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EVGA Classified SR-2 fits twin six-core Xeon processors

By Matthew ยท 68 replies
Mar 17, 2010
  1. Kovach

    Kovach TS Rookie Posts: 44

    hahaha good one. I think it's just show of :). And by the way, it's not that expansive isn't it? (for such a high performance motherboard)? What do you think guys?
  2. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    So are there actually any cases out there which will house this thing?
  3. fref

    fref TS Enthusiast Posts: 153

    Wow, that's one nice motherboard! The price is a bit less nice, though, but with all the features, I guess it's justified. I wonder if it will eventually support the i7 980X via a firmware update or if it's really a limitation with the board?
  4. waterytowers

    waterytowers TS Enthusiast Posts: 99   +10

    when does this come in a laptop?
  5. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,119   +121

    Tons... I have one (Thermaltake Mozart TX) that I just bought for a gaming/htpc, but this mb is just way outta my league... Perhaps I can apply for a grant.
  6. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +95

    I am not sure it would fit in Thermaltake's Level 10 casing; but for that price it could rival that motherboard ...... and if push comes to shove ....... I am sure not many can push it to limits; except may be perhaps people who use multi-threaded / engineering applications.

    Note: Frankly, I am unsure that casing can hold it; but if you only consider price, it is just as outrageously expensive.
  7. akash02cse

    akash02cse TS Rookie

    is it really going to work at 500fps
  8. rskapadia2294

    rskapadia2294 TS Rookie Posts: 102

    lol! two six core processors? dats gr8!
    who has the money to buy them both?
    lol! serioulsy its gr8!
    hmmm lets c how many ppl buy it!
  9. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Guru Posts: 528   +42

    Considering the expandability of premium single processor motherboards, I'd admit that is not the brightest spot for this particular motherboard. However I do think it's reasonable, especially when the main attraction is obviously the dual sockets and high max RAM cap. Obviously the power draw is going to be huge on this thing, so perhaps that's one reason the options appear a bit trim. However if I were to buy one of these, I would still have empty internal SATA ports. I also hate that even though I'm not usually even pushing my core 2 duo laptop, a part of me still has the desire to buy this and build something incredible. I would love to run some benchmarks with this thing : )
  10. only 1333 mhz for the ram? fail.

    I have 1600 mhz ocz in my lowly x58 pro-e mobo made by msi.. 180 bucks!
  11. flocka

    flocka TS Rookie Posts: 40

    holy roflskates batman
  12. yorro

    yorro TS Booster Posts: 251

    As if there is a difference between a highend single CPU and this twin CPU. Buying this for personal use is either pointless or just an overclocker enthusiasts.
  13. Recipe7

    Recipe7 TS Booster Posts: 143

    I wonder if it's 1+1=2 or 1+1=1.3

    I bet that the dual cpu mb will be just like SLI or Crossfire
  14. danteoz

    danteoz TS Enthusiast Posts: 42

    Makes a really nice CAD machine
  15. I will like to test this mobo with maya,mudbox, worldmachine 2 for making game level
  16. Docnoq

    Docnoq TS Booster Posts: 143

    Not to pick on you or anything, but I have noticed that all of your comments are formatted in the '6th grade girl' font. Why is that?

    Back on topic. I do not keep up on server-side hardware, so how does this compare to current server motherboards? I would imagine servers have mobos similar to or better than this already available, and if that is the case, then this would theoretically be targeting consumers. As others have stated, what kind of consumer could possibly make use of this?
  17. EduardsN

    EduardsN TS Rookie Posts: 51

    I wonder if crysis runs better on two xeons or a core i7.

    Maybe it will be like dual channel memory vs triple channel memory where games benefit just because there is an extra channel to communicate with the memory not that it actually needs this much bandwidth(marginal performance gains) and anyway I dont know how a xeon would compare to an i7 in gaming
  18. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 838   +28

    Yah i noticed that too..... its a bit annoying really rskapadia2294

    Don't mean to pick on ur tho.

    Ok on to topic :D

    O_O WOW! That's one hell of a motherboard. I want a build with that for my graphic design computer at work :D
  19. levar

    levar TS Rookie Posts: 229

    OMG thats a beast!! I think I'm in love holy freaking O.O wow makky someone probably already said it but this is gonna be amazing for servers! Damn they even made a new form factor :0 that's insane if this goes in to the market :| I don't know what I would do with myself I mean it has everything you could possible think of that you would want out of a motherboard I mean omg I'm looking at the southbridge right now smexy!! I can go on forever about this mobo "48GB of DDR3 1333MHz RAM" :| right now I think 8GB would be too much 48GB!!?! why? :'( this is too much for me omg I'm in awe. Holy crap! This is not real lol :'( I love technology!!!
  20. nazartp

    nazartp TS Enthusiast Posts: 178   +12

    The only reason that I can see for such horsepower in a home computer, is to render movies/graphical objects. My son complains sometimes even about his Core i7 920 setup when it takes forever to render complex objects for animations. I use old C2D 8400 to edit photos and it's somewhat sluggish applying filters in Photoshop. However, I'm not ready to drop that much money for a rig that would not be used for professional purposes - would rather get another camera body or a lens. But that's just me.
  21. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,262

    The pricing and feature set actually seem to stack up quite well alongside the the other dual socket boards. Factor in the ability to use non-ECC RAM (considerably cheaper) and the quality of the (over)power delivery, overclocking ability (which server boards typically lack), SATA 6Gb and USB3 and the board would make an attractive hybrid personal workstation. If you use heavily multi-threaded apps (graphics, CAD etc, folding) or are interested in obliterating benchmark records then I can see the attaction. For EVGA it is mission accomplished- a niche product that has, and will continue to garner PR attention out of all proportion to the number of people who will ever own one - a refined and better marketed Skulltrail.
  22. ansarimikail

    ansarimikail TS Rookie Posts: 40

    Completely insane, I'll wait five years before this becomes "standard" and then buy it.
  23. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 515


    Sorry, i think i was pulled into that whirlwind (or black hole who knows!) ...
    yes, would make a perfect machine that has no use to me, hey someone said folding @ home, yeah why not, I'm at 14 jobs done till now, maybe i would be able to go over a 100 in less than a day with that 1.

    Maybe for Crysis 5 (no way, 4 will maxx it out) .... but then what will they come up to in 6 months?

    will check out then.

    thank you techspot for the share!

  24. Renegeek

    Renegeek TS Enthusiast Posts: 93

    Oh my goodness, WOW, that is makeing me drool, i want that board... I want too see that thing boot Server 2008 R2... i bet that would be killer for any app, or game. (some day i would like to order that for my system)
  25. tripplejjj

    tripplejjj TS Rookie Posts: 28

    I have no idea what to do with this motherboard nor can I afford it. But I want it. I will buy one and put it on my credit card because people always use a credit card to pay for things that they can't afford. So I am doing what society is expected of me. Seriously, if I had the money to burn, I would buy it just to brag about it. Good going EVGA.
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