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EVGA SR3 Super Record 3 Motherboard Pictured

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Just as its detractors thought they were done with it, and just as people started to think that attrition among some of its "popular" designers cost EVGA dearly, the company hit back with teaser pictures of the Super Record 3 or SR3, it promised back in June, it would deliver to the enthusiast community. And yes, it matches its description! The SR3 is a dual socket LGA2011 2P enthusiast desktop/workstation motherboard in the E-ATX form factor. Socket 0 is wired to eight DDR3 DIMM slots (two DIMMs/channel), while socket 1 to four slots (1 DIMM/channel).

In LGA2011 2P systems, the processor sitting on socket 0 is wired to the PCH (SR3 looks to have Patsburg-T), while the processor on socket 1 is wired to the one on socket 0 using two QPI links, closing the daisy-chain. Socket 0, apart from its 4 GB/s DMI link, has a PCI-Express 2.0 x4 (another 4 GB/s) link to supplement the DMI link, so the storage controllers don't get bottlenecked with just DMI. Both processors contribute to the PCI-Express lane budget of the motherboard. There are seven PCI-Express x16 slots, among which four are PCI-Express 3.0 x16 capable, every slot is PCI-Express 3.0 x8 capable. NVIDIA 4-way SLI is supported. This board will support Sandy Bridge-EP Xeon processors, though we don't know at this juncture if Core i7 Sandy Bridge-E is 2P capable.



The CPU sockets are each powered by a 6+1 phase digital PWM circuit driven by CPL+Volterra components, the memory is powered by 8-phase (1 phase per channel) digital PWM. Apart from the 24-pin ATX connector, power is drawn in by two 8-pin EPS connectors (one per socket), and three 6-pin PCIe connectors (one per socket, and one for PCIe slot electrical stability). Each PCIe slot can be individually toggled (disabled/enabled), by gating its power lane using DIP switches on the board. There are consolidated voltage measurement points, and one can expect the UEFI firmware to pack every option an overclocker could possibly tinker with.

In terms of storage connectivity, there are as many as 14 SATA ports (data rates aren't known yet), and a couple of eSATA ports. General connectivity includes 8+2 channel HD audio, two gigabit Ethernet connections, USB 3.0, Bluetooth, and EVBot support (the gadget could even come bundled). There's no word on the availability, but one thing for sure is that EVGA is ready to dominate LGA2011 enthusiast board market.

Source: EVGA
 
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The "Beast". I think I likey:)
 
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This is the Koenigsegg CCX of the motherboards.
 
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Madness... I like! Though if you have the cash and inclination to build a rig using two CPU's and all those PCI-E slots this board offers, youll probably want the PCI-E slots spaced further apart so that you can put decent gfx cards in all of them.

Socket 0 is wired to eight DDR3 DIMM slots (two DIMMs/channel), while socket 1 to four slots (1 DIMM/channel)
thats a bit strange...
 
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I wonder if it will be as fast as bulldozer.. LOL :laugh:

That is a monster of a board. Wonder if you will be able to put std desktop cpus in it or will you need the server version.
 
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Ill take two...
 
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Wonder if you will be able to put std desktop cpus in it or will you need the server version.
This board will support Sandy Bridge-EP Xeon processors, though we don't know at this juncture if Core i7 Sandy Bridge-E is 2P capable.
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they should rename it to "0v3rk!11 9000" or "OVAR 9000!!!1!".
 
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I see some world records being set with this board ;)
 
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it looks like server board
 
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it looks like server board
Technically it is.

"This board will support Sandy Bridge-EP Xeon processors, though we don't know at this juncture if Core i7 Sandy Bridge-E is 2P capable."
 
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Oh yay Look another EVGA board in black and red. With the same design.... probably with the same heatsinks, Probably no different then the one before it (Accept for the type of CPU it takes) Come on EVGA lets design something a little different here. It makes someone think you like using parts from the last year and are having financial problems. Don't get me wrong.... it probably does some really cool stuff.... but Gees EVGA mix it up a little.
 
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`cmon peeps! Overall board is nice, except totally meaningless too-close placement of 7 (!) PCIe slots. For desktops this board makes no sense at all, for records - well, taking so weird RAM config into account, I`m sure it won`t be easy for OCing.
Also 600-800$ (mobo) + 2x1000$ (SB-Es) = hr-hr-hr :D
 
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This one is a poor mobo, better go buy a workstation
Also, not a nice idea i think. If i had a motherboard company i would make it with 3 sockets
or even 4 just to impress people (look at my company, we are such genius that we made 3 sockets)
Don't like the idea of more sockets at all
 
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Maybe it is just my eyes, but those look like SAS ports down there...
 
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Probably. The additional link for storage mentioned in the article and the two SFF-8087 ports implies that the issues with Patsburg-T have been worked out or will be soon. Just wasn't soon enough for the X79 to have this feature.
 
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Wait for Fit to come in and say he's already preordered a couple...
 

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Great stuff.