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EVGA dual-socket 270-GT-W555
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 March 2010 02:13 Written by Enki Wednesday, 31 March 2010 01:31
There have been quite a few dual LGA 1366 socket boards out in the market already, but none of them have the mix between being an ultimate server and a high end gaming rig. This board will encode movies, render images, or even load games faster than ever. It’s also known as the Classified SR-2. It is definitely future-proof.
Read more for a brief overview:
Specs from EVGA website:
Based on Intel 5520/ICH10R chipset
Supports Dual QPI Socket 1366 Intel Xeon 5600 and 5500 Processors
12 x 240-pin DIMM sockets
Triple Channel DDR3
Maximum of 48GB of DDR3 1333MHz+ [The way the memory works for this board is that the max RAM supported on this board is 48GB of DDR3 (all lanes work as one in triple-channel mode).]
7 x PCIe x16/x8
1 x UltraDMA133
8 x Serial ATA 2x600MB/sec / 6x300MB/sec with support for RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 0+1, RAID5, JBOD
8 Channel High Definition
2 x 10/100/1000
2 x USB3.0 ports
10 x USB2.0 ports
Audio connector (Line-in, Line-out, MIC)
HPTX Form Factor
Length: 13.6in – 345.4mm
Width: 15in – 381mm
EVGA is proud to present the EVGA Classified SR-2, the absolute ultimate for the extreme user. It takes everything that made the X58 Classified 4-way SLI motherboard great and doubled it up. Now you can experience the ultimate in overclocked multithreaded performance by way of Dual 1366 sockets which allow for hyper-threaded Intel Xeon CPU’s to be combined together for massive amounts of workload to be spread across a multitude of processing threads.
Important note: a case with 9 or more expansion slots is required, 10 for 4-Way SLI. See this page for a list of compatible PC cases.
EVGA provided PDF
This is a SSI MEB motherboard, and only few cases support this size. Mountain Mods makes some nice cases, and the following 6 types has support for this board:
Anyone want to guess it’s price? MSRP: $600, on sale now.
some benchmarks can be found at the inquirer