Supermicro produces products for servers, and the X9DRL-EF is a dual socket LGA2011 motherboard for Xeon E5-2600 series processors with a TDP of up to 130 W, based on the Intel C602J chipset. One of the highlights of this motherboard is the use of the standard ATX form factor (12 x 10 inches or 304.8 x 254 mm), instead of using a server-specific form factor such as EE-ATX, E-ATX, or proprietary. Let’s see what this motherboard has to offer.
The company also offers another model based on the same printed circuit board, the X9DRL-7F. Both are identical, except that the X9DRL-7F has an LSISAS2208 hardware-based RAID chip, providing eight SAS-600 ports controlled by this chip.
You can see the Supermicro X9DRL-EF motherboard in Figure 1.