EVGA SR-X Classified Review
Now and again you get a bit of hardware that goes down in folklore, bringing burly men to their knees in misty-eyed reminiscence, and the original LGA1366 EVGA SR-2 was one such item.
It burst upon the scene with dual-CPU slots, Quad-SLI potential, and very rapidly showed itself to be the choice for world-record breaking benchmark runs.
So you can imagine the excitement in the OC3D office when we got word that a new model was going to be launched, based upon the massively speedy LGA2011 processors. We couldn't wait to get our hands on it, and as the days ticked down our anticipation grew to fever pitch. Then, just before ours arrived, we heard the first whisperings of discontent from those who had already received theirs. Never a site to let the rumour mill sway our opinion, we finally got ours and set about putting it through the wringer.
So is this a colossus of a sequel to the mighty SR-2, or the sophomore slump?
We always pull our technical specifications direct from the manufacturer, and we have to confess that the paucity of information available on the EVGA website doesn't exactly fill us with hope. We're no silicon giants, but if we had a top-end product to try and sell you on we'd do a better job than this. It's akin to us announcing the Xmas Compo without telling you the prizes, entry dates, or how you win.
But hey, if you've got the thick end of 3 large ones to spend on a system, the finer details are unlikely to be a bother. Nobody asks the valve sizes on a Veyron do they.
Based on Intel C606 chipset
Supports Dual QPI Socket 2011 Intel Xeon E5 Processors
12 x 240-pin DIMM sockets
Quad Channel DDR3
Maximum of 96GB of DDR3 1600MHz+
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
8 Channel High Definition
2 x 10/100/1000 LAN
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)
HPTX Form Factor
Length: 13.6in - 345.4mm
Width: 15in - 381mm