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Supermicro X10DRX (Intel C612) Server Motherboard Review (Page 1)

Supermicro X10DRX (Intel C612) Server Motherboard Review

Today we have another motherboard designed for maximum I/O, the Supermicro X10DRX, based on Intel's C612 server chipset. Here's our full review.

By William Harmon from May 5, 2015 @ 9:49 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Supermicro

Introduction

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Supermicro's X10DRX server motherboard is the most advanced I/O platform available featuring the maximum number of PCI-E slots that can be fitted into a standard 4U case. High density I/O platforms require huge amounts of high performance connectivity which can only be provided through PCI-E expansion cards.

The X10DRX is the base motherboard used in Supermicro systems such as SYS-6038R-TRX and SYS-6048R-TRX geared for Network Gateways, Surveillance DVR, Industrial Server Solutions, Head-node controller, and Flash Array Appliances. The key features of the X10DRX server motherboard are:

  • Dual E5-2600 v3 CPUs up to 145W
  • 16 DIMM, 1TB Reg. ECC DDR4 up to 2133MHz
  • 10 PCI-E 3.0 x8 & 1 PCI-E 2.0 x4 in x8 slot
  • 10x SATA3 ports
  • SuperDOM, TPM support
  • Intel I350 Dual port Gigabit LAN
  • Proprietary form factor 15.2" x 13.2"
  • IPMI 2.0 and KVM with dedicated LAN

This motherboard can handle up to 145W processors which allows it to run the E5-2699 v3 (16 core) CPU's. 10x SATA ports is very common on the new platforms so you should no issues with storage options. This board also includes 9 USB ports, 5 of those are USB 3.0. This allows a large number of external devices to be connected.

Let us take a closer look at the X10DRX server motherboard.

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