GIGABYTE announces the launch of a new high end workstation motherboard based on Intel's brand new Xeon E5-1600 CPU family and the Intel C604 chipset. This single socket board aimed at the extreme performance desktop and enterprise segments offers the features below: Intel Xeon E5-1600 CPU Series With up to 6 cores / 12 threads per socket, TDP up to 130W, cache size increased up to 15 MB, increased QPI frequency, and doubled inter-socket QPI links, this new Xeon generation brings a significant increase in computing power for demanding workstation applications. Digital Power Control The GA-6PXSV1 is equipped with a brand new digital PWM controller allowing the user to get full control of the power delivery steadiness to the CPU and the memory, in any given loading. The system stability can therefore be fully fine-tuned and optimized in the BIOS controls by adjusting parameters like voltage, phase and frequency. Moreover, this controller, its associated chokes, and all the board's capacitors are selected ultra high quality components chosen to deliver the best durability and reliability. Suitable for Memory Intensive Applications With a 4 channels per socket and 3DPC memory architecture, a support of up to 256 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 memory, and a memory platform of 8 RDIMM/ECC UDIMM slots, the GA-6PXSV1 provides the adequate support for memory intensive applications. Support of PCIe Generation 3.0 With the support of the latest PCI Express Gen.3.0 technology directly on the CPU, the GA-6PXSV1 is fully configured to provide users with dramatically reduced latency and improved data bandwidth to get the most out of the latest discrete graphics cards. Moreover, it is built with a comprehensive variety of PCIe connectors to provide the most flexible expansion platform to the user. SATA 3.0 & SAS 2.0 Revisions The GA-6PXSV1 can receive up to two SATA 3.0 devices and four SAS 2.0 devices to benefit from today's best data transfer rates. Firewire Quite an exclusive feature on the market and especially useful for professional audio/video applications, the GA-6PXSV1 is equipped with an external and internal IEEE 1394 connector, allowing the board to be connected to one external or internal Firewire device. HD Audio Last but not least, the motherboard is built with a high quality audio chipset providing support to 7.1+2 channels of high definition audio.