Reduces power-input noise to ensure consistent performance.
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 centralised management software with support for out-of-band management, so they're also an efficient and cost-effective option for IT administrators.
Intel®'s high-end desktop platform raises the stakes with updated Intel Core™ X-Series Processors that boast cores, cache, and bandwidth. The Pro WS X299 Sage II is ready for the additional processing power that plows through CPU-intensive tasks, and the extra bandwidth allows you to add more GPUs and NVMe SSDs to accelerate a wide range of work.
Pro WS X299 Sage II fits up to four dual-slot graphics cards and supports both NVIDIA® SLI™ and AMD CrossFire™ 4-way configurations to enable multi-GPU setups that harness the full power of the latest graphics technologies, including NVIDIA® Quadro®. NVIDIA® Quadro® is the perfect complement to Pro WS X299 Sage II, delivering the best performance for design, modeling, medical research, and processing-intensive simulation and rendering applications.
With optimised 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 DDR4-4266 MHz and beyond.
2.5G on-board Ethernet kicks your Ethernet connection up a notch with an up to 2.5X bandwidth improvement. Using your existing Ethernet cable, you can take advantage this networking upgrade to experience smoother, lag-free gaming, immediately stream high-resolution videos and enjoy faster file transfers.
Pro WS X299 Sage II provides full support for a ThunderboltEX 3 card. An Intel®-certified Thunderbolt™ 3 add-on card enables breathtaking bi-directional speeds of up to 40Gbps through a single cable — up to 4X faster than other PC data-transfer protocols. Beyond sheer bandwidth, Thunderbolt™ 3 supports daisy-chaining up to six devices, utilises a Type-C reversible connector for compatibility with the latest USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C devices, and meets USB power delivery specifications for fast, high-power charging.
The back panel of the Pro WS X299 Sage II features two USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, including one reversible Type-C™ and one backward-compatible Type-A to deliver ultimate connection flexibility and blazing data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps.
Pro WS X299 Sage II's front panel USB 3.2 header is ready for next-gen PC cases and devices.
Professional applications require fast solid-state storage, which is why the Pro WS X299 Sage II is equipped with dual M.2 slots and triple U.2 slots that are compatible with the latest NVMe SSDs. M.2 slots support longer 110 mm drives, and they can be configured into bootable RAID arrays connected directly to the CPU via Intel VROC technology.
* The U.2 connectors are only supported on 48/44-Lane CPUs. U.2_3 is only supported on 48-Lane CPUs.
** M.2 PCIE RAID support. M.2_1 socket shares bandwidth with SATA6G_1 port.
Virtual RAID on CPU (VROC) is an all-new feature of Pro WS X299 Sage that enables use of an Intel VROC hardware key. With VROC, you can easily configure RAID arrays and eliminate traditional bottlenecks, so your storage is not held back by other traffic — perfect for busy scratch drives and content libraries.
*Intel® VROC is supported via RSTe, VROC_HW_Key are to be purchased separately. NVMe RAID type and function will depend on Intel® VROC_HW_ key installed.
Comprehensive controls form the foundation of the ASUS X299 motherboards. The Pro WS X299 Sage II packs flexible tools to tune every aspect of your system to deliver the performance that you desire.
ASUS AI Overclocking makes automatic tuning faster and smarter than ever before. Available in Windows or directly through the UEFI, it profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration for each individual system.
A proprietary algorithm evaluates the capabilities of your CPU
Onboard intelligence watches system vitals such as temperature, fan speed, and power draw to gauge cooling performance
One click takes care of all that complex tuning. ASUS 5-Way Optimisation makes your PC smart. It dynamically optimises essential aspects of the system, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailored for your rig.
An automated tuning utility that optimises overclocking and cooling profiles for your unique system configuration.
Fans stay quiet as a whisper for everyday computing, and deliver optimal airflow when the system is crunching through CPU or GPU-intensive tasks.
All-new stress test that allows users to optimise and overclock for CPU or memory-centric workloads.
The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) is the intelligence behind our automated system-tuning utility, offering the ability to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclock parameters for optimal performance.
With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you'll enjoy system-wide power savings. The EPU automatically optimises power consumption and maximises savings with Away mode — a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.
With Pro WS X299 Sage II you have comprehensive control over fans via Fan Expert 4 or our media-acclaimed UEFI. Whether you're cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There's also an Extreme Quiet mode, which reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum — keeping your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.
Digi+ delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency and power -efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.
Intel's latest processors feature per-core tuning, and the ASUS Turbo Core app makes use of this feature by enabling you to assign applications to specific processor cores, allowing you to prioritise compute power where it's needed most.
Effective cooling is extremely important, even at stock speeds. That is why the Pro WS X299 Sage II allows consolidated cooling control of the entire system, even for the most hardcore rigs. It comes equipped with onboard heatsinks, an array of fan headers, options for water pump and AIO headers.
Pro WS X299 Sage II features a thoughtful thermal design to ensure maximum performance with no CPU throttling. Its ultra-efficient VRM heatsink with a metal fin array maximises surface area for heat dissipation, and its heatsinks and a connecting heat-pipe that's situated in the direct path of airflow combine to ensure optimal cooling performance — even under the most demanding workloads.
Pro WS X299 Sage II features an ultra-efficient heatsink to reduce M.2 SSD temperatures for optimal storage performance and improved SSD longevity.
ASUS Pro X299 Sage II features the most comprehensive fan controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 and the UEFI BIOS.
Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors, for workload based cooling. All easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or UEFI
A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups
A dedicated header that can supply over 3A to high-performance PWM or DC water pumps
Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.
A dedicated, integrated circuit protects each fan header from overheating and overcurrent.
We pay careful attention to all the little details that improve your overall experience, from integrating a flashing utility directly into the UEFI to simplifying firmware updates or displaying your system vital signs. Pro WS X299 Sage II provides the tools you need to personalise your build and stay on top of things.
Reduces power-input noise to ensure consistent performance.
Separates analog/digital signal domains, significantly reducing multi-lateral interference.
Ensures minimal crosstalk between audio paths.
Capable of driving high-impedance headphones, without rolling-off high or low frequencies.
Reduces start-up popping noise to all audio outputs.
Premium parts provide an immersive sound signature, with exceptional fidelity.
A well-tuned enthusiast system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as strips connected to the onboard RGB headers.* And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.
* The Aura RGB-strip header supports 5050 RGB LED strips with a max power rating of 2A (12V). For maximum brightness, strip length should not exceed 2m.
*The addressable RGB header supports WS2812B addressable RGB LED strips (5V/Data/Ground), with a max power rating of 3A (5V) and a max of 60 LEDs.
**RGB and Addressable RGB LED Extension cables are included. LED Strips and Aura Compatible devices are sold separately.
Pro WS X299 Sage II features ASUS Control Centre (ACC), a centralized and integrated IT management platform for monitoring and controlling ASUS commercial products, including servers, workstations and digital signage. ACC enables remote BIOS updates, monitoring of multiple systems via mobile devices, and one-click software updates and dispatching, allowing easier server management for any IT infrastructure.
Intel Optane memory ready
Intel Optane™ is a revolutionary non-volatile memory technology supported by Pro WS X299 Sage II. Intel Optane memory modules accelerate attached storage to reduce boot and load times, so everything feels faster and more responsive.
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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 3.2 Gen 1 ports, 8 SATA 6 Gbps ports and up to 32 Gbps M.2 support for faster data retrieval.
Intel® Core™ X-series processors for LGA 2066 socket Intel Core X-series processors (6-core and above): 4-channel (8-DIMM), over 48/44 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes.