Date Joined: 05/05/12
Pros: - High memory capacity, good CPU compatibility, NVMe port- IPMI is awesome- Instructions & user manuals are far better than what I've seen from other motherboard manufacturers- Packaging was good, fast shipping
Cons: - Not a single thing
Overall Review: This is the first Supermicro board I've bought and wow, I'm in love. I can't think of anything negative to say about it.I'm running it with a Xeon Silver 4214 in a Fractal Meshify 2XL and its just about the best home lab server I can think of. Dead silent (all Noctua cooling), cool, consumes less power overall than most of my quad-core i7 systems with 3x the cores.6/5 eggs
Pros: - Perfect for a low power home server, I replaced 3x i7's with this, all of which consumed 85W each and have less threads combined than this Xeon
- Runs extremely cool and quiet with Noctua cooler, have not seen it over 40 degrees since installing it
Cons: - Agree with other posts saying it's a bit nerve wracking installing a cooler on LGA 3647, but it ended up going just fine..
Overall Review: Great CPU, would certainly recommend to others.
Pros: (review revised July 2016) I have owned this card for 4 years now and it is still kickin.
-Still very powerful for 1080p
Cons: -Bad overclocker
-Fans extremely loud
-Runs extremely hot
Pros: -1894MHz boost clock out of the box
-Incredibly quiet, I have several games where the fans don't even turn on and still runs very cool (high 50's low 60's)
-2.1GHz OC with no issues
-Runs every game I have maxed at under 70% load
Cons: -Tiny bit of coil whine but doesn't bother me that much. Pretty insignificant compared to my old 7970's..
Cons: -Only one fan header
-USB headers are in a terrible spot if you want to use anything in the PCIe slot
-Can't sleep, fans still spin
-Can't use a dedicated graphics card unless you disable the onboard chipset on the southbridge
-BIOS plain and simple SUCKs, feels like its ten years old
-Lots of BSOD's
Overall Review: Buy a different board
Pros: Quad core, powerful, handles most games very well. Cooling block is awesome.
Cons: Not Intel
Overall Review: Cooling block kind of extends a little to far out around the edges I thought but it looks so cool that it doesn't matter.
Pros: Ridiculous overclocking capabilities. I added 200MHz onto the core and mem clock with only about a 3c temp increase. One of the best cooling systems I have seen on a card, full load no OC about 56c, with OC 59c. After OC I get 60-90 (avg 70) fps in bf3 ultra 1920x1080. VERY awesome card highly recommend it.
Cons: Coil whine but it is not very load, you get used it, and atleast for me is not annoying really.
Overall Review: Bought this to replace two 6970s which theoretically sounds like it was a dumb decision but there were so many crossfire problems it was driving me crazy. Soo glad I got this to replace them, it still plays everything on ultra @ 1080p plenty easily.
Pros: READ OTHER THOUGHTS FIRST but I did some fps tests with Fraps heres what I got:
BF3 everything lowest possible @ 1330x768 : 45-55 FPS
COD4 everything maxed except AA @ 1920x1080 : 30-91 avg 50,60 FPS
Skyrim Medium no AA or AF @ 1920x1080 : 25-35 FPS
Cons: READ OTHER THOUGHTS FIRST
Fan control does not work in Catalyst nor does the card return any RPM reading at all in any program. If u put it on manual and turn it up to 100%, gpu-z says its at 100 but I put my finger on fan and did auto (37%) then put it to 100% and there was no differernce at all.
Overall Review: I bought the XFX HD 6750R Core Edition so yes I realize it is not exactly the same card but pretty close. The card I have has slower memory clock @ GDDR3 and PCIe 2.0
But it does look alot cooler
Cost me 130$