTL cudos Quote

02-04-2012, 20:06:35

Off topic,

But where can I buy a benchtable like that ?

BTW the link on here goes to a smaller picture ! Quote

02-04-2012, 20:09:34

So much POWA!!!!!

Wasted for anything less than folding or rendering etc though.


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