Thursday, June 22nd 2017

GIGABYTE Intros MZ30-AR0 Motherboard for AMD EPYC

GIGABYTE introduced the MZ30-AR0 motherboard for single-socket AMD EPYC processor-powered servers and workstations. The motherboard is built in the E-ATX form-factor, and features a single SP3r2 socket, for AMD EPYC 7000-series processors. Given that EPYC is a full-fledged SoC, the board has no chipset. An ASpeed AST2500 remote-management chip puts out basic display and IPMI features. The board draws power from two 8-pin EPS connectors, besides the 24-pin ATX. The CPU socket is flanked by 16 DDR4 DIMM slots, which support up to 512 GB of octa-channel DDR4 memory.

Expansion slots include four PCI-Express 3.0 x16 with full-time x16 wiring, one x16 with x8 wiring, and two x8 slots. Storage connectivity includes four slimSAS 12 Gb/s ports, which put out sixteen SATA 6 Gb/s ports, and a 32 Gb/s M.2 slot. Networking is care of two 10 GbE ports driven by a Broadcom BCM57810S processor, and a single GbE port. There's no onboard audio or even USB 3.1 ports.
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14 Comments on GIGABYTE Intros MZ30-AR0 Motherboard for AMD EPYC

#2
HopelesslyFaithful
wow...and 2 10GbE built in? This is one nice board. What does it cost O.o
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#3
pcexpert
wow probably 500$+ motherboard and they did not included the CMOS battery WTF???
:D
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#4
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
chaosmassive said:

I'll save that reaction to the dual socket version.
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#5
Lionheart
Frick said:
I'll save that reaction to the dual socket version.
Was thinking the same thing, although still a nice board
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#6
Exceededgoku
Lionheart said:
Was thinking the same thing, although still a nice board
Really looking forward to this, I was scouring the web trying to buy one to test!

Where are you AMD, stop teasing with soft launches!
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#7
efikkan
It's a nice no BS motherboard.

There is something beautiful with that many RAM slots…
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#8
jabbadap
pcexpert said:
wow probably 500$+ motherboard and they did not included the CMOS battery WTF???
:D
Don't be silly, of course it will have cmos battery and probably vrm heatsinks too :rolleyes:

Pics are just for marketing to show layout, thus I would have wanted to see closer look on that I/O.

EDIT: Ahh there was I/O pic on Gigabyte product site:
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#9
Duality92
Where's the RGb header?

(jk, don't kill me)
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#10
nemesis.ie
It's in the same place as the CMOS battery. ;)
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#11
qwerty_lesh
the 2x 10G MiniGBIC ports are very interesting, I wonder what transmitter compatibility'll be like.
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#12
ypsylon
Yeah nice IT pr0n, but let's be honest everybody is faping for TR. :roll:
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#13
noti5see
chaosmassive said:

This cat is overfed??
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#14
noti5see
No USB 3.1 ports, no audio features ? No, not buying it.
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