ASRock Industrial W680 DDR4 motherboard

In a discussion on Reddit I was made aware of an ASRock Rack Industrial W680 motherboard, namely the IMB-X1712. Judging by the connectors (serial ports, PCI slots), it seems like it targets embedded uses, not servers. Still, it has ECC. It also doesn’t IPMI/BMC, ASMedia or otherwise, and instead relies on Intel AMT. @wendell still interesting to you?

Specs shortlist:

  • Intel® 12th Gen (Alder Lake-S) Core™ Processors with W680 chipset
  • 4 x 288-pin ECC/non-ECC Long-DIMM DDR4 3200 MHz , up to 128GB (32GB per DIMM)
  • 1 x PCIe x16 (Gen4), 1 x PCIe x8, 2 x PCIe x4 (Gen4), 1 x PCIe x4 (Gen3), 2 x PCI
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type C, 5 x USB 3.2 Gen2, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1, 4 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x M.2 Key B, 1 x M.2 Key E, 1 x M.2 Key M, 6 x COM, 8 x SATA3
  • 3 x Intel 2.5 Gigabit LAN
  • Supports Triple display, 1 x HDMI 2.0b, 1 x DP 1.4a, 1 x VGA
  • TPM 2.0 onboard IC
  • Supports Intel® vPro, AMT, VMD RAID 0/1/5/10
  • ATX PWR (8+24 Pin)

https://www.asrockind.com/en-gb/IMB-X1712

On a personal note, would be perfect for some stuff we do at work, but I’d need a CAN card.

@ChrisA weren’t you looking for a pci board or was that someone else

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Wonder if it can handle gear 1 3200 with 4x32GB dimms or if it’s locked to gear 2

Thinking on it more, just the triple built-in 2.5 GbE make it a great board for a router.

Those serial ports aren’t completely stupid either - some wired home automation stuff uses RS485, and one of them can do that.

PCI slots are probably for specialist stuff, but you can still buy new cards with CAN for them. And CAN is sometimes used in automation as a better alternative to RS485

CAN bus PCI card?

Exists, available new, something like 200 euro. Seen today, wanted to check PCIe for work but misclicked.

bruh
A frickin’ Arduino can do CAN bus, eh… industrial shit or whatever… I guess.

Thats pretty nice. Only thing missing is IPMI.

Cheers Gig, yes I might have been a while back, cheers :+1:

I need CAN under Linux, not on a freaking Arduino. Supported by SocketCAN at that. And something that’s more reliable than a Pi. So, it’s a CAN card in a server, or a separate ARM box. CAN card is still cheaper.

Arduinos can plug into a PC over USB etc. You can use them as a keyboard controller etc. too.

We’re getting sidetracked, but for a low volume project getting the code working, finding enclosures, etc, etc, employee time isn’t free, you know? From the perspective of a company (which is how I’m looking at it), it’s cheaper to just buy the 200 euro board which is known to work.

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Talking shit with people, googling random stuff, found a different board: IMB-X1314, seems like the smaller, mATX, brother. Specs shortlist is the same, it only seems to miss the PCI slots.

-Intel® 12th Gen Alder Lake-S Core™ Processors with W680 chipset

  • 4 x 288-pin ECC/non-ECC Long-DIMM DDR4 3200 MHz, up to 128GB (32GB per DIMM)
  • 1 x PCIex16 (Gen4), 1 x PCIex8 (Gen4), 2 x PCIex4 (Gen4), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type C, 5 x USB 3.2 Gen2, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1, 4 x USB 2.0, 1 x M.2 Key E, 2 x M.2 Key M, 1 x M.2 Key B, 6 x COM, 8 x SATA3
  • 3 x Intel 2.5 Gigabit LAN
  • Support Quad display, 1 x HDMI2.0b, 1 x DP 1.4a, 1 x VGA, 1 x LVDS
  • TPM2.0 on board IC
  • Supports Intel® vPro, AMT, VMD RAID 0/1/5/10
  • ATX PWR (24+8 Pin)