Based on latest Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® 5500 series processor, the Z8PE-D12 supports EPU, PIKE and Flex-E technologies, and provides high I/O expandability. Moreover, a discrete MIO card delivers extreme performance and improvements in the quality of work; while the ASMB4 iKVM upgrade kit lets users obtain high manageability.

Key Features:

• EPU for Extreme Energy Efficiency
• ASUS PIKE Supported
• Flex-E Technology Enables Dual Use
• High Quality Components for Greater System Reliability
• Optional ASMB4-iKVM Upgrade Kit for Easy Management
• Virtualization Application Certified


Processor / System Bus

2 x Socket 1366
Intel® Xeon® W5500 Series (130W)
Intel® Xeon® X5500 Series (95W)
Intel® Xeon® E5500 Series (80W)
Intel® Xeon® L5500 Series (60W/38W)
QPI 4.8 /5.86 /6.4 GT/s

Core Logic

Intel® 5520 chipset IOH
Intel® ICH10R

Form Factor

SSI EEB 3.61
12" x 13"

ASUS Features

Rack Ready (Rack and Pedestal dual use)
FAN speed control


Total Slots: 12 (3-channel per CPU, 6-DIMM per CPU)
Capacity: Maximum up to 96GB (RDIMM), Maximum up to 48GB (UDIMM)
Memory Type: DDR3 800/1066/1333 Reg DIMM/ Unbuffered DIMM with ECC
Memory Size: 1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB (RDIMM); 1GB 2GB 4GB (UDIMM)

Expansion Slots (follow SSI Location #)

Total PCI/PCI-X/PCI-E Slots: 4
Slot Location 3: 1 * PCI-E x16 (Gen2 x8 Link)
Slot Location 4: 1 * PCI-E x16 (Gen2 x8 Link)
Slot Location 5: 1 * PCI-E x16 (Gen2 x8 Link)
Slot Location 6: 1 * PCI-E x16 (Gen2 x16 Link) (Auto switch to x8 Link if slot 5 is occupied)
Slot Location 7: 1 * MIO Slot for Audio card (PCI-E xl is not supported)
Additional Slot 1: 1 * PIKE Slot for Stroage expansion


IDE Controller:
SATA Controller:
Intel® ICH10R: 
6 SATA2 300MB/s ports 
Intel Matrix Storage (for Windows only) 
(Support software RAID 0, 1, 10 & 5) 
LSI® MegaRAID (for Linux/Windows) 
(Support software RAID 0, 1, 10) 
SAS Controller:
ASUS PIKE 1064E 4-port SAS RAID card 
ASUS PIKE 1068E 8-port SAS RAID card 
ASUS PIKE 1078 8-port SAS HW RAID card 
ASUS PIKE 6480 8-port SAS RAID card


LAN: 2 * Intel 82574L + 1 * Mgmt LAN


VGA: Aspeed AST2050 8MB

Onboard I/O Connectors         

3 x PSU Connector : 24-pin SSI power connector + 8-pin SSI 12V + 8-pin SSI 12V power connector
1 x Management Connector : Onboard socket for optional management card
3 x USB Connectors (support 5 USB ports) (One for internal Type A USB connector )
8 x Fan Header : 4-pin
2 x SMBus
1 x Chassis Intruder
2 x Front LAN LED
1x Serial Port Header

Rear I/O Connectors


1 x External Serial Port
2 x External USB Port
1 x VGA Port
2 x RJ-45 + 1 Management Port
1 x PS/2 KB/Mouse

Management Solution

Software: ASWM2.0 
Out of Band Remote Management:Optional ASMB4-iKVM for KVM-over-Internet


CPU Temperature


US (FCC, CFR47 Part 15, Class B)
Europe (CE, EN55022 & EN55024)
Australia (C-TICK)


Operation temperature: 10℃ ~ 35℃ / Non operation temperature: -40℃ ~ 70℃
Non operation humidity: 20% ~ 90% (Non condensing)


Standard Gift Box Pack (1pcs per Carton): 
6 x SATA Data Cables 
1 x IDE Cable Set 
1 x I/O Shield 
1 x ASUS Mainboard Support CD 
1 x User's Guide 
2 x Thermal Sensor Cable 

Standard Bulk Pack (10pcs per Carton): 
1 x I/O Shield 
1 x ASUS Mainboard Support CD 
1 x User's Guide

Product SKUs

Standard Gift Box Pack
Standard Gift Box Pack with ASMB4-iKVM
Standard Gift Box Pack with MIO
Standard Bulk Pack
Standard Bulk Pack with ASMB4-iKVM



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