Today ASUS unveiled their latest motherboard that they are targeting towards DIY workstation build.
Called the ASUS Z270-WS Workstation Motherboard, it has been based on the Intel Z270 Express chipset, featuring support for the Intel 7th generation Kaby Lake processors.
But probably the most interesting feature about this particular motherboard is that it features support for the PLX PEX8747 PCI-Express 3.0 x48 bridge chip, which sets it apart from ASUS’ other Z270 motherboards.
The board also comes with support for a 12-phase CPU VRM, along with server-grade components.
It also has four DDR4 DIMM slots, with another three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots over the bridge chips.
Finally, the motherboard has six SATA 6Gb/s connections, with two 32Gb/s M.2 connections, and two 32Gb/s U.2 ports, alongside support for Intel Optane technology, two gigabit Ethernet ports, six USB 3.o ports, four USB 3.1 ports, and finally, 8-channel HD audio.
No pricing or availability has been revealed about the new motherboard has been announced yet.