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GIGABYTE GA-6LXSV Haswell Xeon Server Motherboard Review

GIGABYTE GA-6LXSV Haswell Xeon Server Motherboard Review

With new Xeon E3-1200 V3 Haswell CPU's entering the market, there are plenty of motherboards to choose from. Let's take a look at GIGABYTE GA-6LXSV.

| Motherboards in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Oct 29, 2013 2:07 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%      Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Introduction

 

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GIGABYTE has released a new server motherboard that can fill many roles including tower and rack mount configurations. The GA-6LXSV comes packed with features that enable this board to fill many different roles such as server, workstation, industrial PC and high performance embedded systems.

 

This platform adds support for Intel's Xeon E3-1200 V3 product family including Trusted Execution and Virtualization technologies, as well as AVX 2.0 and TSX instructions.

 

One of the unique features of the GA-6LXSV is that it will support memory modules up to 1866MHz, which is a big improvement over other motherboards which limit you to 1600MHz modules.

 

PCIe Generation 3.0 is also a big feature which will reduced latency and improved data bandwidth. The GA-6LXSV is also certified for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and VMware. GIGABYTE provides three year warranty support through their local RMA service.

 

Let's jump in now and take a close look at this new Haswell Xeon supporting server board.

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