Summary: The board doesn't even _know_ how to spell "Stable". It might be ok with other graphics cards, but With the GTX780, I'm lucky to get it to boot to Windows. Frequently, if it DOES get into Windows, all I get is a black screen when Windows tries to initialize the graphics card. The worst problem is with SLOT 1- which is where you're SUPPOSED to put the graphics card. It boots alright 1/3-4 times in Slot 3, and about the same in slot 5 and 7.
Summary: I bought one ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS motherboard and 4 GTX 690 cards and the motherboard only recognizes only one GTX 690 card. I researched and saw that other people had the same problem. I tried to find a solution on the website of ASUS and EVGA and so far I had no success. And I'm still looking for some firmware that solves the problem of the motherboard.
Summary: I bought this motherboard with an Intel 2687w in hopes of having a powerful machine to work on. Unfortunately, after 1 week, the board never powers on anymore. I will say during that first week, it was an okay experience (I have an nVidia GPU, so had to jump through hoops to get the BIOS flashed, first). However, now I have a bunch of equipment that's useless, as the board won't even power up anymore.
Summary: When I purchased this motherboard, I did not realize that this motherboard has a SMBus coonector (a 5-pin VERY special and rare connector). I purchased two power supplies (not cheap) and them and many other that I have seen on internet lacks this VERY special SMBus. When I asked for a power supply that meet this requirement to Asus techical support service I received inconsistent responses.
Cons: They refuse to acknowledge that this board does not work reliably with GTX 670, 680, or 690 cards. They keep trying to blame the card's manufacturer. It's a card that works in every other motherboard I try it in. BIOS 3402 doesn't fix anything either.
Think twice before buying this expensive board. Read the reviews, do your homework
15 September 2012
Pros: NewEgg's tech support is far superior to what Asus has been able to provide thus far. I will continue to purchase from them.
Cons: I finally received my two Asus GTX 690 video cards in August that I ordered back in May of this year. I then purchased your Z9PE-D8 WS motherboard for my setup and included two Xeon E5-2687 W processors. It is a piece of garbage because Asus didnt think to test these Asus graphics cards with this motherboard or else you would have realized that they are not compatible. I have been waiting three weeks for the issue to be resolved. Finally after the first week I got asu...
Summary: I bought this motherboard and like the previous review this motherboard is not forward compatible and I updated my bios to the latest version and now the motherboard doesn't work. Do not bother contacting Asus as they are just plain stubborn in believing that nothing is wrong with the motherboard and will not except it. Thanks to Asus I now have about 2000 pound paper weight.
Summary: Det her er ett hybrid server/desktop kort med mix av 2 chipsett og støtter kunn 2600 serie xeon. Kortet yter bra når det funger men er ett kjent entusiast eller problem kort 1 av 3 er doa etter som lest på egene eier posten på overclock.net forum er ca 1500 poster der om div problemer. De fleste tar kvelden etter en mnd med folding@home og tilsvarene programer. Vi en ha sikkilg hodebry og utfording så er det her noe.