EVGA SRX Motherboard First Look

EVGA SR-X Motherboard First Look

EVGA SRX Motherboard First Look  


Introduction

So we finally have our EVGA SR-X sample at the OC3D office, it was until it arrived we realised just how much work we have to do with this motherboard. To get ready for the initial motherboard review we have 2 different sets of CPU's to test along side our usual 7970 bench rig GPU, but then just because we obviously have so much time on our hands in a separate review we are also going to be testing it with a GTX690.... Maybe then another one for some Quad SLI OverKILL3D madness!

So upon realising we have a mountain of testing to climb we though all you tech junkies would like an aperitif to get your juices flowing before the main course!



Performance

 Based on Intel C606 chipset
 Supports Dual QPI Socket 2011 Intel Xeon E5 Processors
 
Memory
 12 x 240-pin DIMM sockets
 Quad Channel DDR3
 Maximum of 96GB of DDR3 1600MHz+
Expansion Slot
 0
Storage I/O
 0 x UltraDMA133
 4 x Serial ATA 300MB/sec (4x Internal) with support for RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 0+1, RAID5, RAID10 and JBOD
 4 x Serial ATA 600MB/sec (2x Internal + 2x E-SATA) with support for RAID 0 and RAID 1
Integrated Peripherals
 8 Channel High Definition
 2 x 10/100/1000
Multi I/O
 1 x PS2 Keyboard
 6 x USB3.0 ports
 10 x USB2.0 ports
 Audio connector (Line-in, Line-out, MIC)
 FireWire 1394B (1 external)
Form Factor
 HPTX Form Factor
 Length: 13.6in - 345.4mm
 Width: 15in - 381mm

Key Features
  •      NVIDIA SLI Technology
  •      USB 2.0 Support
  •      Serial ATA II
  •      6 - Phase Power Design
  •      On-Board Clear CMOS Button
  •      On-Board Power Button with Integrated Power Light
  •      On-Board Reset Button with Integrated HDD Activity Light
  •      On-Board Diagnostics LED Readout
  •      2-Way SLI® Support
  •      3-Way SLI® Support
  •      Windows XP™ Support
  •      Windows Vista / Windows 7™ Support
  •      DDR3 Support
  •      Dual-Channel Support
  •      300% more gold content in the CPU socket
  •      Supports EVGA's EVbot
  •      4-Way SLI® Support
  •      SATA III 6GB/s
  •      USB 3.0 Support
  •      100% POSCAP Capacitors
  •      PCI Express 3.0 Ready



First Look Video





So we hope this has wet your appetite be sure to keep an eye on the main reviews section in a week or so for the first of the reviews! You can discuss your thoughts on the board in the OC3D Forums.

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Most Recent Comments

28-05-2012, 03:58:59

sp3CRH


My immediate question is: does it really need to be that small? You could go with a normal ATX system (not much larger), and get better cooling and expandibility.




Yeah, I'm really looking for something compact. I know it's possible, I just want to make sure I have the right idea.

28-05-2012, 04:04:13

Cram
I would say go for the I Deluxe in the prodigy as would make for a more interesting build, also i would suggest the gtx670, corsair AX650, 64Gb crucial m4, 1Tb WD caviar green and a H80 hopefully this sould save some money and make for a good build,

Just found this review of the I Deluxe http://youtu.be/oC5urB5NoBU

28-05-2012, 06:36:54

jamesriley94
I think the ITX would definitely make for a better build.

I would go for the H100 over the H80, against what cram said. As it will fit, and your budget isnt that lacking, you may as well. Plus, it will look a look better with a dual rad on top than a crammed in H80 in the back.

28-05-2012, 08:40:41

Murphyslaw


I think the ITX would definitely make for a better build.

I would go for the H100 over the H80, against what cram said. As it will fit, and your budget isnt that lacking, you may as well. Plus, it will look a look better with a dual rad on top than a crammed in H80 in the back.



problem with an h100 in the prodigy, and back to my original reply, won't fit... unless he does with out a optical drive, in which he listed as wanting.

28-05-2012, 08:51:04

jamesriley94


problem with an h100 in the prodigy, and back to my original reply, won't fit... unless he does with out a optical drive, in which he listed as wanting.




Yes, but he could easily get a usb one. I take it he wont be using it every day for burning or stuff, so external should do fine

28-05-2012, 16:37:37

sp3CRH


I would say go for the I Deluxe in the prodigy as would make for a more interesting build, also i would suggest the gtx670, corsair AX650, 64Gb crucial m4, 1Tb WD caviar green and a H80 hopefully this sould save some money and make for a good build,




Thanks for the suggestion. I thought it would be a more interesting build too, which is why I am so torn between the two. I was originally set on the mATX build, but then saw the review for the Prodigy and had an entirely new idea... But you're right about the psu and gpu. 670 performs too similarly to really justify the $100+ right now.

28-05-2012, 17:13:07

Cram


Thanks for the suggestion. I thought it would be a more interesting build too, which is why I am so torn between the two. I was originally set on the mATX build, but then saw the review for the Prodigy and had an entirely new idea... But you're right about the psu and gpu. 670 performs too similarly to really justify the $100+ right now.




If you do go ahead with this build you have got to post some pic's on here and let us see how it turns out as i said it would be an interesting build

28-05-2012, 18:41:24

sp3CRH


If you do go ahead with this build you have got to post some pic's on here and let us see how it turns out as i said it would be an interesting build




Hoping to get a few more opinions, but yeah, I'll try and make a build log if I go with the Prodigy.

28-05-2012, 18:50:04

Bullmecha
I think you will do fine gaming with the ITX.. It may not be the powerhouse 4 card setup rig..but it should function quite well with that CPU/GPU combo.

I also was thinking of that same board and case for a build... will be awhile before I can afford it tho :biggrin:

30-05-2012, 00:16:22

sp3CRH


I also was thinking of that same board and case for a build... will be awhile before I can afford it tho :biggrin:




Yeah, the idea of it is really enticing. I'm just wondering if I'll regret not having all the perks of the Maximus V Gene...

Any other opinions??!!
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