Boards/Backplanes

Server & workstation motherboards support next-gen processors

3rd June 2015
Barney Scott

GIGABYTE Technology has announced, in coordination with Intel's official launch, that its entire line-up of C220 / H87 server and workstation motherboards now supports the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 V4 product family. Formerly known as Broadwell-E3, these single socket server and workstation processors are based on 14nm process technology.

Among the features of this product family is the inclusion of Intel Iris Pro graphics (GT3e) on the processors, capable of up to twice the graphics performance of the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 V3 product family thanks to its 46 high performance execution units.

Those graphics oriented models will feature an on-package cache eDRAM memory. With simultaneous read/write bandwidth up to 51GB/s, this cache is dedicated to the storage of up to 128MB of cpu and graphics data.

With the combination of their CPU and GPU computing capabilities, these processors will be capable of over 1 TFLOPS processing power. With this performance level, the Intel Xeon E3-1200 V4 processors will be particularly suitable to build or upgrade server systems dedicated to video transcoding, streaming, desktop/workstation virtualisation, cloud gaming, video search indexing, automated ad insertion and video surveillance.

GIGABYTE engineers have tested and validated all GIGABYTE C220 series server and workstation motherboards including H87 chipset-based boards to ensure optimal performance for this product family. Users wanting to take advantage will simply need to download the latest BIOS from GIGABYTE's website.

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