Re: Firmware Update for Broadwell CPU Support
RE: ECC RAM
I won't bother with ECC RAM then, thanks! I've never used a desktop board with a Xeon before and wasn't aware it was different from workstation boards on the RAM front.
I have both v3 and v4 XEONs and will report back. I suspect the V4 may work for the following reasons:
1) There are many firmware updates for multiple EVGA X99 boards clearly stating Broadwell support added. To be clear - EVGA has clearly commented Broadwell support in the BIOS updates/comments fields
2) I understand it is not certified and it isn't listed in the HQL/specs however nearly all 2011-3 boards were released prior to Broadwell and listed Haswell/Xeon V3 in HQL. Broadwell/Xeon v4 came out a year after this board and that brings us back to #1 respectively
3) If it works I think I'm clearly outside of support as the messaging seems to be "support added in BIOS updates but not certified" however there are EVGA posts and user posts confirming Broadwell/Xeon v4 working after bios updates on X99 boards (both Micro2 and Classified)
From the EVGA forums:
"I have received word that our engineers have tested the Intel e5 2667 V4 in the X99 Micro 2 and experienced no issues with compatibility."
"I am successfully running 3 different Xeon e5 v4 processors on 3 EVGA X99 Classified boards.
E5-2650 v4. 12 cores, 24 threads, and 30MB L3 cache.
E5-2690 v4, 14 cores, 28 threads, and 35MB L3 cache.
E5-2683 v4, 16 cores, 32 threads, and 40MB cache.
I also build a similar system for a friend of mine using the Xeon e5-2699 v4, 22 cores, 44 threads, and 50MB L3 cache."
Thanks for all the responses -