Gigabyte announces the arrival of two new motherboards for the server world. Indeed, the brand offers us its MW83-RP0 and MW53-HP0, two boards for Intel’s Xeon Sapphire Rapids. Clearly, we are dealing with products that are more raw than the W790 Asus or ASRock !
MW83-RP0, the larger of the two models:
We start with the biggest card, the MW83-RP0. This card is equipped with a huge LGA-4677 socket and a W790 chipset, and also has an imposing format since it is in BEC.
Besides, the card offers a total of eight DDR5 memory slots. Each DIMM slot can accommodate a 256 GB RDIMM memory stick, all clocked at 4800 MT/s. The card will therefore be able to hold up to 2TB of memory.
The PCIe part is not at a loss with five 5.0 x16 connectors and two 4.0 x16. The goal is to install many daughter cards, such as network cards, storage extensions, various controller cards, or even graphics card.
For storage, there are two M.2 2280 with PCIe 4.0 x4 interface. These are complemented by two U.2 connectors that can be operated in SlimSAS or 8x SATA III.
Finally, the rear connectivity gives access to a COM port and a VGA. The USB part highlights a USB-C 3.2 Gen2x2 as well as three USB-A 3.2 Gen2. We also have three Ethernet sockets, one of which is for management (Realtek RTL8211FD). The other two are driven via Intel X710-AT2 in 10 GbE. Finally, we finish with the audio in Realtek ALC897.
And the smallest with the MW53-HP0 :
The MW53-HP0 is less big thanks to its ATX format also equipped with a LGA-4677 socket and a W790 chipset . Moreover, we also find a model less provided for everything that is related to the connectivity.
If the memory part still has eight DDR5 slots that can hold up to 2 TB of RAM at 2800 MT/s, the PCIe part is somewhat reduced. This time, we only have four 5.0 x16 slots completed by a single 3.0 x4 port.
For storage, we gain eight SATA III connectors as well as three M.2 2280 in PCIe 4.0 x4 and a fourth connector for a WiFi module. However, the card does not use the U.2 of the previous model.
At the back, we still have the COM and VGA ports. The USB part is more complete with a USB-C 3.2 Gen2x2 and five USB-A 3.2 Gen2. For networking, we still have an Ethernet driven via a Realtek RTL8211FD chip. Otherwise, we have two Ethernet managed via Intel i226LM in 2.5 GbE. As for audio, we still have an ALC897.
In any case, no price is known.
Here and there the Gigabyte datasheets !