Both the motherboards in the series include a strong power design that aids in maintaining stability even at high overclocking settings. The company’s return to HEDT-class desktop CPUs is symbolised by the new Intel processors. Eight of the 15 announced processors allow for overclocking, a feature introduced by Intel with the Core i9-10980XE in 2019.
It is possible to use up to 56 cores, 112 threads, DDR5 Memory, and 112 PCIe 5.0 lanes using Intel’s Xeon W-2400 and W-3400 series CPUs. AMD processors for workstation applications currently only support DDR4 Memory and PCIe 4.0; this may change soon, but for now, Intel has the advantage in some situations.
While the Pro WS W790-ACE has one M.2 22110 and one M.2 2280 slot, both of which use PCIe 4.0, the Pro WS W790E-SAGE SE has three M.2 221110 slots, two PCIe 5.0 and one PCI 4.0. Both boards are comparable in various ways with other PC components. Each support up to 8 DDR5 RAM modules with a maximum of 2 terabytes, the LGA4677 socket, and Realtek S1220A 8CH audio.
8 SATA ports, 14+1+1 power stages, and 2 SlimSAS slots are all supported by the Pro WS W790E-SAGE SE. The ASUS Pro WS W790-ACE includes 3 SlimSAS slots, 4 SATA connectors, and 12+1+1 power phases. Other variations include the Pro WS W790E-SAGE SE board having two 10 Gb Ethernet connections in addition to one 1 Gb Ethernet port.
Price & Availability
The prices of the new ASUS Pro WS W790 Series Motherboards have not been revealed yet. They are anticipated to be available in the upcoming few weeks.