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Supermicro X10SAT Workstation Haswell Xeon Motherboard Review - Test System Setup

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

Test System Setup

 

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Special thanks to Supermicro, NZXT and Kingston for their support!

 

The test setup configuration is typical for a workstation or server. The power supply used in these test is much higher wattage than 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 Core i7 4771 @ 3.5GHz. We also showed a Xeon processor E3-1285 v3 (8M cache and 3.60GHz) to use as a comparison in performance. The memory installed is 32GB of Kingston CL11 1600MHz ECC RAM.

 

For all tests that were run, we used optimized BIOS settings for the i7 4771, 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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This is the CPUz screen showing the various stats of the i7 4771. As you can see, this CPU has a Max TDP of 84 watts and core voltage of 1.005V, which means this CPU runs nice and cool under low voltage.

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