ASRock are quick when it comes to manufacturing motherboards.
Chinese Xfastest has put out pictures of ASRock X79 Extreme 7, a new motherboard with the Intel X79 chip set for the next and upcoming Sandy Bridge-E series. Although the exact specifications have not yet been revealed, it is possible to see several interesting details on the matte black PCB.
This new processor socket LGA 2011 is surrounded by six DDR3 memory slots.
Current control around the base is cooled by several unusually high flanges that are connected by heating pipes. Above the X79 you can also see a small fan, suggesting that Intel's new chip set is a hot little bugger.
More details are five PCI Express x16, full ten Serial ATA whereas probably four SATA 6.0 Gbps, eSATA, USB 3.0 and THX-certified audio circuit with both analog and digital outputs.
It's rumored to be released around the middle of November.
didn't think there would be a problem. I only asked because I saw xeon on the list of processors being released.
What I want is a twin xeon mini itx board. Impossible but would be amazing if it existed.
Twin atoms might be achievable
It's not going to happen. It's just too mechanically and technically difficult to achieve a dual-cpu setup on a mini itx board. You may not see it, but all the circuits would need major re-routing etc and I don't think they have the technology to minimize space enough to make it possible.