New product is compatable with older processors
Published: 28 October 2014 - Marianne Evans
Distributor Rutronik presents Fujitsu’s new ATX form factor mainboard D3348-B. Based on an Intel C610 chipset, it is compatible with all Intel processors with LGA2011 R3 sockets. The mainboard is designed for 24/7 continuous operation in applications requiring high CPU performance, such as image and 3D data processing.
By default, the D3348-B features Intel processors from the Xeon E5-2xx [V3], Xeon E5-16xx[V3], or Core i7 58xx/59xx series. In addition to the mainboard’s 128GB memory (quadchannel DDR4 2133 SDRAM), some of the available processors also offer RDIMM with ECC support. Despite its significantly enhanced computing power, the Fujitsu D3348-B has a power consumption of 160W TDP, which is only about 10W higher than that of its predecessor. Furthermore, it offers enhanced design options for integrating additional components. It features four PCIe x16 and three PCIex8 slots, as well as four USB 3.0, nine USB 2.0, and ten SATA(600) ports. The basic layout is largely modelled on the previous generation, allowing customers to design the D3348-B into existing systems with a manageable effort.
The Fujitsu D3348-B is fully compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 8, the BIOS is AMI Aptio 4.x (UEFI) by American Megatrends. Fujitsu modified the firmware and added exclusive functionalities, like Logo Boot, as well as convenient and security-related features such as Recovery BIOS, BIOS and CPU Microcode Update, Quick Boot, Quiet Boot, Plug & Play, DRAM and PCIe autoconfiguration, and S.M.A.R.T. support. With a product lifecycle of four years, the mainboard’s wide range of possible applications includes fields such as medical engineering as well as CAD development workstations in industrial designs.