Tuesday, March 6th 2012

EVGA Announces the Classified SR-X Motherboard

EVGA Corporation, the leading-edge 3D processor and motherboard manufacturer, announced the ultimate in high performance motherboards, the EVGA Classified SR-X. This motherboard sets a new standard for what is considered an enthusiast motherboard with dual CPU support, 4-way SLI support, SATA III 6 GB/s, SAS, USB 3.0 and more. Whether you are an extreme power user, workstation, server admin, folder/cruncher; this is the ultimate board for you. This board was designed from the ground up to support the latest and greatest in technology, and be able to complete any task you throw at it faster than you ever thought possible.


New and Key features introduced on the EVGA Classified SR-X motherboard:

- Dual 6 Phase PWM
- 100% POSCAP Capacitors
- EVGA EZ Voltage Read Points
- Onboard Clear CMOS, Power and Reset Buttons
- NVIDIA 4-Way SLI Support
- PCI-E/DIMM Disable Switches
- More Gold Content in CPU Pins
- EVGA EVbot Support

Learn more here.
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35 Comments on EVGA Announces the Classified SR-X Motherboard

#1
Cristian_25H
News Poster
The SR-X costs $648.99 but it's not yet available for purchase.
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#4
Mydog
by: (FIH) The Don
wonder how it will overclock
Not much according to Evga, at least not with current Xeons.
Does the board support OC'ing: Yes

Does the board support OC'ing on current CPU's? The answer unfortunately is no.

Current CPU's are multiplier locked, and they don't scale very high on bclock.
http://www.evga.com/forums/fb.ashx?m=1485672
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#5
Morgoth
not sure if its the same as on the sr-x but on the sr-2 if you keep the nortbridge stuff cool enough it sould clock prety high
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#6
Filiprino
Maybe the Xeon E5-2687W is the unlocked Xeon. W is for Workstation and it also has a bigger TDP of 150W instead of the 135W of the 2690. Also if you go to the supported CPU list of the SR-X the 2687W is not there, I wonder why.
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CPU Compatibility List

C606 Series Motherboards (Dual-QPI LGA 2011)
Sandy Bridge EP
Xeon E5 2690 - 2.90 GHz
Xeon E5 2680 - 2.70 GHz
Xeon E5 2670 - 2.60 GHz
Xeon E5 2660 - 2.20 GHz
Xeon E5 2650 - 2.00 GHz
Xeon E5 2640 - 2.50 GHz
Xeon E5 2630 - 2.30 GHz
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#7
Sinzia
Only 6 sata ports? =/
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#8
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
pointless.... the xeon chips this board requires have locked multi and bclk strap. little to no OC potential.
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#9
bogmali
by: Fitseries3
pointless.... the xeon chips this board requires have locked multi and bclk strap. little to no OC potential.
Yup and looks like I'll be keeping my SR-2's for a while.

Board looks good though;)
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#10
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
i like asus' board better.... despite the blue theme. asus should do a ROG dual 2011 and dual 1366 board. westmere is still quite viable and sought after
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#11
Filiprino
Maybe the Xeon E5-2687W is the unlocked and overclockable Xeon. It has higher TDP than the rest of the crowd, it has the W that stands for Workstation and it doesn't appear on the SR-X CPU support list:
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C606 Series Motherboards (Dual-QPI LGA 2011)

Sandy Bridge EP
Xeon E5 2690 - 2.90 GHz
Xeon E5 2680 - 2.70 GHz
Xeon E5 2670 - 2.60 GHz
Xeon E5 2660 - 2.20 GHz
Xeon E5 2650 - 2.00 GHz
Xeon E5 2640 - 2.50 GHz
Xeon E5 2630 - 2.30 GHz
http://www.evga.com/support/motherboard/
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#12
neko77025
by: Fitseries3
i like asus' board better.... despite the blue theme. asus should do a ROG dual 2011 and dual 1366 board. westmere is still quite viable and sought after
Same here, I think the Asus board will be better, however I was hoping that blue was just for the Demo Model .. cause its not pretty. But the Asus, can use ATI/AMD cards ... that alone makes is BETTER.. ( J/K fanboys ).

I really cant say either way, 1) i will never own one of either. 2) never used any of EVGAs anythings.


But I will say this looks nice & looks like it will put a hurting on 3dmark 11
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#13
moonlord
Only 2 SATA 3 ports :confused: it's a workstation MB, WTF??
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#14
Mydog
No CFX on the SR-X?
Another con on my list :(
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#15
radrok
by: Mydog
No CFX on the SR-X?
CrossfireX doesn't need any fancy bridge like NF200, if the board has proper spacing and 4 slots you can do it :)
Atleast this is my experience.
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#16
[H]@RD5TUFF
The lack of dual quad channel for 1 socket is a big detraction IMO.
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#17
johnnyfiive
Doh, can't really OC on this board, whats the point?
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#18
Jizzler
by: johnnyfiive
Doh, can't really OC on this board, whats the point?
The color scheme, if you're into black/red.

Asus has black/blue, and for good ol' green there's Tyan and Supermicro.
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#19
Maban
What the hell is up with only using the PCI-E lanes from one CPU? They could have done away with the PLX switch and four channel switches by utilizing both processors' lanes. 40 from one for PEG, 36 from the other for PEG and for the dedicated SAS link. (and with 4 lanes to spare) If I remember right, there's two 8GB/s QPI links between the two processors, so what's up with the switch? Did they do it so you can use a single processor? I really don't get it.
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#20
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
by: johnnyfiive
Doh, can't really OC on this board, whats the point?
MY POINT EXACTLY!

me you and bog are the only ones who get it.

they made this board hoping that intel would allow some form of OCing but they didnt... so evga is fucked on selling this thing unless a miracle happens.

it costs 3x what a typical mobo does and the cpus will cost you $5000+... AND you still need a 1000watt+ psu that adds another $300.

its like buying a Ferrari that can only go 55mph.
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#21
Maban
I wouldn't put it past Intel to make an unlocked Xeon. The Asus Z9PE-D8 WS has multiplier support up to 57x. Methinks they know something we don't.
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#22
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
they have NEVER in the history of time made an unlocked xeon.

intel sells over 5 million xeons a year and you know how many of them end up in a machine like the sr2/srx?

about 200.


same goes with desktop cpus.

WE ARE less than 5% of intels target audience. THERE IS NO WAY THEY WILL BEND TO CATER TO LESS THAN 5% of the market.

the above mentioned w chip will be a single qpi workstation cpu that WILL NOT work in dual socket boards.
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#23
jbunch07
by: Fitseries3
MY POINT EXACTLY!

me you and bog are the only ones who get it.

they made this board hoping that intel would allow some form of OCing but they didnt... so evga is fucked on selling this thing unless a miracle happens.

it costs 3x what a typical mobo does and the cpus will cost you $5000+... AND you still need a 1000watt+ psu that adds another $300.

its like buying a Ferrari that can only go 55mph.
I couldn't agree with you more! :rockout:
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#24
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
im not tryin to be an ass here... just want people to know that this may look cool but its not going to OC hardly at all.

when looking at this board people need to keep in mind how SB chips overclock... WITH MULTI.

so you take that fact and put it with the fact that xeons have locked multi's... when then you have a problem. NO OC.

another way to OC SB-E chips, which these xeons are in the SB-E family, is to use bclk straps. again... the xeons have locked bclk straps so that is another setback.
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#25
MySchizoBuddy
Does your computer stop working if it isn't OCed. you are acting like without the 10% OC your computer just falls part sparks start flying and burn you geeky hairs.
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