Gigabyte Announces Server and Workstation MotherboardsGigabyte has launched three new motherboards to cater to server and workstation vendors.
Designed to work in conjunction with Intel's Xeon E5-2600 processors, the company said that its new motherboards can be equipped with 1600 MHz, 16 GB 1.35 memory modules, instead of the usual 1333 MHz.
The GA-7PESH3 board targets high-end workstations in CAD/CAE and is based on a tower desktop case and provides room for two CPUs, four double slot graphics cards to support GPGPU applications as well as support for up to 13 storage drives (up to eight SAS drives). According to Gigabyte, the board supports up to four Nvidia Tesla cards, up to four Xeon Phi coprocessing AIBs, or up to four Nvidia Quadro or AMD FirePro cards. The board also supports up to 128 GB (8x16 GB) of DDR3 memory.
The GA-6PXSV4 board is aimed at workstations in virtualized environments and has only one CPU socket, and just three graphics card slots, but support for up to 128 GB of DDR3.
The GA-7PESH4 is offered for servers in backbone environments with support for support for up to 256 GB memory and network transfer load optimizations.
Pricing of the boards was not disclosed.
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