Gigabyte Server MW31-SP0 LGA 1151 SATA 3 Motherboard

Gigabyte MW31-SP0 ATX Server Motherboard, Intel Xeon, 8x SATA 3, M.2 slot, SLI, Dual GbE LAN, 4x USB 3.0

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Product Overview 2-Way Graphics Supported
For applications requiring heavy computing acceleration, the MW31-SP0 can receive up to 2 computing cards (Intel Xeon Phi, NVIDIA Tesla, AMD FirePro) or 2 GPU cards working together via the NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFire technologies. The MW31-SP0 is an ideal product to build a fully optimized dual GPU professional workstation for applications such as:

• 3D modeling, rendering, animation, and other graphics heavy applications.
• Audio & video production & post-production.
• Small scale scientific analysis and simulations.

Dedicated Expansion Card Slot
This motherboard uses a mezzanine card slot with 4 PCI-Express lanes with custom mounting socket to receive one of our proprietary expansion cards (see bottom of page). Positioned right between the CPU socket and its rear I/O, it can add additional ports and controllers to the board's configuration and fit into a larger range of user scenarios.

Supports the Intel Xeon E3-1200 V5 Processors
Formerly known as Greenlow, this new generation of single socket server and workstation processors is based on the 14nm process technology but comes with the new Skylake microarchitecture. Among the main features of this new product family is the adoption of the DDR4 memory technology within the Xeon E3 line of processors, which brings a significant memory speed and capacity boost over the previous generation (up to 64GB at 2133MHz). The other big new feature is the increase of the number and speed of PCIe lanes available from 8 Gen2 lanes to up to 20 Gen3 lanes, which allows much wider board configuration possibilities.

DDR4 Memory Support
The Intel Xeon E3-1200 V5 product family is the first generation of Xeon E3 processors to support the DDR4 memory technology. Compared to DDR3, this new generation brings:

+50% Bandwidth Performance
-35% Power Consumption @ 2DPC
-50% Power Consumption @ 3DPC

M.2 Slot Onboard
The MW31-SP0 comes equipped with an onboard M.2 slot, providing users PCI-Express connectivity for SSD devices. Delivering up to 10 Gb/s data transfer speeds, M.2 offers users considerably faster storage performance than current mSATA and even SATA Revision 3 (6Gb/s) storage devices.

The M.2 slot of this motherboard supports cards up to 80mm length and 20mm width, and the following specifications:
• M.2 PCIe SSD Cards up to 10Gb/s
• M.2 SATA SSD Cards up to 6Gb/s

The Best Components Only
All IR Power Design
The CPU and memory power delivery of our motherboards is ensured by industry-leading IR Digital PWM and IR PowIRstage IC controllers. These components guarantee a super stable operating environment and allow the processors and the memory to deliver their maximum performance.

OS-CON Capacitors
With a service life of a minimum of 50’000 hours, our server motherboards are built with ultra long lasting components for the highest reliability possible.

High End Ferrite Core Chokes
The top quality chokes we install on our server motherboards also contribute to an ultra stable power delivery to the CPU and the memory. Features • ATX form factor
• Intel® Xeon® processors E3-1200 V5 product family
• 4 x UDIMM slots, DDR4 2133MHz
• Supports 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ / AMD® CrossFireX™
• 2 x GbE LAN ports (Intel® I210 + I219)
• 1 x M.2 slot
• 8 x SATA III 6Gb/s
Core Specifications
Form Factor ATX
CPU Socket 1151
Chipset Intel C226
RAM Memory Support
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Channel Dual (2)
Memory Type (ECC)  
Memory Type (R/U) RDIMM
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR4 - 1866
  • DDR4 - 2133
Max. Memory Capacity 64GB (4x16GB)
Audio Realtek ALC887 7.1 HD Audio
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)
NVIDIA SLI Support 2-Way SLi
AMD CrossFire Support 2-Way CrossFire
Integrated Graphics  
On-Board Graphics Connectors
  • DisplayPort
  • HDMI
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 2 x PCI
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16
  • 1 x PCIe x4
  • 1 x PCIe x4 Mezzanine card slot
SATA Support SATA3
RAID Support via SATA
Storage Mode Support  
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24-pin (Power)
  • 1 x 4-pin Fan
  • 1 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 1 x Front Panel Connector
  • 1 x HDD Back Plane Board Header
  • 1 x JTAG Header
  • 1 x S/PDIF-In Header
  • 1 x S/PDIF-Out Header
  • 2 x SATA DOM Jumper
  • 8 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 1 x SATA SGPIO Header
  • 1 x Serial (COM) Header
  • 4 x System Fan header
  • 1 x TPM Header
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Header
External Connectivity
Network Interface Type Dual Wired Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000)
Network Chip/Modules
  • 1 x Intel® I210AT (Gigabit LAN)
  • 1 x Intel® I219LM (Gigabit LAN)
Rear I/O Connectors  
Other Motherboard Specifications
Water Cooled No
QPI Speed N/A
Board Dimensions  

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Gigabyte MW31-SP0 ATX Server Motherboard, Intel Xeon, 8x SATA 3, M.2 slot, SLI, Dual GbE LAN, 4x USB 3.0 is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent board, flaky UEFI This is a solid board in terms of its build quality, features and overall specification but what lets it down is its horribly flaky UEFI. For example: this board has two onboard ethernet ports. If you disable both ports in the UEFI, the board will not POST and you'll have to use the clear CMOS jumper. Disabling either of them individually, however, is fine. Ditto if Secure Boot is turned enabled. This is with the F02 version of the UEFI, which is the most recent. The board has good Linux support, at the time of writing, although Gigabyte don't support running Linux on this board. No proprietary kernel modules were needed on my system but, depending on your distro, proprietary firmware blobs may need to be installed extra. One thing to note, however: The UEFI doesn't detect that GRUB2 has been installed, and won't boot, unless an entry is made to the removable media path. So, all-in-all, it's a board that works fine when it's up and running but be aware that you may need to clear the CMOS a few times when initially configuring the board as you'll almost certainly make it fail POST by changing what should be an innocuous option or two.
Date published: 2016-02-21
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