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Gigabyte unveils unannounced 16-core Denverton SoC from Intel

The MA10-ST0 is a Mini-ITX form-factor server motherboard. (Source: Gigabyte)
The MA10-ST0 is a Mini-ITX form-factor server motherboard. (Source: Gigabyte)
The new MA10-ST0 server motherboard comes packed with the high-end 16-core C3958 Denverton SoC that hasn't been previously announced by Intel. The combo is designed to power NAS servers.

Intel launched the Denverton system-on-a-chip family in early 2017. Also known as the C3000 series, the Denverton SoCs are based on Intel’s Goldmont Atom microarchitecture and are designed to power enterprise-level NAS storage devices. The only Denverton chip on the market currently is the C3338 SoC with 2 cores and no multithreading, but it seems that this is just the entry level model. Gigabyte Server has recently unveiled a new motherboard powered by an unannounced high-end Denverton SoC that integrates 16 cores. The C3985 SoC comes with 1MB of L2 per core and a 2.0 GHz base frequency. It supports up to 128GB of DDR4-2400 RDIMM or 64GB of UDIMM RAM, and also features a low TDP of 31 W.

Gigabyte Server is delivering the C3958 16-core SoC together with their new MA10-ST0 motherboard, designed for the cold storage / edge storage market. The new model features 16 SATA adapters through the SFF8087 chip, a PCIE X8 slot, 10 Gigabit Ethernet through two SFP+ ports, plus a series of server management features coming with the ASpeed AST2400 module. The motherboard also features a TMP and a COM header, as well as 32 GB of eMMC flash memory for OS installation.

The new MA10-ST0 is already available and can be ordered through Gigabyte’s local reps. pricing information is not publicly available, but since the last generation was priced at US$350, the MA10-ST0 could exceed US$400.

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Bogdan Solca, 2017-08-15 (Update: 2017-08-15)
Bogdan Solca
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I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.