++++ You can buy the ASRock X99 WS-E/10G/A/ASRK Mainboard for a price of approx. 799 Euro (03/2016). It is in the upper price segment of the Intel LGA 2011-3 motherboards.
The ASRock X99 WS-E/10G LGA 2011-3 DDR4 motherboard can really convince us. Especially the high Intel X540 network performance, high-quality finish, the absolutely outstanding high-end equipment and the extensive features for overclocking the Intel LGA2011-3 CPU.
Who needs to transfer large amounts of data over the network on a regular basis, could finally breathe again with this new 10 Gigabit technology.
At the CeBIT 2016 fair, there were already the first home user NAS systems with optional 10 Gigabit. For the new technology the signs are already very good and we hope for a rapid launch of other devices with 10 Gbit connectivity and future price cuts by the establishment in the home segment.
As standard features, the X99 WS-E/10G mainboard has a total of seven PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots !!!, twelve SATA3 ports, a shared SATA Express 10 Gb/s port, a shared eSATA3 Port, a M.2 20Gb/s slot, up to eight possible USB 3.0 ports, up to 8 + 1 possible USB 2.0 ports, two 10 Gigabit LAN ports, two 1 Gigabit LAN ports, 7.1 Purity Sound 2 with DTS Connect support, analog sound output over five jacks, digital sound output via optical S/PDIF, TPM connector, eight DDR4 slots together DRAM Frequency OC Presets for DDR4 overclocking, graphical interface for the optimal control of the fans in UEFI setup and much more.
All in all, the ASRock X99 WS-E/10G motherboard is not only for workstations a great motherboard, but certainly also for enthusiasts in the gaming area. Because with ever increasing requirements – for example, by Virtual Reality or always
bigger PC monitors with even finer resolutions – you can never have enough power.
Special thanks to ASRock for their support.
* All LGA 2011-3 motherboard reviews since 01.10.2014 are based on an Intel Core i7-5930K CPU, MSI Radeon R9 280 Twin Frozr Gaming 3GB PCI Express 3.0 video card, 4x 4GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 / PC4-19200U memory modules, Cooler Master Silent Pro M 600W power supply unit and the following software configuration: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, SiSoftware Sandra 2013, Futuremark 3DMark and 3DMark06 (OC software is available in the Links & Downloads section). All benchmark results only offer a comparison among themselves for a rough motherboard performance comparison.