GIGABYTE Technology

GIGABYTE Announces Workstation / Entry-level Server Motherboard for Intel® Xeon® E-2300

The Xeon E-2300 platform has a sub 100W TDP and is value-based as it targets the entry server and workstation markets that require reliable and secure business operations.


Designed for a single socket solution as an entry server / workstation motherboard, the MX33-BS0 supports fast PCIe Gen 4 throughput with Intel Xeon E-2300 CPUs. In addition, the C250 series chipset also supports Pentium processors, but with PCIe Gen 3.0 only. The below chart points out key distinctions in the platform. 

Processor Intel Xeon E-2300 Intel Pentium
Cores Up to 8 2
Supported Memory DDR4 3200 DDR4 2666
PCIe Lanes 20 x PCIe 4.0 16 x PCIe 3.0
DMI DMI 3.0 x8 DMI 3.0 x4
Intel SGX Yes No

Given the microATX form factor, the MX33-BS0 still has all the features one would expect on an entry-level platform. The motherboard can support up to 95W processors and has 4 DIMM slots to support 2 DPC for dual-channel memory, and one PCIe Gen4 x 16 slot for accelerators from the 20 lanes of PCIe 4 from the CPU. As well there is a x8 slot that uses PCIe Gen4 x4 for add-on cards. For storage, there are 6 x SATA III ports and 1 x M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4) slot. To support management, the ASPEED AST2500 can be used to implement GIGABYTE Management Console and allow remote controlling. On the I/O panel are 2 x 1GbE ports, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2, 4 x USB 2.0, VGA, COM port, and a MLAN port. 

Remote and Multiple Server Management

As part of GIGABYTE’s value proposition, GIGABYTE server products are pre-loaded with GIGABYTE Management Console for server management via a web browser-based platform. Additionally, GIGABYTE Server Management (GSM) software is free to download and can be used to monitor and manage clusters of servers. GIGABYTE Management Console and GSM offer great value while reducing license and customer maintenance costs.