ASUS announced the X99-E 10G WS workstation motherboard. Although the X99-E 10G WS based on the X99 Express chipset, it supports Intel Xeon E5-1600 and E5-2600 (v3 and v4) processors, besides Core i7 “Haswell-E” and “Broadwell-E” processors in the LGA2011v3 socket. The board also has eight DDR4 DIMM slots support up to 128 GB of quad-channel DDR4 memory.
The X99-E 10G WS built in the SSI-CEB form factor (305 mm x 267 mm), with seven PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots, and feature a PLX PEX-8747 x48 bridge chips to provide either two x16 slots with direct wiring to the CPU, or four x16 slots running at full x16 bandwidth, or seven x16 slots in x16/x8/x8/x8/x8/x8/x8 configuration.
The board features one 32 Gb/s U.2 port, a 32 Gb/s M.2 slot, and ten SATA 6 Gb/s ports. The board derives its name from support for 10 Gbps Ethernet, and a pair of 10 Gbps connections powered by an Intel X550-AT2 controller. The X99-E 10G WS also comes with modern connectivity features like two USB 3.1 ports one is type-C and one type-A, eight USB 3.0 ports, and 8-channel HD audio with an 115 dBA SNR CODEC. To power everything ASUS provide a 24-pin ATX, a 6-pin PCIe, and two 8-pin EPS connectors, with an 8-phase VRM to power the CPU. As of now no price has been announced.