Today we have a Fujitsu D3598-B13 motherboard in for review. The D3598-B motherboard is what Fujitsu calls its Extended Lifecycle Mainboards. These are designed for semi-industrial needs with 24/7 continuous operation under heavy loads with a prolonged lifecycle. The Fujitsu D3598-B13 we have for review utilizes Intel’s C422 Chipset and supports Intel Xeon processors based on socket LGA2066 targeting industrial workstations and high-performance industrial computing applications.
Fujitsu D3598-B13 Motherboard Overview
After removing the Fujitsu D3598-B13 motherboard from the retail box, we get our first look at the PCB.
With a top-down view of the Fujitsu D3598-B13 Motherboard, we see the general layout. We see Mini-PCIe and M.2 slots located towards the front of the motherboard; an M.2 riser can be installed that supports two additional M.2 drives in RAID mode.
Standard SATA storage ports include 8x SATA ports at the front of the motherboard. One can see that the block of six SATA ports uses an interesting port fixture that increases rigidity and durability of the ports.
Power connectors located at the corner of the motherboard show an excellent location to keep power cables centralized to one area.
The D3598-B13 Motherboard supports seven PCIe 3.0 slots:
- 2x PCI Express x16 Gen3
- 5x PCI Express x8 Gen3
PCIe support includes SLI-Certification for Nvidia Quadro cards which can be installed in the two x16 slots.
We spotted the CPU 8-pin power connector located at the back of the motherboard between memory slots and back IO headers. With components installed this location is a bit tight to plug in the power connector. This is not a common spot for the 8-pin power connector in the industry because it is hard to reach here.
Let us turn the motherboard around and take a look at the rear I/O.
Looking at the rear I/O ports, we find:
- PS/2 Kbd/Mouse
- 2x USB 3.1 ports (Type A / Type C)
- 6x USB 3.1 ports
- 2x RJ-45 ports
- Stereo Audio / 5.1 Multichannel Audio ports
Next, we are going to look at the software and BIOS and specifications for the Fujitsu D3598-B13 motherboard. Then it will be followed by our performance testing.