After the much-awaited Haswell-E launch a week or so ago, Intel has just launched the new Xeon processors which are code named “Haswell-EP”. These new Xeon lineup includes twenty six Xeon E5 2600 v3 series processors which can be used in dual processor systems and six Xeon E5 1600 v3 processors which can only be used in single processor systems. The Haswell-EP lineup includes processors with as much as 18 cores and 32 threads. These go for over $4000. To accompany these new processors, Intel has also launched the new C612 chipset. Among many other server-only motherboard manufacturers, GIGABYTE also launched their C612 motherboards which are available on Newegg and anyone can buy them. They’ve launched a total of seven motherboards based on the C612 chipset.
Five out of seven of these C612 motherboards come with two LGA 2011-3 sockets and support only Xeon E5 2600 v3 processors whereas two of them come with single socket and support both Xeon E5 2600 v3 and Xeon E5 1600 v3 processors. The main feature that GIGABYTE is touting about their motherboards is that they come with 1 DIMM per channel, 2 DIMM per channel and 3 DIMM per channel configurations for DDR4-2133 memory.
GIGABYTE C612 Motherboards
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GIGABYTE has not released pricing information or availability date of these motherboards but we’ll update you guys as we get more information.