Outside of its upcoming “overclockable” PSU, EVGA’s CES 2012 booth also included the long awaited SR-X dual-socket LGA 2011 motherboard, the successor of the company’s previous SR-2 LGA 1366 solution.
The motherboard showcased is most probably a pre-production sample as there are still a few more months to go until the SR-X is ready to be released, but by the look of it its design seems to be nearly finalized.
On the outside, the SR-X resembles a great deal its predecessor as it uses the same black/red color scheme and HPTX form factor, but the SR-X is now based on an Intel Patsburg chipset providing support for Sandy Bridge-E CPUs.
The two processor sockets are placed right next to each other and the board includes a total of 12 DDR3 memory slots, eight for what seems to be the primary CPU and four surrounding the secondary processor.
These are all powered via two 6-pin and two 8-pin connectors, while an additional 6-pin PCI Express plug is installed for delivering some extra juice to the PCIe slots when running SLI or CrossFireX setups.
Speaking of the PCI Express slots, EVGA has included no less than seven of these (all Gen 3.0 compliant) and each one can be enabled or disabled via a series of DIP switches (CPUs and SAS connectors can also be disabled via these switches).
These are placed right next to the two SATA 6.0Gbps and four SATA 3.0Gbps ports included by EVGA in its dual-socket LGA 2011 creation, which are seconded by two additional SAS connectors.
Other features include on-board Power, Reset and Clear CMOS buttons, a debug LED, as well as dual Gigabit Ethernet and Bluetooth connectivity. Sadly, we still don’t have a final release date or an MSRP for the EVGA SR-X.