Gigabyte X79-UD5 – Intel LGA2011
Folks who know me are aware of the fact that besides tweaking vBulletin servers for performance, I also tweak and tune PC hardware.
I’ve been busy with vBulletin related work so haven’t touched PC hardware side for a while. But Intel has a new platform of motherboard and cpu products being released in a few days based on Intel X79 chipset and Intel Quad and Hexa-Core Sandy Bridge-E socket LGA2011 cpus. Gigabyte sent me a Gigabyte X79-UD5 to check out and it’s great to see 8 memory dimm slot supported motherboards within the reach of consumers . Will come in handy for Linux server virtualisation testing with up to 64GB DDR3 memory support! Update: First CentOS 6.2 64bit tests on Gigabyte X79-UD5.