Wednesday, April 7th 2010

ASUS Releases KGPE-D16 Socket G34 Motherboard for 12-core AMD Opteron Processors

ASUS today introduced the new ASUS KGPE-D16 motherboard featuring the AMD G34 socket for 8- and 12-Core AMD Opteron 6100 Series processors. Equipped with an AMD SR5690/SP5100 chipset as well as supporting 4-channels of DDR3 memory per processor, ASUS' unique PIKE upgrade kit, and ASUS ASMB4-iKVM module for remote management, the KGPE-D16 is a reliable platform that runs heavy server operations while achieving exceptionally low power consumption.

Exceptional Processing Threshold with AMD Opteron 6000 Series platform (codenamed "Maranello"). Equipped with the AMD SR5690/SP5100 chipset, the KGPE-D16 utilizes AMD Opteron 6100 Series processors to help deliver exceptionally efficient performance to handle massive real-world workloads. Tom Lin, general manager, ASUS Server Business Unit said, "The KGPE-D16 serverboard supports extreme performance typical in enterprises or institutions with high-performance computing demands or web-facing servers which reach critical processing levels when internet traffic surges. So we are pleased that the AMD Opteron 6100 processor and AMD Server Chipset combination provides the muscle to handle these situations."

"Our longstanding relationship with ASUS helps assure enterprises and research institutions of a tightly integrated serverboard designed to harness the full processing capabilities of the latest AMD Opteron 6100 processors," said Patrick Patla, vice president and general manager, Server and Embedded Divisions, AMD. "The KGPE-D16 is tailored for the requirements needed by end customers to succeed in ever more demanding computing environments."
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17 Comments on ASUS Releases KGPE-D16 Socket G34 Motherboard for 12-core AMD Opteron Processors

#1
DanTheBanjoman
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Those CPU were dirt cheap when announced, if these are as cheap as the entry level dual 1366 boards it might be one hell of a platform.
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#2
Jizzler
Not bad. Can go dual GPU, Pike (1068E for $80), and an MIO audio card.

An EATX Tyan 2P G34 recently popped up on Newegg for $459.
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#3
Kitkat
now make that dual socket fx again lol cant they do it with the 6 cores phenoms or no?
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#4
HalfAHertz
I'm trying to imagine i can render with 24 cores...:wtf::eek::twitch:
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#6
Hayder_Master
they should add more pci-e slots like EVGA do with them intel mobo to make multi talent mobo
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#7
eidairaman1
by: Kitkat
now make that dual socket fx again lol cant they do it with the 6 cores phenoms or no?
SKT 1207 was a 2 Way setup just like this unit here, Phenoms are 1 way Units, You would need an arbiter to run 2 way anymore. The Last Time you could use Desktop Parts in a Server board was the AMD SKT A CPUs, as they have a certain bridging on them that determined whether they were Desktop, Mobile or Server.
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#8
A Cheese Danish
Finally! Now time to start saving up!
These could make great servers and folding rigs
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#9
fatguy1992
Looks good, but most importantly will it have any overclocking features?
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#10
Kitkat
by: (FIH) The Don
you cannot throw in the phenoms, they run on AM3 socket.
you can ONLY use the Opterons http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010340727%2050001028%201652756958&name=Socket%20G34
2 * socket G34 (LGA 1944)
8/12 Core AMD Opteron™ 6000 series
HyperTransport™ Technology 3.0, 6.4 GT/s per link (triple link)
lol i understand that much. Not what i was refering too realy ;)


by: eidairaman1
SKT 1207 was a 2 Way setup just like this unit here, Phenoms are 1 way Units, You would need an arbiter to run 2 way anymore. The Last Time you could use Desktop Parts in a Server board was the AMD SKT A CPUs, as they have a certain bridging on them that determined whether they were Desktop, Mobile or Server.
yeah i figured :( i wish ASUS and AMD would team up to do it again i missed the boat the first time, here it is for those who havent seen it b4

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131146

Thanx for explanation btw ;) PS: i just read and this thing still kicks ass lol... X years later
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#11
Ripper3
by: Kitkat
now make that dual socket fx again lol cant they do it with the 6 cores phenoms or no?
Well, the Quad FX platform was a little bit of a dud if I recall correctly. An Intel quad-core could outperform, or at the very least, keep up with it, and the Quad FX drank power, compared to the Intel quad. Not only that, but the motherboard was super-expensive, although it used regular DDR2 if you used an Athlon FX processor rather than an Opteron, so that saved a fair amount.
I think AMD's learned their lesson there, and will more than likely release a Phenom 12-core before they release another Quad FX, unless they can deliver the goods this time around. That's just my two-cents though, so could be I'm so completely mistaken that they're just about to announce Octo FX or Duodecim FX platform or sumat.
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#12
Flyordie
by: Kitkat
now make that dual socket fx again lol cant they do it with the 6 cores phenoms or no?
hehe... I got a Dual Socket F board with an RS780 NB and SB750. :-) Currently running 2x Istanbuls. 12 cores of crunchy goodness... BUT its due to be replaced soon by a G34 board and 2x 12 core Magnys if I meet the criteria for them. :laugh:
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#13
Kitkat
by: Flyordie
hehe... I got a Dual Socket F board with an RS780 NB and SB750. :-) Currently running 2x Istanbuls. 12 cores of crunchy goodness... BUT its due to be replaced soon by a G34 board and 2x 12 core Magnys if I meet the criteria for them. :laugh:
i hope they get together and make another badass board id go for it fast. especialy with wot they got today but yours sounds RARwsome!

by: Ripper3
Well, the Quad FX platform was a little bit of a dud if I recall correctly.
you recalled incorectly.
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#14
xrealm20
flyordie, what motherboard are you using?
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#15
DanTheBanjoman
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by: hayder.master
they should add more pci-e slots like EVGA do with them intel mobo to make multi talent mobo
It already seems to have 4 x16 slots and a x8. Most people don't even use 2.
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#16
(FIH) The Don
Total PCI/PCI-X/PCI-E Slots: 6
Slot Location 1: 1 * PCI 32bit/33 MHz
Slot Location 2: 1 * PCI-E x16 (Gen2 X8 Link)
Slot Location 3: 1 * PCI-E x16 (Gen2 X16 Link) (Auto switch to x8 Link if slot 2 is occupied)
Slot Location 4: 1 * PCI-E x8 (Gen2 X4 Link)
Slot Location 5: 1 * PCI-E x16 (Gen2 X 16 Link)
Slot Location 6: 1 * PCI-E x16 (Gen2 x16 Link for 1U FH/FL Card) (Auto turn off if slot 5 is occupied, MIO supported)
Additional Slot 1: 1* PIKE Slot for Stroage expansion

taken from ASUS' homepage http://asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=4AUqWniKqYByIAxw
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#17
Ripper3
@Kitkat:
TechReport's conclusion: better off with Intel
Anandtech conclusion: better off with Intel
Just two of the reviews of the many that say it's not as good as a single Intel Quad-core of its time. I wanted to find something more conclusive on TPU, but I couldn't find a result for Spider or Quad FX, so I guess W1zzard didn't get a review for it, unless I'm mistaken.
Don't get me wrong, Quad FX still seems awesome (and I was about to hit Buy It Now when I saw a cheap one on Ebay until I read up on power consumption), just seems like Intel had the upper hand, although buying a pair of AMD's finest for Quad FX cost you less than buying on Intel QX6800, but it was an expensive-ish platform.
I still maintain that if AMD's going to release another set of enthusiast grade of dual-CPU hardware, they'll do it when it's far better, rather than as a knee-jerk response to Intel's products.
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