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Asus-p8c-ws.33869460
8.4 out of 10

Asus P8C WS

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Overall 10
10

Great Way to Build a Xeon-Powered Workstation

Get Rich Quick, Amazon
26 February 2013
  • Summary: This motherboard is specified for servers and workstations. I selected for my workstation computer it because I wanted a Xeon processor and error-checking memory for stability. This motherboard is as solid as a rock, easy to install and well-documented. I built the entire computer in less than four hours over the Easter holiday, and it hasn't crashed from day one (running Windows 7 Professional 64).
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Overall 10
10

Strong versatile motherboard

ACID, Amazon
26 February 2013
  • Summary: Excellent board. Supports Server 2012 out of the box, no additional drivers needed. Running the following: Xeon E3 1230 v2 24GB GSkill ripjaws X series ram (8 + 16GB) Seasonic 80Plus Power Supply M12II 620 500GB WD blue sataII boot drive 2 x 2TB enterprise class sataII storage drives Server 2012 standard w/GUI I'm running this as a VM sandbox with Hyper-V. It's flawless, keeps the CPU fan quiet, and boots in less than 30 seconds. Using one NIC for OS and one for Hyper-V.
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Overall 10
10

I love this MoBo

JN, Amazon
26 February 2013
  • Summary: I upgraded this MoBo by myself and it was straightforward and works really well. The directions were clear and everything works well. I was a little surprised that my DVD drive had to be upgraded to SATA, but it was time and not expensive. Now the system runs much faster and processes huge Photoshop fast, really fast. Good design, good features, plenty of USB 3. Works fast with 1 Gig Ethernet. I love this Asus MoBo!
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Overall 2
2.0

Where is "Power On With Keyboard" option in APM in BIOS?

ExpertSkinDoc "SuperUser", Amazon
26 February 2013
  • Summary: The latest BIOS revision contains an PS/2 keyboard function for power on, the BIOS version that ship with the board did not. Installation of Server 2008 R2 was a breeze. Didn't know about the hyper-V function, didn't disable it so that I don't have hibernate and sleep functions active. Otherwise, the board is a solid performer, but can use 1 more USB connect that is the standard on board USB connector rather than the 2 USB plugs that's on the board.
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Overall 10
10

The P3B-F of our days?

Andrew Belov, Amazon
26 February 2013
  • Summary: This board has finally replaced my old trusty A7V880 in a not-so-typical homeputer operating 7x24 and hosting multiple concurrent virtual machines along with home LAN services under Debian GNU/Linux. Assembly is quite straightforward. One issue (possibly a one-off manufacturing slip) was that the bundled SATA-2 cables and Q-Connector made a disastrously loose fit compared to an older M3A-H, prompting me to discard the cables and spread out Q-connector pins manually.
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Overall 10
10

Makes a great Home Server motherboard

Dave C, Amazon
26 February 2013
  • Summary: I am running this board with a quad-core Core i5 CPU (I needed to restrain the budget somehow and my workload just doesn't require a full-powered Xeon CPU) and 16GB of DDR3-1600 RAM to power my home media server. I'm a long time loyal ASUS customer and they're pretty much the only motherboard brand I'll buy anymore. One of the reasons I chose this "workstation" board over a few other options is because of the dual Intel-based gigabit LAN ports.
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Overall 10
10

A Good Mobo!

James Blake, Amazon
13 October 2014
  • Summary: This is a really good board, fast, easily installed and does exactly what I needed. However, two things to be aware of (These should not put you off a really good board, just bear them in mind) 1) If you are going to use an E3 Xeon chip, it has no graphics capability. That means that the on-board video on the Mobo won't give any output. You need to install a graphics card.
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Overall 10
10

Sehr gutes Mittelklasse Workstationmainboard

Alfred B. Neumann "TommesPommes", Amazon
15 February 2014
  • Summary: Ich habe auch schon Wertungen über dieses Board hier kommentiert, ich finde das Board sehr gelungen, in Bezug auf die Leistungen, die es als Workstation Mainboard erbringt. 4xPCIe x16 Schnittstellen on Board sind klasse - so konnte ich eine Optimus Maschine mit Quadro und einer Tesla Karte realisieren. Glaubt mir, das Rendern von Bildern ist im Gegensatz zur reinen CPU Renderei ein echter Genuss.
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Overall 8
8.0

Einfaches Arbeitstier

nw.eng, Amazon
10 January 2014
  • Summary: Mit Sicherheit kann man um einen kleinen Xeon Prozessor zu sockeln mehr Geld ausgeben oder nach persönlichem Gusto einen anderen Board-Hersteller vertrauen, aber das sind Fragen, die nicht in eine Rezension zu diesem speziellen Board gehören. Das ASUS P8C WS wurde trotz geringer Schwierigkeiten mit Vorgängerversionen gewählt, weil es den gestellten Anforderungen an einen kleinen Anwendungsserver innerhalb des Budgets entsprach.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

odiemius, Yandex
18 April 2013
  • Excerpt: У платы проблемы с контроллерами LSI SAS/SATA (признаёт даже ASUS, якобы исправлено в ревизии BIOS 0702, на самом деле IBM ServeRAID M1115 (аналог ServeRAID M1015, LSI 9210-8i/LSI 9211-8i) не работает и с текущей версией BIOS 3202), похоже у плат проблемы с дешевыми SATA-контроллерами на PCI. Перед покупкой лучше сразу поставить свой контроллер и убедиться, что заработает.
  • Pros: Современный чипсет (Intel C216), видимость большого количества PCI 16x слотов, подержка Xeon и ECC памяти. Якобы есть поддержка PCIe 3.0 (на новых Ivy Bridge). Есть поддержа VT-x и VT-d (в BIOS присутствует).
  • Cons: Плата ASUS P8C WS позиционируется для топовых рабочих станций и серверов начального уровня, но с LSI RAID контроллерами не работает (это 80% всех RAID'ов). Установка в любой из PCIe-слотов контроллера IBM ServeRAID M1115 приводит к зависанию платы на этапе POST с кодом 55 (нигде не описанным в документации), установка в PCI простейшего SATA-контроллера Sil3114 вызывает зависание на этапе POST с неописанным кодом. Слотов PCIe 16x стоит аж 4 штуки, оказалось это просто ...
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