Gigabyte Unveils Single 2011 Socket Motherboard with 10GbE LAN

Paul Lilly

The only board in the world with a single LGA 2011 socket

Home networking demands seem to be increasing by the day -- 4K video streaming, anyone? -- which might explain why Gigabyte is launching a single LGA 2011 socket motherboard featuring an integrated 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN controller. It's the worlds first motherboard to sport just one LGA 2011 socket, a move we suppose could help drive the price down while still offering home users 10GbE.

That said, this is still a workstation-class motherboard. The GA-6PXSVT supports Intel Xeon E5 1600 V2 and E5-2600 V2 processors and has eight RDIMM/UDIMM slots for up to 256GB of ECC memory. It also features two GbE LAN ports (in addition to the 10GbE port), 10 SATA 6Gbps ports, and 4 SATA 3Gbps ports.

With the memory slots and PCI-Express slots all facing the same direction, Gigabyte says the GA-6PXSVT is designed to deliver optimal airflow performance, and is therefore suitable for both rack and tower integration.

No word yet on price or availability.

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