ASRock Rack Launches mATX LGA-2011-3 Server Motherboard

ASRock Rack just launched the EPC612D4U-2T8R server motherboard. The company claimed this new board is the first mATX form factor board designed for Intel Xeon E5 v3 series processors. It features a single LGA 2011-3 socket and supports Xeon E5-1600 and 2600 v3 CPUs.

The EPC612D4U-2T8R comes equipped with four DDR4 DIMM slots that support DDR4-2133/1866 RAM as well as ECC DIMM, RDIMM and LRDIMM memory. The board supports up to eight SATA 6 Gbps devices managed by an Intel C612 controller. Six of those ports are SATA 6 Gbps and support RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10. The remaining two ports are SATA 6 Gbps but only support RAID 0 and 1. EPC612E4U-2T8R also includes eight hardware-accelerated SAS3 ports, which are handled by an LSI 3008 controller.

ASRock Rack included two PCI-e 3.0 x16 slots and one PCI-e 3.0 x8 slot for expansion cards. Networking is handled by an Intel X540 network controller capable of delivering two 10 GBase-T connections. An included Realtek RTL8211E controller is dedicated for the use of an Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) KVM.

ASRock Rack said the EPC612D4U-2T8R will fit its 1U12l-C612D4U 1U chassis and is being positioned as a solution for compact mid-range data servers.

Update, 7/2/15, 9:40am PT: Fixed typo in product name.

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  • milkod2001
    Looks like it could be decent mobo for NAS. But could i drop into this board some low power broadwell /skylake CPU other then expensive Xeons?
  • balister
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    Looks like it could be decent mobo for NAS. But could i drop into this board some low power broadwell /skylake CPU other then expensive Xeons?


    Actually, there are several Xeon E5 v3s that are cheaper than the cheapest i7 for LGA 2011-v3 sockets.

    Intel Xeon E5-2603 v3 Haswell 1.6GHz LGA 2011-3 85W BX80644E52603V3 Server Processor is about $220 where as the lowest i7 is about $390. As such, it would be ideal for a low CPU powered application like a NAS.
  • milkod2001
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    Looks like it could be decent mobo for NAS. But could i drop into this board some low power broadwell /skylake CPU other then expensive Xeons?
    Actually, there are several Xeon E5 v3s that are cheaper than the cheapest i7 for LGA 2011-v3 sockets. Intel Xeon E5-2603 v3 Haswell 1.6GHz LGA 2011-3 85W BX80644E52603V3 Server Processor is about $220 where as the lowest i7 is about $390. As such, it would be ideal for a low CPU powered application like a NAS.


    Thanks

    But i was thinking really low power CPUs, if they are or will be compatible with this board. Atom/Celeron/Pentium/braswell/Core M should be enough for my needs(back up files, video streaming for home user) etc.