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EVGA dual-socket 270-GT-W555


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).]
Expansion Slot
7 x PCIe x16/x8
Storage I/O
1 x UltraDMA133
8 x Serial ATA 2x600MB/sec / 6x300MB/sec with support for RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 0+1, RAID5, JBOD
Integrated Peripherals
8 Channel High Definition
2 x 10/100/1000
Multi I/O
2 x USB3.0 ports
10 x USB2.0 ports
Audio connector (Line-in, Line-out, MIC)
Form Factor
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:
Extended Ascension
Extended U2-UFO
Pinnacle 18
Pinnacle 24

without chipset cooler

board without chipset cooler




Guru3D demo

Anyone want to guess it’s price? MSRP: $600, on sale now.

some benchmarks can be found at the inquirer


  1. Comments  Naota   |  Wednesday, 31 March 2010 at 4:59 PM

    Wow. I guess I will have to get that for Foose’s computer. And like that, his comp just raised another 1k in price.

  2. Comments  Enki   |  Wednesday, 31 March 2010 at 5:33 PM

    His computer is going to have to be watercooled.. lets work on it together? My computer is boring now that I’ve assembled it. Though I still should get a review of it made, since its really unique.

  3. Comments  Naota   |  Wednesday, 31 March 2010 at 8:02 PM

    …lets make a custom case build like that one you posted. lol….

    Oh and since we are switching to Xeon since the 6core processor is out, we have to add 3k more instead of 1k.

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