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VR Zone has reported on the upcoming dual-socket LGA2011 workstation board, the Z9PE-D8 WS, as not just the usual high-end work-chomping beast with seven PCIe 16x slots and up to 32 thread processing, but the UEFI BIOS even sneaks in support for (non-ECC DIMM) memory overclocking and CPU multiplier adjustments up to 50x. That is, providing Intel launches an unlocked Xeon for overclockers to play with.
“There are a myriad of options. First, you can change the CPU multiplier all the way to beyond 50, if the CPU supports it – this one didn’t, as expected, since all C-stepping Xeon E5 for now have locked multipliers.
Then, you can change the CPU, chipset, QPI, PCIe and memory voltages; force memory to run at higher speeds like 1866 and 2133MHz, and change primary and secondary memory latency timings, with over a dozen settings to control. The latter one worked very well, as I managed to push various kinds of memory well above their designated speeds, and get corresponding bandwidth increases. How does eight channels of memory at DDR3-1600 CL 6-6-6-16 sound, yet at CR1 command rate?”
For those who must have the most of everything, read the full report at VR-Zone.