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
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
by: MySchizoBuddy
for the idiot OCers above. 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.
dont call me an idiot... why the hell would anyone buy this and not expect it to OC?
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#2
Jizzler
Because no one expects any of the 2P 2011 boards to OC at this time? The news for the last couple months shouldn't have gotten anyone hopes up. Could you point to me to any news stories that would?

For that matter... it's a bonus when any of them do :D Been off and on 2/4P boards since my first - a dual P2-333.
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#3
radrok
by: MySchizoBuddy
for the idiot OCers above. 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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#4
Maban
by: 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.
Apparently it is so you can use a single CPU. "All PCI-E lanes come from the first CPU socket (right hand one) This is why you can run a single CPU and still have all PCI-E lanes." That's stupid. Maybe one or two people who get this board will be running only one CPU. If you have money for the board and one CPU, you have money for the other.
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#5
The Von Matrices
by: Sinzia
Only 6 sata ports? =/
by: moonlord
Only 2 SATA 3 ports :confused: it's a workstation MB, WTF??
The board has 2 SATA 6Gb/s + 4 SATA 3Gb/s + 8 SAS 6Gb/s, which can also be used for SATA. The plugs are in the lower right.

EDIT: The SAS ports are 3Gb/s according to EVGA forums, which is disappointing.
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#6
vn69
by: Fitseries3
dont call me an idiot... why the hell would anyone buy this and not expect it to OC?
I agreed with you.
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#7
Filiprino
Well, I think you can overclock in a way. Server boards don't let you put a fixed BCLK ratio. I suppose that at least both EVGA SR-X and ASUS Z9 let you disable turboboost and put the BCLK ratio at 38, thus having always the two 8 core CPUs working at 3'8 Ghz with all cores. Otherwise, without an overclockable board, the 3'8 Ghz mark would only be achieved with low loads (a few cores active).
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#8
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
youre missing the point... xeons are locked. there is no disabling turbo and raising multi to 38... its LOCKED. LOCKED MEANS YOU RUN STOCK SPEED NO MATTER WHAT YOU TRY.
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#9
Filiprino
They are locked within a range. All CPUs except Extreme editions have always had their multiplier ratio locked, but you could put it to any value if it was in the SpeedStep or Turbo Boost Range.

Selecting manually the turbo boost ratio is not overclocking. And these motherboards allow that.

Only server motherboards as Tyan don't let you choose turbo boost options the same way my laptop doesn't let you select manually turbo boost options but desktop motherboards do.

A Core i7 2500 is fully locked but you can always let it manually run at full turbo boost speed on all cores if you put a higher power limit for example.
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