• High performance tower workstation / e-business server
  • Intel® Xeon® W-series Processor Family
  • Intel® C422 Express Chipset
  • Quad Channel RDIMM/LRDIMM DDR4, 8 x DIMMs
  • Intel® VROC ready
  • Realtek ALC1150 HD audio codec
  • 2 x GbE LAN ports (Intel® I210)
  • 4 x 3.5″ / 2.5″ SATAIII HDD/SSD bays
  • 1 x 2.5″ SATAIII internal fixed drive bay
  • Ultra-Fast M.2 and U.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 interface
  • 4 x Full speed PCIe Gen3 x16 slots; total 7 x expansion PCIe slots
  • 1200W 80 PLUS Gold single power supply

Intel® Xeon® W Processors

Engineered For Your Enterprise

GIGABYTE brings Intel’s Skylake architecture to the SOHO segment with a new offering: the ‘Basin Falls’ single-socket platform for workstations. This new build offers a wealth of I/O options, including multiple PCIe lanes to support graphics, and other add-on card options, as well as direct SATA and USB ports.
GIGABYTE’s precision engineering enables you to fulfil your workstation workload needs with ease.

CPU Key Features

Computeup to 18 cores
Memory4 channels
I/O48 PCIe 3.0 lanes (+ 16 from PCH)
StorageSATA and PCIe HDD options

Intel’s Skylake-W (Basin Falls) platform brings increases in compute, I/O and memory compared to the previous generation. This functionality, with multiple USB and SATA connections from the chipset, allows for:

  • I/O Options
    20% more PCIe lanes gen-on-gen
    Extra 16 PCIe lanes from the PCH
    Supports USB and SATA connectors
  • Memory
    11% more bandwidth vs. previous generation
    4 channels – maximum 2666MT/s at 1DPC or 2DPC
  • Compute
    1S: up to 18 cores; Intel HS Hyper-threading; per core power management

W281-G40 Block Diagram

W281-G40 Product Overview

Dense Storage/USB Design

GIGABYTE’s engineers have maximized the storage and external connection scope of this board with 10 SATA ports and 8 USB ports.

SATA Ports

  • 8x SATA from the chipset
  • 2x ‘GSATA’ via the onboard Marvell 9172 SATA controller (from PCIe)

USB Sockets

  • 8x USB 3.0
  • 2x USB 3.1 – one Type ‘A’ and one Type ‘C’

U.2 Connectors

  • Mini-SAS HD type
  • PCIe Gen3 x4 (NVMe) connection offering 32Gb/s for high-speed boot

Add-On Modules

Supports NGFF-2242/2260/2280/22110 cards

Onboard M.2

GIGABYTE’s MW51-HP0 platforms are designed to support on-board ‘M.2’ storage devices for time-sensitive operations and leaves room on the standard storage for compute tasks.
Delivering up to 32 Gb/s data transfer speeds through a PCIe connection, M.2 offers users considerably faster storage performance than current mSATA devices.
Compliant with four different M.2 form factors.

TPM 2.0 Header

GIGABYTE’s MW51-HP0 platform is designed to support Trusted Platform Modules (TPM – discrete cryptographic on-board processors).
(*Available from GIGABYTE as P/N: 9CTM000NR-00)

VROC Module

VROC Module Supplied For PCIe RAID Management

Carefully Selected Components

GIGABYTE’s passive components are meticulously selected to guarantee a super stable operating environment and allow the processors and the memory to deliver their maximum performance. With some of the longest service lifetimes in the industry, our server motherboards build on 30 years’ company-wide experience in motherboard design to attain the highest reliability levels.

Environmental Compliance

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.