Friday, January 13th 2012

EVGA SR-X Dual-Socket LGA 2011 Motherboard Seen at CES

At this year's CES EVGA probably turned some heads with its upcoming power supply line but the company had more enthusiast eye candy on display, like the SR-X dual-socket motherboard. Teased a little last year, the SR-X seems to have the same HPTX form factor as its predecessor (the SR-2) but it offers support for the newest LGA 2011 Intel processors (Sandy Bridge-E for single-CPU setups, Sandy Bridge-EP for dual-CPU 'awesomesauce').

EVGA's dual-socket motherboard includes 12 DDR3 memory slots allowing for up to 96 GB of RAM, two (one 8-pin and one 6-pin) power connector per CPU, six SATA and four SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) ports, seven PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots for SLI or CrossFireX configurations, PCIe disable switches, voltage read points, a debug LED, dual Gigabit Ethernet, two eSATA ports, 7.1 channel audio, Bluetooth, EVBot support, plus six USB 3.0 connectors (four on the back plate, two via a header). The SR-X still hasn't been priced or dated.

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31 Comments on EVGA SR-X Dual-Socket LGA 2011 Motherboard Seen at CES

#1
ypsylon
Also needs MOAR sata ports
It has 6 SATA ports + 2 SFF-8087 (2x4 SATA multilane) connectors (low right corner). That equals to 14 SATA ports. It is enough even for a server board. If someone can blow $$$$$ on that kind of setup he can certainly spend few $$$ more on proper RAID controller if additional ports are required.
So what do you need 24+ cores for anyway ?
Or any kind of computation network - BOINC, World Community Grid and so on.
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#2
radrok
Syborfical said:
So what do you need 24 cores for anyway ?
3D Rendering, especially for 3Dstudio projects. Many renderers support up to 64 Cores/Threads, so the more the better :)
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#3
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Layout of ram slots is not balanced properly, 2 of the slots need to be moved to the left CPU area
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#4
sentient04
sentient04

Still trying to find out how the new NEX PSU is going to support 2 eight pin and 3 six pin connectors. I would also like a comparison with the ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS.
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#5
Morgoth
im hapy with my current dual socket evga board but that one wil be my next one onse this one becomes deffective :)
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#6
f22a4bandit
eidairaman1 said:
Layout of ram slots is not balanced properly, 2 of the slots need to be moved to the left CPU area
It isn't setup for tri-channel, hence the lack of balance.
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