ASRock Rack Releases its Intel Xeon E5-2600 V3 Motherboards – DDR3?

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ASRock Rack Xeon E5-2600 V3 HPC
ASRock Rack Xeon E5-2600 V3 HPC

In a completely surprising turn of events today, ASRock announced its Intel Xeon E5-2600 V3 motherboards with a twist. Some of the ASRock Rack Haswell-EP motherboards support DDR3 up to 1866MHz. This is an extremely interesting feature as the general consensus is that we are moving towards the faster and lower power DDR4 with this generation. Aside from DDR3 support, ASRock has a plethora of new offerings. They are certainly trying to aggressively target the market as the consumer side wavers.

We see evidence of this DDR3 with Haswell-EP mixed with standard DDR4 offerings. Right now, DDR4 prices are exorbitant with 128GB priced at around $2000 using 8GB or 16GB DDR4 RDIMMs. We see offerings from ASRock that are largely similar except that they support DDR3:

ASRock Rack Xeon E5-2600 V3 HPC
ASRock Rack Xeon E5-2600 V3 HPC

Kudos to ASRock Rack for thinking outside of the box on this one.

Here is the complete listing of the ASRock Rack line-up at launch:

EP2C612D16FM
  • EEB 12”x13”
  • Dual Socket LGA 2011 R3 support Intel Xeon processor E5-2600/4600 v3 series
  • Supports Quad Channel DDR4 2133/1866/1600 ECC DIMM,RDIMM,NVDIMM and LRDIMM,16 x DIMM slots
  • Supports 10 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s (8 from 2 mini SAS connector + 2x SATA3 connector), 2 x SATA3 by Marvell 9172
  • Supports Front Right Angle 2 x16 from each CPU to Midplane, total 4 x16 (need to bundle with ASRock Rack system board)
  • Integrated IPMI 2.0 and KVM with Dedicated LAN
  • Supports Intel Dual GLAN (Intel i210) and additional Mezzanine card to support 2 x 10G ethernet or 2 x GLAN
EP2C612D16FM-N
  • CEB 12”x10.5”
  • Dual Socket LGA 2011 R3 support Intel Xeon processor E5-2600/4600 v3 series
  • Supports Quad Channel DDR4 2133/1866/1600 ECC DIMM,RDIMM,NVDIMM and LRDIMM,16 x DIMM slots
  • Supports 10 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s (8 from 2 mini SAS connector + 2x SATA3 connector), 2 x SATA3 by Marvell 9172
  • Supports Front Right Angle 2 x16 from each CPU to Midplane, total 4 x16 (need to bundle with ASRock Rack system board)
  • Integrated IPMI 2.0 and KVM with Dedicated LAN
  • Supports Intel Dual GLAN (Intel i210) and additional Mezzanine card to support 2 x 10G ethernet or 2 x GLAN
EP2C612D16-4L
  • EEB 12”x13”
  • Dual Socket LGA 2011 R3 support Intel Xeon processor E5-2600/4600 & v3 series
  • Supports DDR4 2133/1866/1600 LR DIMM, Rigistered, ECC DIMM and NVDIMM, total 16 x DIMM slot
  • Supports 10 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s by INTEL C612, 2 x SATA3 by Marvell 9172
  • Supports 3 PCIe3.0x 16, 3 PCIE 3.0 x8
  • Integrated IPMI 2.0 and KVM with Dedicated LAN
  • Support 2x GLAN by Intel i350, 2 xGLAN by Intel i210
EP2C612D16-2L2T
  • EEB 12”x13”
  • Dual Socket LGA 2011 R3 support Intel Xeon processor E5-2600/4600 & v3 series
  • Supports DDR4 2133/1866/1600 LR DIMM, Rigistered, ECC DIMM and NVDIMM, total 16 x DIMM slot
  • Supports 10 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s by INTEL C612, 2 x SATA3 by Marvell 9172
  • Supports 3 PCIe3.0x 16, 3 PCIE 3.0 x8
  • Integrated IPMI 2.0 and KVM with Dedicated LAN
  • Support 2x 10G Base-T by Intel X540, 2 xGLAN by Intel i210
EPC612D8TA
  • ATX 12” x 9.6”
  • Socket LGA 2011 R3 Intel Xeon processor E5-1600/2600 v3 series
  • Supports Quad channel DDR3 1866/1600/1333 UDIMM,ECC DIMM,RDIMM,NVDIMM and LRDIMM, 8 x DIMM slots
  • Support 9 SATA3 by C612 (1 support SATA DOM), 2 SATA3 by Marvell 9172
  • Supports 4x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1x PCIe 3.0 x8 and 1 mini PCIe slot
  • Integrated IPMI 2.0 with KVM and Dedicated LAN (RTL8211E)
  • Supports Intel Dual GLAN (Intel i210 + Intel i217)
  • Supports Audio by ALC 1150 (3 Jack)
EPC612D8TA-TB
  • ATX 12” x 9.6”
  • Socket LGA 2011 R3 Intel Xeon processor E5-1600/2600 v3 series
  • Supports Quad channel DDR3 1866/1600/1333 UDIMM,ECC DIMM,RDIMM,NVDIMM and LRDIMM, 8 x DIMM slots
  • Support 9 SATA3 by C612 (1 support SATA DOM), 2 SATA3 by Marvell 9172
  • Supports 4x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1x PCIe 3.0 x8 and 1 mini PCIe slot
  • Supports Thunderbolt with DP-in (Display port)
  • Integrated IPMI 2.0 with KVM and Dedicated LAN (RTL8211E)
  • Supports Intel Dual GLAN (Intel i210 + Intel i217)
  • Supports Audio by ALC 1150 (3 Jack)
EPC612D8T
  • ATX 12” x 9.6”
  • Socket LGA 2011 R3 Intel Xeon processor E5-1600/2600 v3 series
  • Supports Quad channel DDR3 1866/1600/1333 UDIMM,ECC DIMM,RDIMM,NVDIMM and LRDIMM, 8 x DIMM slots
  • Support 9 SATA3 by C612 (1 support SATA DOM), 2 SATA3 by Marvell 9172
  • Supports 4x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1x PCIe 3.0 x8 and 1 mini PCIe slot
  • Integrated IPMI 2.0 with KVM and Dedicated LAN (RTL8211E)
  • Supports Intel Dual GLAN (Intel i210 + Intel i217)
EP2C612D16T-4L
  • EEB 12”x13”
  • Dual Socket LGA 2011 R3 support Intel Xeon processor E5-2600/4600 & v3 series
  • Supports DDR3 1866/1600/1333 UDIMM,ECC DIMM,RDIMM,NVDIMM,16 x DIMM
  • Supports 10 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s by INTEL C612, 2 x SATA3 by Marvell 9172
  • Supports 3 PCIe3.0x 16, 3 PCIE 3.0 x8
  • Integrated IPMI 2.0 and KVM with Dedicated LAN
  • Support 4 xGLAN by Intel i210
EPC612D8A
  • ATX 12” x 9.6”
  • Socket LGA 2011 R3 Intel Xeon processor E5-1600/2600 v3 series
  • Supports Quad channel DDR4 2133/1866 LR/R/ECC and UDIMM, 8 x DIMM slots
  • Support 9 SATA3 by C612 (1 support SATA DOM), 2 SATA3 by Marvell 9172
  • Supports 4x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1x PCIe 3.0 x8 and 1 mini PCIe slot
  • Integrated IPMI 2.0 with KVM and Dedicated LAN (RTL8211E)
  • Supports Intel Dual GLAN (Intel i210 + Intel i217)
  • Supports Audio by ALC 1150 (3 Jack)
EPC612D8A-TB
  • ATX 12” x 9.6”
  • Socket LGA 2011 R3 Intel Xeon processor E5-1600/2600 v3 series
  • Supports Quad channel DDR4 2133/1866 LR/R/ECC and UDIMM, 8 x DIMM slots
  • Support 9 SATA3 by C612 (1 support SATA DOM), 2 SATA3 by Marvell 9172
  • Supports 4x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1x PCIe 3.0 x8 and 1 mini PCIe slot
  • Integrated IPMI 2.0 with KVM and Dedicated LAN (RTL8211E)
  • Support Thunderbolt with Display in
  • Supports Intel Dual GLAN (Intel i210 + Intel i217)
  • Supports Audio by ALC 1150 (3 Jack)
EPC612D8
  • ATX 12” x 9.6”
  • Socket LGA 2011 R3 Intel Xeon processor E5-1600/2600 v3 series
  • Supports Quad channel DDR4 2133/1866 LR/R/ECC and UDIMM, 8 x DIMM slots
  • Support 9 SATA3 by C612 (1 support SATA DOM), 2 SATA3 by Marvell 9172
  • Supports 4x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1x PCIe 3.0 x8 and 1 mini PCIe slot
  • Integrated IPMI 2.0 with KVM and Dedicated LAN (RTL8211E)
  • Supports Intel Dual GLAN (Intel i210 + Intel i217)
EP2C612D8
  • ATX 12” x10”
  • Dual Socket LGA 2011 R3 support Intel Xeon processor E5-2600/4600 & v3 series
  • Supports DDR4 2133/1866/1600 LR DIMM, Rigistered, ECC DIMM and NVDIMM, 8 x DIMM
  • Supports 10 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s by INTEL C612, 2 xminiSAS HD connectors by LSI3008 (8 ports, support SATA/SAS 12 Gb/s)
  • Supports 2 PCIe3.0x 16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Integrated IPMI 2.0 and KVM with Dedicated LAN
  • Support 2x GLAN by Intel i350
EP2C612D8-8R
  • ATX 12” x10”
  • Dual Socket LGA 2011 R3 support Intel Xeon processor E5-2600/4600 & v3 series
  • Supports DDR4 2133/1866/1600 LR DIMM, Rigistered, ECC DIMM and NVDIMM, 8 x DIMM
  • Supports 10 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s by INTEL C612, 2 xminiSAS HD connectors by LSI3008 (8 ports, support SATA/SAS 12 Gb/s)
  • Supports 2 PCIe3.0x 16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Integrated IPMI 2.0 and KVM with Dedicated LAN
  • Support 2x GLAN by Intel i350
EP2C612D8-2T8R
  • ATX 12” x10”
  • Dual Socket LGA 2011 R3 support Intel Xeon processor E5-2600/4600 & v3 series
  • Supports DDR4 2133/1866/1600 LR DIMM, Rigistered, ECC DIMM and NV DIMM, 8 x DIMM
  • Supports 10 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s by INTEL C612, 2 xminiSAS HD connectors by LSI3008
  • Supports 2 PCIe3.0x 16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Integrated IPMI 2.0 and KVM with Dedicated LAN
  • Support 2x 10GLAN by Intel X540
EP2C612D16SM
  • EEB 12”x13”
  • Dual Socket LGA 2011 R3 support Intel Xeon processor E5-2600/4600 & v3 series
  • Supports DDR4 2133/1866/1600 LR DIMM, Rigistered, ECC DIMM and NVDIMM, total 16 x DIMM
  • Supports 10 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s by INTEL C612
  • Supports 6 PCIe3.0x8
  • Integrated IPMI 2.0 and KVM with Dedicated LAN
  • Support 2x GLAN by Intel i350
  • Support Mezzanine slot(x8) to support storage mezzanine card
EP2C612D16SM-2T
  • EEB 12”x13”
  • Dual Socket LGA 2011 R3 support Intel Xeon processor E5-2600/4600 & v3 series
  • Supports DDR4 2133/1866/1600 LR DIMM, Rigistered, ECC DIMM and NVDIMM, total 16 x DIMM
  • Supports 10 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s by INTEL C612
  • Supports 6 PCIe3.0x8
  • Integrated IPMI 2.0 and KVM with Dedicated LAN
  • Support 2x 10G Base-T by Intel X540
  • Support Mezzanine slot(x8) to support storage mezzanine card
EP2C612D16NM
  • EEB 12”x13”
  • Dual Socket LGA 2011 R3 support Intel Xeon processor E5-2600/4600 & v3 series
  • Supports DDR4 2133/1866/1600 LR DIMM, Rigistered, ECC,16 x DIMM slot
  • Supports 10 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s by INTEL C612
  • Supports 3 PCIe3.0x 16
  • Integrated IPMI 2.0 and KVM with Dedicated LAN
  • Support 2x GLAN by Intel i350
  • Support Mezzanine slot(x8) to support 10G Ethernet (copper or optics), x8 Mezzanine card to support M2208 storage)
EP2C612D16NM-8R
  • EEB 12”x13”
  • Dual Socket LGA 2011 R3 support Intel Xeon processor E5-2600/4600 & v3 series
  • Supports DDR4 2133/1866/1600 LR DIMM, Rigistered, ECC and NVDIMM,16 x DIMM slot
  • Supports 10 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s by INTEL C612, 2 xminiSAS HD connectors by LSI3008
  • Supports 3 PCIe3.0x 16
  • Integrated IPMI 2.0 and KVM with Dedicated LAN
  • Support 2x GLAN by Intel i350
  • Support Mezzanine slot(x8) to support 2x10G Ethernet (copper or optics)
EP2C612D16NM-2T8R
  • EEB 12”x13”
  • Dual Socket LGA 2011 R3 support Intel Xeon processor E5-2600/4600 & v3 series
  • Supports DDR4 2133/1866/1600 LR DIMM, Rigistered, ECC and NVDIMM,16 x DIMM slot
  • Supports 10 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s by INTEL C612, 2 xminiSAS HD connectors by LSI3008
  • Supports 3 PCIe3.0x 16
  • Integrated IPMI 2.0 and KVM with Dedicated LAN
  • Support 2x 10GLAN by Intel X540
  • Support Mezzanine slot(x8) to support 2x10G Ethernet (copper or optics)
EP2C612D16HM
  • Half 6” x 20”
  • Dual Socket LGA 2011 R3 support Intel Xeon processor E5-2600/4600 & v3 series
  • Supports DDR4 2133/1866/1600 LR/R/ ECC and NVDIMM, 16 x DIMM slots
  • Supports 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s + 4 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s from 8088 connector by INTEL C612
  • Supports 1 PCIe3.0x 16
  • Integrated IPMI 2.0 and KVM with Dedicated LAN
  • Support 2x GLAN by Intel i350
  • Support Mezzanine slot(x8) to support 10G Ethernet (copper or optics)
EP2C612D16HM-2T
  • Half 6” x 20”
  • Dual Socket LGA 2011 R3 support Intel Xeon processor E5-2600/4600 & v3 series
  • Supports DDR4 2133/1866/1600 LR/R/ ECC and NVDIMM, 16 x DIMM slots
  • Supports 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s + 4 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s from 8088 connector by INTEL C612
  • Supports 1 PCIe3.0x 16
  • Integrated IPMI 2.0 and KVM with Dedicated LAN
  • Support 2x GLAN by Intel i350
  • Support Mezzanine slot(x8) to support 10G Ethernet (copper or optics)

2 COMMENTS

  1. I really wished that Asrock made a single socket Xeon E5 v3 motherboard with NVDIMM support, because I only needed 2 DIMMs to be NVDIMMs(For mirrored ZFS ZIL). The rest of the dimms could be regular ECC for a hybrid ECC ram+NVDIMM setup? That would be the best storage platform for serving the “Home”.

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