With the recent release of the Intel Cascade Lake-X processors, ASUS adds the new Pro WS X299 SAGE II Motherboard to its workstation-class Intel X299 motherboard lineup. ASUS releases a trio of workstation-class X299 motherboards back in November 2017 announcing the ASUS WS X299 SAGE, WS X299 PRO and WS X299 PRO/SE motherboards. Compared to the WS X299 SAGE that supports up to DDR4-4200, the Pro WS X299 SAGE II supports up to DDR4-4266 along with other superior features including dual Intel 2.5 Gigabit LAN and support for ThunderboltEX 3 card.
The ASUS Pro WS X299 SAGE II, designed for workstations, sports 7 PCIe Gen3 x16 slots with ASUS SafeSlot supports NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFire configurations. The motherboard also packs dual M.2, triple U.2, and USB Gen3.2 Gen2 Type-A and Type-C offering swift file transfer speeds. The Pro WS X299 SAGE II features the same metal-fin array design on its VRM heatsink offering superb heat dissipation for greater performance stability.
FeaturesIntel LGA 2066 socket: Ready for the latest Intel Core X-series processors
AI Overclocking: Quickly optimizes CPU performance by profiling the CPU and cooler, achieving results that are extremely close to manual tuning by experts
Dual Intel 2.5G LAN: Offers increased data throughput and improved efficiency, making it ideal for large file transfers and backup
Fits up to 4-way graphics cards: Includes 7 PCIe Gen 3 x16 slots and supports NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFire
Ultra-efficient VRM heatsink: Metal-fin-array design maximizes surface area for heat dissipation to enable unthrottled performance
Next-gen connectivity: Next-gen transfer speeds with dual M.2, triple U.2 and USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C
No information on pricing and availability as of this writing. Learn more about the ASUS Pro WS X299 SAGE II here.