EVGA SRX Motherboard First Look

EVGA SR-X Motherboard First Look

EVGA SRX Motherboard First Look  


So we finally have our EVGA SR-X sample at the OC3D office, it was until it arrived we realised just how much work we have to do with this motherboard. To get ready for the initial motherboard review we have 2 different sets of CPU's to test along side our usual 7970 bench rig GPU, but then just because we obviously have so much time on our hands in a separate review we are also going to be testing it with a GTX690.... Maybe then another one for some Quad SLI OverKILL3D madness!

So upon realising we have a mountain of testing to climb we though all you tech junkies would like an aperitif to get your juices flowing before the main course!


 Based on Intel C606 chipset
 Supports Dual QPI Socket 2011 Intel Xeon E5 Processors
 12 x 240-pin DIMM sockets
 Quad Channel DDR3
 Maximum of 96GB of DDR3 1600MHz+
Expansion Slot
Storage I/O
 0 x UltraDMA133
 4 x Serial ATA 300MB/sec (4x Internal) with support for RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 0+1, RAID5, RAID10 and JBOD
 4 x Serial ATA 600MB/sec (2x Internal + 2x E-SATA) with support for RAID 0 and RAID 1
Integrated Peripherals
 8 Channel High Definition
 2 x 10/100/1000
Multi I/O
 1 x PS2 Keyboard
 6 x USB3.0 ports
 10 x USB2.0 ports
 Audio connector (Line-in, Line-out, MIC)
 FireWire 1394B (1 external)
Form Factor
 HPTX Form Factor
 Length: 13.6in - 345.4mm
 Width: 15in - 381mm

Key Features
  •      NVIDIA SLI Technology
  •      USB 2.0 Support
  •      Serial ATA II
  •      6 - Phase Power Design
  •      On-Board Clear CMOS Button
  •      On-Board Power Button with Integrated Power Light
  •      On-Board Reset Button with Integrated HDD Activity Light
  •      On-Board Diagnostics LED Readout
  •      2-Way SLI® Support
  •      3-Way SLI® Support
  •      Windows XP™ Support
  •      Windows Vista / Windows 7™ Support
  •      DDR3 Support
  •      Dual-Channel Support
  •      300% more gold content in the CPU socket
  •      Supports EVGA's EVbot
  •      4-Way SLI® Support
  •      SATA III 6GB/s
  •      USB 3.0 Support
  •      100% POSCAP Capacitors
  •      PCI Express 3.0 Ready

First Look Video

So we hope this has wet your appetite be sure to keep an eye on the main reviews section in a week or so for the first of the reviews! You can discuss your thoughts on the board in the OC3D Forums.

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Most Recent Comments

13-06-2012, 11:18:58


Just to wet your appetite before the main event we give you a look round the bohemouth that is the EVGA SR-X

Continue ReadingQuote

13-06-2012, 11:25:52


13-06-2012, 16:22:52

Haha, YES! actually guessed it right on your FB Quote

13-06-2012, 17:52:18

I don't like the look of it, it's an awesome board performance wise and for what it is, I just don't like the way it looks.Quote

13-06-2012, 21:12:23

I can't belive they really put the battery under a heat sink Quote

13-06-2012, 21:28:35

I think it looks crap. Its the giant finny heatsink that turns me off and seeing the battery underneath just looks dumb it needs a well designed waterblock and processors that actually overclock to be worth the investmentQuote

14-06-2012, 04:44:48

Great board......well once they sort the BIOS issues out Quote

15-06-2012, 04:23:45

Johnny Utah
Wait, do the E5's support overclocking? I thought I had heard that they did not. Or are they releasing some that do?Quote

15-06-2012, 04:42:16

Originally Posted by Johnny Utah View Post

Wait, do the E5's support overclocking? I thought I had heard that they did not. Or are they releasing some that do?
Unfortunately not Quote

15-06-2012, 07:27:04

just seems after all this wait, so many things are wrong about this board e.g. funny colouring, odd battery placementQuote

15-06-2012, 08:14:49

Originally Posted by Supreme. View Post

just seems after all this wait, so many things are wrong about this board e.g. funny colouring, odd battery placement
Yeah, some early sample pictures shows part of the heatsink removed, exposing the battery but i guess it may be accessible by removing heatsink from the back of the motherboard Which would be a pain like Tom mentioned in the videoQuote

15-06-2012, 08:20:33

im sure it is accessible otherwise i will be even more perplexed, it just will be such a faff to keep removing the heatsink

But then again it could have been the only place they could place the thing.Quote

15-06-2012, 08:21:12

For ages I waited for this then no overclocking was a deal breaker. Brilliant for what it is, just no fun if there is no point putting water through it!Quote

15-06-2012, 08:22:17

well considering the placement of the sockets, you may have to put it under water as it could get to be a squeeze t'otherwiseQuote

15-06-2012, 08:33:20

You can easily stick a small screwdriver through the heatsink and pop the clip on the battery and it jumps out, plus its got a 3 way BIOS switch so its not like you will need to do it very often Quote

15-06-2012, 08:36:54

well there we go someone thinking practicallyQuote

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