EVGA Shows Off Next-Gen Dual-CPU Motherboard

News Editor: Tim Harmer Date: 21-10-2011 [ Print | 8 comment(s) ]  Discuss in Forums

Released pics appear to indicate that an SandyBridge-E LGA2011 version of EVGA's monster dual-Xeon Classified SR-2 will be released.




EVGA launched the EVGA Classified SR-2 in March 2010 as the first HPTX form factor motherboard in the consumer space. As a dual-CPU LGA1366 Intel Xeon part, the motherboard is huge and requires a cavernous case to fit inside, but that minor irritation hasn't seemed to dint EVGA's enthusiasm for this type of platform one iota.

Posting this morning on their facebook page, EVGA teased an image of an upcoming LGA2011 dual-CPU motherboard. Likely utilising Xeon (server) versions of SandyBridge-E CPU's, this motherboard will still support 4-Way SLi and likely overclocking options common to consumer-based solutions. Curiously, one socket will have 4-DIMM slots and the second a full 8, proving that there is indeed at least one configuration which would find the HTPX form factor cramped. As yet, no codename for this new board has been released by EVGA.

So, what do you think? Expensive white elephant or earnest attempt to gain the performance crown? Let us know in the forums.

Source: EVGA@Facebook
Tagged as: EVGA, Classified SR-2, LGA2011, Sandybridge-E, dual-cpu, xeon, sli, overclocking

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EVGA Shows Off Next-Gen Dual-CPU Motherboard

Helios1234
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#19959 Posted on: 21.10.2011 16:52:45
Woah

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#19961 Posted on: 21.10.2011 17:33:45
hmm... so the max memory size is less than the current SR-2?

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#19966 Posted on: 21.10.2011 18:41:18
SR3?

Nice board, would make an amazing benchmarking machine with all the bells and whistles lol

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#20000 Posted on: 23.10.2011 02:03:12
A thing of pure beauty, for sure. I've been drooling over this board since I first laid eyes on it.

Oh yes, it's love.

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#20002 Posted on: 23.10.2011 03:11:54
Well, it's time to sell off one of my kidneys!

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#20007 Posted on: 23.10.2011 11:52:20
I think it's fugly tbh. Nothing new in terms of aesthetics and the mismatched memory slots (although I appreciate the technical limitations) just looks, well, odd!

I wouldn't say no to getting my hands on one of course.

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#20015 Posted on: 23.10.2011 15:44:56
Looks intruging

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#20151 Posted on: 27.10.2011 14:12:33
I'm looking forward to seeing this board and hopefully populating it with 2 * E5-2687W.

On various forums where I've seen posts about this board, nobody seems to be mentioning that the DP Xeon will not be out until Q1 2012, so that gives more time to save the (or $$...) for this beauty. I'm wondering if many people even realised that, as there have been so few articles about the Xeon (SB-EP).

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