This year, Intel has 2 CPU sockets in DeskTop market.
As previous generation, Extreme was LGA 1366 and mainstream was LGA 1156.
The new generation Extreme is LGA 2011 and mainstream is LGA 1155.
X79 life cycle should be around 3 years which is same as X58.
LGA 2011 in consumer market only has X79 chipset.
Some MB makers launch new X79 series and even use Server level chipset to enhance spec.
GIGABYTE X79S-UP5-WiFi is the first model to use Intel C606 chipset.
I, windwithme, will share you the LGA 2011 Server CPU, 8C16T, performance.
Letís look at the CPU backside first.
Left is most high-end CPU in consumer market, Intel Core i7-3960X.
Right is Intel Xeon E5-2680. Serve level CPU price and usage are different with our common views.
E5-2680 clock is 2.7GHz. It supports Turbo Boost 2.0 to 3.5GHz.
Itís physical 8 Cores and Hyper-Threading to reach 16 threads, called 8C16T.
Itís 32nm manufacturing, TDP 130W, and 20MB L3 Cache. Itís very high end CPU in E2600 series.
MB is GIGABYTE latest X79S-UP5-WiFi. Itís mid-end price in X79 MB segment.
X79S-UP5 is same as former X79-UD5 and G1.Assassin2 bundling BT4.0/Wi-Fi PCI-E card.
X79S-UP5 can be treat as enhance edition from former X79-UD5. The color tone is similar, but some specs are enhanced.
Itís E-ATX spec. Size is 30.5cm x 26.4cm. You can just use standard ATX case.
3 X PCI-E X16 support 3-Way AMD CrossFireX/nVIDIA SLI
The bandwidth is operating at X16 + X16 or X8 + X8 + X8.
1 X PCI-E X16 bandwidth is X4
1 X PCI-E X1
1 X PCI
Dual LAN chip design with Intel GbE LAN and Realtek GbE.
Audio chip is Realtek ALC898 supporting 7.1 channel and High Definition Audio
Design in Taipei
2 X White SATA, provided by C606 and support SATA3
4 X Black SATA, provided by C606 and support SATA2
It supports hybrid RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10. The max performance is depending on installed SATA devices.
8 X Gray SAS SATA provided by C606 and support SAS or SATA2. It also supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10.
2 X 64 Mbit flash with Dual BIO. It build-in RST_SW blue button.
X79S-UP5 CPU PWM is 8-phase digital and the cover is plating for better look.
Red button is Power for bare system.
There are 8 X DIMM DDR3, supporting 1066/1333/1600/1866/2133. DDR3 max capacity is 64GB.
It supports ECC memory, quad channel DDR3 and Extreme Memory Profile.
1 X PS2 KB/MS
1 X O.C. button
1 X BIOS Switch button
1 X Clear CMOS button
5 X USB 2.0(Red/Black)
1 X eSATA/USB 2.0 Combo(Red)
1 X eSATA3 (Blue)
4 X USB 3.0(Blue)
2 X RJ-45 LAN
1 X S/PDIF Optical output
5 X Audio jacks
GIGABYTE displayed IR3550 PowlRstage in ComputeX 2012 as new PWM design for own high-end MB.
It delivers 60A per phase and lower temperature by single package design.