Save several minutes on your daily workload

Designed with power CAD designers and FEA engineers in mind, the KRONOS 640 workstations provide the ultimate solution for intensive applications requiring multi-core processing performance.
Intel® Core™ i7

Intel® Core™ i7

The Intel® Core™ i7 processor delivers best‐in‐class performance for the most demanding applications. This quad‐core processor features Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, 8‐way multitasking capability, and additional L3 cache.
Intel® Xeon® Family

Intel® Xeon® Family

IT organizations around the world are driving higher value into their businesses by virtualizing their data centers to reduce costs and adding automation to improve service levels, efficiency, and agility. Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers provide the foundation for this innovation. They account for the majority of all servers in today’s virtualized data centers and clouds, and they also power many of today’s highest-performing workstations.

The latest Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600v3 family take these advantages to new heights with a brand new architecture and new instruction sets. They provide more cores, cache, and memory capacity, along with bigger, faster communication pathways to move data more quickly. Importantly, these processors also include advanced technologies to help solve the storage, networking, and security challenges arising in today’s increasingly dynamic computing environments. 
CIARA systems featuring Intel Xeon processors have intelligent performance that adapts to your needs, giving you the reliability you need today with plenty of room to grow for tomorrow. With built-in 24/7 dependability and advanced security features, CIARA Intel-based systems help you avoid costly business interruptions and potentially catastrophic security breaches. Spend your time focused on your business—respond more quickly to customers, opportunities, and trends—with CIARA Intel-based computer, a smart investment in your business future.


Asus® X99-E

Form Factor



Intel® X99


Intel® 5th generation Core™ i7 Extreme or
Intel® Xeon® E5-1600 v3 or v4 or E5-2600 v3 or v4 series
all in the LGA2011-3 package.

Cooling System

Industrial grade advanced high performance

Memory Capacity

Up to 128 GB, 8 DIMM ; DDR4, 2133 MHz (with v3 processor) or 2400 MHz (with v4 processor), non-ECC, quad channel


Mid-Tower, In Win® PE689


1 Ethernet 1 Gigabit controller : Intel® I218V


GeForce GTX960 controller with 2 GB GDDR5, 256-bit PCI Express 3.0, 3 DisplayPort 1.2, 1 HDMI 2.0 and 1 DVI-I


Realtek® ALC1150, 8-channel high definition audio codec


1 M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIe SSD only) ;
1 SATA Express port, compatible with 2 SATA 6 Gb/s ports ; 8 SATA 6 Gb/s ports - RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 ;
OS drive : SSD 64 GB to 512 GB, MLC NAND technology ;
Optional recovery disk : SATAIII or SSD

Optical Drive

Wide choice of optical drives and writers available

Expansion Slots

3 PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slots (40-lane CPU : x16, x16/x16, x16/x16/x8), (28-lane CPU : x16, x16/x8, x16/x8/x4) ;
2 PCIe 2.0 x1 slots (in x1 mode)

I/O Ports

1 network port (RJ45) ;
1 USB 3.1 type C (rear), 8 USB 3.0 ports (2 front, 4 rear, 2 int. header), 8 USB 2.0 4 rear, 4 int. header) ;
1 optical S/PDIF out, 5 audio jacks, 1 S/PDIF out header ;
1 M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support ;
1 TPM header, 1 serial port header ;
1 SATA Express port, compatible with 2 SATA 6 Gb/s ports + 8 SATA 6 Gb/s ports

Management tools

DMI LANDesk Client Manager Browser
Updatable BIOS from either floppy drive, hard drive or network
CIM, SMBIOS, DEN, WBEM and ASF standards compliant, latest versions
DMI 2.0 compliant hardware management system
Intel® Wired for Management Technology (WfM)

Power Supply

1000 W, 80 PLUS Gold

Safety features

Casing intrusion switch installed and functional
Security loop to prevent casing opening and to secure PC
Kensington slot
Password protected CMOS utility program
BIOS default boot device option protected by password
BIOS can not be flashed without password
BIOS level disabling capability : serial and USB


APM 2.0 and ACPI 3.0 compliant power management
Power consumption depending on system load (EIST)
Overheat protection and shut down
CPU fan speed adjusted depending on CPU temperature


430 mm (H) x 200 mm (W) x 460 mm (D)


One year, parts and labour, return to CIARA.
Warranty upgrade available.


Version Importance Released OS  

Link for all BIOS and drivers

Optional 0000-00-00 N/A

Click here and you will be redirected to the Asus Web Site

CIARA KRONOS 645 workstation technical specifications

CIARA KRONOS 645 workstation technical specifications - V4.0 - 2016-09-14

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CIARA KRONOS 645 workstation user guide

CIARA KRONOS 645 workstation user guide - V3.0 - 2016-09-15

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PE689 casing technical specifications

PE689 casing technical specifications - V1.0 - 2016-08-22

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