Despite the recent theft from AMD, motherboard manufacturers have not forgotten to introduce updates to Intel XEG’s product line for professionals. Gigatech, for example, has introduced the MU71-SU0, which supports single-way processors, and the MD71-HB0 ToeG motherboard, which supports dual-way processors. The former is designed for the Xeon W-3200 processor and features a C621 chipset. The latter uses the C622 chipset and primarily provides support for Xeon’s scalable processor product line.
(MU71-SU0, Tu via AnandTech)
The TSE MU71-SU0 motherboard supports Ethex processors from 8 to 28 cores, benefiting from the AVX-512, which supports Intel’s VROC RAID key utility, plus the ASPEED AST2500 remote management controller.
Interface, the MU71-SU0 has six full-length PCIe 3.0 x16 slots that run in x8 / x16 / x8 / x16 / x8 / x16 mode (half locked in PCIe 3.0 x4).
There is also a PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slot, and two Slim SAS connectors provide eight SATA ports and support RAID 0 / 1 / 5 / 10 disk arrays.
There are eight memory slots, supporting 64GB RDIMM and 128GB LRDIMM, maximum main frequency DDR4-2933, and maximum capacity of 2TB (with Xeon-W Series-specific SKUs).
Confusingly, Tstech’s official website says the motherboard also supports the Optane DCPMM module, but Intel says the Strong W-3200 does not.
On the backplane I/O side, it has two Intel I210-AT Gigabit Ethernet controllers, one remote management additional Ethernet port, and four USB 3.1 G1 ports.
The MD71-HB0 is mainly a two-way design, and the features are more high-end. It offers a similar PCIe slot array, supporting x16 / x16 / x16 / x8 / x16 / x8 / x16 / x16 mode (five full lengths plus two and a half lengths).
On the storage side, it provides two PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2, as well as three Slim SAS ports that can scale up support for a 12-way SATA disk array.
On-board 12 memory slots up to support dDR4-2933 frequencies, and 64GB OFRMM or 128GB LDRIMM memory.
Backplane I/O, which offers dual Intel X557-AT2 10 GbE 10 Gigabit ports plus dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, two USB 3.1 G1 Type-A, and a D-sub video output for the ASPEED AST2500 IPMI interface.
Both boards are designed in much the same style, with blue PCBs, memory slots, and non-reinforced PCIe slots. Unfortunately, Gigacheap has not disclosed the launch date and the price information.