Monday, January 11th 2010

EVGA Dual LGA-1366 Motherboard Pictured with Chipset Cooling

EVGA showed of its almost-ready dual LGA-1366 high-end workstation motherboard at the ongoing CES event. The motherboard pictured sports a component cooling covering all its vital areas except for one of the CPUs' VRM areas, it gives a fair idea about what the final product could look like. The board itself was detailed earlier.

The chipset cooler design borrows heavily from single-slot graphics cards. A monolithic baseplate covers the northbridge Intel 5500(?), ICH10-class southbridge, and the two NVIDIA BR-03 bridge chips. The heatsink becomes taller over one of the CPU sockets' VRM area. Air is drawn in from the round intake, and pushed out near the expansion slots. the gaps between the expansion slots will do their part in directing the hot air away.

Source: PC Games Hardware
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53 Comments on EVGA Dual LGA-1366 Motherboard Pictured with Chipset Cooling

#1
Roph
6800GT, not ultra. Sorry, used to own/use one as my primary card an embarassingly short while ago :laugh:

Though nothing stopped you clocking the GT to ultra speeds :wtf:
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#2
MRCL
I dunno I kinda like it. I don't like the price however. Maybe some other manufacturers jump on the bandwagon and release some cheaper dual socket boards... maybe.
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#3
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
MRCL said:
I dunno I kinda like it. I don't like the price however. Maybe some other manufacturers jump on the bandwagon and release some cheaper dual coket boards... maybe.
I know I'm juvenile for sniggering at that but I couldn't help myself.

:laugh:
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#4
Flyordie
Fire Hazard. I hope this board is UL listed.
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#5
MRCL
InnocentCriminal said:
I know I'm juvenile for sniggering at that but I couldn't help myself.

:laugh:
Fixed :p
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#7
DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
TheLostSwede said:
From what I understand, this board is meant to work with Bloomfield Core i7's, but I could be wrong. The board takes standard DDR3 memory, so no problems there, but you might be limited to what size modules you can fit, but again, not confirmed.
Too many missing details at the moment to make heads or tails of this board.
If that information is correct I'm wondering who they fired at Intel. They've been taking away all bastard dual socket solutions systematically in the past years. They removed the option of running desktop chips together since the Tualatins, then the i875 was used to run Xeons with normal DDR and overclock them so they nudered chipsets as well from there on. And now they remove those limits from the CPU's again? Silly Intel. Still, I don't mind:)
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#8
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
you have to use xeons with dual QPI's on this board. you cannot use i7's because they only have one QPI.

however, you can use a xeon with dual QPI in a desktop mobo.

for some reason the xeons are super expensive though... i've been looking to get a pair already so i can be ready to boot this monster up once it comes out.

best price i found so far is dual E5530's for $450(pair)(2.4ghz/5.86gh/s QPI's/4core/8threads each)

also... the board uses standard ddr3. just wanted to clear that up.
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#9
DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
Fitseries3 said:
you have to use xeons with dual QPI's on this board. you cannot use i7's because they only have one QPI.

however, you can use a xeon with dual QPI in a desktop mobo.

for some reason the xeons are super expensive though... i've been looking to get a pair already so i can be ready to boot this monster up once it comes out.

best price i found so far is dual E5530's for $450(pair)(2.4ghz/5.86gh/s QPI's/4core/8threads each)

also... the board uses standard ddr3. just wanted to clear that up.
The board doesn't really decide the memory it can use. As far as I know all dual 1366 boards can work with normal memory (unless they raped the BIOS)


Also, linky to those CPU's?
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#12
DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
Actually found them on eBay. Nice pricing, also found some German guy selling a 5502 (dual core 1.86GHz S1366) for 55 euros.
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#13
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
well i negotiated a deal but im not sure if im going to take it yet... http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1484687

DanTheBanjoman said:
Well, the average target user of workstation/server boards doesn't masturbate while looking at a PCB. Besides, most boards look fairly normal, Skulltrail and this are the only two I can think of that look a bit silly. Even my Z7S looks "normal", and that one is aimed at a similar enthusiast market.
bahahahah!!!

love the comments today dan :toast:
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#14
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
i said E5530 not L5530

L is low power, 60w chips that are hand picked.

E is mid range and 80w that are still low power by any i7 owner.

W is workstation and these are generally desktop equivalents.

X is extreme which signifies both high clocks and/or unlocked multi athough the unlocked multi only comes on the highest numbered chips
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#16
pantherx12
Fitseries3 said:
i said E5530 not L5530

L is low power, 60w chips that are hand picked.

E is mid range and 80w that are still low power by any i7 owner.

W is workstation and these are generally desktop equivalents.

X is extreme which signifies both high clocks and/or unlocked multi athough the unlocked multi only comes on the highest numbered chips
Cheers, now I know what the W is in my xeon w3503 :laugh:

Which I can't use because I have no x58 board anymore D:
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#17
OneCool
OMFG!!!!!!:eek:


I WANT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:rockout:


Just plug that bad boy into the Hover Dam and you will be ready to go :pimp:
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#18
Polarman
Another board for rich spoiled kids to get.
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#19
Assassin48
Polarman said:
Another board for rich spoiled kids to get.
Just work hard and save and you can get one too

I'm saving money to be able to afford the Rampage 3.
I dont see myself buying this board anytime soon, the cost for this board + 2 chips + ram + another ln2 pot + ln2 dewar, because we all know this is going to be used for Elite Overclockers with Ln2 at there disposal
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#20
johnnyfiive
mdm-adph said:
For some reason, the coolers on these dual socket motherboards are always hideous. Come on, add a little flair.

:laugh:
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#21
[H]@RD5TUFF
Those pictures ar elittle more than shameless computer porn! and I love it.:)
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#22
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
The board is going to support the Xeon 5500 family and any other QPI compatible CPUs... more info 'ere.
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#23
DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
InnocentCriminal said:
The board is going to support the Xeon 5500 family and any other QPI compatible CPUs... more info 'ere.
It probably supports a single i7 yes, but not two of them.
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#24
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
DanTheBanjoman said:
It probably supports a single i7 yes, but not two of them.
Most probably, it'll be interesting to see if it works with two i7s but like you said, it's doubtful two would work. Apparently EVGA are really going out of their way with this board.
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#25
Wile E
Power User
So uh, any words on release date yet?
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