Most enthusiasts use processor and memory overclocking to increase the performance and longevity of their desktop systems but support for higher than stock frequencies has been largely missing from dual socket boards. Granted, EVGA’s SR-series and some ASUS products have made an effort to bring dual socket motherboards to the enthusiast community but overclocking was never fully supported. Now the overclocking flag is being raised by the most unlikely of companies: SuperMicro.
Known for their workstation, server and storage solutions, SuperMicro’s roots are firmply planted in the professional space. However, their new X9DAX-iF board supports increased memory speeds, latency controls and even a modifiable BCLK value. All of these items are normally associated with the desktop enthusiast niche.
Since the Socket 2011 Xeon processors supported by the X9DAX-iF aren’t unlocked (which will limit CPU clock modifications to minor BCLK adjustments), high CPU overclocks aren’t expected. Memory overclocking on the other hand has been given much more flexibility.