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GIGABYTE’s W-3175X Motherboard Named: C621 Aorus Extreme

GIGABYTE has just lifted the lid on its latest entry into
the workstation space with an extreme flavor: the GIGABYTE
C621 Aorus Extreme. The new board is one of just two boards
which officially supports the
28-core Intel Xeon W-3175X processor.

Back at Computex last year, when Intel unveiled

its 5 GHz 28-core demo, GIGABYTE was the motherboard
supplier for the demo with a prototype board called the
A1X-C621. We now that this monster workstation model will now
be called the C621 Aorus Extreme, thanks to a Chinese event as
reported by ZOL. 

While the official specifications haven’t been released
yet, the new GIGABYTE C621 Aorus Extreme is built around
Intel’s C621 Lewisburg chipset and has some notable features.
On the PCIe side of things, a total of seven full-length PCIe
3.0 slots with metal armor take up most of the
bottom left. Towards the top is twelve slots with support
for hex-channel DDR4 memory flanking the socket area in two
banks of six.

Along the top of the board is a monolithic looking
power delivery attached to a copper finned heatsink. If
the C621 Aorus Extreme follows the exact same layout as the
board we got a sneak peek of at Computex, it’ll likely have
eight SATA ports and a U.2 slot, with plenty of front panel
headers and four 8-pin 12 V ATX CPU power inputs.

The availability and pricing of the GIGABYTE C621 Aorus Extreme
are currently unknown, but we expect it to be available in Q2.

Freeman Addico

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