New ASRock Rack Intel Xeon E3-1200 V5 Server Motherboards

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Today with the launch of the Skylake Xeon E3 series (Intel Xeon E3-1200 V5) for servers, ASRock Rack released several new server motherboards. Here is a quick overview. We do hope to have a more in-depth review of these platforms in the coming months.

ASRock Rack E3C236D2I

The mITX offering released today is the ASRock Rack E3C236D2I. This motherboardi is targeted at small form factor servers either in small tower chassis or short depth rackmounts.

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Like many of the mITX server offerings we have seen it has dual DDR4 Unbuffered DIMM slots. Here are the quick specs:

  • Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5 Series Processors
  • 2x DDR4 2133 ECC/ non-ECC UDIMM max 32 GB
  • 6x SATA3 by C236 PCH
  • 1x PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Integrated IPMI 2.0 with KVM and Dedicated LAN (RTL8211E)
  • 1x Intel i210 and 1x Intel i219 gigabit LAN.

ASRock Rack E3C236D4M

The ASRock Rack E3C236D4M is an ATX motherboard that prioritizes having a large number of expansion options. This is a platform intended for larger systems with its ability to host many add-in cards.

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This is one of the first motherboards we have seen with PCIe 3.0 x2 slots onboard which is certainly an interesting option.

  • Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5 Series Processors
  • 4x  DDR4 2133/1866 unbuffered ECC DIMM max 64GB
  • 8x SATA3 by C236
  • 1x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1x PCIe 3.0 x8 (shared with the x16 slot), 1x PCIe 3.0 x4 (shared with M.2), 2x PCIe 3.0 in x4 and x0 or x2 and x2 configurations, 1x PCIe 3.0 x1
  • IPMI 2.0 with KVM and Dedicated LAN (RTL8211E)
  • 2x Intel I210 gigabit LAN

Also, we did not see mention of it in the press materials, but there seem to be mezzanine riser slots on this motherboard.

ASRock Rack E3C236D4U

The ASRock Rack E3C236D4U is a mATX server montherboard which exposes the new Skylake Xeon E3 V5 platform while remaining relatively compact.

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Here are a few of the key specs:

  • Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5 Series Processors
  • 4x  DDR4 2133/1866 unbuffered ECC DIMM max 64GB
  • 8x SATA3 by C236
  • 1x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1x PCIe 3.0 x8 (shared with the x16 slot), 1x PCIe 3.0 x4 (shared with M.2),  1x PCIe 3.0 x1
  • IPMI 2.0 with KVM and Dedicated LAN (RTL8211E)
  • 2x Intel I210 gigabit LAN

We look forward to testing these new motherboards soon.,

6 COMMENTS

  1. I think that is a typo on their site. You can see the motherboard pictured there does not have the AST2400 (for IPMI) it also has the model name “C236WSI” near the DIMM slots.

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