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Old 14th Feb 2012, 11:25   #1
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EVGA teases dual-socket LGA2011 SR-X

EVGA has posted an image of what appears to be the final design for its dual-socket LGA2011 SR-X motherboard.

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...-teases-sr-x/1
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Teasing is a correct word. But the price will be insane, so nothing for most of us .
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That's gonna be a dual-power supply job. Especially if you're going to SLi upon that behemoth. Silverstone are gonna be happy, with people rocking two of their Strider 1.5Kw models just to run that thing.
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That's gonna be a dual-power supply job. Especially if you're going to SLi upon that behemoth. Silverstone are gonna be happy, with people rocking two of their Strider 1.5Kw models just to run that thing.
eVGA were launching their own range of PSU's - now we can see why.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5379/e...th-the-nex-psu

Wonder how much more than the SR-2 this board will be.... I guess that'll depend on uptake and the price of the Asus model they are rumoured to be planning...
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How overclockable will the Sandy Bridge EP Xeons be? This board will be kinda pointless unless you can get unlocked multis on those chips.
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That's gonna be a dual-power supply job. Especially if you're going to SLi upon that behemoth. Silverstone are gonna be happy, with people rocking two of their Strider 1.5Kw models just to run that thing.
They're developing their own range of PSUs; the 'NEX' series, one of which is 1500w model I expect is designed for this board.
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I have absolutely no need for some thing like this, but it doesn't stop me wanting one and the going for a full water cooling set up to for the hell of it. Thats if I have a lottery win of course.

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Has the case situation improved at all? I know with the original SR-2 the range of suitable cases was pretty minimal, and the ones that you could used tended to look horrific. The only one I actually liked was a Mountain Mods job that was absolutely colossal.
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this is probably one of the most unnecessary products of all time. its common to see server motherboards with multiple cpu sockets, and it makes sense why some admins would want that. but this is a gaming motherboard, and just 1 phenom II x6 is good enough to play every game at over 60fps (with the proper gpu setup). there is no practical use for this, especially considering that its difficult enough to find a computer that will take advantage of all threads that just 1 i7 would use.

the 1 awesome use i see this for is as a CUDA server. put 4 tesla GPUs in sli and something like 2 i7 980x and you've got one hell of a powerful multi-purpose server.
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this is probably one of the most unnecessary products of all time. its common to see server motherboards with multiple cpu sockets, and it makes sense why some admins would want that. but this is a gaming motherboard, and just 1 phenom II x6 is good enough to play every game at over 60fps (with the proper gpu setup). there is no practical use for this, especially considering that its difficult enough to find a computer that will take advantage of all threads that just 1 i7 would use.

the 1 awesome use i see this for is as a CUDA server. put 4 tesla GPUs in sli and something like 2 i7 980x and you've got one hell of a powerful multi-purpose server.
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How overclockable will the Sandy Bridge EP Xeons be? This board will be kinda pointless unless you can get unlocked multis on those chips.
No OC. Xeons don't have overclocking. Look at Xeon E3 (Sandy Bridge) if you need an example.
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You are really willing to pay all of that to do folding? Also, you can't handle waiting a few more minutes for rendering or encoding?
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This is the epitome of Excess to Extreme. You don't need it ,but the Epeen extension you'll get from owning one will almost make it worth the extra two grand you'll drop on a system compared to an ordinary SB setup.
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Actually, there are plenty of people who need it. Which is why I'm saving and selling off single CPU hardware to afford an SR-2 system at the moment. My main uses for a dual socket system will be video encoding and 3D rendering, and to a lesser extent, folding.
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