the X79 is in four version and one version is for 2 cpu
the SRX have minimum the T or D version for sas port fully fonctional
SR-X uses Patsburg-T
while X79 uses Patsburg-X
. Just so you know, Tylersburg
used "-S" for X58 and "-D" for i5520 (SR-2's chipset), while Intel's Skulltrail
board used a Seaburg
chipset. All "-burg" chipsets are server chipsets, Intel will not call their SNB multi-socket Xeon chipsets "X79".
FYI, there are four Xeon E5 series
coming and in two sockets (LGA1356 & LGA2011) making five combinations of boards
, having five Patsburgs isn't a coincedence; one for each board.
because you cant fit it into a case, doesnt mean people who uses these in a test environment wont wanna go beyond extremes...
But sure... go ahead and limit yourself because it is not conventional>.<
You're looking at this from the wrong perspective. Products don't just exist because someone demands, products exist because enough demanded to pay for the venture. Whatever it is must be worth a company's time and money, otherwise the customer's hopes and dreams of being different don't matter.
All computer components and their form factors exist because there was demand for it all throughout the development cycle and that demand continued to spawn not only that initial company's break-even, but supplied enough revenue for other companies in competition. Non-conventional, i.e. niche, demands are so small that the only way a company can make a buck is if the unit cost is high; but not everyone demanding the product can pay that, so it becomes a casuality argument (i.e. the chicken versus the egg).
Many times people think the reasons certain products don't exist is because of technology or capability-- no, it is usually a Return-On-Investment issue: The demand doesn't equal the cost to make it. There needs to be more demand, either more customers or they each need to pay more. Most customers use their computers for something, they aren't just building it which is a tiny fraction of the time they put it while using the machine. Something proprietary or unconventional is a risk that can cost money and time, especially in service costs. To reduce the guesswork, folks they will go for something that falls within an already existing standard. Hence SR-X reusing SR-2's form factor.
That doesn't mean you can't still get whatever you want that already exists; if you're willing to drop $2000
on an Intel quad-socket board along with four processors cost $4000+ each
, go for it. If you want an overclockable quad-socket board (which means you're willing to pay the 20-50% premium to get it done), you got to understand, this isn't about you. This is about not having enough
of people like you to bother making it in the first place.
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