European Retailers List Supermicro’s W680 Motherboards For Intel’s Upcoming Alder Lake Mainstream Xeon CPUs

Supermicro W680 motherboards manufactured for Intel’s Alder Lake Xeon CPUs have been listed by several European retailers such as Sona & Ahead-IT.

Momomo_US spotted that many European retailers have listed the soon-to-be-released W680 motherboards by Supermicro. The W680 boards include MBD-X13SAE and the MBD-X13SAE-F. Both motherboards feature LGA 1700 socket & will also feature the ATX form factor along with four ECC DRAM modules.

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In terms of pricing, the W680 motherboards can be bought either in Bulk or as Single-Unit with the former being cheaper. The price of MBD-X13SAE-B is 417.29 Euros in bulk and 424.30 Euros in single. On the other hand, the MBD-X13SAE-F price is 465.21 Euros in bulk and 468.70 Euros as a single unit. While the motherboards are listed with ECC support (which should be available for Xeon CPUs), the DDR5 memory does come with on-die ECC support which isn’t the same thing.

The most awaited Intel Alder Lake Xeon CPU lineup, will have the following qualities: Xeon W-3300 CPUs will feature various TDP configurations beginning with 125W on the top ‘K’ series parts and followed by 65W standard & 35W ‘T’ series variants. Every CPU will come with 20 PCIe Gen 4 lanes. The new core architecture features a 20% increase in single-threaded performance over already present Rocket Lake CPUs. The Alder Lake CPUs should provide 16 PCIe Gen 5 lanes while the chipset should have several (24) PCIe Gen 4 lanes available for the platform itself.

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According to the reports, the Intel Alder Lake Xeon W-3300 mainstream CPU family for the W680 platform may possess AVX-512 support. The company is now actively preventing its board partners from giving the technology on mainstream Z690, B660 motherboards, and even though a few manufacturers are offering a workaround for those who want to utilize AVX-512. It is only designed exclusively and the company doesn’t want to change this. The Intel Xeon mainstream lineup is anticipated to be launched after a few months.

Via WCCFTech