Published in Motherboards
Asus launches quad Ethernet server board
Single CPU, 8 SATA
Asus has announced a new single CPU server board that works with either a Core 2 Duo/Quad or a Xeon 3x00-series CPU at either 800 or 1066MHz bus. There are three different SKU's of the board, with the two top-end models featuring quad Gigabit PCIe Ethernet. The four Ethernet ports can be teamed for up to 4 Gigabit throughput.
The two top-end models also features eight SATA connectors and the Intel ICH7R offers RAID 0, 1, 10 and 5 in Windows, with 0, 1 and 10 in Linux. The Marvell controller only offers 0, 1 and 10 under both operating systems.
The base model and the mid-range board features the Intel MCH 3000 with the top of the range model featuring the MCH 3010 which adds a second x16 PCI Express slot, although it only has x8 lanes. The other two models features a single x16 slot (x8 lanes) and a single x8 slot (x1 lanes) and three PCI slots.
All three models has onboard graphics courtesy of an XGI Z7 PCI controller with 32MB of memory.
You can check out the press release here