Asus P7F7-E WS SuperComputer
Released March, 2010
The Pros:Capable of handling large capacities of the fastest DDR3 ECC RAM on the market. Compatible with both SLI and CrossFireX setups for extreme graphics processing power. Extremely fast communication between components, no bottlenecking on the board.
The Cons:Price puts it out of reach for any but the few who specifically need an extreme amount of graphics processing power.
The Asus P7F7-E WS SuperComputer is ASUSTek's flagship motherboard. It is a high-end Intel motherboard targeted towards people who use very graphics-intensive programs, especially professional graphic editing studios.
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It has four PCI-E slots and has the ability to support up to four ATI CrossFire or nVidia SLI graphics cards, including the nVidia Tesla, for extreme amounts of parallel graphical processing power. It supports both the new USB 3.0 standard, and the new SATA 6.0Gbps standard, which allows it to max out the USB 3.0 transfer speed. Complimentary to the USB 3.0, is IEE 1394b support for twice as fast firewire connections.
- ATX Form Factor
- Intel Socket LGA 1156
- Intel Ibex Peak 3450 Chipset
- 6 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 2000(O.C.)*/1333/1066/800 ECC,Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
- 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (@ x16 or x8), 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (@ x8), 3 x PCIe x1 (@ x1)
- NVIDIA Geforce 3 way/2 way SLI technology
- ATI CrossFireX technology, up to Quad CrossFireX
- 6 xSATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
- Intel Matrix Storage Support RAID 0,1,5,10
- 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports, supporting RAID 0 and 1
- 2 x Realtek 81112L Dual Gb LAN
- VIA VT2020 10-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Optical S/PDIF out ports at back I/O
- 1 x 1394a port and 2 x 1394b ports
- 2 x USB 3.0 ports (Blue, at back panel)
- 12 x USB 2.0 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at back panel)
- 4 PCIe x 16 slots
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo port
- 1 x DVI
User Reviews (1)
capable of handling large capacities of the fastest DDR3 ECC RAM on the market
compatible with both SLI and CrossFireX setups for extreme graphics processing power
extremely fast communication between components, no bottlenecking on the board
more USB ports than most will ever need
plenty of high-speed SATA ports with great support for a number of RAID configurations
offers lots of space for multiple GPU setups, easy to set up without it being too tight of a fit
price puts it out of reach for any but the few who specifically need an extreme amount of graphics processing power
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