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ASUS Launches Z7S WS Motherboard

ASUS today released the Z7S WS workstation motherboard. It is equipped with dual Socket 771 and utilizes the latest Intel 5400 chipset. It also supports fully buffered DDR2 800MHz dual-channel memory, dual PCI Express 2.0 x16 lanes; and comes in the compact CEB form factor.

The multiple slot interfaces increase expansion choices and allows users to obtain high data transmission speeds. The motherboard supports dual PCIe 2.0 x16 as well as PCI-X slots for more convenience on slot expansion.

The Z7S WS fits into the compact CEB form factor (12" x 10.5") allowing users to build up a small and compact but powerful dual CPU workstation systems.

More features include ASUS' heat-pipe solution, 7.1-channel MIO audio card, optional ASUS Patented MemCool Kit. The "extra" features include Q-Connector and ASUS' Q-Shield.


Processor / System Bus 2 x Socket LGA771
Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5100/5200
Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5300/5400 Sequence
FSB 1600/1333/1066 MHz
Digital power solution
Support HyperThreading, EIST, VT, EM64T, XD, TM/TM2
Core Logic   Intel 5400 Memory Controller Hub (MCH)
Intel ESB2E I/O Controller Hub (ICH)
Form Factor   CEB form factor, 12" x 10.5" (30.5cm x 26.7 cm)
Memory Total Slots 6 (4-channel)
Capacity Maximum up to 24 GB
Memory Type Fully-Buffered DIMM DDR2 800/667/533 Reg. ECC
Memory Size 512 MB, 1 GB, 2GB, 4GB
Expansion Slots
(follow SSI Location #)
Total PCI/PCI-X/PCIe Slots 6
Slot Location 2 MIO PCIe x1 (ASUS proprietary)
Slot Location 3 PCIe x16 slot (x16 link)
Slot Location 4 PCI-X
Slot Location 5 PCIe x16 slot (x16 link)
Slot Location 6 PCI
Slot Location 7 PCIe x16 slot (x8 link)
Storage IDE Controller Intel ESB2E ICH:
1 * Single Channel Bus Master IDE support UltraATA 133/100/66/33
SATA Controller Intel ESB2E ICH:
6 SATA2 300MB/s ports
Intel Matrix Storage (for Windows only)
(Support RAID Software 0, 1)
Networking LAN 2 x Marvell 88E8056 Dual Gb LAN
Support teaming function
Onboard I/O Connectors Floppy Connector 1
PSU Connector 24-pin ATX power connector + 8-pin ATX 12V power connector + 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
USB 2.0 1 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports for 2 USB
1 x USB 2.0/1.1 slot
Fan Header 8 x 4-pin Fan
Chassis Intruder 1
Rear I/O Connectors External Serial Port 2
External USB Port 5
IEEE1394 1
RJ-45 2
PS/2 KB 1

Source: ASUS

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