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GIGABYTE MD70-HB0 (Intel C612) Server Motherboard Review

By: William Harmon | Motherboards in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Feb 19, 2015 3:12 pm
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Test System Setup

 

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We would like to thank GIGABYTE, Crucial, SanDisk, Yokogawa, Thermaltake, Noctua, SPEC, Passmark, Primate Labs, and AIDA64 for their support in providing parts for our test system.

 

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The processor we will be using is the Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3, which features 18 cores with hyper-threading, and will supply the processing power.

 

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The Intel C612 chipset will have provided support for up to 18 core processors.

 

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Here we get a look at the task manager showing all 72 threads used. The E5-2699 v3 processors provide a massive amount of computational power.

 

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In our tests, we will be using the new Crucial DDR4 memory, which has a speed of 2133 MHz, and is rated at CL15. We will use eight of these 16GB sticks, and that will bring us to 128GB of RAM. We have already looked at these memory kits, and you can find our review here: Crucial DDR4-2133 DRx4 RDIMM Memory Review - Testing up to 256GB.

 

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Here we can see the timings of the Crucial DDR4 memory that we will be using in our tests.

 

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The memory setup page describes how different configurations and types of memory used will effect memory speeds. Our tests will use a full load of memory, and that will drop our memory speed down to 1866 MHz.

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