26 Sep 2019

ASUS takes on the heavyweights with some killer workstations

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ASUS takes on the heavyweights with some killer workstations Asus

Mobile or desktop, Asus is building some of the most powerful workstations on the market. It is hard to find a 4x GPU workstation or a 15” mobile workstation with a Quadro RTX 5000. Asus had both at IBC 2019.

Asus is not the first name that comes to mind when I hear the word workstation, but the specs on the Asus mobile and desktop workstations can grab attention.

The desktop, or more likely, the desk-side E900 workstation is big. And that size lets it pack in redundant 2000W power supplies, four Quadro RTX 8000 GPUs, two Xeon Scalable processors, eight storage bays, and 1.5TB of RAM.

The Asus E900 is very expandible with 4 double-wide Quadro GPUs and dual Xeon processors.jpg

The Asus E900 is very expandable with 4 double-wide Quadro GPUs & dual Xeon processors

Taken together, that is more than most of us need. On the other hand, you won’t have many computing limits with DaVinci Resolve! Joking aside, everyone has a point where a workstation can hit its limit. None of us wants a productivity drop. If that applies to you, then a workstation like this can be a great machine that you can tailor to your workflow.

Asus is well known for its notebook PCs. The company has not had a strong presence in mobile workstations previously.

The 15-inch StudioBook mobile workstation sports a Quadro RTX 5000 GPU.

That could change. It’s not every day that you will come across a 15-inch mobile workstation with Quadro RTX 5000 graphics. And the slim design of the company’s StudioBook makes that accomplishment even more surprising.

It can handle 128 GB of RAM and 6TB of SSD storage. Added to that, the StudioBook delivers a set of good connectivity options. All-in-all, a mobile workstation that is worthy of a closer look.

Tom Lansford

Tom Lansford is an international marketing consultant and manages the site Professional Workstation. He has been living in Europe since 1992, and previously managed workstation marketing in Europe at Nvidia. His interests include professional video, design visualization, simulation, graphics and GPU computing.

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