Giga Computing: New entry-level servers with AMD Ryzen 7000

Giga Computing brings new servers: Desktop CPUs should lower the purchase price and still offer competitive performance.

The Gigabyte subsidiary Giga Computing wants to stir up the market with particularly cheap servers. This is made possible by not using high-priced server CPUs, instead the company relies on conventional AMD CPUs for end users of the new Ryzen 7000 series. These are manufactured with a structure width of 5 nm and have up to 16 cores. Overall, the new rack server lineup from Giga Computing includes four 1U models.

Due to its low depth of 520 mm, the manufacturer sees the E133-C10 primarily as a server for use in edge computing. CPUs are supported up to a TDP of 105 watts. There is one FHFL (PCIe 5.0 x16) and one FHHL (PCIe 5.0 x16) expansion slot each. The computer can accommodate up to two 2.5″ SATA data carriers and an M.2 SSD (PCIe 4.0 x4). The E133-C10 is connected to the network via two 1 Gbit Ethernet ports and an MLAN Port Power is supplied by a redundant 550 watt power supply with 80 Plus Platinum certification.

The R133-C10 has mostly the same equipment as the E133-C10, but has a housing with a depth of 710 mm. The only notable difference in equipment is the type and number of hard drives that can be installed. Up to four SATA data carriers in 3.5″ or 2.5″ format and one M.2 SSD (PCIe 4.0 x4) are possible here.

Support for CPUs with up to 170 watts TDP

On the other hand, processors with a TDP of up to 170 watts are supported by the R133-C11 server. An FHFL (PCIe 4.0 x4) and an FHHL slot (PCIe 4.0 x4) are available for expansion cards. The model also accommodates up to four 3.5″ or 2.5″ SATA hard drives. In addition, it is possible to mount up to four additional 2.5″ SATA data storage devices with a height of 9.5 mm and an M.2 SSD (PCIe 4.0 x4). The configuration is rounded off by two 10 Gbit and two 1 Gbit ports and one MLAN port.

The equipment of the R133-C13 is very similar. The differences lie in reduced network connectivity (two 1 Gbit and one 1 MLAN ports) as well as less extensive storage options for storage devices – four 3.5″ or 2.5″ SATA HDDs and one M.2 Slot (PCIe 4.0 x4). With the R133-C11 and R133-C13, the manufacturer installs a redundant and 80 Plus Platinum certified 800 watt power supply.

All servers mentioned support DDR5-5200 UDIMMs with and without ECC error correction. There is also a baseboard management controller (BMC) on the server motherboard for efficient remote management. Giga Computing advertises that the new rack servers are future-proof, which is to be guaranteed by the current socket AM5. AMD itself states that it will support the socket until at least 2025. An upgrade to the successor models of the Ryzen 7000 series should therefore be possible, provided the corresponding BIOS updates are made.

Giga Computing does not provide sales prices in the press release. Even when asked, iX did not receive any information on availability and prices.


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