EVGA Announces Dual-Socket Classified SR-2 Motherboard

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1968Panther

It seems there have been several people saying that the SR-2 is only for Socket 1366 Xeon CPU's, and there is the possibility that this could be correct, based purely on the information provided on EVGA's own website.  This information is further supported based on reviews from other sites, such as engadget.com, hardwaresecrets.com, and others.  On the other hand, if you check out some of the custom gaming boutique companies, such as Digital Storm, you will see that they are offering, as one of their many options, systems built using the SR-2, and with Core i7 CPU's.  Now, I'll admit that I haven't spoken directly with any of them (EVGA, Digital Storm, etc), but, at the same time, both can't be correct.  The question is, which one is it?  Honestly, while I wish I had an answer, unfortunately, I don't.

 

All I can say is, before making statements to one "camp", or the other, the best thing to do would be to first verify the data.  Contact EVGA directly, and ask them.  If need be, point out that (at least) Digital Storm offers the SR-2, with Core i7 CPU's, as an option for their gaming rigs, and see what they say.  Conversely, Contact Digital Storm, pointing out the same things, asking the same questions, and see what they say.  Being that I recently finished custom buildinga new liquid-cooled system, with a custom-painted Cooler Master HAF922 case), that should indicate I have neither the need, nor the interest, in finding out formyself, at least at this point in time.

 

I only post this so that, for those of you who are interested, you can, at least, have some direction as to where, and how, to find out, as well as what should be mentioned & asked.  If you are truly interested in the idea and/or possibility of using the SR-2 in a gaming rig, and wish to know whether, or not, it can actually be used with Core i7 CPU's, as I said, contact EVGA directly, as well as Digital Storm, while asking the same questions, and pointing out the same data.  With that, you should be able to find out that which you are interested in knowing.

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nooblord11

im no pro here but according to the specs and other detail it can hold 48gb's of DDR3 1333 RAM. BUT it also shows that the only DDR3 1333 !SERVER! RAM that is compatable. So when you look at all the RAM that it is compatable with, not only is it all server RAM but they are all BUFFERED. Now im no wiz but im running one computer on 12 gb's of DDR3 2200 Desktop ram and one Computer with DDR3 1333 Desktop RAM. So i ran a test and swapped out all that ram for my server ram (the same amount i had of desktop just 1333) and found that all the desktop ram ran faster than the server ram i had, so i tried running the desktop ram at half the ammount of the server RAM and it was still faster. Am i high and imagining things? Am i mis reading specs on thing?

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D.A.M.

Check the timing and bandwidth on memory.

And since your "desktop memory" is 2200MHz check what your two mobos support and voltage that is going to the RAM.

It is rare to see 2200MHz support with out overclocking the FSB, so this might resolve your speed difference.

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CalDogga

Firstly i have to say that this is a fantastic board that takes EVGA's phenomenal x58 4 way sli mobo and doubles up the ram and most noticably the CPU's.

Some idiot said that it takes i7 CPU's cos their hexacore. Yes there are hexacore i7 CPU's (i7-980 for example), no they aren't compatible with this board. The fact they have 6 cores has nothing to do with it. There are new hexacore Xeon CPU's that will join other 6 core Xeon CPU's that already came out. The i7 can't be linked to another CPU. The main difference between normal CPU's and Xeon's is that you can link multiple CPu's together.

Someone also said that you can only have 4 5970's not 7. ZOMG! You can actually only have 2. Sorry to piss on your parade but there is only 1 Crosfirex port on a 5970 not 2 like on the 5870. This means you can only have 2 together. Software doesn't allow more than 4 Graphics Processing Units on 1 PC aswell (unless you are an extremely experienced programmer with a of of time see FASTRA II).

Please don't talk about shit you know nothing about. Real knowledge comes from days of research and experince. (although this is commen knowledge)

Thanks,

Callum

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feliuscat

I'm not a very technical person, but I'm looking at the spec sheet:

 1)  Supports Intel Xeon Dual QPI processors.

 2)  Six SATA II's, two SATA III's, and two E-SATA. 

 3)  Ten USB 2.0 Ports, and two USB 3.0 ports.

There's alot more too.

 

 

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RAMBO

Only 2 USB 3.0 ports; and why do we need 10 USB 2.0 when 3 is backward compatible??? and it's a Xeon Mobo, not

much use for the lot of us now is it???

Still has IDE and PS/2, I will not pay for obsolescents!!!

$300 bucks added just for one more CPU socket, go to Hell EVGA... Also forget your onboard Audio it sucks!!!

Let's see and end of Mobo's with useless Tech; people wake up and keep your cash

for real features that are the real deal. Happy Computing All, and support me and yourself's

in the fight to have the best for are money!!! P.S. Maximum, are you eating your comments we have seen

the last of $600 plus Video cards??? Bring back the Dog and with real PIC'S instead of a lazy icons...

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Zan

We pieced this sytem out with full capabilities on the highest end core components shopping newegg.It came to $8400 CPU's, Board, Ram, Case, Sound, Cooler and drives.

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Vano

What I don't understand, is that with all the features you get a crappy realtek (or some sort) sound card, which you can't replace by an awsome x-fi card because there is no freaking PCI slot to plug it in!

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Blaze589

Two years along the line this thing will more than likely be slower than one octo-core setup. You can call it progress. Btw can you even use Xeons for gaming?

I Live Vicariously Though Myself™

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xveganx

HOLY MOTHER OF GOD.

 I JUST HAD AN ACCIDENT IN MY PANTS. 

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JohnP

 This is strictly a XEON motherboard, nothing new here.  Dual Xeon boards have been around since, like forever. It is NOT compatible with i7 CPUs. This is clearly stated on the EVGA web page that was listed in theses posts:

http://www.evga.com/articles/00537/

However, Xeon chips do come in 6 core, hyperthreaded, 3.33GHz chip. How it compares in a home system to having an i7 6 core, I have no idea.

 And get this, for a fully loaded system 1500 watt power supply needed! 

 

 

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graydiggy

You are seriously an idiot. THIS IS AN i7 MOBO!!!!! INTEL!!! It supports the new Hexcore Intel CPU. that is in fact an i7 CPU. plus the fact that the socket type is 1366. again i7. this isnt a server mobo, it for serious gaming, benchmarking and for me FOLDING. get your supossed facts straight before posting. 

 

 

I swear, it was broken before i dropped it.

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RAMBO

You better get some better class'es and some re-edumicated... Too bad for the rest of use you have fingers that

can type such nonsense... can you at least find you way to the PDF Spec Sheet of this MOBO???

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Peanut Fox

You do know that i7 has both Xeon 1366 parts for server applications, and consumer parts for home use right?

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Danthrax66

Yeah but those dual xeon boards are for servers meaning few/no overclocking settings and they don't have the same voltage regulation as this board this is a board for enthusiast and overclockers, other dual socket boards are for stability.

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gendoikari1

Imagine when 8-core+ Xeons come out. Or, imagine that there would be a board like this (similar features, not a server board) that supports dual Opteron Interlagoses. That's right, 32 cores. 

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nekollx

I use a XEON I7 Mac at work, part of my benchmarks include installing a couple games and 3dmark. they all run beautifuly on it so it should be just as good as home parts.

 

And yes i do tests in osx and windows 

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MrGeek

I bet it makes Crysis2 play as smooth as Solitarie in my current rig....

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M-ManLA

 Wow this thing would perfect for a Pro Tools HD build. 

 

Electronically charged

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KyleG

This motherboard.

two core i7 980x's

4 or less Ati 5970 graphic cards

48gb RAM!!!!

Raid setup with SSD's 

 Largest PSU available for this power hog lol 

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gendoikari1

SSD RAID with the best 256/512GB SSD available. Screw normal HDDs.
Also, replace the 4 5970s with 4 GTX 480s, because more than 4GPUs is an excess even for this setup. And, I'm pretty sure that you'll need more than one PSU to overclock this to the limit. 

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limpdo

Now that is what I am talking about dude. Seriously.

 www.anon-vpn.net.tc

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RAMBO

Yeah if your running a corporation Data Base or some Designing tools Ect. Ect... you Yahoo...

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Keith E. Whisman

This article and picture is making me tingle in my private area. 

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RAMBO

Hate to see what happens when a useful peice of Technology comes out what you'll do, NOT!

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nekollx

Geek porn at it's finest 

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dracoress

If you by this, can you start out with one Processer and add the other later or do you have to get two outta the gate?  If you don't need both you can just keep adding to it over the years :)

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ryantmer

I, too, would like to know this.

 

On a different note, I'm actually surprised at this price. Not at high how high it is, but how <em>low</em> it is. I paid close to $400 for my eVGA X58 3X SLI about a year ago, and another eVGA model  (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188059) is $500 now. $100 more for another processor socket, 6 more DIMM slots, 2x the memory capacity, SATA6 and USB3.0? If I was in the market, I would seriously consider this board...

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Peanut Fox

I was expecting the board to be in the $800 range myself.  

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JoetheMobster

Fill all seven PCI-E slots and now you're gaming.

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aviaggio

You know things have gotten out of control when your new computer rig costs as much as your car.

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Peanut Fox

I think it depends on who's car we're talking about.

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Scootiep

Now now now, it's not "out of control", it's an "Alternative Prioritization Method"

To start press any key...ohh, where's the "Any" key. - Homer Simpson

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Sebie Kay

I agree!  This isn't out of control.  It's simply more important than anything else in our lives at the moment.  :-D

-=Do unto others... THEN RUN!!=-

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Neufeldt2002

If they had to create a NEW form factor for this board, what would it be? and what kind of case would hold it?

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

I wanted a signature, but all I got was this ________

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Sebie Kay

Here are my nominations for the new form factor:

MDFF (Mac Daddy Form Factor)

RFBFF (Really Friggin' Big Form Factor)

WNAFF (Wennies Not Apply Form Factor)

USDSFF (U.S. Defecit Sized Form Factor)

Those are what I would be rooting for! :)

-=Do unto others... THEN RUN!!=-

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Rob86

Its called HPTX and that is the evga page about the motherboard, looks pretty cool to me :)

 

http://www.evga.com/articles/00537/

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nickb64

this thing is insane

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