G.Skill DDR3-2666, EVGA SR-X, Z77 Boards @ CeBIT - Plus Ivy Bridge!

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CeBIT in Hannover, Germany is a big event. It’s not as big as CES, but it usually brings with it some hardware announcements and this year is no different. G.Skill was the first with a press release on high speed 4 x 8 GB memory kits that I posed on the forum – G.Skill Goes Crazy With High Density. Today, they’ve gone even faster with their 4 x 4 GB kits, even at decent timings – DDR3-2400 @ 11-11-11-30 and 9-11-11-31 and DDR3-2666 at 10-12-12-31.

Image Courtesy G.Skill

Image Courtesy G.Skill

Image Courtesy G.Skill

Image Courtesy G.Skill

Image Courtesy G.Skill

Image Courtesy G.Skill

Image Courtesy G.Skill

Image Courtesy G.Skill

Hot on the heels of Intel’s release of their Sandy Bridge-EP server chips, EVGA has announced the first dual-CPU motherboard for the new platform. Like its predecessor, it is a straight up monster.

Image Courtsey EVGA

Image Courtsey EVGA

Image Courtsey EVGA

Image Courtsey EVGA

Image Courtsey EVGA

Image Courtsey EVGA

The specifications are quite impressive to say the least. You can download the PDF right here (1.5MB). Presumably this means the SB-EP chips can, in fact, be overclocked or this would be a massive waste. VR-Zone couldn’t find a way to do it in their initial review, but they seemed at least a little hopeful. According to Jacob Freeman of EVGA, the board does support overclocking, but the CPUs…notsomuch. The current generation of SB-EP CPUs are multiplier-locked and don’t scale very high on BCLK alone.

Last, but certainly not least LAB501 has been to CeBIT and given us some lovely photos of motherboards we can expect with the coming Z77 chipset from Intel for Ivy Bridge. We’ll just let these photos speak for themselves.

ASUS

ASUS P7Z77i Deluxe

ASUS P8Z77-i Deluxe

ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe

ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe

ASUS Sabertooth Z77

ASUS Sabertooth Z77

ASUS Maximus V Gene

ASUS Maximus V Gene

ASUS Maximus V Formula

ASUS Maximus V Formula

Gigabyte

Gigabyte Z77-XD3H

Gigabyte Z77X-D3H

Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H

Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H

Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3

Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3

MSI

MSI Z77A-GD55

MSI Z77A-GD55

MSI Z77A-GD80

MSI Z77A-GD80

(I’m not sure which watermark that is on the Z77A-GD55 and would love to give credit where it’s due, so if you know that watermark, please let us know! I got all of these photos after seeing them courtesy Nelly at The Raptor Pit.)

Biostar

Biostar TZ77-XE4

Biostar TZ77XE4

ASRock

ASRock Z77 Extreme 4m

ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M

ASRock Z77 Extreme6

ASRock Z77 Extreme6

ASRock Z77 Extreme9

ASRock Z77 Extreme9

ASRock Z77 Professional-M

ASRock Z77 Professional-M

ASRock Z77 Professional

ASRock Z77 Professional

Well, there you have it folks, lots of CeBIT goodness. While you’re reading, Anandtech has posted an unsanctioned Ivy Bridge preview too, so be sure to check it out when you get a chance: The Ivy Bridge Preview: Core i7 3770K Tested. Can’t wait to get one on the test bench!

– Jeremy Vaughan (hokiealumnus)

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  1. Booting is one thing, stable work is other ... I can boot @2700+ on FX/990FX with all my PSC ( and I have 12pcs ) but can't call it stable above 2400 because of IMC.

    There is big problem with IMC performance scalling above 1866 for both Intel and AMD and even if you set 2666 then how much faster it will be than ~2000 in daily usage ... 1-3% ?

    Products like this are mainly for marketing purposes ... highest version is creating "best of the best" impression and all are buying what has best price/performance factor under the same brand ( except maybe 1-3% that are overclockers with some other point of view ;) ).

    I'm just curious what with availability of highest kits now because we see great reviews and news but later there is almost no chance to buy that product.

    ASRock Z77 boards already have 2800+(OC) info on their boxes :

    http://assets.vr-zone.net/15086/Z77ext6_jpg_f.jpg

    I'm just curious what about IMC performance above 2133 and if it really can run stable above 2400 out of box ;) ... less than 2 months to find out :)
    Meh... I wouldn't put any money on what a mobo box says. I mean, the X79-UD3 has a 32x RAM multiplier option for DDR3-3200, but that doesn't mean the IMC of the CPU can handle it :D
    MattNo5ss
    DDR3-2666 is insane for stock clocks on RAM :shock:

    I hope Intel decides to release some Xeons with unlocked CPU or gear multipliers, so the SR-X will have a purpose. Even 2x stock clocked 8c/16t Xeons would be ridiculous, but it's just not as fun when you can't OC much :p


    completely agreed, otherwise the 'extreme-ness' really dwindles.
    DDR3-2666 is insane for stock clocks on RAM :shock:

    I hope Intel decides to release some Xeons with unlocked CPU or gear multipliers, so the SR-X will have a purpose. Even 2x stock clocked 8c/16t Xeons would be ridiculous, but it's just not as fun when you can't OC much :p