ASRock opened the motherboard floodgates on Tuesday to reveal 17 new C612 motherboards for servers and workstations. This new series supports DDR4 memory modules and Intel's Xeon E5-2600 v3 and ES-1600 v3 "Haswell-EP" processors.
In the first group, High Performance Computing Servers, ASRock provides the EP2C612D16-2L2T and EP2C612D16-4L. These motherboards feature dual CPU sockets, 16 DDR4 DIMM slots, 10 SATA 3 ports via Intel and 2 SATA 3 ports by Marvell. They also include an Aspeed AST2400 remote management controller, support for two 10G Base-T and support for two GLAN.
The next group, Cutting-edge Front PCIe Design, includes the EP2C612D16FM and the 3U8G-C612. These boards include 2 CPU sockets, 16 DDR4 DIMM slots, 10 SATA 3 ports by Intel and 2 SATA 3 ports by Marvell. The EP2C612D16FM can be installed in main storage bays with lots of drives while the 3U8G-C612 is a barebones rack.
Next up is the Thermal Optimized Servers group, which includes the EP2C612D16NM-2T8R, EP2C612D16NM-8R and EP2C612D16NM boards. These feature CPU sockets that are located in places where they will get air flow equally. There are also 16 DDR4 DIMM slots, 10 SATA 3 ports by Intel, 8 SAS3 ports by LSI, and support for 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 slots.
There are only two motherboards in the Highly Expandable Servers group: the EP2C612D16SM-2T and the EP2C612D16SM. These boards contain 6 PCIe 3.0 x8 slots, 10 SATA 3 ports by Intel and an additional mezzanine slot for a storage mezzanine card. Other features include support for the Aspeed AST2400 remote management controller and support for GLAN.
The next batch, ATX Compact Storage with Onboard SAS3, includes three motherboards: the EP2C612D8-2T8R, EP2C612D8-8R and EP2C612D8. These set of boards include 10 SATA 3 ports by Intel, 8 SAS3 ports controlled by an LSI chip, 8 DDR4 DIMM slots, an Aspeed AST2400 remote management controller, 2 PCIe 3.0 x16 slots and a single PCIe 3.0 x8 slot.
|MB Physical Status|
|Form Factor||- SSI EEB|
|Dimensions||- 12'' x 13''|
|CPU||- Intel® Xeon processor E5-2600/4600 & v3 series|
|Socket||- Dual Socket LGA 2011 R3|
|Power Design||- Intel® C612|
|Capacity||- 16 DIMM slots|
|Type||- Quad Channel memory technology|
- Supports 2133/1866 LR/R/ECC, UDIMM and NVDIMM
|PCIe 3.0 x 16||- 3 slots|
|PCIe 3.0 x 8||- 2 slots (PCIE1 switch with PCIE2: x8/x8 ; PCIE3 switch with PCIE4: x8/x8 )|
|SATA Controller||- Intel® C612 : 10 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s, support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 (SSATA_3 port is shared with M.2 Socket)|
|Additional Storage Controller||- Marvell 9172: 2 x SATA3 6Gbps, support RAID 0, 1|
1 (supports M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s))
|Interface||- 1000 /100 /10 Mbps by Intel® i210|
|LAN Controller||- 4 x RJ45 GLAN by Intel® i210|
- 1 x RJ45 Dedicated IPMI LAN port
- Supports Wake-On-LAN
- Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
- Supports Dual LAN with Teaming function
|BMC Controller||- ASPEED AST2400|
|IPMI Dedicated LAN||- 1 x Realtek RTL8211E for dedicated management GLAN|
|Features||- Watch Dog|
|Controller||- ASPEED AST2400|
|VRAM||- DDR3 16MB|
|Rear Panel I/O|
|VGA Port||- 1 x D-Sub|
|USB 3.0 Port||- 2|
|Lan Port||- 4 + 1 (IPMI) Lan port (RJ45)|
- LAN Ports with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
|Serial Port||- 1 (COM1)|
|UID Button/UID LED||- 1|
|COM Port Header||- 1 (COM2)|
|Auxiliary Panel Header||- 1 (includes chassis intrusion, location button & LED, front LAN LED)|
|TPM Header||- 1|
|IPMB Header||- 1|
|Fan Header||- 2x CPU Fan, 6x system Fan (4-pin)|
|ATX Power||- 1 (24-pin) + 2 (8-pin)|
|USB 3.0 Header||- 1 ( support 2 USB 3.0)|
|USB 2.0 Header||- 1 ( support 2 USB 2.0)|
|Type A USB 3.0 Port||- 1|
|BIOS Type||- 128Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS|
|BIOS Features||- Plug and Play (PnP)|
- ACPI 2.0 Compliance Wake Up Events
- SMBIOS 2.8.1 Support
- ASRock Rack Instant Flash
|Temperature||- Motherboard Temperature Sensing|
- CPU1 Temperature Sensing
- CPU2 Temperature Sensing
|Fan||- CPU/Rear/Front Fan Tachometer|
- CPU Quiet Fan (Allow CPU Fan Speed Auto-Adjust by CPU Temperature)
- CPU/Rear/Front Fan Multi-Speed Control
|Voltage||- Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore, DRAM, 1.05V_PCH, +BAT, 3VSB, 5VSB|
- Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64 bit)
- Server 2012 (64 bit)
- Server 2012 R2 (64 bit)
- RedHat Enterprise Linux Server 5.10/6.5 (32 / 64 bit)
- CentOS 5.10 / 6.5 (32 / 64 bit) - SUSE Enterprise Linux Server 11 SP3 (32 / 64 bit)
- FreeBSD 9.1 (32 / 64 bit) - Fedora core 19 (64 bit)
- Ubuntu 12.04.2 (64 bit) / 12.10 (64 bit)
Virtual - VMWare ESXi 5.5 (not supported for Marvell 9172)
|Temperature||Operation temperature: 10°C ~ 35°C / Non operation temperature: -40°C ~ 70°C|
The next group, High Performance and High Density, consists of the EP2C612D16HM-2T and EP2C612D16HM boards. These are proprietary half-width server boards with two CPU sockets. They also include 16 DDR4 DIMM slots, 10 SATA ports by Intel, 8 SAS3 ports by LSI, and the Aspeed AST2400 remote management controller. There's also one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot.
Finally we have the Versatile Server/Work Station/IPC with Thunderbolt group, consisting of three motherboards: the EPC612D8A-TB, EPC612D8A and EPC612D8 boards. These include a single CPU socket and support for the Intel Xeon E5-1600/2600 V3 CPU. Other features include 8 DDR4 DIMM slots, 10 SATA 3 ports by Intel, the Aspeed AST2400 remote management controller, 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 slots and 1 PCIe 3.0 x8 and M.s slot. They also have two GLAN ports by Intel.
Save for the last group of motherboards with a single socket, all motherboards listed here support the Intel Xeon E5-2600/4600 v3 processor. To see more information about these 17 new ASRock boards, head to asrockrack.com.