Intel ATX workstation motherboard LGA 1200 for Intel Xeon W-series processors with DDR4-2933 ECC memory, ASUS Control Center Express, Dual LAN, RTL8117, Dual Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports, Dual M.2 and USB 3.2
- Intel Xeon W-series processors and DDR4-2933 ECC memory for professional performance and stability
- ASUS Control Center Express software for real-time IT management and monitoring
- RTL8117 management controller provides system hardware-level access for remote maintenance and troubleshooting
- Dual LAN ports including an onboard Intel 2.5 Ethernet port for faster data-transfer speeds
- Dual Thunderbolt™ 3 Type-C ports support up to twelve devices via daisy chaining and provide 15 watts of power to fast-charge devices
- Powerful performance with 12+2 power stages, multi-GPU support and improved memory frequency and stability empower creativity
- Next-gen connectivity with two USB 3.2 Type-C, four USB 3.2 Type-A, one front panel Type-C connector and dual M.2 slots
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.
Designed for creative professionals who require outstanding performance, reliability and enhanced security, ASUS Pro WS W480-ACE is powered by the latest Intel Xeon W-1200 workstation 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.
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.
Hardware-level Access Control
Pro WS W480-ACE features an onboard RTL8117 management LAN port that gives IT administrators reliable remote hardware-level access to the workstation in the event of a system crash or when no OS is installed. With the ability to manage BIOS settings and perform updates, hardware resets and even OS installations, hardware-level access on Pro WS W480-ACE makes IT management of your business systems easier and more efficient.
Dual Ethernet Bandwidth
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.
Dual Thunderbolt 3 Type-C Ports
Pro WS W480-ACE features two Thunderbolt 3 ports, offering a total of up to 40 Gbps of aggregate interface bandwidth, which allows numerous devices to be connected to the motherboard at once with ultrafast data transfer speeds. Each Thunderbolt 3 port supports DisplayPort 1.4 output and can daisy-chain to up to six devices, with 15 watts of power to fast-charge devices.
Two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots provide flexible system configurability and expandability – including support for NVIDIA Quadro and AMD CrossFireX – for enhanced performance in modelling, simulation, and rendering applications.
Dual M.2 Slots
Dual M.2 slots support SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4 modes, offering up to 32 Gbps data-transfer speeds and flexible M.2 interfaces. Pro WS W480-ACE is also equipped with an ultra-efficient heatsink to reduce M.2 SSD temperatures for optimal storage performance and improved SSD longevity.
Ultrafast USB Connectivity
Pro WS W480-ACE features a robust I/O interface to deliver flexible connectivity and incredibly fast data-transfer speeds. The motherboard comes with four USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type A ports, two reversible USB Type-C connectors and a USB header and front-panel connector to support additional USB expansions.
Robust Power Design
Digital power control and an array of DrMOS power stages ensure that ASUS Pro WS W480-ACE has the strength to handle powerful Intel CPUs.
With one click, AI Cooling function will automatically manage and control motherboard-connected fans to ensure optimal settings based on current system load and temperature.
CPU Temperature Detection
AI Cooling detects CPU temperatures and uses a proprietary algorithm to calculate the lowest fan speed required to effectively cool the system and keep fan noise down.
Under stable system loads, the software then automatically lowers fan* speed to the optimal setting, decreasing fan noise without compromising performance.
AI Cooling continues to monitor the system and adjust fan speed based on current load.
Optimized for 24/7 operation, Pro WS W480-ACE is tested to work in temperatures of up to 45C and 80% humidity, ensuring it can handle diverse operating environments.
Solid Compatibility Validation
ASUS Pro WS W480-ACE 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.
One-click overclock and cooling
- ASUS 5-Way Optimization makes your PC smart. One click takes care of complex tuning, dynamically optimizing essential aspects of your system to provide overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailored for your rig.
- An automated tuning utility that optimizes overclocking and cooling profiles for your unique system configuration.
- Fans stay whisper-quiet with everyday computing, and deliver optimal airflow when the system is crunching through CPU or GPU-intensive tasks.
- Stress test function helps optimize and overclock for CPU- or memory-centric workloads.
Crystal Sound 3
Flawless, immersive audio for entertainment
Separates analog/digital signal domains, significantly reducing multilateral interference.
Separate layer for left and right tracks
Ensures minimal crosstalk between audio paths.
Capable of driving high-impedance headphones, without rolling-off high or low frequencies.
Premium Japanese-made audio capacitors
Premium parts provide an immersive sound signature, with exceptional fidelity.
Intel Xeon W-1200 Processors
Professional-grade performance with the built-in platform security features and reliability that professional creators demand, with up to 10 cores, 20 threads, 5.3 GHz frequency, 125W and 128 GB DDR4-2933 ECC memory support. These workstations are purpose-built for 2D & entry 3D CAD and game development in tower, AIO, and small form factor designs.
Intel W480 Chipset
The Intel W480 chipset is workstation chipset with LGA1200 socket for Intel Xeon W-1200 processors. Its optimized for I/O port flexibility with 6Gb/s SATA, 10Gb/s USB 3 and x16 PCI Express 3.0 lanes for faster data retrieval, plus Intel vPro Technology for Workstations with Intel Advanced Management Technology.