Monday, January 4th 2010

EVGA Dual LGA-1366 Motherboard Pictured

The recently surfaced high-end dual socket LGA-1366 motherboard is pictured in full, without its cooling assembly. The picture reveals quite a bit about EVGA's new monstrosity. To begin with, the motherboard is neither ATX, nor EATX in the truest sense. Like the recently announced X58 Classified 4-way SLI which was based on the "XL-ATX" form-factor, this motherboard seems to be 13.58 inches (344.93 mm) long, and about as wide as EATX (330 mm, 13 inches), or maybe a little more.

Each LGA-1366 socket is wired to six DDR3 DIMM slots for triple-channel memory, and is powered by an 8-phase digital-PWM circuit. Each socket further has a 3-phase power circuit for its DIMM slots. The CPU VRM for each socket takes input from an 8-pin ATX, and what appears to be a 6-pin +12V (PCI-E?) connector. The motherboard further takes power from a 6-pin PCI-E power connector apart from the usual 24-pin ATX power connector. Some of these inputs may be redundant and needed only for additional electrical stability to support competitive overclocking.

At the heart of the board is what appears to be an Intel 5500 "Tylersburg" or Intel X58, paired with an Intel ICH10-class southbridge. All of its SATA 3 Gb/s ports are located next to it, while a Marvell-made SATA 6 Gb/s controller provides two additional ports. There are seven PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots in all, driven by four x16 links over two NVIDIA nForce 200 bridge chips. The exact lane distribution is not known. There seem to be two gigabit Ethernet controllers, 8-channel audio, eSATA, USB 3.0, and EV-Bot support. More about the board may surface during the CES event.Source: XtremeSystems Forums
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77 Comments on EVGA Dual LGA-1366 Motherboard Pictured

#2
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
seven?
What's your count?
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#3
[I.R.A]_FBi
7 but what to put in all the slots! madness!
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#4
iDont
Dual 8 pin + triple 6 pin power connectors :eek:
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#5
Weer
by: btarunr

to support competitive overclocking.
So, DOES it overclock?
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#6
Jizzler
Ugh... XL-EATX. Way to limit adoption EVGA :/

While I couldn't use any of the EATX cases that I already have, there is luckily one from Supermicro that I like, and maybe another one or two from other manufacturers that I could tolerate.
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#8

12 DDR3 memory slots?? Imagine, 24GB RAM for crazy mofos!

But the cherry on top of the cake are those 4 PCI-E full x16! Imagine 4 x 5970 in CFX! Damn, playing on 3 or 6 monitors never seems so sweet!

The question is tho, what PSU do you need in order to power the above setup??????
#9
afw
Well they will have to design low-profile coolers for the chipsets .... else its gonna block the VGA cards .... :shadedshu

well the NB will run hot for sure with 2 CPU's and RAM in 12 slots .... :eek:
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#10
afw
by: TAViX
12 DDR3 memory slots?? Imagine, 24GB RAM for crazy mofos!

But the cherry on top of the cake are those 4 PCI-E full x16! Imagine 4 x 5970 in CFX! Damn, playing on 3 or 6 monitors never seems so sweet!

The question is tho, what PSU do you need in order to power the above setup??????
well first of all you cant run 4 x 5970 in crossfire mode ... only 4 GPUs so only 2 x 5970s ...

and about the PSU ... well it will need the highest rated PSU out there for sure at least a 1000W minumum ... 3 x 6-pin + 2 x 8-pin :roll: thats one heckuva MOBO ...
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#11
majestic12
Is that thermal paste or was the person taking the picture a bit too excited by seeing this thing? -sorry inappropriate but funny!
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#12
DanTheBanjoman
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by: majestic12
Is that thermal paste or was the person taking the picture a bit too excited by seeing this thing? -sorry inappropriate but funny!
Neither.


"Omg omg, pwettyyyy". Suffice to say, squashing your face like that is more effective than clearasil.
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#14
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
wooT!

i deam 2010 "year of the 10 slot mobos" !!!

i cant wait to get one of these boards.
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#15
e1ectra_one
1.21 Jigawatts should be enough for this sucker.
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#16
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
not likely.

from my experience i can say a 1000watt psu would be plenty for this mobo and a few decent gpus.
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#17
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: e1ectra_one
1.21 Jigawatts should be enough for this sucker.
true, but you need to throw it in your car and get it up to 88 MPH for it to work properly. :laugh:
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#18
Completely Bonkers
12 DDR3 slots should allow 48GB RAM on Xeon system.

It's a very neatly organised mainboard. Someone has put a lot of effort in to style and organisation, excepting that the RAM slots are very close to the CPU slots and will crowd out a lot of third party silent coolers. Shame. This is a problem for a lot of 5500 series mainboards.
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BUCK NASTY
F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust
by: Fourstaff
What would you use that for?
Folding, pure folding goodness. There's a possible 87,800 ppd available with that mobo. of course you would drain your wallet getting there.:roll:
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Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
by: BUCK NASTY
Folding, pure folding goodness. There's a possible 87,800 ppd available with that mobo. of course you would drain your wallet getting there.:roll:
does that account for 7 high end gpus and all 24 threads of cpu?
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#22
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: BUCK NASTY
Folding, pure folding goodness. There's a possible 87,800 ppd available with that mobo. of course you would drain your wallet getting there.:roll:
way more ppd that that!! 2 i7s running big wus which get about 25k ppd so that is 50k ppd. and then if you consider the value you run 4 dual slot gpus that get around 25k ppd we are talking 150k ppd, right?

edit: wait, it would make more sense like fitseries said to run 7 single slot gpus. which would probably yield about the same as 4 gtx295s or whatever.
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#23
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
to be totally correct...

this board will not support i7 cpus.

you will have to have xeons with dual QPI for this mobo
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#24
EnergyFX
by: Fitseries3
does that account for 7 high end gpus and all 24 threads of cpu?
If you were to go with single PCB GTX295s with single slot watercoolers... wouldn't you be able to do 14 GPUs??

If both CPUs were also running -big adv projects, wouldn't that potentially be somewhere upwards of 130K+ PPD total?

Of course, you would need a case capable of housing the monster of a MB as well as the 3 PSUs you would need to feed everything, AND the nuclear grade cooling system. Hmm... might as well just turn the spare bedroom into a computer case... yeah, a case with a ceiling fan and it's own closet :rockout:
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#25
Fourstaff
To put into perspective, how much can you fold with an "average" rig, say stock 550BE + GTX260 1GB?
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