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GIGABYTE Presents New C230 Series Server and Workstation Motherboards for Skylake Xeon

The workstation and server motherboards for Intel’s Xeon E3-1200 v5 product family will be available in ATX and mini ITX form factors. By ChannelPro

GIGABYTE Technology, a manufacturer of high performance server hardware, has introduced a new lineup of motherboards based on the new Intel C230 series chipset family. Supporting the new Intel Xeon Processor E3-1200 V5 product family (former codename Greenlow) and designed with the Skylake microarchitecture, this new lineup includes two workstation motherboards and two server motherboards.

MW31-SP0 - 2-Way Graphics Workstation Board 

The MW31-SP0 is the company’s first ATX workstation motherboard supporting the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 V5 product family. The motherboard features:

  • 4 x DDR4 DIMM slots supporting up to 64GB of ECC memory
  • 2 x GbE LAN ports (Intel I210 + I219LM controllers) 
  • 2-way NVIDIA SLI & AMD CrossFireX support
  • Rear I/O add-on card slot
  • 1 x M.2 slot
  • 8 x SATA III 6Gb/s ports

 

MW21-SE0 - Entry Level Workstation Board

The MW21-SE0 is a microATX form factor entry-level workstation board with minimal specifications for users looking for a simple yet durable solution to access the features of the Xeon E3-1200 V3 product family. It includes:

  • 4 x DDR4 DIMM slots supporting up to 64GB of ECC memory
  • 1 x GbE LAN port (Intel I219LM controller)
  • 6 x SATA III 6Gb/s ports
  • 1 x PCIe x16 (Gen3 x16 bus) connector
  • 4 x USB 3.0 ports
  • 2 USB 3.0 + 2 x USB 2.0 ports via headers

 

MX11-PC0 - Compact NVMe Enabled Server Board

The MX11-PC0 is a Mini-ITX form factor server motherboard built for high density or low-profile server integration and provides all the features required to build a professional server, including comprehensive integrated remote management features via IPMI 2.0 web interface.

Additionally, it is the first GIGABYTE server motherboard to be released with a mini-SAS HD connector capable to connect to one NVMe drive. With higher IOPS, lower latency, and lower power consumption, the NVMe technology is designed to deliver faster data transfer performance between a storage device and the processor. Other features include:

  • 2 x DDR4 DIMM slots supporting up to 32GB of ECC memory
  • 2 x GbE LAN ports (Intel I210 controller) 
  • 1 x NVMe port
  • 4 x SATA III 6Gb/s ports
  • 1 x PCIe x16 (Gen3 x16 bus) connector
  • Aspeed AST2400 remote management controller

 

MX31-BS0 - Entry Level Server Board

The MX31-BS0 is a microATX form factor entry-level server board with all the features required to integrate a standard server system based on the new Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 V5 product family, including comprehensive integrated remote management features via IPMI 2.0 web interface. It also features:

  • 4 x DDR4 DIMM slots supporting up to 64GB of ECC memory
  • 2 x GbE LAN ports (Intel I210 controller) 
  • 1 x M.2 slot
  • 6 x SATA III 6Gb/s ports
  • 1 x PCIe x16 (Gen3 x16 bus) connector
  • Aspeed AST2400 remote management controller

 

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