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Pro WS W680M-ACE SE, Intel® W680 Chipset, LGA 1700, microATX Motherboard

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Pro WS W680M-ACE SE, Intel® W680 Chipset, LGA 1700, microATX Motherboard


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.

  • Intel® LGA 1700 socket: Ready for 13th Gen Intel® Core™ processors & 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
  • Enhanced power solution: DrMOS, ProCool connector, alloy chokes and durable capacitors for stable power delivery
  • Next-gen connectivity: PCIe 5.0 Safeslot, 2 x M.2 PCIe 4.0, SlimSAS, dual Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet, front panel USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C®, TPM header
  • Server-grade IPMI remote management: Hardware and software-level with a dedicated LAN port link to AST2600 BMC controller, plus a real-time monitoring and management software – ASUS Control Center Express
  • Comprehensive cooling: VRM heatsink, M.2 heatsinks, hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert 4
  • Trusted stability: Highly compatible with the latest technologies with solid QVL list and tested for 24/7 operation, validated for extensive compatibility
Model Pro WS W680M-ACE SE
CPU Intel® Socket LGA1700 for 13th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors & 12th Gen Intel® Core™
* Refer to for CPU support list.
Chipset Intel® W680 Chipset
Memory 4 x DIMM, Max. 192GB, DDR5 ECC and Non-ECC Un-buffered Memory*
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
OptiMem II
* Supported memory types, data rate (speed), and number of DRAM modules vary depending on the CPU and memory configuration, for more information please refer to CPU/Memory Support list under the Support tab of product information site or visit
* Non-ECC, un-buffered DDR5 memory supports On-Die ECC function.
Graphics 1 x DisplayPort**
1 x HDMI® port***
1 x VGA port from AST2600
* Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types. Please refer to for any updates.
**Supports max. 8K@60Hz as specified in DisplayPort 1.4.
***Supports 4K@60Hz as specified in HDMI 2.1.
Expansion Slots Intel® 13th & 12th Gen Processors*
- 1 x PCIe 5.0 x16 slot
Intel® W680 Chipset
- 1 x PCIe 4.0 x4 slot
- 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slot
Storage Total supports 2 x M.2 slots and 8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports*
Intel® 13th & 12th Gen Processors

- M.2_1 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
Intel® W680 Chipset**
- M.2_2 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
- 4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
- 1 x SlimSAS Slot Support SlimSAS NVMe device (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode and up to 4 SATA devices)***
* Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports PCIe RAID 0/1/5/10, SATA RAID 0/1/5/10.
** Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports Intel® Optane Memory H Series on PCH attached M.2 slots.
*** SlimSAS slot can support up to 4 SATA devices via a transfer cable. the cable is purchased separately.
Ethernet 2 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet
1 x Realtek 1Gb Ethernet dedicated for AST2600
USB Rear USB (Total 6 ports)
- 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (1 x Type-A, 1 x Type-C®)
- 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (4 x Type-A)
Front USB (Total 7 ports)
- 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 connector (supports USB Type-C®)
- 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header supports additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
- 2 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
Audio Realtek 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
- Supports up to 24-Bit/192 kHz playback"
Audio Features
- Audio Shielding
- Premium audio capacitors
- Dedicated audio PCB layers
- Unique de-pop circuit
Back Panel I/O Ports -2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (1 x Type-A, 1 x Type-C®)
-4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (4 x Type-A)
-1 x DisplayPort
-1 x HDMI® port
-1 x VGA port from AST2600
-2 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet ports
-1 x Realtek 1Gb Ethernet dedicated for AST2600
-3 x Audio jacks
-1 x BIOS FlashbackTM button
Internal I/O Connectors Fan and Cooling related
1 x 4-pin CPU Fan header
1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan header
1 x 4-pin W_PUMP+ header
3 x 4-pin Chassis Fan headers
Power related
1 x 24-pin Main Power connector
1 x 8-pin +12V Power connector
Storage related
2 x M.2 slots (Key M)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
1 x SlimSAS port
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 connector (supports USB Type-C® )
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header supports 2 additional USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
2 x USB 2.0 headers support 4 additional USB 2.0 ports
1 x LPT header
1 x T-sensor
1 x Clear CMOS header
1 x COM Port header
1 x Front Panel Audio header (AAFP)
1 x SPI TPM header (14-1pin)
1 x 20-3 pin System Panel header with Chassis intrude function
BMC Related
1 x BMC LED and switch
1 x VGA switch1 x BMC LAN fixed IP switch
1 x IPMI switch
1 x Q_PSU switch
1 x PSU SMBus header
1 x VPP_I2C header
1 x Micro SD card socket
1 x BMC_T_SENSOR header
1 x Location button header
1 x Location LED and header
1 x Message LED and header
- DIGI+ VRM (- Digital power design with DrMOS)
- ESD Guards
- LANGuard
- Overvoltage Protection
- SafeSlot
- Stainless-Steel Back I/O
ASUS Q-Design
- Q-Code
- M.2 Q-Latch
- Q-Connector
- Q-LED (CPU [red], DRAM [yellow], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow green])
- Q-Slot
ASUS Thermal Solution
- M.2 heatsink
- VRM heatsink design
- CPU Socket lever protector
- SafeDIMM
- SafeSlot
- BIOS FlashBack™ button
- BIOS FlashBack™ LED
Bespoke Motherboard Design & Business Focused Features
- 24/7 Reliability
Software Features ASUS Exclusive Software
Armoury Crate
- Fan Xpert 4
- Power Saving
Adobe Creative Cloud (Free Trial)
Norton 360 Deluxe (60 Days Free Trial)
IT Management software supported
- ASUS Control Center Express(ACCE)
Intel® vPro

- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUSTek. EzFlash Utility
BIOS 256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS(text-based)
Manageability WOL by PME, PXE
Accessories Cables
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cables
1 x Q-connector
1 x M.2 Rubber Packages
2 x Screw package for M.2 SSD
1 x I/O Shield
1 x User guide
1 x ACC Express Activation Key Card
Operating System Windows® 11, Windows® 10 64-bit
Form Factor micro-ATX Form Factor
9.6 inch x 9.6 inch ( 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm )