ASUS WS C246M Pro Motherboard Review

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ASUS WS C246M Pro Motherboard Software

The WS C246M Pro includes a DVD Driver disk which you can use to install drivers and utilities.

ASUS WS C246M Pro Motherboard DVD 1
ASUS WS C246M Pro Motherboard DVD 1

A full set of utilities is also included.

ASUS WS C246M Pro Motherboard DVD 2
ASUS WS C246M Pro Motherboard DVD 2

You are less likely to connect a DVD drive to a new system than you are to just download everything via online downloads. Still, there are a number of useful setup utilities here.

ASUS WS C246M Pro Motherboard BIOS

Most of the BIOS functions supplied on the ASUS WS C246M Pro are what we would typically expect to find. The BIOS is more similar to the company’s server BIOS rather than their consumer version.

ASUS WS C246M Pro Motherboard BIOS
ASUS WS C246M Pro Motherboard BIOS

The BIOS is relatively standard; users should have no issues finding what settings they need to adjust.

ASUS WS C246M Pro Motherboard Specifications

Here is a quick list of the motherboard specs from ASUS:

ASUS WS C246M Pro Motherboard Specifications
ASUS WS C246M Pro Motherboard Specifications

ASUS WS C246M Pro Motherboard Test Configuration

Here is the test configuration we used:

  • Motherboard: ASUS WS C246M Pro Motherboard
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 8300 Coffee Lake, 4 cores, no HT
  • GPU: ASUS Turbo RTX2060 Blower
  • Cooling: Intel Heat Sink
  • RAM: Crucial 4GB UDIMM 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2133 Desktop Memory Model CT4G4DFS8213
  • SSD: SanDisk X210 512GB
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

We wanted to note that the WS C246M Pro supports ECC UDIMM’s, the standard server memory we use on most workstations boards like the ASUS WS C621E SAGE uses RDIMM’s and would not boot with these. Be careful when configuring your system.

ASUS WS C246M Pro Motherboard CPUz
ASUS WS C246M Pro Motherboard CPUz

Next, we are going to commence with our performance benchmarks and then continue with our power tests and conclusion.

2 COMMENTS

  1. I’m a bit confused by the ECC support…

    C246 supports Udimm ECC
    Xeon E-2100 supports Udimm ECC
    but udimm ECC won’t work with your i3 or any i5, i7 consumer model, right ?

  2. GourouLubrik – Intel has supported ECC UDIMM on Core i3 for several generations. Intel supports the Core i3 to segment its product lineup and offer lower-cost entry server configurations.

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