Summary: I needed a super board to build a power station for Premiere Pro CS6 use. I opted for that board since it is one of the rare board that supported dual xeon while having the options I was looking for. One thing to know off the bat, this is a server board, so it is a odd form factor, I had to change case due to that. It took a while to find a tower that could accept that board and the large size video cards. I use a Raidmax case.
Summary: I had this board with e5-2620 for fixing my pictures and rendering. It took some time to get it going. I still have some starting issues, sometimes it does not start, it has to be turned OFF and then ON again and it takes long time to start. In normal operation hardly any core goes above may be 10%, but when rendering something like 300 pictures at the same time you will see all the 24 cores working around 80% plus mark with amazing speed.
Summary: The guy with the paper weight send me an email and I will buy your motherboard firstname.lastname@example.org. Yes, there are problems with the very latest bios, but the bios is on a removable chip you can lever out with a small screw driver and you get bios chips on Ebay for about £10. There are some problems with the GTX 6xx, the don't work in slot 1 but they do work in slot 3.
Summary: Principales ventajas: - Excelente garantía por parte de Asus (reposición de placa base nueva en 24 horas). - Doble socket 2011 (en mi caso hasta 16 nucleos) - 8 sockets de memoria - 7 Pci-e 3.0 (4 a x16) - 14 puertos Sata (no todos son Sata3) Desventajas: - Los anclajes del Socket para el disipador son algo débiles y se pueden romper - Compatibilidad con nuevas gráficas (gtx 680) sin actualizar la Bios es complicado.