Asus RS720A-E12-RS12

AMD EPYC™ 9004 dual-processor 2U server that supports up to 24 DIMM, 8 NVMe, nine PCIe® 5.0 slots, two M.2, OCP 3.0, four dual-slot GPUs, and ASUS ASMB11-iKVM

Features Asus RS720A-E12-RS12

  • Powerful performance: Powered by AMD EPYC 9004 processors with 128 Zen 4c cores, 12-channel, up to 4800 MHz DDR5 and support for a maximum TDP of up to 400 watts per socket
  • Scale-up storage and expansion design: A total of 12 bays in combination of Tri-Mode NVMe/SATA/SAS drives on the front panel and nine PCIe 5.0 slots for higher bandwidth and system upgrade
  • Flexible networking module design: Optional two 10 Gbps or four 1 Gbps on-board LAN module, and OCP 3.0 module with PCIe 5.0 slot in rear panel for faster connectivity
  • Advanced air cooling solution: Features enhanced volume air cooling (EVAC) heatsink for processors with higher TDP
  • Enhanced IT-infrastructure management: ASUS ASMB11-iKVM remote control with ASPEED AST2600, ASUS Control Center IT management software and hardware-level Root-of-Trust solution
  • Read for AI and HPC workloads: Up to four dual-slot GPU, including NVIDIA A100*

Specification Asus RS720A-E12-RS12


Processor / System Bus
2 x Socket SP5 (LGA 6096)
AMD EPYC™ 9004 Series (up to 400W)
4th Generation AMD EPYC Processors with AMD 3D V-Cache technology
*Please consult sales for more details.
Total Slots :
24 (12-channel per CPU, 1 DIMM per CPU)
Capacity :
Maximum up to 3072GB per socket
Memory Type :
DDR5 4800/4400 RDIMM/ 3DS RDIMM
Memory Size :
128GB, 64GB, 32GB RDIMM
128GB, 64GB, 32GB 3DS RDIMM
* Refer to for more information
Expansion Slots
Up to 9 PCIe Gen5 slots + 1 x internal RAID slot
6 x PCIe Gen5 x8 or 3 x PCIe Gen5 x16 (FHFL)
2 x PCIe Gen5 x8 or 1 x PCIe Gen5 x16 or 1 x OCP3.0 (FHFL)
1 x PCIe Gen5 x16 (LPHL)
1 x PCIe Gen4 x8 (LP, internal)
*Installing GPU cards will occupy expansion slots.
*GPU SKU do not support OCP3.0.
*RAID/PIKE cable kit required for internal slot support.
SATA Controller :
8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
2 x M.2 connectors (SATA 6Gb/s & PCI-E Gen4 x4 link)
SAS Controller :
Braodcom HBA CARD 9500-16i (Optional)
Broadcom MegaRAID 9540-8i (Optional)
Broadcom MegaRAID 9560-16i (Optional)
Drive Bays

Front Bays:
12 x 3.5″ Hot-Swap drive bays
Support up to 4NVMe/SAS* + 4NVMe/SATA/SAS* + 4SATA/SAS*
*RAID card is required to support SAS hard drives
Rear Bays (Optional):
2 x 2.5″ Hot-Swap drive bays (Will occupied 2 PCIe slots)
Support 2 x NVMe

Front Bays:
12 x 3.5″ Hot-Swap drive bays
Support up to 4NVMe/SAS* + 4NVMe/SATA/SAS* + 4SATA/SAS*

Rear Bays:

2 x 2.5″ Hot-Swap drive bays (Optional)
Support 2NVMe**
*RAID card is required to support SAS hard drives.
**Will occupied 2 PCIe slots

System Fan
Option 1: 1 x Quad Port Intel I350-AM4 1G LAN Controller + 1 x Mgmt LAN
Option 2: 1 x Dual Port Intel X710-AT2 10G LAN Controller + 1 x Mgmt LAN
Option 3: None x + 1 x Mgmt LAN
Aspeed AST2600 64MB
Front I/O Ports
2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 ports
Rear I/O Ports
2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 ports
1 x VGA port
1 x RJ-45 Mgmt LAN port
2 x 10G or 4 x 1G RJ-45 GbE LAN port (Optional)
1 x OCP3.0 port (Optional)
*GPU SKU do not support OCP3.0.
Front Switch/LED:
1 x Power Switch (w/ LED)
1 x Reset Switch
1 x Location Switch (w/ LED)
1 x HDD Access LED
1 x Message LED LAN 1-4 LED (on NIC module)
Rear Switch/LED:
1 x Port 80 LED (Q-Code)
1 x Power Switch w/ LED
1 x Location Switch w/LED
1 x Message LED
Management Solution

On-Board ASMB11-iKVM for KVM-over-IP

ASUS Control Center Enterprise (Optional)

Regulatory Compliance
BSMI, CE, CB, C-Tick, FCC(Class A)
840mm x 449mm x 88.1mm (33.07″ x 17.68″ x 3.47″)
Form Factor
Net Weight : 19.3KG
Gross Weight : 25.77KG
Power Supply
1+1 Redundant 2000W/1600W 80 PLUS Platinum Power Supply
1+1 Redundant 2600W/1600W 80 PLUS Titanium Power Supply
100-127/240Vac,13.8A/16A(x2), 50/60Hz
220-240Vac, 10A(x2), 50/60Hz
Operation temperature: 10℃ ~ 35℃
Non operation temperature: -40℃ ~ 60℃
Non operation humidity: 20% ~ 90% (Non condensing)
Optional Items
Heat Sink:
Standard Cooling Solution
Enhanced Volume Air Cooling Solution.
Rail Kit:
Tool-less Friction Rail Kit
1.5U Height Full Extension Ball bearing Type Rail Kit
*Please consult sales if  cable arm needed.
2U Front Bezel
*SAS support only from SAS HBA/RAID Card
CPU Heatsink/ Cooler
1 (For supporting GPU SKU, it will have external fan)

World Records Leadership

ASUS holds the most amount of records in dual-socket (2P) and single-socket (1P) on SPEC CPU 2017 benchmark and dominate the computing performance. These top performance results provide a useful insight into compute-intensive workloads on different computer systems, enabling our customers to reduce complexity, tackle challenging workloads and accelerate system validations.

ASUS servers feature Performance Boost technology to achieve the best server performance and agility by tuning servers to match the requirements of workloads, letting you gain greater control of your server environment. This technology improves workload throughput by maximizing processor frequency and boost power, ideal for timesensitive applications such as financial services or data center operations.

Core Optimizer

Maximizes the processor frequency in multi-core operations, avoiding frequency shifting for reduced latency.

Engine Boost

Automatic power acceleration with an innovative voltage design to increase server overall performance.

Workload Presets

Preconfigured BIOS server profiles based on workloads and benchmarks for improved performance and efficiency.

ASUS select servers achieved most power efficiency positions on the SPEC Power benchmark for energy efficiency and demonstrate to customers how they can achieve faster deployments and higher energy efficiency for their IT infrastructure.

ASUS Power Balancer

Adjust overall loading automatically based on real-time monitoring to decrease overall power consumption for Improved efficiency and cost/performance optimization.

Thermal Radar 2.0

Features intelligent fan-curve adjustments to fit the real-time server usage patterns and lower fan power consumption.

Server-management Solution

Remote server management

ASUS ASMB11-iKVM is the latest server-management solution from ASUS, built upon the ASPEED 2600 chipset running on the latest AMI MegaRAC SP-X. The module provides various interfaces to enable out-of-band server management through WebGUI, Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) and Redfish® API.

Streamline IT operations via a single dashboard

ASUS Control Center (ACC) is remote IT management software designed for monitoring your hardware and software IT assets and inventory status and enabling seamless remote BIOS configurations and updates, efficient IT diagnostics and troubleshooting and enhanced security with Hotfix updates, allowing easier server management for any IT infrastructure.

Scalable Storage Solution

This server features scalable storage solutions to support maximum performance for data center flexibility, and enable industry-standard SAS/SATA/NVMe interfacing through Broadcom Tri-Mode RAID adapters for increased connectivity and security.

RS720A-E12-RS24U (with switch board)

16 x NVMe + 8 x NVMe/SATA/SAS* (2 switch boards)

RS720A-E12-RS24 (on board directly)

16 x NVMe + 8 x SATA/SAS*


8 x NVMe + 4 x SATA/SAS*
4 x NVMe + 8 x SATA/SAS*
Rear bay: 2 x NVMe* (optional)


* SAS support only from optional SAS HBA/RAID card.
* The 2 x NVMe configuration in rear bay will require two PCIe slots.

Asus RS720A-E12-RS24U

Enhanced Security

Hardware Root-of-Trust Solution

Detect, recover, boot and protect

ASUS servers integrate PFR FPGA as the platform Root-of-Trust solution for firmware resiliency to prevent from hackers from gaining access to infrastructure. ASUS security solutions are fully compliant with the 2018 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) SP 800 193 specification.

* Platform Firmware Resilience (PFR) module must be specified at time of purchase and is factory-fitted. It is not for sale separately.

Trusted Platform Module 2.0

ASUS servers also include support Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM 2.0) to secure hardware through integrated cryptographic keys and offer regular firmware update for vulnerabilities.

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  • * Optional means “built for order”.

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