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.
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.
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.
— 188号 (@momomo_us) February 3, 2022