Friday, January 13th 2012

EVGA SR-X Dual-Socket LGA 2011 Motherboard Seen at CES

At this year's CES EVGA probably turned some heads with its upcoming power supply line but the company had more enthusiast eye candy on display, like the SR-X dual-socket motherboard. Teased a little last year, the SR-X seems to have the same HPTX form factor as its predecessor (the SR-2) but it offers support for the newest LGA 2011 Intel processors (Sandy Bridge-E for single-CPU setups, Sandy Bridge-EP for dual-CPU 'awesomesauce').

EVGA's dual-socket motherboard includes 12 DDR3 memory slots allowing for up to 96 GB of RAM, two (one 8-pin and one 6-pin) power connector per CPU, six SATA and four SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) ports, seven PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots for SLI or CrossFireX configurations, PCIe disable switches, voltage read points, a debug LED, dual Gigabit Ethernet, two eSATA ports, 7.1 channel audio, Bluetooth, EVBot support, plus six USB 3.0 connectors (four on the back plate, two via a header). The SR-X still hasn't been priced or dated.

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31 Comments on EVGA SR-X Dual-Socket LGA 2011 Motherboard Seen at CES

#2
BrooksyX
Do want. Would make for one heck of a rig!
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#3
theJesus
I bet it'll cost ~$600 USD, maybe more.
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#4
bostonbuddy
lets see 2x i7E's, 96gigs ram, and 4x7970s XF, w/ windows and benchmark software loaded to ramdisk
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#6
xBruce88x
that mobo is impressive... so is that "overclockable" power supply.... i'm guessing we'll see a news post soon?
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#8
Sinzia
I wonder how this will compare to the dual proc asus board I saw on pcper's ces coverage.
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#9
D4S4
i love that big passive heatsink, why can't all mobo manufacturers do it? it looks great and it's effective.
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#10
radrok
It still remains to be seen if you can BCLK overclock Sandy EP Xeons, otherwise this is no better than a regular dual socket motherboard
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#11
Hayder_Master
SR-X ?? What about SR-3 pictures and new we see before, it's look a bit different from this one but same details !!!
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#12
Bundy
by: D4S4
i love that big passive heatsink, why can't all mobo manufacturers do it? it looks great and it's effective.
It isnt cooling any VRM:confused: Why do you say good?
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#13
radrok
Also needs MOAR sata ports
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#14
THE_EGG
All the power connectors around the cpu area(s) make me wonder how long it will be before we start seeing dual 24-pin mobo connectors :/
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#15
overclocking101
looks worse the the first one did. I wouldnt touch it with a 30ft pole myself.
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#16
mstenholm
by: overclocking101
looks worse the the first one did. I wouldnt touch it with a 30ft pole myself.
I will let somebody else do the first testing too. The previous (X58) version was not the best OC'er. This one has to be since that's the primary reason (for the average Joe) for buying a 2P mobo (max Gflops before the very expensive 4P solution).
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#17
D4S4
by: Bundy
It isnt cooling any VRM:confused: Why do you say good?
vrm's have their own coolers and there's no way to design it to cool them, maybe some weird heatpipe routing could do the trick. anyhow, the cooler for the chipset is big enough to keep it quite cool, it's passive and it's not in the way of anything.

on the second thought, chipsets no longer contain memory controllers so it doesn't matter too much anyway. mine does, though :ohwell:
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#18
EarthDog
by: THE_EGG
All the power connectors around the cpu area(s) make me wonder how long it will be before we start seeing dual 24-pin mobo connectors :/
You liekly wont see that... there is more than just 12v in the 24 pin and those lines are fine. Its just the 12v (CPU) that needs moar hence why high end boards sport two 8 pin CPU connectors (no need for the sub rails).
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#19
THE_EGG
by: EarthDog
You liekly wont see that... there is more than just 12v in the 24 pin and those lines are fine. Its just the 12v (CPU) that needs moar hence why high end boards sport two 8 pin CPU connectors (no need for the sub rails).
on this board tho there are an 8 pin + 6 pin arrangement for each cpu area, not the more normal 8 pin + 8 pin. I was confused with the 6 pin as I thought that was really only seen near the pci-express slots for more power to those (which this board also has).
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#20
WarraWarra
Nice, finally a motherboard that is like my EU nymphomaniac girlfriend, 2 things that makes life worth enjoying. :toast:

+1 EVGA :rockout:
Live hard, play hard, game harder.
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#21
theJesus
by: WarraWarra
Nice, finally a motherboard that is like my EU nymphomaniac girlfriend.
She likes both sockets filled :laugh:
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#23
WarraWarra
by: bostonbuddy
lets see 2x i7E's, 96gigs ram, and 4x7970s XF, w/ windows and benchmark software loaded to ramdisk
Might need 10 or 20 Raid0 SATAIII 550MBps ssd's or pci-e storage solution for a slow minm. 5GBps
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#24
Syborfical
Image how big your E-pean would be if you had this and daul I7-e's.

So what do you need 24+ cores for anyway ?
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#25
mstenholm
by: Syborfical
Image how big your E-pean would be if you had this and daul I7-e's.

So what do you need 24+ cores for anyway ?
Folding to name one. CFD on the cheap is another
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