The new WS X299 Sage/10G motherboard delivers a blend of tremendous GPU performance with up to Quad-SLI support, server-grade validation and comprehensive cooling options to provide the perfect system build for training neural networks and crunching other scalable compute loads. It shares the same refined aesthetics as WS X299 Sage/10G and adds dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports with the Intel X550AT2 10GBASE-T controller for uncompromising networking performance. Dual PLX chips extend the number of PCIe lanes to provide additional expansion slots, giving you robust connectivity options to configure your system with the tools you need to get your job done. Workstation exclusive Dual onboard 10G LAN Featuring dual onboard 10G LAN ports backed by the cutting-edge Intel X550AT2 10GBASE-T Ethernet controller, WS X299 Sage/10G provides server-class connectivity that supports high-density, high-bandwidth and low-latency access-layer networks. With data-rates up to 10Gbps, WS X299 Sage/10G is able to transfer 4K videos and other large files in a fraction of the time required by conventional networking gear. The onboard controller negates the need to allocate a PCI Express slot to a dedicated network card, saving valuable space for other components. Multi-GPU support WS X299 Sage/10G fits up to four dual-slot graphics cards and supports both NVIDIA® SLI™ and AMD CrossFireX™ 4-way configurations to enable multi-GPU setups that harness the full power of the latest graphics technologies, including NVIDIA® Quadro®. With performance beyond 15.23 TFLOPS*, NVIDIA Quadro is the perfect complement to WS X299 Sage/10G, delivering the best performance for design, modeling, medical research, and processing-intensive simulation and rendering applications. Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS The smoothest, slickest mouse-controllable graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more appealing. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, EZ and Advanced modes will help you find your way with ease. EZ Tuning Wizard Quickly apply a CPU overclock to improve system performance, or configure a RAID array for faster data retrieval and backups. My Favorites Quickly discover tuning options and add preferred tools to the list. Make your memory go faster With optimized trace paths for time-aligned signaling and minimal crosstalk, third-generation ASUS T-Topology offers enhanced memory stability and compatibility, allowing support for memory speeds of DDR4-4200MHz and beyond. OC Design – ASUS PRO Clock II Technology WS X299 Sage/10G includes a dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator that extends CPU and memory overclocking margins. This custom solution works in tandem with the TPU to enhance voltage and BCLK overclocking control, providing the flexibility to extract every ounce of performance from Intel® Core™ X-series processors. Cooler by Design Flexible Cooling Controls WS X299 Sage/10G features the most comprehensive cooling controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS. Advanced thermal design for maximized performance Designed for the all-around workstation, WS X299 Sage/10G features a robust thermal solution that dissipates heat from the VRM, Ethernet controller and PLX chips to prevent throttling. An additional heatsink array covers these components and heatpipes lie within the path of maximum chassis airflow to provide optimal cooling for your workstation, ensuring maximum performance and system stability. ProCool power connector ASUS ProCool is the power connector reinvented. Compared with traditional power connectors, ProCool connectors provide a more secure, low resistance connection, enabling better heat dissipation and improved reliability. Ultrafast connectivity Dual Onboard M.2 Unleashed storage speeds of up to 32Gbps WS X299 Sage/10G features dual onboard M.2 slots, each operating at X4 PCI Express 3.0 to provide an abundant 32Gbps of bandwidth. VROC Upgrade your RAID Intel Virtual RAID on CPU (VROC) obliterates PCH-based RAID arrays that are bottlenecked by the 32Gbps limit of the DMI bus, allowing you to utilize CPU PCIe lanes to configure a bootable RAID array that can transfer data at insane speeds. *A VROC key is required to enable VROC RAID arrays. For information about VROC key availability, please contact your local Intel representative. U.2 connectors Join the NVMe revolution The revolutionary specification that lets your SSDs scream at top speed. Simply attach your choice of drive and experience data-transfer speeds of up to 32Gbps — and free up a PCIe slot for another expansion card. Intel Optane memory Intel Optane memory ready Intel® Optane™ is a revolutionary non-volatile memory technology supported by WS X299 Sage/10G. Intel Optane memory modules accelerate attached storage to reduce boot and load times, so everything feels faster and more responsive. USB 3.1 Gen 2 front-panel connector Future-proof connectivity WS X299 Sage/10G's front panel USB 3.1 connector is ready for next-gen PC cases and devices. USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A & Type-C Ultimate-speed 10Gbps with USB 3.1 Gen 2 onboard With backward-compatible USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A™ and reversible USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™ ports, you'll experience ultimate connection flexibility and blazing data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps. Reliable stability and validation Server-grade memory validation WS X299 Sage/10G supports up to 128GB of quad-channel DDR4 RAM to readily handle the larger data sets found in professional workloads. Strict validation with a wide variety of memory types and operating conditions — including factors such as time, temperature and voltage ranges — ensures that WS X299 Sage/10G provides the reliability and stability professionals depend upon to get their work done. SafeSlot Protect your Graphics Card Investment SafeSlot is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide protect your graphics card investment. Manufactured in a single step using a new insert-molding process, SafeSlot integrates the slot with fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, which is then firmly anchored to the PCB through additional solder points. Intel® Core™ X-series processors for LGA 2066 socket Intel Core X-Series processors (6 core above): 4-channel (8-DIMM), 44/28 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes. Intel Core X-Series processors (4 core): 2-channel (4-DIMM), 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes. Intel® X299 Chipset The Intel X299 chipset supports LGA 2066-socket Intel Core X-series processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, X299 provides a maximum 10 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, 8 SATA 6Gbps ports and 32Gbps M.2 support for faster data retrieval.