Opteron 252 - motherboard required

Posted on 2005-04-26
Last Modified: 2008-03-17
AMD appear to have only tested one motherboard board for the Opteron  252s.
This board is not suitable for our client as it has onboard graphics. He wants PNY Quadro AGP 1100 and we'd ratehr not supplya board with redundant graphics on it.

Can we assume any socket 940 board will support the 252s?
Seems odd no motherboard manufacturers are overtly confirming this and satisfying the market for top of the range dual Opteron workstation for video editing or am I missing something?

We need a board which has AGP 8x (or PCI Express) for the Quadro card, and  8+ GB RAM (preferably 16GB RAM) which will also support dual Opteron 252. "It should be ok because its socket 940" is not good enough because what if it isn't!
SHould we just tellthe client to wait until AMD test more boards?

We came close to a solution in but the review linked from that solution only went up to Opteron 250.

We'd also like the board to be available from a UK supplier if possible.
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