Supports the Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1200 V6/ V5 Product Family
Formerly known as Greenlow, this new generation of single socket server and workstation processors is based on the 14nm process technology but comes with the new Skylake microarchitecture.
Among the main features of this new product family is the adoption of the DDR4 memory technology within the Xeon E3 line of processors, which brings a significant memory speed and capacity boost over the previous generation (up to 64GB at 2133MHz). The other big new feature is the increase of the number and speed of PCIe lanes available from 8 Gen2 lanes to up to 20 Gen3 lanes, which allows much wider board configuration possibilities.
R121-X30 Product Overview
DDR4 Memory Support
The Intel Xeon E3-1200 V5 product family is the first generation of Xeon E3 processors to support the DDR4 memory technology. Compared to DDR3, this new generation brings:
M.2 Slot Onboard
The R121-X30 comes equipped with an onboard M.2 slot, providing users PCI-Express connectivity for SSD devices. Delivering up to 10 Gb/s data transfer speeds, M.2 offers users considerably faster storage performance than current mSATA and even SATA Revision 3 (6Gb/s) storage devices.
The M.2 slot of this system supports cards up to 80mm length and 20mm width, and the following specifications:
- M.2 PCIe SSD Cards up to 10Gb/s
- M.2 SATA SSD Cards up to 6Gb/s
Easy BIOS Update
Because updating your BIOS to a newer version can be a troublesome experience, GIGABYTE has developed this integrated function (no additional software to install) that lets you update the BIOS of your server / workstation motherboard(s):
- Without having to install CPUs, memory, drives, operating system, etc.
- Without having to power on the system (but a power supply must be connected)
- One board at a time via our IPMI 2.0 web interface
- Multiple boards simultaneously via command line
Download the Easy BIOS Update user guide here.
Remote System Management
This motherboard is equipped with an onboard Aspeed AST2400 controller, providing comprehensive remote system monitoring with a whole set of management features, such as:
- Remote Boot & Reset
- Remote Image Mounting
- Full Control Over Network, Users, Services, etc.
- Complete System Monitoring & Diagnostics
Download the Server Management Console user guide here.
Dynamic Fan Speed Control
* Enabled on selected models & performed through BMC console management GUI
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All IR Power Design
The CPU and memory power delivery of our motherboards is ensured by industry-leading IR Digital PWM and IR PowIRstage IC controllers. These components guarantee a super stable operating environment and allow the processors and the memory to deliver their maximum performance.
With a service life of a minimum of 50,000 hours, our server motherboards are built with ultra long lasting components for the highest reliability possible.
High End Ferrite Core Chokes
The top quality chokes we install on our server motherboards also contribute to an ultra stable power delivery to the CPU and the memory.
10GbE LAN Card
SAS 12Gb/s Card
GIGABYTE maintains its commitment to green products, and adheres to the latest RoHS regulations (in effect July 2017).
VMware Technology Alliance Partner
Recognized as an Advanced Partner in VMware’s Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program enables GIGABYTE to rapidly develop and certify joint solutions or go-to-market products that leverage VMware virtualization and cloud solutions, enabling our customers to modernize their data centers and implement IT infrastructure and application services with speed, agility, and cost optimization.
Enquire with your GIGABYTE sales representative for more information about combining or integrating this server product with VMware solutions.