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Workstation Essentials for Your Professional Studio
The ASUS Workstation Series is the ideal foundation for a powerful PC. It delivers awesome power, dependable performance and unparalleled multiple I/O scalability for the most demanding tasks and future upgrades. It intelligently reduces operation noise and dissipates heat through advanced and environmentally friendly methods to accommodate user needs. ASUS Workstation Series motherboards also bring you ultimate reliability and quality through our "24 x 24" initiative, which means 24-hour operation and a 24-month life cycle supply guarantee. Let the ASUS Workstation Series improve the quality of your work and life.
8+2 Phase Power Design
To fully unleash the potential of new Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs, this motherboard uses a brand new eight-phase VRM power design, delivering high power efficiency and supreme overclocking ability. Furthermore, high quality power components effectively lower system temperatures to ensure longer component lifespan. This motherboard also features 2-phase power dedicated to the integrated memory controller.
EU Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, which requires products meet strict energy efficiency standards. This is in line with the ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and energy efficient products through product design and innovation to reduce the carbon footprint of products and thus mitigate environmental impact.
Designed with Optimized Workstation Architecture
The P8B WS features Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 workstation processors and the workstation-specific Intel® C206 chipset to boost extreme-output HD3000 integrated graphic. It provides ultimate visualization and 3D modeling capabilities, with dedicated support for professional applications for Adobe® Photoshop™, Autodesk® AutoCAD® , Autodesk® Inventor®, UGS® Solid edge® and more to experience extreme graphic performance.
Ultimate Graphics Performance with NVIDIA Quadro GPUs
P8B WS is specially designed with BIOS and motherboard PCB layout to accommodate optimized professional openGL performance. Benchmarking in SPECviewperf®11 indicates this design results in outstanding performance, so users in computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided engineering (CAE), digital content creation (DCC) and geographic information systems (GIS) can make good use of the ample graphics power the P8B WS supports.
Diverse CPU and Memory Types
The P8B WS supports 2nd generation Intel® Core i3 series desktop processors and Intel® Xeon E3-1200 series server/workstation CPUs. System builders can also choose between robust server-grade DDR3 ECC unbuffered memory modules and more mainstream and readily available DDR3 non-ECC unbuffered memory. By supporting different processors and memory types, the P8B WS affords a wide range of workstation builds for every budget and need.
Built in Dual Intel Server-Class Gigabit LAN
For more reliable networking, the P8B WS features built-in dual Intel server-class Gigabit LAN. It uses lower CPU utilization, increasing throughput to achieve outstanding performance as well as better support for diverse operating systems. It also features teaming, and fault tolerance functions provide doubled bandwidth/network redundancy compared to standard Gigabit LAN. Intel 82574L chipsets are certified by VMware for native virtualization support.
True USB 3.0 Support
Experience ultra-fast data transfers at 4.8Gbps with USB 3.0 - the latest connectivity standard. Built to connect easily with next generation components and peripherals, USB 3.0 transfers data 10X faster and is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 components.
True SATA 6Gbps Support
Supporting next-generation Serial ATA (SATA) storage interface, this motherboard delivers up to 6.0Gbps data transfer rates. Additionally, get enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, and double the bandwidth of current bus systems.
EFI BIOS (With EZ Mode)
The brand new ASUS EFI BIOS offers a user-friendly interface that goes beyond traditional keyboard-only BIOS controls to enable more flexible and convenient mouse input. Users can easily navigate the new EFI BIOS with the same ease as their operating system. The exclusive EZ Mode displays frequently-accessed setup info, while the Advanced Mode is for experienced performance enthusiasts who demand far more intricate system settings.
AI Suite II
With its friendly interface, AI Suite II consolidates all exclusive ASUS features into one simple-to-use package. It allows users to supervise overclocking, energy management, fan speed, voltage and sensor readings, even interact with mobile devices via Bluetooth. This all-in-one software offers diverse and easy to use functions, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.
ASUS Ai Charger+ brings you to a new level of USB 3.0-based device charging.
Energy Efficiency All Around
Tap into the world's first real-time PC power saving chip through a simple onboard switch or the AI Suite II utility. Get total system-wide energy optimization by automatically detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power consumption. This also reduces fan noise and extends component longevity!