Tuesday, May 19th 2015

GIGABYTE Presents Its Latest Dual Socket Workstation Motherboard

GIGABYTE Technology, a leading creator of high performance server and workstation hardware, is happy to present today the MW70-3S0, its latest dual socket workstation motherboard based on the Intel C612 chipset. It joins the single socket MW50-SV0 to complement GIGABYTE's line of 2011-3 socket based workstation motherboards, and offers workstation builders a high end product featuring the latest technologies and the most reliable components. The MW70-3S0 has been designed with flexibility in mind, through large memory, storage and PCI-Express platforms that will satisfy the most demanding performance requirements of professional workstation users.
3-Way Graphics
With the support of 3-way NVIDIA SLI & AMD CrossFireX technologies, this board can support up to 3 GPU cards running at full PCI-Express Gen3 x16 bandwidth. It is therefore targeting workstation applications where a 4th GPU card doesn't bring any significant marginal output improvement. This product is an ideal motherboard to build workstations dedicated to computing and graphics intensive applications, such as:
  • 3D modeling, rendering, animation, etc.
  • Audio & video production
  • Small scale scientific analysis & simulation
SAS 12Gb/s Storage
With an onboard LSI SAS 3008 controller, the MW70-3S0 supports up to 8 SAS drives running at 12Gb/s via two mini-SAS HD connectors. In addition to its ultra fast transfer rates, this controller is also capable of aggregating any SATA and SAS drives into a single 12Gb/s data stream thanks to the LSI DataBolt technology. Users can therefore enjoy a 12Gb/s speed while using lower grade 3Gb/s or 6Gb/s drives. This can bring a significant upgrade to a system without having to invest in new and expensive 12Gb/s SAS drives.

DDR4 Memory Performance Edge
On Intel's previous server platforms, by design the maximum supported memory frequency has always been automatically downgraded the more DIMMs were being added on a server motherboard. As this trade-off between performance and capacity represents a dilemma to many memory-hungry server applications, GIGABYTE offers a unique solution. All the GIGABYTE boards based on the LGA 2011-3 socket support by default a maximum frequency of 2133 MHz in any memory configuration.

Easy BIOS Update
Because updating the version of a BIOS can be a troublesome experience, GIGABYTE has developed an integrated function (no utility to install) that lets you update the BIOS of your motherboard(s) :
  • Without having to install CPU(s), memory, drives, operating system, etc.
  • Without having to power on the system (but a power supply must be connected)
  • One board at a time via our standard IPMI 2.0 web interface
  • Multiple boards simultaneously via command line
Intel Xeon Processors E5-2600 V3
Based on the Haswell microarchitecture, this Intel processor family features a whole new set of performance enhancing features over the previous generation. In addition to the usual boost in frequencies and core numbers, the Intel Xeon E5-2600 V3 family is the first in the server industry to support the brand new DDR4 memory technology.

Moreover, these processors include encryption performance overhead reduction features, and technologies improving run time and migration VM integrity.

DDR4 Server Memory Support
The Intel Xeon E5-2600 V3 family is the first generation of server processors to support exclusively the new DDR4 technology on the market. Still built on a quad channel architecture, these new memory modules feature a increased stock frequency of up to 2133MHz and a lower voltage of 1.2V per module. Together, these two main improvements can not only deliver a large bandwidth performance boost to memory intensive applications, but also considerable energy savings to large scale server deployments.
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10 Comments on GIGABYTE Presents Its Latest Dual Socket Workstation Motherboard

#1
micropage7
wooow, all massive, dual socket 2011
but at least they should put something better, the hsf looks like from 2000 era :D:D
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#2
ThE_MaD_ShOt
I need about 6 of these with CPUs and memory. Anyone want to donate to the cause? Lol
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#4
Petey Plane
micropage7
wooow, all massive, dual socket 2011
but at least they should put something better, the hsf looks like from 2000 era :D:D
That's because it's meant to actually be functional, and you know, dissipate heat, and not be an over-sized, nearly useless hunk of metal just there for the manufacturer to slap their branding on to. I wish Gigabyte, ASUS and MSI would use these actual functional heat-sinks on their gaming boards, and not the poor excuses for modern art that are currently used.
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#5
peche
Thermaltake fanboy
@Knoxx29 new computer here?
just a joke
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#6
Arjai
ThE_MaD_ShOt
I need about 6 of these with CPUs and memory. Anyone want to donate to the cause? Lol
Just PM me with your Information. I will be acting as Senior Account Manager for the @ThE_MaD_ShOt / New Servers Fundraiser.

I Thank You, in advance, as does ThE_MaD_ShOt, for your generous donations.

:lovetpu:
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#7
Lionheart
2x Xeon E5 2699 v3 anyone? :peace:
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#8
FireFox
The Power Of Intel
peche
@Knoxx29 new computer here?
just a joke
Gigabyte?
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#9
ypsylon
I must agree with the above. Gigabyte turned into a joke in space of last 15 years. On paper G stuff does look good, but... QC, customer service, firmaware quality (or lack of) and many other things... meh doesn't even cover it.

Perhaps server division is better than mainstream, but still I wouldn't touch G today even for free.
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#10
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
ypsylon
I must agree with the above. Gigabyte turned into a joke in space of last 15 years. On paper G stuff does look good, but... QC, customer service, firmaware quality (or lack of) and many other things... meh doesn't even cover it.

Perhaps server division is better than mainstream, but still I wouldn't touch G today even for free.
You would be surprised how much differently support treats customers when you step into the realm of business hardware. Mainly because they're expecting you to be a company that isn't going to buy one board, but 10 or 100. Not to say that I'm supporting Gigabyte, however my parents have a GA-P67A-UD4-B3 with a 2600k in it and it seems to work okay.
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