Took you long enough! EVGA finally shows off the dual socket SR-X

Subject: General Tech, Shows and Expos | January 12, 2012 - 12:11 PM |
Tagged: SR-X, lga2011, evga, CES

EVGA's dual LGA 1366 SR-2 motherboard has been on the HWLB Extreme System for a while now, even as the Dream system continued to change since there has not been a new high performance dual socket motherboard ... until now.  The EVGA SR-X should be replacing the board soon, paired with some LGA2011 Xeon processors.  It will not be the Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E CPU however, even though they are essentially trimmed down Xeons they are not designed to work in tandem.  Strangely the memory is not balanced between the two sockets, with 4 DIMM slots near one socket and 8 near the other, though space is tight on the board as there are also 7 PCIe 16x slots.  Check out the pictures of this board and other EVGA displays at Legit Reviews.

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"It doesn't seem all that long ago that we were able to get our hands on the EVGA Classified SR-2 motherboard. It featured dual Intel LGA1366 sockets and support for Intel Xeon processors. During our meeting with EVGA this morning, the revealed the successor to the SR-2, the SR-X! The EVGA SR-X is a dual socket LGA2011 motherboard once again for Xeon processors. If you're hoping to use your Intel Sandy Bridge-E processor, unfortunately it won't work with a pair of them due the single QPI design of the Sandy Bridge-E processors."

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January 12, 2012 | 01:15 PM - Posted by Swoosh (not verified)

For those who are into HD digital film editing, adobe after effects and 3d
design and rendering (including me) this mobo will help us a lot in making
our design and editing experience much easier as well as our gaming
experience specially if you plan on a quad Xfire or SLI set up.
Instead of buying very expensive dual socket servers to render complex 3d
designs not to mention the hassle of setting up 2 or 3 servers at home
plus the electricity and space it will consume, this mobo is the answer
specially if you're on a tight budget but wants a fast system for your
digital content creation, editing and rendering needs.

-- Installing two by 8 core Sandy Bridge-E LGA2011 Xeon processors on this
mobo and over clock both to 4.8ghz cooled by water cooling and 64 gigs of
ddr3 quad channel 2+ghz ram and a Radeon 7990 video card in a Xigmatek
Elysium case, what do you got?.. A 32 thread, lean, mean, bad ass gaming
rig! Though this setup is a bit pricey BUT as i said, compared to buying 2
or 3 dual socket lga 1366 xeon (westmere) processors still, this setup is
much much cheaper.

Im glad that EVGA is keeping up with their promises as of now, im also
keeping an eye with ASUS dual socket LGA2011 mobo as well, though i dont
have a solid info on its specs right now but i hope this would be as great
as this SR-x mobo so i could choose which is better and cheaper to buy.

January 13, 2012 | 03:01 AM - Posted by dreamer77dd

I love to see more dual socket motherboards come out.
I was wondering if AMD fusion are able to be put on a dual socket board?

January 13, 2012 | 03:44 AM - Posted by Swoosh (not verified)

@ dreamer77dd

Yes, that would be COOL and GREAT and would attract a lot of
attention specially those who are into digital content creation
and 3d design and rendering and hi end gaming as well.
Since some latest AMD FX processors has 8 cores and AMD FX
processors are also known for its good performance specially
if its heavily overclocked, a dual socket mobo would surely fit
their likings and would give them huge amount of performance
gains and processing power.

January 14, 2012 | 11:54 AM - Posted by dreamer77dd

I think only Intel has dual socket mothers boards. But AMD has server chips etc It should be possible, right? hmm

March 25, 2012 | 02:52 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

There are many dual cpu AMD systems, as well as up to Quad CPU system boards. AMD Opteron is still a very valid cpu.

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