What does Motherboard Cache/core limit actually mean?

jjdynomite

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I am looking at the Supermicro X10DAL-i with dual E5-2683 v3 CPU's. The motherboard has a listed core/cache limit of 22 cores/ 55mb of cache. The dual CPU's will have a total of 24 physical cores and 70Mbs of cache. With this motherboard will only 22 cores work and only the first 55 mbs of cache will work? 55mbs of cache isn't that much for 2 Xeon CPU's so I am kind of confused. What does this mean? Will it limit the CPU's if so, what is a motherboard that will not?
 

Scott Laird

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The biggest LGA2011-3 CPU has 22 cores and 55 GB of cache. So there's a decent chance that they're quoting the per-CPU limit. Which would be weirdly redundant, but I've certainly seen weirder things.
 

gbeirn

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That just means per CPU limit.

Edit: And it's more of just a selling point. HEY LOOK! UP TO 22 CORES and 55MB CACHE!

If there were higher core count CPUs I'm sure they would work just fine.
 
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