MSI C236A, C236M boards support Xeon, designed for Quadro, FirePro

MSI's new C236A and C236M motherboards support Intel's Xeon E3 v5 CPUs, made for Quadro and FirePro multi-GPU setups.

Published Fri, Dec 18 2015 5:52 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:02 PM CST

MSI has launched its C236A and C236M motherboards, intended for workstation, entry server, and datacenter use. In other words: they're high-end.

MSI C236A, C236M boards support Xeon, designed for Quadro, FirePro |

Both boards support Intel's Xeon E3 v5 series CPUs and are aimed squarely at multi-GPU users, specifically Quadro and FirePro. You can see this reflected partly in the spatial design of the boards, which look to nicely accommodate multiple GPUs, as well as the Steel Armor reinforced PCI-e slots which are said to handle even the heaviest cards just fine.

Other features include DDR4 Boost, support for Turbo M.2, Turbo U.2 and SATA Express storage, USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C connectors, Military Class 4 components, Audio Boost, Intel Gigabit LAN, and Click BIOS 5.

Full specifications are yet to come, as are pricing details.

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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