The multiple slot interfaces increase expansion choices and allows users to obtain high data transmission speeds. Supporting dual PCIe 2.0 x 16 for double the normal bus bandwidth from 2.5 Gb/s to 5.0 Gb/s, users will truly be able to accomplish more tasks in a much shorter time; while enjoying backward compatibility with previous PCIe 1.1 standards. The Z7S WS also showcases PCI-X slots for more convenience on slot expansion, and is able to bring about full speeds for Gigabit Ethernet, SCSI RAID and other PCI-X devices.
The Z7S WS is equipped with dual CPU sockets, 6 FB-DIMMs, and rich I/O; and still fits into the compact CEB form factor (12" x 10.5") ? allowing users and enthusiasts to build up a small and compact whilst powerful dual CPU workstation system.
The onboard MIO audio card offers enhanced signal-to-noise ratio in a 7.1 surround channel setup.
The optional ASUS Patented MemCool Kit maximizes Fully-buffered DIMM performance by eliminating the potential risk of system memory throttling from over-temperature; as well as minimizing the system integration effort of SI for thermal & acoustic solutions.
Users will also enjoy the specially designed "extra" features that come with the Z7S WS. With Q-Connector, users can connect and disconnect chassis front panel cables in one easy step with just one complete module. Secondly, ASUS? Q-Shield does without the usual "fingers" of traditional gaskets ? making it convenient to install without the scratches and cuts like before. The Q-Shield also has better electric conductivity to protect the motherboard against static electricity.