Monday, June 6th 2011

EVGA Readies Dual-LGA2011 X79 Motherboard

At this year's Computex event, we were treated to socket LGA2011 motherboards by various motherboard manufacturers, except EVGA. The company makes some of the highest grade enthusiast motherboards in the Intel platform, and so it was missed. It is however, said to be working on a monstrous dual-socket LGA2011 motherboard based on the Intel X79 chipset, that would replace its dual-socket LGA1366 EVGA SR-2.

Just imagine, such a monstrosity would combine two six/eight/twelve-core LGA2011 Sandy Bridge-E processors with eight channels of DDR3 memory, and four PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (electrical x16) links to drive its graphics cards and connectivity. EVGA said that it will have single-socket LGA2011 motherboards by the time the platform launches, and this dual-LGA2011 about a month later.Source: TechReport
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34 Comments on EVGA Readies Dual-LGA2011 X79 Motherboard

#1
derwin75
I'm saving up my money for this one. I can't wait!!!
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#2
Wile E
Power User
Man, I wish I could afford that.
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#3
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
I think I would go with Tyan. Any dual processor system in my book, needs to be a high-reliability server. I don't trust EVGA as far as I can throw them. I'll definitely be looking to LGA2011 when my server dies (I think it is going on 4 years old now).
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#4
Imsochobo
by: FordGT90Concept
I think I would go with Tyan. Any dual processor system in my book, needs to be a high-reliability server. I don't trust EVGA as far as I can throw them. I'll definitely be looking to LGA2011 when my server dies (I think it is going on 4 years old now).
I go for amd rigs, 1055T with 16 gb ram(ecc) is perfect and run more of them and cluster!
thats what I do, I get prices of 230 £ per server -nics though, I find myself a dual intel nic and a 3rd nic depending on what it'll do :)
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Wile E
Power User
by: FordGT90Concept
I think I would go with Tyan. Any dual processor system in my book, needs to be a high-reliability server. I don't trust EVGA as far as I can throw them. I'll definitely be looking to LGA2011 when my server dies (I think it is going on 4 years old now).
Tyan doesn't OC as well. This is an enthusiast product, not a server product.
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#6
derwin75
I agree with Wile that EVGA Dual LGA2011 X79 Motherboard is an enthusiast product for Overclockers and Hardcore PC gamers. Tyan products are mostly for business use.
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#7
random
What I would build if I had enough money for this monster,

2x 5.6ghz clocked 2011 CPU's
32GB Ram 8x4 2133mhz
3x 6990's or 4x GTX 580's Watercooled and OC'd
3x 2560x1600 monitors
1x Power Plant
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#8
DrunkenMafia
lol, you might actually crack 100fps in crysis with that monstrosity, imagine the psu requirements :eek:
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#10
xenocide
That would run about 2000W lol. You'd have to take out some loans just to pay your power bills xD
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#11
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
If I had the money to waste, I'd buy a fudge load of these and make a boat load of folding farms and then have one as a play-thing.

I can dream.

:(
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#13
Sihastru
by: random
What I would build if I had enough money for this monster,
2x 5.6ghz clocked 2011 CPU's
32GB Ram 8x4 2133mhz
3x 6990's or 4x GTX 580's Watercooled and OC'd
3x 2560x1600 monitors
1x Power Plant
The only problem is you can only have TWO (2x) 6990's (or 590's) and THREE (3x) 580's, since dual GPU cards can only be CF'd/SLI'd with just one of their kind, and a single GPU card can be SLI'd with two others of their own.

You could however have FOUR (4x) 6970's, but why would you do decellarate your experience like that.

You could say you'd go for a F@H rig, but then the 3x6990's argument wouldn't hold water...
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#14
random
by: Sihastru
The only problem is you can only have TWO (2x) 6990's (or 590's) and THREE (3x) 580's, since dual GPU cards can only be CF'd/SLI'd with just one of their kind, and a single GPU card can be SLI'd with two others of their own.

You could however have FOUR (4x) 6970's, but why would you do decellarate your experience like that.

You could say you'd go for a F@H rig, but then the 3x6990's argument wouldn't hold water...
Ah yes I didn't consider that the 6990 only comes with one crossfire connector, although it does seem like you can definitely run Quad SLI with GTX 580's and two 6990's is theoretically 4 GPU's working together anyway.

Video of Quad SLI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXKZbhbjw_k&feature=related
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#15
EarlZ
This would be a great new gaming rig, too bad games dont really use more than 2 cores these days.
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#16
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
If i was rich i would go for this.
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#17
link2009
by: EarlZ
This would be a great new gaming rig, too bad games dont really use more than 2 cores these days.
People are still spreading this BS? Please do some research, a number of games are using more than 2 cores and future games will most DEFINITELY use more than 2 cores (the ones that actually require more computing power).
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#18
mlee49
I ♥ Evga




by: link2009
People are still spreading this BS? Please do some research, a number of games are using more than 2 cores and future games will most DEFINITELY use more than 2 cores (the ones that actually require more computing power).
+1 many games are multi-threaded and can handle multiple cores. Heck even the Xbox 360 cpu is a 3-core cpu. :)
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#20
Steven B
that would be nice if they could pull it off, i heard a nice story latley maybe some woudl be interested.

When Abit was bought out and then died they had one of the best engineering teams, for mobos at least, but those guys didn't wanna stick with Abit's new owners, so they went to DFI, you see some of the nice DFI X58 boards you saw becuase of these guys, but when DFI went then EVGA took them in, but EVGA being an American based company, and one that sells more VGAs than Mobos, even though the classified and SR2 were sick they sold more VGAs so their VGA teams got the bonus in TW, which means a lot, those engineers were actually quite angry from what i heard and they moved on again, supposedly saphire took them in, they took shamino in, but they didn't put anything nice out other than a late X58 board and a P67 boartd, but nothing special like before, so it seems like those great days of shamino teaching us how to use one of the best boards ever has come to an end. One thing you will see from these guys is that they love volterra PWM and VRm design.

Right now Shamino is at ASUS, Tin got hired at EVGA, I think Kingpin Quite EVGA. Anyways engineering might or might not be what the guys listed do best, for Tin and Shamino it is b/c they are EEs, but their ability to influence features for overclocking is what we need them for, and shamino did for the classified and that is what we are seeing with the SR2.

I doubt we will see it from EVGA tho, maybe ASUS. Who knows with Tin at EVGA hopefully we will see some amazing stuff.

That is just my thought.
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#21
Samuka3000
...and four PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (electrical x16) links to drive its graphics cards and connectivity.
So, does that means I could have 4x GTX 580 running at 16x at the same time?
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#22
derwin75
by: Samuka3000
So, does that means I could have 4x GTX 580 running at 16x at the same time?
I think so....As long as X79 motherboard has two NF200s then you can run 4x GTX 580 on it.
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#23
DriedFrogPills
Wouldn't an NF200 or even two be a bottle neck on PCI-E 3 as it only runs at gen 2 bandwidth. And I am just guessing here but four x16 PCI-E 3 links means two X79's are lurking on this board
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#24
derwin75
by: DriedFrogPills
Wouldn't an NF200 or even two be a bottle neck on PCI-E 3 as it only runs at gen 2 bandwidth. And I am just guessing here but four x16 PCI-E 3 links means two X79's are lurking on this board
I can tell you that I own a EVGA Classified Super Record 2 (SR-2) motherboard and it has 2 NF200s on it and no bottleneck at all. SR-2 was terrifically fast with GTX 580 4-way SLI
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#25
DriedFrogPills
by: derwin75
I can tell you that I own a EVGA Classified Super Record 2 (SR-2) motherboard and it has 2 NF200s on it and no bottleneck at all. SR-2 was terrifically fast with GTX 580 4-way SLI
No doubt on X58 the dual NF200's worked a treat. But X58 used pci-e 2 with 32 lanes for video cards. X79 uses pci-e 3 still with 32 lanes but it is also the equivalent of 64 pci-e 2 lanes, hence why on X79 an NF200 is going to add latency and halve bandwidth
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