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Oct 21, 2011

EVGA Dual-Socket LGA 2011 Motherboard Pictured

After it announced back in June that it plans to introduce a dual-socket LGA 2011 successor for the Classified SR-2 motherboard, EVGA has now showed us the first pic of this upcoming creation that will most certainly arouse the interest of many computer enthusiasts.

The yet-unnamed motherboard seems to resemble a great deal its predecessor as it uses the same black/red color scheme and EATX form factor, but is now based on an Intel Patsburg chipset providing support for Sandy Bridge-E CPUs.

The two processor sockets are placed right next to each other and the board includes a total of 12 DDR3 memory slots, eight for what seems to be the primary CPU and four surrounding the secondary processor.

These are all powered via two 6-pin and two 8-pin connectors, while an additional 6-pin PCI Express plug is installed for delivering some extra juice to the PCIe slots when running SLI or CrossFireX setups.

Speaking of the PCI Express slots, EVGA has included no less than seven of these and each one can be enabled or disabled via a series of DIP switches.

These are placed right next to the two SATA 6.0Gbps and four SATA 3.0Gbps ports included by EVGA in its dual-socket LGA 2011 creation, which are seconded by what looks like four SAS connectors.

Other features include on-board Power, Reset and Clear CMOS buttons, a debug LED, as well as dual Gigabit Ethernet and Bluetooth connectivity.

As usual, the latter are placed on the back of the board, and are accompanied by a series of USB 3.0 ports, 7.1 channel audio and an EVBot connector.

EVGA hasn't mentioned any release date or pricing info for this dual-socket LGA 2011 motherboard.

However, chances to see this launched together with Intel's Sandy Bridge-E processors on November 14 are very slim, as the motherboard is built around a server Patsburg chipset, which won't arrive until later this year, or possibly in 2012.


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