[Official] ASUS X99-E WS Owner's Club
This is my first time at such a thread so please be patient. If there is no objection, I would like to create a thread just for this motherboard as it is pretty unique IMO, and definitely is a great looking board. I've looked at some other owner's threads and borrowed the format of the OP from them, thanks to the other thread owner's creators for the template!
If you think that there is something that should be added to the OP please let me know and I'd be happy to add it.
I just ordered mine (9/29/2014) so I'll update the thread with pics of my board when it arrives.
ASUS Gallery Images... (Click to show)Pictures of the VRMs... (Click to show)Pictures of the PLX PEX8747 chips... (Click to show)
Supported CPU List: http://www.asus.com/ca-en/Commercial_Servers_Workstations/X99E_WS/HelpDesk_CPU/
Memory & Device Support Lists: http://www.asus.com/ca-en/Commercial_Servers_Workstations/X99E_WS/HelpDesk_QVL/
1102 <-- Direct Download Link
Quote:Older UEFI Versions (Click to show)
X99-E WS Formal BIOS 1102 release
1. Improve compatibility for some VGA cards.
2. Improve compatibility for some memory module.
1003 <-- Direct Download Link
X99-E WS Formal BIOS 1003 release
1. Improve SATA-EXPRESS single port stability.
2. Fix compatibility for CORSAIR 2133C9 DIMM.
3. Add Ez/Adv. icon on EzMode.
0902 <-- Direct Download Link
X99-E WS Formal BIOS 0902 release
1. Revise memory manufacturer name.
2. Support user password's rules in the security function of BIOS setup.
3. Fix compatibility for Genius 87 Gaming Keyboard.
4. Support server ASUS Updater tool.
5. Modified the words "Vcore voltages" to "CPU Core Voltage" in "EPU Power Saving Mode".
0801 <-- Direct Download Link
X99-E WS Formal BIOS 0801 release
1.Revised a string from "SB PCIE X4_2" to "SB PCIE X16_2" in Advanced\Intel(R) Thunderbolt.
0702 <-- Direct Download Link
X99-E WS Formal BIOS 0702 release
1.Support ECC function
0701 <-- Direct Download Link
X99-E WS Formal BIOS 0701 release
1.Update EC1 FW to 0413.
2.Add 'SMBus Write' option in setup(AiTweaker/Dram Timing Control)
3.Update power phase control with PCB ID added
0606 <-- Direct Download Link
X99-E WS Formal BIOS 0606 release
1. Improve XMP settings.
2. Enhance System stability.
3. Enhance USB compatibility.
0509 <-- Direct Download Link
X99-E WS Formal BIOS 0509 release
1. Improve the compatibility of USB keyboard.
2. Improve the compatibility of Server CPU.
3. Improve the system stability.
4. Improve progressive of OC performance.
0413 <-- Direct Download Link
X99-E WS Formal BIOS 0413 release
Reviews & Other Links:
ASUS X99 Motherboard Series - Official Support Thread (North America)
[wccf] ASUS X99-E WS Workstation Motherboard Unveiled
TweakTown.com - ASUS X99-E WS (Intel X99) Workstation Motherboard Review
Overclockers.com - ASUS X99-E WS Motherboard Review
PLX PEX info:
Petition Link: Vote for EK to make waterblocks for this board:
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ASUS X99-E WS Owners Club
Raja posted the below on the "ASUS X99 Motherboard Series - Official Support Thread (North America)" thread and I thought it pertinent enough that it should be quoted here. Everyone please understand that you are buying into a new platform with X99 at this time. Moreover, you are also buying into a new memory platform in DDR4. So please be patient and understand that there will be some hiccups but ASUS is here on OCN actively participating with our users to get any bugs worked out as quickly as possible!
Originally Posted by [email protected]
Thanks guys. I agree, I see this on every platform:
1) Users purchasing memory kits that they expect to be plug-and-play. Unfortunately any kit that is rated over stock speeds (DDR4-2133) may need adjustments. There isn't much we can do to make every sample work with every kit without the user needing to put in some work.
2) Users combining multiple memory kits - bad idea for plug-and-play. This is always a killer on the 8 DIMM platforms.
3) Users overclocking CPUs without even checking the system is stable at stock.
4) Users with CPUs that fall below the average for frequency that end up frustrated. Instead of debugging the issue by clocking the CPU gradually, they end up making several changes they should not make.
5) Users that don't seat memory modules firmly in slots (both sides clicked in) which results in a no-POST. Some make multiple RMAs before they realize this or they move on to another board entirely..
The rest, yes there are bugs. Same happens on every platform, but the above items are just as common. Sadly a lot of Newegg reviewers fall into the above camp. For the first two years of my tenure at ASUS I supported customers that had posted reviews on Newegg. There were plenty that dived head-first into building a killer rig with little to no experience and then blamed the parts. It was a fairly close split between genuine issue and lack of user experience/nous. Always wise to have someone nearby that can help put a first system together.
Remote help on forums or by other means, is only so helpful - someone nearby that has been through the process works a lot better.
Dang I wish my local store have this MOBO in stock. I love the WS line of Asus boards.
This is a nice board.
It'll be this or the RVE for my next board.
VRM and power phases infoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
as some know, my first WS died and took my 5960x with it. My second one is on it's way as of Friday from Newegg and my new 5960x is as well. Hopefully things will be better this time! lol
WOW, SupBiiz, who is where I bought my board from today, they actually had my board in stock! I got my tracking number tonight, so it is en-route!! FANSTANDING!!
My board is due to ship from an Australian supplier to me here is Aus on the 7/10/2014. Wanted to buy in the US seeing the board cost $642 US here delivered. After seeing this though couldn't risk the international warranty or RMA process
Looking through some of the reviews of the board, I found the following:
The board features an 8-Phase DIGI+ II VRM and the socket is powered through dual 8-Pin connectors including the 24-Pin ATX connector.
Read more: http://wccftech.com/asus-x99-e-ws-workstation-motherboard-unveiled-features-silver-black-color-scheme-server-grade-8phase-digi-vrm/#ixzz3EoAeHBO3
If all works out, this will be ordered this week
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