Test System Setup
The platform that the X10DRG-Q uses is the Wellsburg (Intel C612) and new Haswell-EP processors. The processor we will be using is the Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3, which features 16 cores with hyper-threading used on these tests.
The Wellsburg Platform (Intel C612) will have support provided for four to 18 cores with dual socket capability. TDP ranges from 55W to 160W for workstations.
Memory is now DDR4, and can gave a frequency of up to 2133 MHz. The E5-2600 v3 processors use 2x QPI 1.1 channels with up to 9.6 GT/s. These processors support PCIe 3.0 with up to 8 GT/s and 40 lanes. The chipset will be Wellsburg PCH. This gives support for ten SATA ports. A large number of USB devices can be used with six USB 3.0, and eight USB 2.0 ports. Wellsburg (C612) also supports DMI2 with four lanes.
In our tests, we will be using the new Crucial DDR4 memory, which has a speed of 2133 MHz, and a rating of CL15. We have already taken a look at these memory kits, which you can find here: Crucial DDR4-2133 DRx4 RDIMM Memory Review - Testing up to 256GB.
Here we can see the timings of the Crucial DDR4 memory that we will be using in our tests.
Here we see how memory in slot /DIMMs per channel can affect memory speed.
In the test lab, we found many new systems we are testing with multiple video cards and other expansion devices were starting to have larger power supply needs. We have now upgraded our test bed with a new Thermaltake Toughpower 1500W Gold PSU. We have already pushed this PSU to near max loads in the lab, and it has performed flawlessly. Even with max loads under full stress, the Toughpower 1500W Gold PSU hardly makes any noise at all during testing, which we really like.
Here we see the Thermaltake Toughpower 1500W Gold PSU with its retail box. We like this power supply, as it can handle fully loaded Dual CPU systems and 4x workstation video cards, and a whole host of other expansion devices.
Here are just a few specifications for the Toughpower 1500W Gold PSU. We have also added a few more benchmarks to our tests, and they are mostly geared toward memory testing. So, let's see how well the X10DRG-Q performs.
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