Here we get a look at the overall motherboard layout. CPUs and RAM are located on the right side of the board, leaving clearance room on the left side for expansion cards.
The CPUs are off set to allow for better airflow and cooling, and the bulk of the I/O connections are located on the left corner for easy access to hard drives and other devices.
The CPU area has plenty of stuff going on here, which is the norm for these dual-CPU motherboards. There is plenty of clearance for brick air coolers or the large Noctuas that we used for testing. These would also work well when installed into a 4U size case. We had no RAM clearance problems, and airflow was very good.
The back I/O area of this board is simple and does supply everything you need. At the left, we have the ID LED button. At the next stack, we have the VGA port and the COM1 port. The next two stacks are USB 2.0 ports. The last stack has the IPMI port and one GbE LAN connection.
This is the bottom left corner of the motherboard. Starting at the top left of the picture, we have the USB 2.0 Type A port. Just below that is an HDD SMB header and a mini SAS connection. The two blue headers are for USB 2.0 port. Below those, we find a Poweville LED Pin Header (LAN LEDs). The front panel header is next. Right next to that is a small Intruder header.
Starting on the bottom row, we have a SAS SGPIO header followed by four (Black) SATA2.0 ports and two SATA3.0 ports.
At the top left of the motherboard, we find a COM2 header and a small jumper block for COM select. Next is a 4-pin power connector for additional power needs. Below that, there are headers for front panel LAN LEDs.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Packaging & Specifications]
- Page 3 [Layout]
- Page 4 [BIOS]
- Page 5 [Software]
- Page 6 [Remote Management]
- Page 7 [Test System Setup]
- Page 8 [System Benchmarks]
- Page 9 [CPU Benchmarks]
- Page 10 [Memory Benchmarks]
- Page 11 [SPECwpc_v1.0.2]
- Page 12 [UnixBench 5.1.3]
- Page 13 [SPEC CPU2006v1.2]
- Page 14 [Power Consumption]
- Page 15 [Final Thoughts]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Intel CPU engineer leaves after 20 years
- Digital made up 80% of Ubisoft's first quarter sales
- Console gamers to spend more on DLC than games in 2017
- GTA Online earned $1.09 billion, says analyst firm
- Microsoft earned $90 billion last fiscal year
- How to upgrade the BIOS to GA-UD23-B3?
- Baby Driver Movie Review
- Asus laptop BIOS does not recognize UBCD-post page is grayed out - can't post
- Bloody AL90 Blazing Laser Gaming Mouse Review
- Cryptocurrency mining deflates, used GPUs hit eBay
- Atari announces Blade Runner 2049 partnership with NECA and Audiowear, launching wearable technology that blurs the line between fashion and future
- BIOSTAR introduces the world's first 8-slot PCI-e mining motherboard with the TB250-BTC+
- HyperX unveils HyperX Alloy Elite and TKL HyperX Alloy FPS Pro mechanical gaming keyboards
- Toshiba Memory Corporation develops world's first 3D flash memory with TSV technology
- ADATA releases XPG GAMMIX line with S10 PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe 1.2 SSD and D10 DDR4