Gigabyte’s New Intel® Xeon® E-2100 Processor-Based Motherboards Delivering Essential Performance To Your Enterprise – Nov 08, 2018 – Taipei, Taiwan (Techreleased) – To coincide this week with Intel’s announcement of the Xeon® E-2100 processor’s availability for servers, GIGABYTE is bringing four new single-socket LGA 1151 socket Intel Xeon E processor-based motherboards to the market – two new workstation motherboards (MW32-SP0 and MW22-SE0) and two new server motherboards (MX32-4L0 and MX32-BS0), aimed at delivering essential performance, features and value to your enterprise.
The Intel Xeon E-2100 processor family is geared both towards entry level workstation and server applications, and this new generation (codenamed “Coffee Lake”) has been available with firmware support for workstations since July this year, while server firmware support has been added this week.
The Intel Xeon E-2100 processor supports two channels of DDR4 ECC memory (with 2 DIMMS per channel possible) and these four new motherboards all feature four UDIMM slots for up to 64GB of DDR4 2666Mhz ECC memory.
MW32-SP0 & MW22-SE0 Workstation Motherboards
The “SP” in MW32-SP0 stands for “super performance”, as this ATX form factor motherboard is designed to deliver great performance and visuals for applications such as 4K video content creation and streaming.
The MW32-SP0 provides rich storage capabilities including a total of 10 x SATA III 6Gb/s ports: six ports from the Intel C246 PCH (two of which can support SATA DOM modules), and four ports from a Marvell® 88SE9230 controller. Also featured is an ultra-fast M.2 port (which can be used for flash storage device or Intel® Optane™ Memory) as well as a SlimSAS port to connect a U.2 storage device.
Meanwhile, the “SE” in MW22-SE0 stands for “super economic”, having been designed as a cost-efficient motherboard for building entry-level workstations ideal for small / medium businesses and enterprises.
The MW22-SE0 also provides two PCIe expansion slots (one x16 and one x8) and an onboard 1GbE LAN port (via Intel® I219LM chipset). An Aspeed AST2510 controller is included for VGA display output, and a Realtek® ALC887 controller for high quality audio output is available as an option.
MX32-4L0 & MX32-BS0 Server Motherboards
MX32-4L0 and MX32-BS0 are both mATX form factor motherboards designed for server applications, featuring an onboard ASPEED AST2500 controller and dedicated MLAN port to allow for remote management via GIGABYTE’s GSM (GIGABYTE Server Management) software or third party applications (such as with a plugin available for VMware’s vCenter).
Both motherboards feature an ultra-fast M.2 port (for a flash storage device or Intel® Optane™ Memory) and two PCIe expansion slots (one PCIe x16 and one PCIe x4) for additional add-on flexibility.