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GIGABYTE GA-6LXSV Haswell Xeon Server Motherboard Review - Test System Setup

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

Test System Setup






Special thanks to GIGABYTE, NZXT and Kingston for their support.


The test setup configuration is typical for an entry-level small business server, server, workstation, or an industrial PC. The power supply used in these test is rated at much higher wattage than what would be needed for these tests. A 400 watt PSU would be more than enough to power a system like this.


The CPU used in these tests is an Intel Xeon processor E3-1285 v3 (8M cache and 3.60GHz). We also showed an Intel Core i7 4771 to use as a comparison in performance. The memory installed is 32GB of Kingston CL11 1600MHz EEC RAM.


For all tests that were run, we used optimized BIOS settings for the E3-1285 v3, this includes speed step and other settings turned on to reflect how a system would be used in a production environment.



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