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Supermicro C7X99-OCE Motherboard

SKU: C7X99-OCE

Supermicro is a known name within the server business, but it also has some consumer-class motherboards. One of them is the C7X99-OCE, an ATX motherboard for the LGA 2011-3 processors Haswell-E and Broadwell-E(?) SKUs. While these aren’t the new motherboard variants, it reminds me of the Gigabyte X99-UD4– a good X99 chipset motherboard with good layout options. There are some additional features, such as overclocking buttons and the debug LEDs, dual LANs and probably a few more. The Supermicro C7X99-OCE was around for a while (a year?) but I am curious to see how good the motherboard is. Intel X99 chipset is still around reinvigorated by the Broadwell-E lineup.

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Product SKUs
MBD-C7X99-OCE -O C7X99-OCE (Gift Box Pack)
Physical Stats
Form Factor ATX
Dimensions 12″ x 9.6″, (30.5cm x 24.4cm)
Processor
CPU
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4/ v3, E5-1600 v4/ v3 family or Intel® Core™ i7 series (up to 160W TDP **)
  • Single Socket R3 (LGA 2011)
Core / Cache Up to 22 Cores / Up to 55MB Cache
Note BIOS version 2.0 or above is required

Note
** Motherboard supports this maximum TDP. Please verify your system can thermally support

System Memory
Memory Capacity
  • 8x 288-pin DDR4 DIMM slots
  • Supports up to 128GB DDR4 Non-ECC Un-Buffered memory (UDIMM) in 8 DIMM slots
Memory Type
  • Frequency up to 3300MHz(OC) non-ECC DDR4 SDRAM 72-bit, 284-pin (UDIMM) gold-plated DIMMs
  • Support overclocking up to 3300MHz*
    * Please check the operation manual for supported components
DIMM Sizes 8GB, 4GB, 2GB, 1GB
Memory Voltage 1.2V
On-Board Devices
Chipset Intel X99 chipset
SATA
  • SATA3 (6Gbps) via Intel X99 controller
  • 10x SATA3 ports: 6x iSATA (RAID 0, 1, 5, 10) and 4x sSATA
Network Controllers
  • Intel® i210-AT Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet
  • Supports 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T, RJ45 output
Audio RealTek ALC1150 High Definition Audio
Input / Output
SATA 10x SATA3 (6Gbps) ports
LAN 2x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports
USB
  • 8x USB 3.0 ports (6 rear + 2 via header)
  • 4 of 8 USB 3.0 ports upgradable to 4x USB 3.1 (10Gbps) (2 rear + 2 via header) (This upgrade is BOM option for OEM only)
Audio 7.1 HD Jacks
Keyboard/Mouse 1x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse port
Serial Port / Header 1x header
TPM 1x TPM 1.2 20-pin Header
OS Compatibility Please reference the OS Compatibility Chart for details
Chassis ( Optimized for C7X99-OCE )
Important Chassis Notes To support motherboards based on Intel® Xeon® processor 5500/3500 series,Revision K or later chassis is recommended for most models. Please talk to your sales representative for details.
Expansion Slots
PCI-Express
  • 4x PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots (run at 16/16/NA/8 or 16/8/8/8)
  • 2x PCI-E 2.0 x1 (in x4) slots
    PCI-E slot #1 supports (x4) and slot #4 (x16) is disabled when Intel Core i7-5820K is installed
System BIOS
BIOS Type 128Mb SPI Flash EEPROM with AMI BIOS
BIOS Features
  • Plug and Play (PnP)
  • APM 1.2
  • DMI 2.3
  • PCI 2.3
  • ACPI 1.0 / 2.0 / 3.0 / 4.0
  • USB Keyboard support
  • Hardware BIOS Virus protection
  • SMBIOS 2.7.1
  • UEFI 2.3.1
  • RTC (Real Time Clock) Wakeup
Management
Software
Power Configurations
  • ACPI Power Management
  • Keyboard Wakeup from Soft-Off
  • CPU Fan auto-off in sleep mode
  • Power-on mode for AC power recovery
PC Health Monitoring
Voltage +12V, +3.3V, +5V, 1.05 (PCH), 1.2V (VDIMM), 3.3V standby, Chassis intrusion header, Monitors CPU voltages, VBAT
FAN
  • Total of 5 fan headers supporting up to 5 fans
  • 5 fans with tachometer status monitoring
  • Status monitor for speed control
  • Status monitor for on/off control
  • Low noise fan speed control
  • Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) fan connectors
Temperature
  • Monitoring for CPU and chassis environment
  • CPU thermal trip support
  • I2C temperature sensing logic
  • Thermal Monitor 2 (TM2) support
  • PECI
LED
  • CPU / System Overheat LED
  • Suspend static indicator LED
Other Features
  • Chassis intrusion detection
  • Chassis intrusion header
  • RoHS
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From Hardware BBQ:

To be fair, this is Supermicro’s first X99 chipset motherboard for the consumers outside the server space. The Supermicro C7X99-OCE has been around since last year. Its not flashy, which is a good point for a lot of people. It doesn’t have plastic overlays over the PCB and LEDs. Most of the issues can be solved with upcoming motherboards. For the most part, the layout is good with the exception of DIP push-button switches and debug LED placement. It does not bring anything new to the table. For the price, it should have more features- more USB 3.0 ports, 3.1 port Type A and C, M.2 for storage, dual BIOS, etc.

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