EVGA announces mammoth SR-3 DARK Xeon motherboard
The SR-3 Dark supports the Xeon LGA 3647 socket and is one of just a handful of boards capable of handling the 28-core Intel Xeon W-3175X CPU. Priced at $1800, this massive E-ATX board offers a multitude of high-end features: a 24 Phase Digital VRM delivers clean power. Six DIMM slots provide ample room for memory and can be run in an ultra-fast hexa-channel configuration. Meanwhile, six PCIe slots provide plenty of space for peripherals. Four of these run at x16 speeds.
If you truly have cash to burn, this makes 1080 Ti quad SLI a possibility on this board (Turing cards only support two-way SLI). You'll be in for some truly eye-opening benchmark scores and power bills.
The SR-3 DARK also features onboard temperature and voltage monitoring, and a triple BIOS switch for redundancy. All of this is backed by a 3-year warranty.
With that $1800 price tag, the SR-3 DARK is definitely not targeted towards a mainstream audience. Workstation users who need the W-3175X's processing grunt and high-end enthusiasts are the SR-3 DARK's target market.