When we first mentioned the Supermicro X13SWA-TF motherboard based on Intel’s W790 chipset, it will power not only high-end desktops based on Sapphire Rapids CPUs, but also upcoming workstations.now thanks Colleague of Chifel who revealed the photocan be further elaborated.
As mentioned above, the Supermicro X13SWA-TF motherboard is W790, workstation grade chipsetAs such, it comes in the E-ATX form factor used for workstations, desktops, and tower servers. Speaking of workstations and tower servers, the platform certainly has the Aspeed Remote Management Processor.
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One of the first things that catches your eye is Intel’s 8-phase solid-state voltage regulation module for the LGA4677 processor. There are two EPS connectors for feeding the beast. The number of phases may not accurately impress an overclocker, but we are talking about an ultra-high-end product aimed primarily at workstation users who value stability and longevity to the max. For the same reason, the board features a 4-phase VRM for the 8-channel memory subsystem.
A motherboard for demanding users, the Supermicro X13SWA-TF also features four M.2-2280 slots for SSDs powered directly from the CPU. The board also has 6 PCIe x16 slots, 5 of which are connected to the CPU and thus support the PCIe 5.0 protocol. On the other hand, there is no information about exact branching or CXL support. It also has two U.2 connectors and numerous SATA connectors for mass storage.
Aimed at a variety of applications including desktop workstations, the Supermicro X13SWA-TF also features an audio codec and a suitable 3.5mm connector.
We know from early leaks that the X13SWA-TF will be priced in the ballpark of ultra-high-end enthusiast grade motherboards, but exactly when exactly this will hit the market remains a mystery. Given that both AMD and Intel have given up on so-called extreme workstations, availability may be the most important issue for those who have been waiting.