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ATX 12" x 10" SATA Xeon Tylersburg Workstation

Key Features
1. Intel® Xeon® processor 5600/5500
    series, with QPI up to 6.4 GT/s
2. Intel® 5500 (Tylersburg) Chipset
3. Up to 96GB DDR3 1333/ 1066/ 800MHz
    ECC Registered DIMM / 24GB
    Unbuffered DIMM
4. Dual Intel® 82574L Gigabit
    Ethernet Controller
5. 6x SATA2 (3 Gbps) Ports via
    ICH10R Controller
6. 1 (x16) PCI-E 2.0,
    1 (x4) PCI-E 2.0 (in x16 slot),
    1 (x4) PCI-E,
    2x PCI 33MHz slots
7. Realtek ALC883 7.1 HD Audio

Links & Resources
Tested Memory List
Tested HDD / SSD List
Motherboard Manual
Quick Reference Guide
Update Your BIOS
Download the Latest Drivers and Utilities
Download Driver CD

RoHS 6/6

Product SKUs
  • X8DAL-i (Standard Retail Pack)
  • X8DAL-i (Bulk Pack)
Physical Stats
Form Factor
  • ATX
  • 12" x 10" (30.5cm x 25.4cm)
  • Dual 1366-pin LGA Sockets
  • Supports up to two Intel® 64-bit Xeon® processor(s) of the same type below:
    • Intel® Xeon® Processor X5600/E5600/L5600 Series
      (Westmere) 40W - 95W

    • Intel® Xeon® Processor X5500/E5500/L5500 Series
      (Nehalem-EP) 38W - 95W

  • up to 6.4 GT/s
System Memory
Memory Capacity
  • 6x 240-pin DIMM slots
  • Supports up to 96 GB 1333 / 1066 / 800MHz DDR3 ECC Registered memory
  • Supports up to 24 GB 1333 / 1066 / 800MHz DDR3 ECC / Non ECC Unbuffered memory
  • Memory Mirroring supported
Memory Type
  • 1333 / 1066 / 800MHz ECC Registered / ECC or Non ECC Unbuffered DDR3 SDRAM 72-bit, 240-pin gold-plated DIMMs
DIMM Sizes
  • 1GB, 2GB, 4GB , 8GB , 16GB
Memory Voltage
  • 1.5 V / 1.35V
Error Detection
  • Corrects single-bit errors
  • Detects double-bit errors (using ECC memory)
  • Supports Intel® x4 and x8 Single Device Data Correction (SDDC)
On-Board Devices
  • Intel® 5500 (Tylersburg) chipset
  • ICH10R + IOH-24D
  • Intel ICH10R SATA 3.0Gbps Controller
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support (Windows)
  • RAID 0, 1, 10 support (Linux)
Network Controllers
  • 2x Intel® 82574L Gigabit Ethernet Controllers
  • Supports 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T, RJ45 output
  • Realtek ALC883 7.1 HD audio
Super I/O
  • Winbond 83827HF chip
Input / Output
Serial ATA
  • Six Serial ATA ports
  • Six SATA hard drives supported
  • 2x RJ45 LAN ports
  • 4x USB rear ports
  • 2x USB internal headers (4 ports)
  • Total 8 USB 2.0 Compliant
  • Realtek ALC883 7.1 HD audio
Keyboard / Mouse
  • PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports
Serial Port / Header
  • 1 Fast UART 16550 serial port
  • 1 Fast UART 16550 serial header (Option)
Chassis ( Optimized for X8DAL-i )
2U Chassis
3U Chassis
Tower / 4U Rackmount
Important Chassis Notes
  • To support the new generation Intel® Xeon® processor-based motherboards, a Revision K chassis is recommended for most models. Please talk to your sales representative or follow the link for details.
Expansion Slots
  • 1 (x16) PCI-E 2.0
  • 1 (x4) PCI-E 2.0 (in x16 slot)
  • 1 (x4) PCI-E
  • 2x 33MHz PCI slots
System BIOS
  • 32Mb SPI Flash EEPROM with AMI® BIOS
BIOS Features
  • Plug and Play (PnP)
  • PCI 2.2
  • ACPI up to 3.0
  • USB Keyboard support
Power Configurations
  • ACPI / ACPM Power Management
PC Health Monitoring
  • Monitors for CPU Cores, +1.8V, +3.3V, +5V, +12V, +3.3V Standby, +5V Standby, VBAT, Memory, Chipset Voltages.
  • 4-Phase-switching voltage regulator
  • Total of six fan headers supporting up to 6 fans
  • Six 4-pin fan headers
  • 6x fans with tachometer status monitoring
  • Support 3-pin fans (w/o speed control)
  • Low noise fan speed control (4-pin fan only)
  • Monitoring for CPU and chassis environment
  • Thermal Control for 8x fan connectors
  • PECI
Other Features
  • Chassis intrusion detection
  • Chassis intrusion header
Operating Environment / Compliance

RoHS 6/6
Environmental Spec.
  • Operating Temperature: 10° to 35° C (50° to 95°F)
  • Non-operating Temperature: -40° to 70° C (-40° to 158° F)
  • Operating Relative Humidity: 8% to 90% (non-condensing)
  • Non-operating Relative Humidity: 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
Parts List (Retail Pack)
  Part Number Qty Description
X8DAL-i MBD-X8DAL-i -O 1 X8DAL-i Motherboard
I/O Cable 1 CBL-0044L 6 57.5CM SATA FLAT S-S PBF
I/O Shield MCP-260-74301-0N 1 IO SHIELD W/ 4XUSB & 2X3 AUDIO (WORKSTATION)
Manual MNL-1088-QRG Quick Reference MNL-1088-QRG 1 X8DAL-3/X8DAL-I QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

Note:  Items in a Standard Retail Package may differ from items in a Standard Bulk Package.
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