ASUS WS X299 Sage LGA 2066 CEB Motherboard

ASUS WS X299 Sage LGA 2066 CEB Motherboard

ASUS WS X299 Sage LGA 2066 CEB Motherboard

ASUS WS X299 Sage LGA 2066 CEB Motherboard

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  • CEB Form Factor
  • Intel X299 Chipset
  • LGA 2066 Socket
  • 8 x Quad-Channel DDR4-4200 (OC)
  • 8 x SATA III, 2 x M.2, 2 x U.2
  • 7 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 Slots
  • Realtek ALC S1220A 7.1-Channel HD Codec
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • USB 3.1 | USB 3.0 | USB 2.0
  • NVIDIA SLI/AMD CrossFireX Support
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ASUS WS X299 SAGE overview

  • 1Description

The WS X299 Sage LGA 2066 CEB Motherboard from ASUS blends GPU performance with up to Quad-SLI support, server-grade validation, and comprehensive cooling options to deliver system builds for training neural networks and crunching through other scalable compute loads. Dual PLX chips extend the number of PCIe lanes to provide additional expansion slots, giving you connectivity options to configure your system with the tools you need to get your job done. The WS X299 Sage supports the LGA 2066 socket, Intel X299 chipset, and is compatible with Windows 10 (64-bit). Also supported is USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C, each of which can achieve data transfer rates of up to 10 Gb/s, plus dual U.2 and M.2 slots that reach speeds of up to 32 Gb/s.

The CEB form factor of the WS X299 Sage can support quad-channel 4200 (OC), 4133 (OC), 4000 (OC), 3600 (OC), 2666, 2400, and 2133 MHz non-ECC, unbuffered memory. When equipped with an Intel Core X-Series processor with six or more cores, up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM is supported over eight 288-pin DIMM slots, as compared to quad-core processors that support 64GB of DDR4 RAM over four 288-pin DIMM slots.

The WS X299 Sage has a total of eight SATA III 6 Gb/s connectors, two M.2 Socket 3 slots that support PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs (both support 2242/2260/2280 form factors, while one also supports 22110), and two U.2 connectors. There is also 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C port, 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A port, 6 x USB 3.0 Type-A ports, and 4 x USB 2.0 Type-A ports, all located at the rear, as well as 1 x USB 3.0 header at mid-board that supports 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A ports and one front panel USB 3.1 connector. Other features include Intel I210-AT and I219-LM Gigabit LAN controllers and 7 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slots.

The WS X299 Sage does not support integrated graphics, meaning that users will need to purchase a compatible and dedicated GPU of their choice. Once that GPU is installed, multi-GPU output is supported for NVIDIA 4-Way SLI and AMD 4-Way CrossFireX technologies.

Using the Realtek ALC S1220A 7.1-channel HD audio codec, the WS X299 Sage can support analog and digital audio using the integrated 3.5mm and S/PDIF jacks. Included is an ASUS Q-Shield, a vertical M.2 bracket set, a COM port cable, eight SATA III 6 Gb/s cables, M.2 screws, an MOS cooling kit with a fan bracket and a 40 x 40mm fan, a 3-way SLI bridge, a 4-way SLI bridge, an SLI HB bridge, (2-Way-M), and a Q-connector. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.

General Features

Workstation Exclusive

Multi-GPU Support
The WS X299 Sage fits up to four dual-slot graphics cards and supports both NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX 4-way configurations to enable multi-GPU setups that harness the full power of modern graphics technologies, including NVIDIA Quadro. With performance beyond 15.23 teraflops, NVIDIA Quadro complements the WS X299 Sage, delivering the efficient performance for design, modeling, medical research, and processing-intensive simulation and rendering applications.
ASUS Control Center
The WS X299 Sage features ASUS Control Center (ACC), a centralized and integrated IT management platform for monitoring and controlling ASUS commercial products, including servers, workstations, and digital signage. ACC enables remote BIOS updates, monitoring of multiple systems via mobile devices, and one-click software updates and dispatching, allowing easier server management for any IT infrastructure.

Tune It Your Way

5-Way Optimization - One-Click Overclocking and Cooling
ASUS 5-Way Optimization makes your workstation smart. One click takes care of complex tuning, dynamically optimizing essential aspects of the system to provide overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailored for your rig. Fans stay whisper-quiet with everyday computing, while delivering improved airflow when the system is crunching through CPU- or GPU-intensive tasks. Additionally, stress test functions help optimize and overclock for CPU- or memory-centric workloads.
CPU Performance Boost
Unleash your workstation's full performance with the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility. The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) is the intelligence behind their automated system-tuning utility, offering the ability to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclocking parameters for improved performance.
All-Round Energy Efficiency
With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU), you'll enjoy system-wide power savings. The EPU automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode - a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.
Flexible Cooling Controls for Air or Liquid
With the WS X299 Sage, you have comprehensive control over fans, water pumps, and even all-in-one coolers - all via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS. Whether you're cooling with air or water, Auto Tuning Mode intelligently configures most parameters with a single click. There's also Extreme Quiet Mode, which reduces fan speeds to below the default minimum - keeping your system quiet when performing light tasks.
Precise Digital Power Control
Digi+ Power Control delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency and power efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for greater stability and performance.
App-Specific Optimization for Professionals
Whether you're a professional content creator or enthusiast, you'll feel the benefit of ASUS' exclusive Turbo Core app. This tool allows you to define CPU overclocking, apply fan profiles, prioritize network data, and optimize audio settings at the app level, so your WS X299 Sage system is optimized for whatever you're doing.
The mouse-controllable graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more appealing. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, EZ and Advanced modes will help you find your way with ease.

EZ Tuning Wizard
Quickly apply a CPU overclock to improve system performance, or configure a RAID array for faster data retrieval and backups.

My Favorites
Quickly discover tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.
EZ Mode
Intuitive Graphical Fan Control
Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.

Improve your DRAM performance with one click.

SATA Information
Display SATA port details that help you easily recognize drives.

Fast Clock Adjustment
Use mouse controls to change the time and date.
Advanced Mode
GPU Post
View recommendations for multi-VGA configurations and detailed information for select ASUS graphics cards.

Secure Erase
Remove all data and restore your drive to factory settings.

Last Modified Log
Track last change and save preferred profiles to a USB drive.

SATA Port Renaming
Rename SATA ports for easy identification.
Make Your Memory Go Faster
With optimized trace paths for time-aligned signaling and minimal crosstalk, third-generation ASUS T-Topology offers enhanced memory stability and compatibility, allowing support for memory speeds of DDR4-4200 MHz and beyond.
OC Design - ASUS PRO Clock II Technology
The WS X299 Sage includes a dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator that extends CPU and memory overclocking margins. This custom solution works in tandem with the TPU to enhance voltage and BCLK overclocking control, providing the flexibility to extract more performance from Intel Core X-Series processors.

Cooler by Design

Flexible Cooling Controls
The WS X299 Sage features comprehensive cooling controls, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.

Multiple Temperature Sources
Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors, for workload based cooling. It's all managed by Fan Xpert 4 or UEFI.

Water Pump+
A dedicated header that can supply over 3A to high-performance PWM or DC water pumps.

AIO Pump
A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.

4-Pin PWM/DC Header
Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.

ASUS Fan Extension Card Support
Includes a header for fan extension card support.

Smart Protection
Includes a header for fan extension card support.
Efficient VRM Heatsink
Designed for powerful Intel Core X-Series processors with up to 18 cores, the WS X299 Sage features a capable thermal design to help ensure top-tier performance with no CPU throttling. Consisting of an efficient VRM heatsink with a metal fin array design that maximizes surface area for heat dissipation, plus an additional heatsink and connecting heatpipe to further increase cooling performance, this thermal design ensures that the WS X299 Sage is always ready to handle demanding tasks.
Multiple PLX Heatsinks
With its dual PLX chips that increase the number of available PCIe lanes to enable 4-way GPU configurations, the WS X299 Sage also features a thermal solution to dissipate the heat that comes with routing so much high-speed traffic. An additional heatsink array and heatpipe cover the PLX chips and are positioned in the path of maximum airflow within the chassis, reducing PLX temperatures by up to 68°F for consistent cooling and system stability.
ProCool Power Connector
ASUS ProCool is the power connector reinvented. Compared with traditional power connectors, ProCool connectors provide a more secure, lower resistance connection that enables better heat dissipation and improved reliability.

Fast Connectivity

Dual Onboard M.2 up to 32 Gb/s
The WS X299 Sage features dual onboard M.2 slots, each operating at PCI Express 3.0 x4 to provide an abundant 32 Gb/s of bandwidth.
Intel Virtual RAID on CPU (VROC) surpasses PCH-based RAID arrays that are bottlenecked by the 32 Gb/s limit of the DMI bus, allowing you to utilize CPU PCIe lanes to configure a bootable RAID array that can transfer data at fast speeds.
Dual U.2 Connectors
The U.2 specification lets your SSDs scream at top speed. Simply attach your choice of drive and experience data transfer speeds of up to 32 Gb/s, while also freeing up a PCIe slot for another expansion card.
Intel Optane Memory
Intel Optane is a non-volatile memory technology supported by the WS X299 Sage. Intel Optane memory modules accelerate attached storage to reduce boot and load times, so everything feels faster and more responsive.
10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Front Panel Connector
The WS X299 Sage's front panel USB 3.1 connector is ready for next-gen cases and devices.
10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Type-A & Type-C
With backward-compatible USB 3.1 Type-A and reversible USB 3.1 Type-C ports, you'll experience connection flexibility and fast data-transfer speeds of up to 10 Gb/s.
Dual Intel Server-Class Gigabit LAN
For more reliable networking, the WS X299 Sage features server-class dual Intel Gigabit LAN, ensuring lower CPU utilization and temperatures, strong performance, and improved support for diverse operating systems. The dual Ethernet ports also support teaming which combines the network links to provide higher throughput or redundancy in case of failure.

Reliable Stability and Validation

Server-Grade Memory Validation
The WS X299 Sage supports up to 128GB of quad-channel DDR4 RAM to readily handle the larger data sets found in professional workloads. Strict validation with a wide variety of memory types and operating conditions, including factors such as time, temperature, and voltage ranges, ensures that the WS X299 Sage provides the reliability and stability professionals depend upon to get their work done.
SafeSlot is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to protect your graphics card investment. Manufactured in a single step using an insert-molding process, SafeSlot integrates the slot with fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, which is then firmly anchored to the PCB through additional solder points.
Intel Core X-Series Processors for the LGA 2066 Socket
Intel Core X-Series processors (Six-Core and above): 4-channel (8-DIMM), 44/28 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes.
Intel Core X-Series processors (4 core): 2-channel (4-DIMM), 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes.
Intel X299 Chipset
The Intel X299 chipset supports the LGA 2066 socket Intel Core X-Series processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, X299 provides a maximum of ten 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 ports, eight SATA III 6Gb/s ports, and 32 Gb/s M.2 support for faster data retrieval.
UPC: 889349853672
In the Box
ASUS WS X299 Sage LGA 2066 CEB Motherboard
  • 8 x SATA III 6 Gb/s Cables
  • COM Port Cable
  • Vertical M.2 Bracket Set
  • M.2 Screws
  • MOS Cooling Kit (Fan Bracket and 40 x 40mm fan)
  • 3-Way SLI Bridge
  • 4-Way SLI Bridge
  • SLI HB Bridge (2-Way-M)
  • Q-Connector
  • ASUS Q-Shield
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    ASUS WS X299 SAGE specs

    Chipset Intel X299
    CPU Socket LGA 2066
    Back Panel I/O
    USB 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
    6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
    4 x USB 2.0 Type-A
    Display None
    Audio 1 x S/PDIF
    5 x 3.5 mm
    Ethernet / Controller 1 x Intel I210-AT Gigabit
    1 x Intel I219-LM Gigabit
    Buttons BIOS Flashback
    Memory Slots 8 x 288-Pin
    Memory Support DDR4 2133, 2400, 2666, 3600, 4000, 4133, 4200 MHz
    Maximum Capacity 128 GB
    Channel Architecture Quad Channel
    ECC Support Non-ECC Unbuffered
    Storage Expansion
    M.2 1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4)
    1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4)
    U.2 2
    RAID Support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 (SATA)
    Internal I/Obsffcaasbzfrxywzvdextzeqfftwfqcasb
    Expansion Slots 7 x PCIe 3.0 x16
    USB 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Header (Supports 2 USB Type-A Ports)
    Multi-GPU Support 4-Way NVIDIA SLI
    4-Way AMD CrossFireX
    Air Cooling 1 x 4-Pin CPU
    1 x 4-Pin System
    2 x 3-Pin Cover
    1 x 5-Pin Extension
    1 x 4-Pin M.2
    Liquid Cooling 1 x 4-Pin Pump
    Power Connectors 1 x 24-Pin Mainboard
    1 x 6-Pin ATX
    2 x 8-Pin CPU
    LED Header 1 x RGB
    Audio None
    Diagnostics Clear CMOS, EZ XMP, Power, Reset
    Add-On 1 x Thunderbolt Card Header
    Legacy 1 x Parallel
    Front Panel I/O
    I/O Connection Headers AAFP, USB 3.1
    Audio Codec Realtek ALC S1220A (8-Channel)
    Supported Operating Systems Windows 10 (64-Bit)
    Form Factor CEB
    Dimensions 12 x 10.5" / 30.48 x 26.67 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.3 x 11.5 x 3.2"

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