Originally Posted by stren
A lot will depend on how unlocked the xeon's are for overclocking and how much you can really overclock them given the 33% larger heat output from 2 extra cores in comparison to the regular sb-e's.
I would not be surprised in the least if any 8+ core SB-E / IB-E processors are available with a stock 240mm watercooling heatsink design to help cope with any extra heat output. With any amount of luck, anything capable of overclocking in this board will reach amazing levels of performance.
Personally I'm wondering about the RAM layout... I would think that they'd have to be matched evenly with both sockets. I'm guessing that it's setup like that for people who get the board with only one processor for starting out with, but still need the extra memory slots with a single processor.
The power configuration there is insane... 2000w PSUs are coming....
Nice find OP on the pic - will be a "dream" board for many, and for those with the funds (and I would hope, the NEED) for it it'll be an excellent performance upgrade vs the SR-2. (BTW, anyone who wants to donate a SR-2 + Xeons to me after they upgrade to this feel free
Originally Posted by Starbomba
Where/how do you mount the CPU coolers on that beast? I see no holes there :O
This pic is just of a prototype design. Looks amazing though one must admit