Intel® W680 LGA 1700 Micro-ATX motherboard with BMC AST2600 onboard , PCIe® 5.0, DDR5 support, dual Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, 2 x PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots, plus a USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 front panel connector, SlimSAS, SATA 6 Gbps, HDMI™, DisplayPort and VGA(dedicated for BMC)
  • Ready for Advanced AI PC: Designed for the future of AI computing, with the power and connectivity needed for demanding AI applications
  • Intel® LGA 1700 socket: Ready for 14th, 13th and 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
  • Enhanced power solution: DrMOS, ProCool connector, alloy chokes and durable capacitors for stable power delivery
  • Next-gen connectivity: PCIe 5.0 Safeslot, 2 x M.2 PCIe 4.0, SlimSAS, dual Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet, front panel USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C®, TPM header
  • Server-grade IPMI remote management: Hardware and software-level with a dedicated LAN port link to AST2600 BMC controller, plus a real-time monitoring and management software – ASUS Control Center Express
  • Comprehensive cooling: VRM heatsink, M.2 heatsinks, hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert 4
  • Trusted stability: Highly compatible with the latest technologies with solid QVL list and tested for 24/7 operation, validated for extensive compatibility
Pro WS W680M-ACE SE front view, with heatsinks

Pro logo

ASUS Pro Workstation motherboards are designed for professionals in AI training, deep learning, animation, 3D rendering or media production. Featuring expandable graphics, extensive storage, impressive connectivity and exceptional overall performance and reliability, Pro Workstation motherboards are the ideal solution for creative professionals. Each motherboard includes centralized management software, so they're also an efficient and cost-effective option for IT administrators.

Pro WS W680M-ACE SE motherboard performance features

1 MOS-W heatsink

2 BMC AST2600

3 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1

4 1 x PCIe 5.0 x16
- ASUS SafeSlot

5 1 x M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 mode

6 1 x PCIe 4.0 x4

7 COM port

8 BMC switch

9 BMC LED & Header

10 2 x USB 2.0 headers

11 4 DIMM, Max 192GB, DDR5 4800 ECC and
non-ECC U-DIMM Supports ASUS SafeDIMM

12 Intel® Socket LGA1700 for 14th, 13th & 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors

13 USB 3.2 Gen 1 header

14 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C® connector

15 1 x M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 mode

16 1 x SlimSAS support PCIe 4.0 / SATA mode

17 Intel® W680 chipset

18 4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports

19 PCH heatsink

20 PSU SMBus connector

Video Editing

3D CAD and Rendering

IT Management

Ultra Powerful Back IO

The motherboard comes with four USB 3.2 Gen 1 type connector, one reversible USB Type-C connector and front-panel connectors to support additional USB expansions.

I/O port connectivity I/O port connectivity


2 x Intel® 2.5GbE

1 x Realtek 1GbE
Management Port

3 Jack Audio



4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1(5G)

2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2(10G)
(1 x Type-A, 1 x Type-C)

BIOS FlashbackTM button

ECC Memory Support

ECC Memory Support

Designed for creative professionals who require outstanding performance, reliability and enhanced security, ASUS Pro WS W680M-ACE SE motherboard is powered by the 14th, 13th and 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors for always-on usage scenarios and supports ECC memory to automatically detect and correct data corruption, reducing the chance of system crashes to ensure workstation stability.

ECC memory support layout highlight
Dual 2.5G Ethernet

Dual 2.5G Ethernet

Boosted connectivity with dual onboard Ethernet ports. Intel 2.5G Ethernet upgrades your traditional LAN connection with an up to 2.5X bandwidth improvement. Using your existing Ethernet cable, you can experience faster file transfers and immediately stream high-resolution videos.

Intel dual Ethernet icon
Dual 2.5G Ethernet layout highlight

BMC remote management

An integrated BMC (Baseboard Management Controller) is a key feature for workstations. It uses a 1G Realtek controller, with one 1G port dedicated to the BMC to provide the intelligence for its IPMI architecture. The BMC manages the interface between system-management software and platform hardware. Administrators can remotely communicate with the BMC to take some corrective actions — such as resetting or power cycling a system.

The close look on 1G BMC LAN port
ASUS Control Center Express

ASUS Control Center Express

The best business performance requires smart IT management. ASUS Control Center Express is an intuitive and secure software designed to simplify IT operations and improve workload productivity by providing comprehensive control of all the systems in your organization. Plus, ASUS Control Center Express is compatible with over 100 ASUS motherboards to give you more upgrade flexibility and less compatibility issues.

less than 5 mins faster installationFaster Installation
3 steps easier migrationEasier Migration
100 more ASUS motherboards compatibleASUS Motherboards Compatible
ASUS Control Center Express dashboard UI
1 ASUS Control Center Express Floor plan UI
ASUS Control Center Express hardware list UI
Multi-GPU Support
Tune it your way
Triple M.2

Two M.2 & SlimSAS storage

Two PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots are available to run smoothly among PCIe 4.0 SSD storage devices. Users who are working with massive files can RAID together multiple NVMe devices for more I/O bandwidth and seamless playback in their editing bays. One SlimSAS port connects to SlimSAS device among PCIe 4.0 x4 channel to support up to 4 SATA devices via a transfer cable which support SATA RAID 0,1,5, and 10. *These features require Intel® Rapid storage technology and Intel® Optane Memory H Series on PCH attached M.2 slots

Triple M.2 Slots layout

Thermal Solution

VRM heatsink

A large, dedicated heatsink with extensive surface that covers the VRM and choke areas improves heat dissipation.

PCH heatsink

An expanded surface area for the chipset cooler maximizes performance and heat dissipation.

M.2 heatsink

M.2 slot has a dedicated heatsink keep the M.2 SSD at optimum operating temperature to ensure consistent performance and reliability.

Thermal Solution layout


The innovative Q-Latch makes it easy to install or remove an M.2 SSD without the need for specific tools. The design employs a simple locking mechanism to secure the drive and neatly eliminate traditional screws.

Q-Latch M.2 layout

SafeSlot & SafeDIMM

PCIe 5.0 is 2x faster than PCIe 4.0, so we adapted our SMT manufacturing process for the faster SafeSlot, to ensure the highest data speeds. SafeSlot is a reinforced metal sheath added to a PCIe slot to keep a card firmly installed. Meanwhile, strong ASUS SafeDIMM sheathes support and protect memory modules on select ASUS motherboards, empowering you to insert your modules with speed, accuracy and confidence.

SafeSlot & SafeDIMM layout
24/7 Dependability

24/7 Dependability

Optimized for 24/7 operation, Pro WS W680M-ACE SE motherboard is tested to work in temperatures of up to 45°C and 80% humidity, ensuring it can handle diverse operating environments.

24/7 Dependability

Solid Compatibility Validation

ASUS Pro WS W680M-ACE SE motherboard has been extensively tested for compatibility with over 1,000 components and devices. Each new ASUS motherboard model undergoes a minimum of 8,000 hours of strict tests so that you can be 100% confident it is suitable for all environments and applications.

520 more DDR5 compatibility

DDR5 compatibility

Industry-leading DDR5 memory compatibility for best flexibility and reassurance.

520 more DDR5 compatibility
1000 more compatible devices

compatible devices

Compatibility with a range of CPUs, memory modules, graphics cards and more.

1000 more compatible devices
8000 more validation hours

validation hours

Extensive testing with latest components for enhanced reliability, compatibility and safety.

8000 more validation hours
Server-grade IT management
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