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Supermicro X10SAT Workstation Haswell Xeon Motherboard Review

Supermicro X10SAT Workstation Haswell Xeon Motherboard Review

Supermicro's X10SAT is a versatile workstation-class motherboard that works with Intel's new Xeon E3 V3 product line. Let's take a close look. (NASDAQ:SMCI)

| Motherboards in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Nov 15, 2013 2:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%      Manufacturer: Supermicro

Introduction

 

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Supermicro released a new workstation board recently, the X10SAT, and we are looking at it today. The board is loaded with features that enable it to fit many different roles in the market place. We see this product working as a workstation, industrial PC and even in some situations, an applications server.

 

These days, small business needs and requirements are more demanding and applications require systems that are more powerful. Well thought out systems, designed to meet these requirements must perform well, but also do not need to cost high amounts of money. So naturally, a business needs to purchase systems that will be powerful enough, have expansion options for the future and have low running costs.

 

Supermicro is one of the leaders in server motherboard manufacturing and has developed technology using high quality designs and component that provides systems that are powerful and can fill a wide range of roles in the work place. On top of that, Supermicro builds motherboards that simply just work, and work well.

 

When deciding on a workstation motherboard, many factors come into play. You should consider support and longevity of the product. There is nothing worse than finding out that the system you purchased today will not support options you decide to add on later. Supermicro provides software updates and excellent customer service so your motherboards will have a long lasting value.

 

Considering Supermicro's history in motherboard designs of all kinds and the release of the new Intel Haswell CPU's, they have come up with a motherboard that will prove to be a solid performer in the marketplace and give users a high performing system with great value.

 

To allow many different setup options, the X10SAT has the ability to use both ECC and non-ECC RAM, which allow a greater flexibility in system setup and costs. In addition, three PCIe 3.0 slots give even further options to expand graphics or network cards depending on the requirement of the user.

 

Let us take a closer look at this new Haswell Xeon supporting workstation motherboard from Supermicro.

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