Sunday, June 2nd 2013

GIGABYTE Introduces Motherboards for Intel Xeon E3-1200 V3 Processors

GIGABYTE Technology introduces today, in coordination with Intel's official launch, two initial models of single socket server/workstation motherboards designed for the brand new Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 V3 product family (former codename Haswell). Suitable for both rack and desktop tower integration, GIGABYTE introduces here ultra-flexible products featuring the latest technologies and built to deliver all the benefits and new features of this new CPU line in many professional application scenarios.

Still based on the 22 nm tri-gate lithography, this new generation of Xeon processors is built on Intel's latest microarchitecture and brings up to 15% computing power improvement and increased L3 cache across the line. In addition, this new generation also brings to the Xeon E3 family the support of 1600MHz ECC memory, Intel Trusted Execution and Virtualization technologies, as well as AVX 2.0 and TSX instructions. Last but not least, the Xeon E3-1200 V3 processors will include the latest Intel integrated graphics, which will bring the support of OGL3.2+, DirectX 11.1, and higher frequencies over the previous generation.

New Generation LAN Controller
The new generation LAN controller (Intel I210) built on those two motherboards features several improvements over the previous generation that has been a long-time standard in the server market.

In addition to overall performance and error correcting improvements, the power consumption has been reduced thanks to the on-chip integration of switching voltage regulators improving the efficiency of the power delivery to the controller.

This new controller also received new audio/video bridging features, notably time-stamping and synchronization of time sensitive applications through traffic shaping, time-based transmission, and precision time-stamping.

Two new management functions are also included, with the support of common transport for LAN-to-BMC / local OS-to-BMC and standards-based transport for BMC-to-adapter communication.

GA-6LXSV
The Multipurpose Board for Professionals
Designed as an ultra-flexible ATX solution, this model is suitable for both tower and rack integration and fits in most of the professional applications scenarios thanks to its versatile connectivity and expansion platform. Server, workstation, industrial PC, high performance embedded system, this motherboard will be up to the task and deliver both performance and durability through its DIMM placement optimized for better thermal properties and robust build with the selection of high reliability components.
Unique feature at the launch of the Intel Xeon E3-1200 V3 family, the GA-6LXSV will support memory modules cadenced at 1866MHz, when other similar motherboards will support 1600MHz modules only. Server and workstation applications where each incremental memory frequency improvement has a significant impact will therefore benefit from a performance edge with this model right out of the box.

GA-LASS
The Power of the Latest Xeon Generation on a Compact Board
By combining a microATX format with the brand new Intel Xeon processors E3-1200 V3 family and all its latest technologies, this board is a versatile solution for SMBs and independent professionals to build affordable yet high performing systems within compact rack or tower enclosures.

From a mainstream intranet system performing standard tasks like file or print serving, a web server dedicated to a low traffic websites, a basic engineering or content creation workstation, to the building block of a computing grid or a render farm, the possibilities offered by this model equal its performance capabilities and make it a perfect candidate for a high value acquisition.
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