A powerful server doesn’t necessarily need to be a huge monster of a beast and ASRock proves that once again by cramming not just an Intel LGA2011 v3 socket and a C612 chipset onto a tiny mini ITX motherboard, they also managed to cram in support for quad-channel DDR4 memory.
The new ASRock motherboard is named the EPC612D4I and supports Intel’s Xeon E5 V3 series processors. Being what it is, the board takes SO-DIMM DDR4 memory modules and that might be the biggest problem right now. There aren’t really any SO-DIMM DDR4 modules released yet, but that is surely going to change soon as the new memory standard takes off and enters the mainstream to replace the current DDR3 models.
The board features an onboard graphics solution powered by the ASpeed chip and it provides analog display output with a resolution up to 2048 x 1536 next to a dedicated IPMI RJ45 port powered by a Realtek RTL8211E chip. It also comes with onboard dual Intel Gigabit Ethernet network, four SATA 3 ports, and a PCIe 3.0 x16 expansion slot. It has both a USB 3.0 header as well as an onboard plug for building a flash module right into your system.
- Mini ITX 6.7″ x 6.7″
- Socket LGA 2011 R3 Intel Xeon processor E5-1600/2600 v3 series
- Supports Quad channel DDR4 2133/1866 ECC DIMM, 4 x SO-DIMM slots
- Support 4 SATA3 by C612
- Supports 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
- Integrated IPMI 2.0 with KVM and Dedicated LAN (RTL8211E)
- Supports Intel® Dual GLAN ( Intel® i210 + Intel® i217 )