Tuesday November 13, 2018

All Roads Lead to Rome as Gigabyte Motherboard Spy Photos Surface [Rumor]

A spy photo of what might be the first high performance computing (HPC) AMD EPYC Rome motherboard has surfaced. This Gigabyte motherboard is designed for the upcoming 7nm Zen 2 AMD EPYC Rome 64-core processors. It sports PCIe Gen 4 connections in a x16, x16, x8, x16, x16 configuration and PCIe Gen 3 x8 and x16. 8-Channel RAM, four U.2 interfaces, two SATA, two M.2 on the board, dual BIOS, and two BGA spots unpopulated at the IO side of the board, so there is possibly logic going there that GBT did not want to show off. The server board also has a couple of mezzanine slots in what looks to possibly be PCIe x16 and x8 configurations which allow for the installation of all sorts of other cards. We are not sure but we think we spy four high bandwidth Ethernet connections as well. Time for all our server guys to chime in and tell us what we got wrong in the HardForum.

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