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Tyan’s New Sandy Bridge-EP Xeon E5-2600 Series C600 Motherboards

by PieterMarch 27, 2012

Today I am taking a quick peek at the new range of Intel C600 chipset based server motherboards from Tyan for the new Intel Xeon E5-2600 series CPUs. Having been a fan of Tyan motherboards for some years except the last couple of years where Supermicro have come into their own in the server market. Did Tyan deliver a full range of motherboards for Intel’s most important server CPU launch in recent history? Let’s take a look at what they are bringing to market.

Tyan S7050 range (S7050A2NRF / S7050GM4NR / S7050WGM4NR)

Tyan S7050

Processor
Dual LGA2011 sockets support Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processors (Sandy Bridge-EP)

Chipset 
Intel® C602 PCH
Intel® C602 PCH + TYAN TRK#5 ROM Kit (S7050WGM4NR)

Memory
(8+8) DDR-III DIMM sockets
Support up to 512GB of LRDIMM 1333/1066 w/ ECC memory
Support up to 256GB of R-DDR3 1600/1333/1066 w/ ECC memory
Support up to 128GB of U-DDR3 1333/1066 w/ ECC memory

Expansion
(2) PCI-E (Gen.3) x16 slots (w/ x16 or x8 link)
(2) PCI-E (Gen.3) x8 slots (w/ x0 or x8 link)
(1) PCI-E (Gen.2) x4 slot
(1) PCI 32/33MHz slot

Storage
(2) SATA 6Gb/s connectors (Intel® RSTe 3.0)
(4) SATA 3Gb/s connectors (Intel® RSTe 3.0)
(8) SAS 3Gb/s conncetors (Intel® RSTe 3.0) (S7050WGM4NR)

Network
(4) GbE (via Intel® i350-AM2 and 2x Intel® 82574L)

Video
ASPEED AST2300 Integrated Graphics

Management
ASPEED AST2300 (IPMI v2.0 compliant w/ iKVM)

Form Factor
SSI EEB (12″ x 13″, 305mm x 330mm)

Great all round board for those needing a PCI slot (talk about legacy support on a 2012 platform!) and nothing too fancy with storage needs. Plenty of expansion slots for video cards, RAID controllers, extra LAN etc.

Tyan  S7052 range (S7052GM3NR / S7052GM5NR / S7052WGM5NR)

Tyan S7052

Processor
Dual LGA2011 sockets support Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processors (Sandy Bridge-EP)

Chipset
Intel® C602 PCH
Intel® C602 PCH + TYAN TRK#5 ROM Kit (S7052WGM5NR)

Memory
(12+12) DDR-III DIMM sockets
Support up to 768GB of LRDIMM 1333/1066 w/ ECC memory
Support up to 384GB of R-DDR3 1600/1333/1066 w/ ECC memory
Support up to 192GB of U-DDR3 1333/1066 w/ ECC memory

Expansion slots
(3) PCI-E (Gen.3) x8 slots
(1) PCI-E (Gen.3) x4 slot

Storage
(2) SATA 6Gb/s connectors (Intel® RSTe 3.0)
(4) SATA 3Gb/s connectors (Intel® RSTe 3.0)
(8) SAS 3Gb/s ports by (2) mini-SAS conncetors (Intel® RSTe 3.0) (S7052WGM5NR)

Network
(5) GbE (via Intel® I350-AM4 and Intel® 82574L) (S7052GM5NR/S7052WGM5NR)
(3) GbE (via Intel® I350-AM2 and Intel® 82574L) (S7052GM3NR)

Video
ASPEED AST2300 Integrated Graphics

Management
ASPEED AST2300 (IPMI v2.0 compliant w/ iKVM)

Form factor
SSI EEB (12″ x 13″, 305mm x 330mm)

This board is more suited for a server, with it’s expansion slots. It supports up to 768MB of RAM making it a powerful system.  Up to 5 GbE LAN ports on the backpane so this Mobo is meant to dish out serious data.

Tyan S7053 (S7053GM2NR / S7053WGM2NR / S7053GM4NR / S7053WGM4NR)Tyan S7053

Processor
Dual LGA2011 sockets support Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processors (Sandy Bridge-EP)

Chipset
Intel® C602 PCH
Intel® C602 PCH + LSI SAS 2308 (S7053WGM2NR/S7053WGM4NR)

Memory
(8+8) DDR-III DIMM sockets
Support up to 512GB of LRDIMM 1333/1066 w/ ECC memory
Support up to 256GB of R-DDR3 1600/1333/1066 w/ ECC memory
Support up to 128GB of U-DDR3 1333/1066 w/ ECC memory

Expansion
(2) PCI-E (Gen.3) x16 slots
(4) PCI-E (Gen.3) x8 slots

Storage
(2) SATA 6Gb/s connectors (Intel® RSTe 3.0)
(4) SATA 3Gb/s connectors (Intel® RSTe 3.0)
(4) SATA 3Gb/s ports by (1) mini-SAS connector (Intel® RSTe 3.0)
(8) SAS 6Gb/s ports by (2) mini-SAS conncetors (LSI RAID stack) (S7053WGM2NR/S7053WGM4NR)

Networking
(2) GbE (via Intel® I350-AM2) (S7053GM2NR/S7053WGM2NR)
(4) GbE (via Intel® I350-AM4) (S7053GM4NR/S7053WGM4NR)

Video
ASPEED AST2300 Integrated Graphics

Management
ASPEED AST2300 (IPMI v2.0 compliant w/ iKVM)

Form factor
SSI EEB (12″ x 13″, 305mm x 330mm)

This is a nice board for anyone looking at a storage server as it comes with a LSI SAS2308 SAS controller with 8 ports. Put this in a case with a SAS expander or several additional SAS controllers and you have a great storage server. The board has Plenty of Expansion options, supports up to 512MB of RAM and up to 4 GbE LAN ports.

Tyan S7055 (S7055AGM3NR / S7055WGM3NR / S7055GM3NR-B)

Tyan S7055

Processor
Dual LGA2011 sockets support Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processors (Sandy Bridge-EP)

Chipset
Intel® C602 PCH
Intel® C602 PCH + TYAN TRK#5 ROM Kit (S7055WGM3NR)

Memory
(4+4) DDR-III DIMM sockets
Support up to 256GB of LRDIMM 1333/1066 w/ ECC memory
Support up to 128GB of R-DDR3 1600/1333/1066 w/ ECC memory
Support up to 64GB of U-DDR3 1600/1333/1066 w/ ECC memory

Expansion
(4) PCI-E (Gen.3) x16 slots
(2) PCI-E (Gen.3) x8 slots (S7055GM3NR-B)
(1) PCI 32/33MHz slot

Storage
(2) SATA 6Gb/s connectors (Intel® RSTe 3.0)
(4) SATA 3Gb/s connectors (Intel® RSTe 3.0)
(8) SAS 3Gb/s ports by (2) mini-SAS conncetors (Intel® RSTe 3.0) (S7055WGM3NR)

Network
(3) GbE (via Intel® I350-BT2 and Intel® 82574L) (S7055AGM3NR/S7055WGM3NR)
(2) 10GbE (via Intel® X540-AT2) + (1) GbE (Intel® 82574L) (S7055AGM3NR-2T-B)

Video
ASPEED AST2300 Integrated Graphics

Audio
Realtek ALC262 audio CODEC (S7055AGM3NR)

Management
ASPEED AST2300 (IPMI v2.0 compliant w/ iKVM)

Form Factor
SSI EEB (12″ x 13″, 305mm x 330mm)

10GbE ports a huge plus for dataserving other computers/storage but on the other hand Tyan is only supporting a total of four DIMM slots per CPU. This also appears to be a potential workstation board with the audio option on the S7055AGM3NR making is a competitor to the ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS.

Tyan S7056 (S7056GM3NR / S7056WGM3NR / S7056WGM3NR-2T)

Tyan S7056

Processor
Dual LGA2011 sockets support Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processors (Sandy Bridge-EP)

Chipset
Intel® C602 PCH
Intel® C602 PCH + TYAN TRK#5 ROM Kit (S7056WGM3NR/S7056WGM3NR-2T)

Memory
(8+8) DDR-III DIMM sockets
Support up to 512GB of LRDIMM 1333/1066 w/ ECC memory
Support up to 256GB of R-DDR3 1600/1333/1066 w/ ECC memory
Support up to 128GB of U-DDR3 1333/1066 w/ ECC memory

Expansion
(2) PCI-E (Gen.3) x16 slots
(2) PCI-E (Gen.3) x4 slots in-lined w/ x16 slots & x8 link

Storage
(2) SATA 6Gb/s connectors (Intel® RSTe 3.0)
(4) SATA 3Gb/s ports by (1) mini-SAS connector (Intel® RSTe 3.0)
(8) SAS 3Gb/s ports by (2) mini-SAS conncetors (Intel® RSTe 3.0) (S7056WGM3NR/S7056WGM3NR-2T)

Network
(3) GbE (via Intel® I350-BT2 and Intel® 82574L) (S7056GM3NR/S7056WGM3NR)
(2) 10GbE (via Intel® X540-AT2) + (1) GbE (Intel® 82574L) (S7056WGM3NR-2T)

Video
ASPEED AST2300 Integrated Graphics

Management
ASPEED AST2300 (IPMI v2.0 compliant w/ iKVM)

Form Factor
EATX (12″ x 13″, 305mm x 330mm)

This board is optimized for 1U and 2U chassis with expansion ports via PCIe riser board(s). This is very similar to the AMD G34 based Tyan S8236WGM3NR that Patrick reviewed last year.

Tyan  S7066 (S7066GM3NR / S7066WGM3NR)

Note, there is very little information of the S7066 online. It is not even listed on Tyan’s Xeon E5 2600 series page. We did find some quick specs on the board(s) and are including them here.

Tyan S7066

Tyan S7066

Processor

Dual LGA2011 sockets support Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processors (Sandy Bridge-EP)

Chipset
Intel® C602 PCH
Intel® C602 PCH + LSI SAS2308 (S7066WGM3NR)

Memory
(8+8) DDR-III DIMM sockets
Support up to 512GB of LRDIMM 1333/1066 w/ ECC memory
Support up to 256GB of R-DDR3 1600/1333/1066 w/ ECC memory
Support up to 128GB of U-DDR3 1333/1066 w/ ECC memory

Expansion
(2) PCI-E (Gen.3) x16 slots

Storage
(2) SATA 6Gb/s connectors (Intel® RSTe 3.0)
(4) SATA 3Gb/s ports by (1) mini-SAS connector (Intel® RSTe 3.0)
(8) SAS 6Gb/s ports by (2) mini-SAS conncetors (LSI RAID stack) (S7066WGM3NR)

Network
(3) GbE (via Intel® I350-AM2 and Intel® 82574L)

Video
ASPEED AST2300 Integrated Graphics

Management
ASPEED AST2300 (IPMI v2.0 compliant w/ iKVM)

Form Factor
EATX (12″ x 13″, 305mm x 330mm)

This board seems very similar in layout to the S7056 but with a an onboard LSI SAS controller option, (and no option for 10GbE in sight)

Overall, these look like some interesting boards from Tyan. I am sure Patrick will have some reviews on the board(s) shortly.

About The Author
Pieter
Pieter is perhaps best known as the one behind laptopvideo2go.com. He has been a regular contributor in the STH forums and has been detailing his learning, specifically in the area of LSI controllers on STH. He is quickly becoming the resident LSI controller guru.

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