Supermicro X11SPA-T Motherboard Review An Intel Xeon W-3200 Platform

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Supermicro X11SPA-T Motherboard Specifications

Here is a complete list of the motherboard specs from Supermicro X11SPA-T motherboard:

Supermicro X11SPA T Specifications
Supermicro X11SPA T Specifications

The motherboard size is E-ATX 12” x 13” so about the size of a dual CPU board which should fit many case sizes we have become accustomed to here at STH. Normal RAM load-outs will fill the blue slots first, then black. If a proper CPU is used DCPMM modules will install in the black slots.

Testing the Supermicro X11SPA-T Motherboard

Here is the test configuration we used for the motherboard:

• Motherboard: Supermicro X11SPA-T motherboard
• CPU: Intel Xeon W-3275 2.5GHz (28 core/56 thread)
• GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
• Cooling: Supermicro 4U CPU Heat Sink
• RAM: 6x 32GB DDR4-2933R SDRAM (25-21-21-47 CR1) Low Profile
• SSD: Samsung PM961 1TB
• OS: Windows 10 Pro Workstation.

For our CPU we will be using an Intel Xeon W-3275 2.5GHz (28 core/56 thread.) Here is a quick look at that. Note, this is a LGA3647 CPU, not LGA2066 platform as AIDIA64 reports.

Supermicro X11SPA T AIDA64 CPUID
Supermicro X11SPA T AIDA64 CPUID

The Intel Xeon W-3275 is a very capable CPU, the base speed is 2.5GHz but can Turbo up to 4.6GHz using Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0. We only see PCIe 3.0 and 64 PCIe lanes on this platform. We will look at PCIe 3.0 Bandwidth in our testing section.

Let us continue with performance testing.

6 COMMENTS

  1. When using the w3200 chip, does the board use the full 64 pcie lanes or just the 48 lanes as designed for use with the Cascade Lake Xeon SP chips?
    Major letdown if Supermicro designed this motherboard for the w3200 chip but do not utilize the extra 16 PCIe lanes!!

  2. I’m was in the stages of building a powerhouse esxi home lab system. I wanted the flagship W series processor in it, and a 9460-16i raid controller to run samsung 983 u.2’s in raid 1 or 10 config in an esx compatible format (i.e. not software raid). This looks to be the perfect MB for this money suck! (and what a beautiful money suck it will be…….) probably won’t happen till the end of 2020 as I have a big vacation planned for the summer time that will take the majority of my financial consideration…….. but I’m already thinking about this thing far too much (a massive upgrade from my existing e5-2687 with 9260-8i with raid’d spinners…….)

  3. …. on a side note…… I haven’t searched yet, my next step on this site, but has anyone used/reviewed the Asetek 690LX-PN Liquid Cooler for these processors?

  4. Yet they won’t make a board for the Xeon W-32xx series that can go into a server chassis. They’re all “workstation” boards with everything oriented in a way assumed to be in a tower case (direction of convection). Some excuse that Intel won’t let them. Can anyone out there just hack a server board for me to let me use one of these processors in it? Same socket, same chipset. Just disallowed because of “security.”

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