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

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Supermicro X11SPA-T Motherboard SPECworkstation 3.0.2

SPECworkstation 3 has been updated to 3.0.2 which measures the 3D graphics performance of systems running under the OpenGL and Direct X application programming interfaces. As a result of the new update, we cannot compare between past version 3 results so we will show the screenshot of the results here and graph them in later reviews.

Supermicro X11SPA T SPECworkstation #1
Supermicro X11SPA T SPECworkstation #1
Supermicro X11SPA T SPECworkstation #2
Supermicro X11SPA T SPECworkstation #2

Even though these results are not comparable we thought we would show the differences between past reviews using version 3 for reference only.

Supermicro X11SPA T SPECworkstation
Supermicro X11SPA T SPECworkstation

Supermicro X11SPA-T Motherboard PassMark 9

PassMark Performance Test allows you to benchmark a PC using a variety of different speed tests; it tests the entire PC and all its components.

Supermicro X11SPA T Passmark
Supermicro X11SPA T Passmark

Supermicro X11SPA-T Motherboard platform gets a hefty boost in performance here also compared to the X399 Threadripper systems.

Supermicro X11SPA-T Motherboard PCMark 10

PCMark 10 is another system benchmark that we have not run to date but will start doing so in future reviews.

Supermicro X11SPA T PCMark 10
Supermicro X11SPA T PCMark 10

Overall, the Supermicro X11SPA-T Motherboard performed exceptionally well.

Next, we are going to look at several rendering benchmarks.

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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