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ASUS KGPE-D16 SSI EEB Server Motherboard Dual Socket G34 AMD SR5690 DDR3 1600/1333/1066/800

  • Dual Socket G34
  • AMD SR5690
  • SSI EEB 3.61
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ASUS P8B-X
ASUS KGPE-D16 SSI EEB Server Motherboard
 
G34 Mainstream Performance and Power Efficiency

The ASUS KGPE-D16 server motherboard delivers significant computing capability with 16DIMM slots and high expandability with six expansion slots - conquering the most intense and demanding tasks.


ASUS P8B-X
Supports Up-To-Date AMD 16/12 Core CPUs

KGPE-D16 is based on latest AMD G34 chipset architecture to support 45nm Opteron™ 6300 / 6200 / 6100 series processors. The platform is designed for highly threaded application, delivering 16 / 12 / 8 core multi-core performance, quad HT3 links with up to 6.4GTps interconnect rate per link, and a 12MB shared L3 cache.

ASUS P8B-X
Standard EEB with 16 DIMMs & Industrial Standard Riser Card Slot (Slot 6)

KGPE-D16 is designed in EEB (12" x 13") form factor, with 16 DDR3 1600* memory DIMMs to support up to 256GB (RDIMM). By supporting industrial standard PCI-E x16 (Gen2 x16 link) Full Height & Full Length Card in 1U, this board offers you the highest memory capacity without source for proprietary chassis & riser solution.

*DDR3 1600 can only be supported with AMD Opteron 6300/6200 series processor.


Dual Use for Server (Rack Ready) & Workstation

The ASUS Flex-E technology provides the flexibility to auto-switch between two true PCI-E x16 Link (support two double deck graphic cards) or one PCI-E x16 Link & two PCI-E x8 Link (for I/O expansion). Moreover, the boards supports ASUS MIO audio card, which offers enhanced signal-to-noise ratio in a 7.1-channel surround setup to deliver an exhilarating surround sound for professional usage.

ASUS P8B-X
High Quality Components for Greater System Reliability & 85% Power Efficiency

ASUS is the first company to phase in 6-Phase CPU power, 3-Phase memory power and All Ultra Long Life Solid capacitors on serverboard in the market. These features not only provide the support for high-end 140W CPU, but also deliver highly efficient and reliable operations.


ASUS Proprietary I/O Kit Expansion (PIKE) SAS2 6G Storage Supported

KGPE-D16 supports ASUS PIKE 2008/IMR for RAID 0, 1, 10, and 5; and PIKE 2008 for RAID 0, 1, 10 and 1E. The design of ASUS PIKE brings two key advantages:

  • Provide flexible SAS storage add-on card selection.
  • Board edge design: locate PIKE expansion at the edge of the board for full height card support when PIKE is installed.

Optional ASMB4-iKVM for Remote Management

The optional ASMB4-iKVM provides remote real-time full control access to the system based on BIOS-level by keyboard, video monitor and mouse (KVM over Ethernet) from any local computer anywhere, anytime.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Dennis K.
  • 8/10/2014 8:21:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorthless without raid rebuild

Pros: It hold 2 fast processors and plenty of memory.

Cons: I have 2 of these boards, both have had healthy drives dropped out of a raid array and the raid rebuild does not function regardless of how many drives you offer to the broken arrays. Without a raid rebuild these are worthless in a production environment.
Customer support is terribly slow considering this is supposedly a business product.

Other Thoughts: I love the idea of these boards, if they fix the raid I will be a fan, but this broken array situation has cost me too many hours of productivity with zero positive results.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings Andrew,

I am sorry that you are having issues with the motherboard. At your earliest convenience, please contact me through email, including your reference number within the subject line, and we can discuss this case further. In addition, please provide me with what troubleshooting steps you have tried, as well as the rest of the systems hardware configuration. Thank you. Cs#N140832366

Regards,

Lou
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cc-lou@asus.com

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  • Dennis K.
  • 8/10/2014 8:13:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRaid is does not rebuild

Pros: They hold nice CPU's and support plenty of memory.

Cons: Tech support is slow to respond, these are server boards, used most often by businesses that depend on their servers, support should be much more responsive.
I have bought 2 of these boards, at some point both of them have dropped one or more drives from a raid array for no reason, the drives test out perfectly elsewhere, once this motherboards raid drops a drive there is no option to rebuild, you can replace drives all day and the raids will not rebuild. Using Webpam the only arrays that offer rebuild are the fully functioning arrays, why would I rebuild a fully functioning array, I want to rebuild the broken arrays.

Other Thoughts: Without a way to rebuild a broken array these boards are worthless as server boards.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings ITmgr,

I am sorry that you are having issues with the motherboard. At your earliest convenience, please contact me through email, including your reference number within the subject line, and we can discuss this case further. In addition, please provide me with what troubleshooting steps you have tried, as well as the rest of the systems hardware configuration. Thank you. Cs#N140832366

Regards,

Lou
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cc-lou@asus.com

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  • Edward L.
  • 6/19/2014 2:51:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot The Calculation Bear I Expected

Pros: Easy to set up. Booting from USB is great. Ran at first power up.

Cons: I built this to be a workstation for CFD calculations. I used 2 Opteron 2.6 GHz 12 core processors for a total 24 cores. Had to make several BIOS and operating system tweaks to finally get the system to run my test case about 10% slower than my Intel I7 2.3 quad core notebook. Unacceptably slow. Opterons don't seem to be good for intensive calculation work.

Other Thoughts: Will not make a good boat anchor either. I swapped to an Intel board running 2 xeon 2.0 Ghz 8 core processors for a total of 16 cores. I am now able to double the iterations in my test project and calculate in about 1/3 the time it took on my notebook.

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  • Darrell P.
  • 6/18/2014 5:51:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsDO NOT BUY IT!

Pros: NONE!

Cons: This board came out in 2010 at the same price they are asking for 4 years later. No sata 6gb no sas rad or even single unless you pay another 300 for a pike card. No usb 3.0 And the board has major issues. No support for efi. Board is pure garbage.

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  • BRIAN B.
  • 4/27/2014 7:25:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsCorrection

Pros: I wrote a review of my ASUS KGPE_D16 and in it I said I had problems with MSI boards in the past and I meant to say SUPERMICRO, sorry.

Cons: See Pros.

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  • BRIAN B.
  • 4/27/2014 7:18:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Workstation/Server Board

Pros: Stable; Fast; Holds Loads of Memory; Great RAID/PIKE selection that work flawlessly; My computer runs for days and sometimes weeks at a time without a problem. I ude my computer for an Audio Workstation among other things. I use MOTU professional PCIe based sound and it works flawlessly.When I went to upgrade my CPU's from to 6228SE's the technician broke the CPU socket, ASUS immediately sent one out, it arrived the day after I mailed the old on in. No problem with customer service here. BTW Bios upgrade was without a problem.

Cons: I got my first board right as they were released, mine was one of the first run. One of the cpu sockets was dead. I had to wait for the second run for a new one and when it came they gave me a free remote ASBM chip for my wait. The board is definitely configured more for a server than a workstation. No sound card chip, not that I would have used it as they are all junk. No USB 3. Tight PCIe arrangement. Could use more PCIe bandwidth. Practically impossible to fit 2 high end Video Cards in if you want multiple +3 screens you have to go for a pro card and they are very expensive. Hope they upgrade the board with a second edition that includes thunderbolt. Front SATA could have been 6GB/s although my Pike card supplies 8 x 6GB/s headers.

Other Thoughts: All in all it is a great board, especially for a board that was first generation for the AMD G43 6000 series CPU's. Good supporting chips (North and south bridge). Could Use an update i.e. 2nd edition. Remote ASMB chip can be handy, so can the chip that hold passwords etc. and yes I have both. There is nothing that would make not choose ASUS again for a MOBO. I have had disasters in the past from, and was charged a lot more MSI and other companies.

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  • Bruno p.
  • 4/15/2014 3:52:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't even think about it !

Pros: Looks like a great bargain....

Cons: It is not a bargain. It reboot randomly till the beginning and i try to replace every single piece of hardware ( ram, cpu, power supply from redundant 800w to 1200w )...nothing worked !
Get a SuperMicro and be happy !

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings,

Thank you for your review.

I am sorry that you are having issues with the motherboard. When you have time, please contact me through email, and we can discuss this case further. Within the email, please make sure to include the serial number of the motherboard. Hopefully soon, we can figure out a solution in this case. Thank you. 3628268

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • Rafael B.
  • 3/10/2014 3:09:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUnstable Board - Very Poor Support

Pros: Holds a ton of memory
Very fast
Lots of features

Cons: Very unstable - reboots frequently
Asus support - complete waste of time

Other Thoughts: First board:

Powered it up - burning electronics smell - no POST. Tried to RMA it back to Asus.

They wasted my time for over two weeks. You have to fax them a *paper* form for RMA. They sent the different wrong RMA forms. They cannot confirm if they received your fax - they just tell you to wait 3 days for "approval" - that never comes. Cannot tell when RMA will be processed. #1 thing Asus support could have done to save me time and aggravation: refuse my RMA. If your RMA process is broken - just don't waste my time. Just tell me "Sorry our RMA process doesn't work."

RMA'd board back to NewEgg - got RMA number same day - with prepaid shipping label! New board in 3 days. Thanks NewEgg!

Second board: Have the second board for a week now. It reboots all the time.

My setup:

2x Opteron 6344's
4x Wintec 16GB DDR3 1600 ECC Registered 1.35v

1 SSD disk, server PSU and case, big chip coolers.

A great server when its running. Compiles GCC unbelievably fast.

But... it won't stay up more than 5 minutes without reboot. If I run just a memory test - it runs like a champ for hours - at 100% cpu - CPU's get hot - but it runs fine for hours.

If I try to run any linux ( tried Ubuntu, Redhat etc. ) crashes every few minutes. If I turn off CPU #2 - it runs great. If I remove 2 sticks of memor, and run 2 cpus - it will run maybe 12 hours.

Tried a million bios settings - different ECC settings, different ACPI etc. Some settings are more stable than others.

From reviews I suspect that this board works if you have 1333 memory and 6200 level cpus. And that it will run a single 6300 cpu. But it won't run dual 6300's and 1600 DDR3 memory. I'll update this if I get it to work - but so far no luck.

And yes - it has 3001 bios, I jumpered the ram to 1.35v.

This board was meant to replace an older Asus board that runs great.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings Rafael,

I am sorry that you are having issues with the motherboard. When you have time, please contact me through email, and we can discuss this case further. Within the email, please make sure to include the serial number of the motherboard. Hopefully soon, we can figure out a solution in this case. Thank you. 3529747.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/24/2014 8:46:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs1st Server Board

Pros: Read the manuals and inserts. works on first try building the server system.

Running Hyper-V, iSCSI Initiator, and other various server apps (i.e. SQL, Cluster Node, File & Storage, etc.)

System Config:
8 - 4GB Kingston Hyper-X (DDR3) 1600 (non-ecc)
1 Opteron 6282 ES (2.6 GHz 16 Thread 8 Core, according to Windows Server 2012 R2)
1 Nuctua NH-U12DO A3
Lian Li PC-70 (had to re-align some of the raiser screw for the board, but most actually have pre-align)
1 nVidia GeForce 7300 GS (did not want to use the built in video due to high resolution monitor, HP W2558HC)
1 Rosewill RBR1000-M (has built-in dual EPS for CPUs' extra power)
1 reflashed Dell Perc H310 (RAID card 6GB SAS)
1 HITACHI HUS156045VLS600 (shared cluster drive)
1 SEAGATE ST3450857SS (shared cluster drive for Hyper-V Replication Broker)
1 IBM-ESXS VPBA300C3ETS11 (OS Drive, with 1 local virtual DC on a separate partition)

Cons: no built in SAS RAID

Other Thoughts: this board replaced a desktop board utilized as server.

ever since this was in production (since 9 Jan 14), it had less (only 1) issues than its predecessor even though still utilizing non robust memory (desktop edition)

Also tried 4 - 8 GB GSkills and seems to take it, again non-robust.

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  • Dennis K.
  • 1/7/2014 12:06:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood Server Board but.....

Pros: Initial installation and start up worked seamlessly. Promise RAID-AHCI drivers are flawless and installed without one glitch as did the BIOS update process which everyone buying this board should do since it so easy. Had no problems with 1600 memory speed with 6328 processors. I like onboard led monitor lights for CPU, memory mal-functions. PIKE setup is seamlessly easy as well. It's a great, fast! RAID card!!

Cons: No other sound cards will work in this board except for the ASUS MIO-892 (Realtek) card. My working ASUS Xonar D2X would not, even though latest version drivers are correctly installed and W7X64 system shows card working properly. I tried to resolve this with ASUS technical support with no help what-so-ever. 892 sound is OK but can't begin to match the D2X in functions and features. This MB shouldn't be advertised as a workstation board because of this.

Other Thoughts: Technical support from ASUS, as others have said, is TERRIBLE! Minus one egg for lack of customer service. If you're into serious video and sound editing this isn't the board for you. Gamers too, could realize better sound than MIO-892. And Asus, no apologies please...unless you honestly intend to do something to alleviate the sound card compatibility problem, like make a better, full featured MIO card which I would gladly purchase.

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