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  Products   Motherboards   Xeon Boards   [ X8QBE-LF ]

• 5 w/ PCI-E 2.0 4-Way Xeon 7500 ServerBoard

Key Features
1. Intel® Xeon® processor 7500
    series (8-Core) or new gen. Intel®
    Xeon® processors E7-4800 family
    (10-Core), with QPI up to 6.4 GT/s
2. Intel® 7500 (Boxboro-EX) Chipset
3. Up to 1TB DDR3 1333*/1066/800
    MHz ECC Registered DIMM
4. Intel® 82576 Dual-Port Gigabit
    Ethernet Controller
5. 6x SATA2 (3 Gbps) Ports via
    ICH10R Controller
6. 2 (x16) PCI-E 2.0, or
    2 (x4) PCI-E 2.0 & 1 (x8) PCI-E 2.0 or
    3 (x8) PCI-E 2.0 & 2 (x4) PCI-E
7. Integrated Matrox G200eW Graphics
8. Integrated IPMI 2.0 with Dedicated LAN

Links & Resources
Tested Memory List
Motherboard Manual
Update Your BIOS
IPMI Firmware
Download the Latest Drivers and Utilities
Download Driver CD
Product SKUs
  • X8QBE-LF (Standard Retail Pack)
  • X8QBE-LF (Bulk Pack)
Physical Stats
Form Factor
  • Proprietary
  • 16.4" x 16.79" (41.66cm x 42.65cm)
  • Quad 1567-pin LGA Sockets
  • Supports up to four Intel® Xeon® 64-bit processor(s) of the same type below:
  • Intel® Xeon® processors 7500 series (8-core, codename Nehalem-EX) and new generation Intel® Xeon® processors E7-4800 family (10-core, codename Westmere-EX)
  • up to 6.4 GT/s
System Memory
Memory Capacity
  • 32x 240-pin DIMM slots
  • Supports up to 1024 GB 1066 / 978 / 800MHz DDR3 ECC Registered memory
  • Memory Mirroring supported
Memory Type
  • 1333* / 1066 / 978 / 800MHz ECC Registered DDR3 SDRAM 72-bit, 240-pin gold-plated DIMMs
DIMM Sizes
  • 1GB, 2GB, 4GB , 8GB , 32GB**
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® 7500 (Boxboro-EX) chipset
  • ICH10R
  • Intel ICH10R SATA 3.0Gbps Controller
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support (Windows)
  • RAID 0, 1, 10 support (Linux)
  • Support for Intelligent Platform Management Interface v.2.0
  • IPMI 2.0 with virtual media over LAN and KVM-over-LAN support
  • Winbond® WPCM450 BMC
Network Controllers
  • Intel® 82576 Dual-Port Gigabit Ethernet Controllers
  • Supports 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T, RJ45 output
  • 1x Realtek RTL8201N PHY (dedicated IPMI)
  • Matrox G200eW 16 MB DDR2
Super I/O
  • Winbond 83527HB chip
Input / Output
Serial ATA
  • Six Serial ATA ports
  • Six SATA hard drives supported
  • 3x RJ45 LAN ports
  • 2x USB rear ports
  • 2x USB internal headers (3 ports)
  • Total 5 USB 2.0 Compliant
  • 1x VGA Port
Serial Port / Header
  • 1 Fast UART 16550 serial port
  • 1 Fast UART 16550 serial header
Chassis ( Optimized for X8QBE-LF )
2U 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
  • 2 (x16) PCI-E 2.0, or
  • 2 (x4) PCI-E 2.0 & 1 (x8) PCI-E 2.0 or
  • 3 (x8) PCI-E 2.0 & 2 (x4) PCI-E
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
  • IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) v1.5 / 2.0 with KVM support
  • SuperDoctor® III
Power Configurations
  • ACPI / ACPM Power Management
PC Health Monitoring
  • Monitors for CPU Cores, +1.2V, 1.5V, +3.3V, +12V, (+3V, 1.0V, 1.2V, 1.8V, 1.1V) Standby, VBAT, Memory, Chipset Voltages.
  • 4-Phase-switching voltage regulator with auto-sense from 0.6V-1.35V
  • Total of 10 fan headers supporting up to 10 fans
  • Ten 4-pin fan headers
  • 10x fans with tachometer status monitoring
  • Support 4-pin fans (w/o speed control)
  • Low noise fan speed control
  • Monitoring for CPU and chassis environment
  • Thermal Control for 8x fan connectors
  • PECI
Other Features
  • Chassis intrusion detection
  • Chassis intrusion header
Operating Environment
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
  Part Number Qty Description
X8QBE-LF MBD-X8QBE-LF -O 1 X8QBE-LF Motherboard
I/O shield MCP-260-00036-0N 1 Standard Size I/O shield for X8QB6-F and X8QBE-F
Optional Parts List
  Part Number Qty Description
Cable CBL-0420L - 27" BBU extension to Broadcom iBBU07

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

* Run at speed - 1066MHz
** Please check Tested Memory List for compatibility; 32GB or 1.35V memory requires rev 2.0 or above boards with Millbrook II
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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