Friday, January 1st 2010

EVGA Prepares High-end Dual-LGA1366 Motherboard

EVGA is keeping up its streak of releasing high-end motherboards for processors based on the new Intel Nehalem architecture, with a new dual-socket monstrosity. Slated for CES 2010, not much about this high-end workstation motherboard has been revealed beyond the picture below. From the looks of it, probably EVGA is making a high-end, overclocker-friendly dual LGA-1366 motherboard based on the Intel 5500 "Tylersburg" chipset with the usual ICH10R southbridge. Existing LGA-1366 processors that support dual-socket operation which includes Xeon 5500 series may work on it. Probably, a future high-end Intel Core family CPU is released that is capable of dual-socket setups, too. The picture reveals two LGA-1366 sockets, each powered by an 8-phase digital PWM circuit. Each socket is wired to six DDR3 DIMM slots supporting triple-channel memory for that socket. More this CES.

Source: EVGA Forums
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54 Comments on EVGA Prepares High-end Dual-LGA1366 Motherboard

#2
InnocentCriminal
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Hmmm.... I drool at the dream of having one of these with two i7 980X and a butt load of nVIDIA cards folding 24/7!
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#3
Mussels
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now THAT, is what i call high end
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#4
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
damn to bad freaksavior sold his xeons :banghead:
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#5
Mussels
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two of the new 6 core CPU's + 12x4GB of ram

24 threads + 48GB of ram

add in a few fermis, and i bet it can run crysis :D
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#6
Bo$$
Lab Extraordinaire
would this have SLI support considering this is an Intel chipset?
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#7
dalekdukesboy
by: Mussels
two of the new 6 core CPU's + 12x4GB of ram

24 threads + 48GB of ram

add in a few fermis, and i bet it can run crysis :D
almost anything can RUN crysis, but I assume you mean run it at 2560 x 1600 with 4x antialiasing and 16x antiostropic filtering and all settings on very high...and never having the framerates dip below 60 :).
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Mussels
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by: Bo$$
would this have SLI support considering this is an Intel chipset?
many 1366 boards can run SLI

by: dalekdukesboy
almost anything can RUN crysis, but I assume you mean run it at 2560 x 1600 with 4x antialiasing and 16x antiostropic filtering and all settings on very high...and never having the framerates dip below 60 :).
heck, lets go ATI eyefinity - 3x30" 7680x1600, 120Hz panels, 120FPS minimum.
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dalekdukesboy
by: dalekdukesboy
almost anything can RUN crysis, but I assume you mean run it at 2560 x 1600 with 4x antialiasing and 16x antiostropic filtering and all settings on very high...and never having the framerates dip below 60 :).
hell, I can run crysis fairly well...with settings on high, 1680 x 1020, NO antia-aliasing, and it's fluid, as in the framerates average 38 or so lol...but a far cry from what I just described even though it is smooth it's JUST fast enough to be so and obviously I'm running several tiers below what I formerly described as far as resolution/eye candy is concerned. But at the rate Nvidia has put off Fermi I may never get it anyway!!! Isn't it like 8 months delayed from the original summer date they intended?
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#10
Mussels
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its my fault, but we should stop talking about crysis here.

unless its about its performance on this awesome mobo
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#11
dalekdukesboy
well...it is "the" benchmark game so in essence it isn't totally off topic...and I'd GLADLY talk about crysis on this motherboard, anyone care to get EVGA to send me one to test it? :laugh:
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#12
trt740
Overkill to the max and I love Overkill :laugh:
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#13
Jizzler
What, no dual LGA-1567 board? 6-core is old, time to go 8-core!
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#14
Yukikaze
by: Jizzler
What, no dual LGA-1567 board? 6-core is old, time to go 8-core!
There should be Quad LGA1567 boards out there once Nehalem-EX hits :D
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#15
Jizzler
Yup:



Been checking just about every day for new Nehalem-EX news :) Earlier I had heard that they're might be a cheaper version for 2P boxes (3 QPI links?), but it looks like you might just have to use the standard chip:



And for those who can 'live' with only 12 cores ;)

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#16
PP Mguire
by: dalekdukesboy
almost anything can RUN crysis, but I assume you mean run it at 2560 x 1600 with 4x antialiasing and 16x antiostropic filtering and all settings on very high...and never having the framerates dip below 60 :).
I seriously hope you got the joke.
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#17
Jizzler
We need better VM/multi-user solutions so that we can change the joke to 'how many copies of Crysis' can it run :D
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#18
dalekdukesboy
by: PP Mguire
I seriously hope you got the joke.
obviously, as I said he's joking it could run crysis and then some even with every setting possible, just lamenting and comparing what I can do and wishing it were more lol
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#19
Bo$$
Lab Extraordinaire
X16aa
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#20
shevanel
I bet the internet will run really fast on one of these. :laugh:

(I actually had a guy ask me "would a $1000 cpu make his internet run faster?")
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#21
Weer
But can it overclock? (Serious Question)
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#22
InnocentCriminal
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by: Weer
But can it overclock? (Serious Question)
I expect EVGA will include OC'ing options within the BIOS as it is a high-end, enthusiast part, but this is the sort of platform that doesn't need OC'ing so they could limit it for stability. I hope this isn't as much of a failure as Skulltrail was, that thing sucked shit covered donkey balls when it came to games.
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#23
overclocking101
by: Mussels
two of the new 6 core CPU's + 12x4GB of ram

24 threads + 48GB of ram

add in a few fermis, and i bet it can run crysis :D
meh probably only get about 46fps in crysis!!! ROFL!
i do agree though a pic of this full board would be nice and maybe a little bit of info on it as well
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#24

Dual CPU mobos were available since forever, I don't know why you guys think this is so special?! It just support the new unreleased processors. I'm using at work for 3 years now something similar with two Xeons and SLI Quadro, and I can confirm that is damn fast. HOWEVER, in games the performance is so-so, and yes, I've replaced the SLI Quadro with an 280GTX, and the performance it's on pair with the latest I7, but not faster...

The main issue here remains the price of those mobos, which is kinda outrageous for the end-user...
#25
PP Mguire
You mean dual cpu boards?

Yes, they have been out a LONG time. Since like 8086 days i think (maybe older) but the problem is most if not all are for the IT crew and server junkies.

This board from eVGA is meant for the enthusiast consumer and its looking like it will be a Classified variant guessing from the color scheme. Also, it will most likely use consumer i7s instead of high priced Xeon server chips. Only some time will tell but ill be guessing that it support SLI or Crossfire too.
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