The EVGA Classified SR-X is compatible with Intel processors with the LGA 2011/Socket R socket.
It has 96 GB DDR3 maximum RAM and conforms to the HTPX form factor standard.
|CPU Socket||LGA 2011/Socket R||Graphics Card Interface||PCIe v3.0|
|CPU Compatible Make||Intel||SLI Support||1 graphics cards|
|CPU Chipset||C606||Crossfire Support||1 graphics cards|
|Form Factor||HTPX||Onboard GPU||no|
|Max RAM||96 GB DDR3||PCI Slots||-|
|RAM Slots||12 x DDR3||SATA 1.0||0|
|Memory Channels||4||SATA 2.0||4|
|Compatible RAM Speeds||SATA 3.0||0|
|USB 2.0 Internal Slots||6||RAID Support||yes|
|USB 2.0 Rear||4||Internal I/O|
|USB 3.0 Internal||2||Back Panel I/O|
|USB 3.0 Rear||4|
The EVGA Classified SR-X uses the Intel LGA 2011/Socket R CPU socket. Any compatible Intel CPU will have the same socket entry. It uses the DDR3 memory type, with maximum speeds of up to 1600 MHz, and 12 DDR3 slots allowing for a maximum total of 96 GB RAM. There is enough room for memory expansion to last any build with this motherboard an extremely long time.
The HTPX EVGA Classified SR-X uses a less common standard than the traditional ATX you most often see. As such, you should be wary of its compatibility with other cases, as well as the compatibility of PSUs with the case you choose.
The EVGA Classified SR-X has 2 SATA 3.0 hard drive slots. These allow for theoretical data transfer speeds of up to 6GB/s, as opposed to the 3GB/s of SATA 2.0. Generally speaking, only high performance hard drives, specifically solid-state drives, will be able to take advantage of the bandwidth potential of SATA 3.0 ports, though it is backwards compatible, so you do not have to take advantage. This motherboard also has 4 SATA 2.0 slots, so numerous SATA hard drives can be connected if desired.
The EVGA Classified SR-X does not support onboard graphics. Any system build that uses this motherboard therefore requires a separate graphics card, or a processor that has a GPU on the same die, such as AMD APU processors. There are 0 PCIe x16 slots on this motherboard. The EVGA Classified SR-X does not support multiple graphics cards via Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire.
The EVGA Classified SR-X has 10 USB 2.0 slots and 6 USB 3.0 slots. USB 3.0 slots are theoretically capable of data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbit/s, which is over 10 times faster than the USB 2.0 top speed of 480 Mbit/s. Although USB 2.0 slots alone currently serve as well as ever, an upgrade would better future-proof your system as more USB 3.0 compatible peripherals emerge. USB 3.0 is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0, which means you do not even have to use the newer slot functionality if you do not wish to.