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Asus launches dual socket AMD G34 motherboard

Asus launches dual socket AMD G34 motherboard

Asus' latest KGPR-D16 motherboard features two AMD G34 sockets to support Opteron 6000 8 and 12-core CPUs

Hot on the heels of the AMD Opteron 6174 12-core CPU review we published last week, Asus has annouced one of the first motherboards that can actually use it - the KGPR-D16.

While not a huge, quad socket beast, this dual socket LGA1944 motherboard is still capable of handling 24-cores and a whopping 256GB of registered DDR3 memory in the 16 DIMM sockets.

The CPU sockets each have six phase power and there are three phases for the memory slots too. OK, that's nothing compared to overclocker-y motherboards, but enough for 24/7 a reliable 24/7 operation.

To complement the AMD hardware, including AMD SR5690 and AMD SP5100 chipsets, are five PCI-Express slots, one PCI slot and an Asus "PIKE" optional storage slot for a range of SATA/SAS upgrades. That's in addition to the 14 SATA/SAS sockets already on the board!

This is little more than geek porn for most of us, but still it's good to see AMD's latest Opterons supported by the industry.

Are you lucky enough to be given the budget for a new (rackmount) server? Will you be considering G34 Opterons or going the Intel route? If you find any other G34 motherboards also let us know in the forums.

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Boogle 8th April 2010, 14:22 Quote
"for 24/7 a reliable 24/7 operation"

I think you mean "for reliable 24/7 operation". Yay my first grammar nazi post!
javaman 8th April 2010, 14:25 Quote
can it play Doom?
Autti 8th April 2010, 14:57 Quote
Man that is a big socket!
BlackMage23 8th April 2010, 15:37 Quote
Can it play Elite?
Xtrafresh 8th April 2010, 19:18 Quote
Can I play with it?
borandi 8th April 2010, 20:37 Quote
" five PCI-Express slots, one PCI slot and an Asus "PIKE" optional storage slot for a range of SATA/SAS upgrades."

Or,

2x PCI-E x16 slots
1x PCI x8
3x PCI slots
llamafur 8th April 2010, 20:58 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xtrafresh
Can I play with it?
WIN
+rep
confusis 8th April 2010, 21:32 Quote
Aww I just bought a K8N-DRE from Asus.. Wonder if they do a next-gen upgrade deal XD (like one of the graphics card makers did a while back)
confusis 8th April 2010, 21:36 Quote
Hey wait.. is that 2 cmos battery sockets?
http://www.asus.com/websites/global/products/4AUqWniKqYByIAxw/P_500.jpg

And this is an example of a pike card, it shows why the cutout in the board is there
http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=vuF5wuWAdJmMVrMe
http://www.asus.com/websites/global/products/7S0E1RAfHhM9Twtl/01.jpg
Fisher. 8th April 2010, 22:16 Quote
Quote:
"14 SATA/SAS slots already on the board"

*looks at picture*

*sees NOT ONE of them is right-angled, even though they're all at the edge of the board*

:|
Farfalho 9th April 2010, 00:44 Quote
Can I haz it, pwetty pwease?! *.*
dec 9th April 2010, 02:37 Quote
:O

*want*

*looks in wallet*

*cry*

Would an amazing mod include this, the 12 core CPUs, a 5870, phase change cooling, and a ludicrous OC all smothered in more RAM than ever thought possible?
Jamie 9th April 2010, 10:03 Quote
This really is just a server motherboard isn't it.
Elton 9th April 2010, 10:05 Quote
Thought that was already established.
SlowMotionSuicide 9th April 2010, 10:48 Quote
Blast from the past with 1980's color scheme.
MJP 9th April 2010, 10:58 Quote
The board uses the Flex-E technology which allows 2x PCI-E x8 to be converted to 1x PCI-E x16

Total PCI/PCI-X/PCI-E Slots: 6
Slot Location 1: 1 * PCI 32bit/33 MHz
Slot Location 2: 1 * PCI-E x16 (Gen2 X8 Link)
Slot Location 3: 1 * PCI-E x16 (Gen2 X16 Link) (Auto switch to x8 Link if slot 2 is occupied)
Slot Location 4: 1 * PCI-E x8 (Gen2 X4 Link)
Slot Location 5: 1 * PCI-E x16 (Gen2 X 16 Link)
Slot Location 6: 1 * PCI-E x16 (Gen2 x16 Link for 1U FH/FL Card) (Auto turn off if slot 5 is occupied, MIO supported)
Additional Slot 1: 1* PIKE Slot for Storage expansion
Evildead666 9th April 2010, 11:28 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by borandi
" five PCI-Express slots, one PCI slot and an Asus "PIKE" optional storage slot for a range of SATA/SAS upgrades."

Or,

2x PCI-E x16 slots
1x PCI x8
3x PCI slots

look closer.
4x PCIe 16x, two bluw two white.
1xPCIe 8x
1xPCI slot.
1xPIKE slot in two parts on bottom of board...
leexgx 9th April 2010, 13:11 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by javaman
can it play Doom?

bet it could play 24 copys of doom :) (vms)

should be an folding beast (still more better cost to use i7 930 or i7 8x0 cpu @ 4-4.2 ghz) as that can be done for £500-600
null_x86 20th April 2010, 00:10 Quote
DO WANT. Props to Asus for getting it right, and getting a Pike system on a AMD board.
idontwannaknow 28th May 2010, 09:00 Quote
maybe throw in a couple of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130551

65536 copies of doom running comfortably on one system
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