Servers won't, but he's talking about desktop boards unless I'm mistaken.
Certain 2 Processors have an overclocking feature. The asus z10pe-d8 ws and z10pe-d16 ws being amoung those boards. Supermicro has what is calls a hyper-speed setting which is indirect control OCing.
I don't consider those server boards, and further, they don't accept non-Xeon CPUs unless I'm mistaken.
Supermicro is a blacklisted vendor at many institutions for good reason.
Can you enlighten all of us on what you are really saying about Supermicro? What is that "good reason", or is that something you can't talk about in public?
My own experience with Supermicro specs goes like this:
- If you follow Supermicro's published list of supported CPUs, you can have confidence they will work (if the CPU isn't "broken" in some way). Stray from that list and you are on your own; no guarantees.
- If you follow Supermicro's published list of supported RAM, you can have confidence they will work (if the RAM isn't "broken" in some way). If you stray "slightly" from their list, like same RAM chip manufacturer & "format but different brand of RAM "stick" vendor, then your RAM will probably still work. If you go "way off the mark", then you are on your own; no guarantees.
- The "supported" operating systems list for any given board will work. Pick something not on that list and you are on your own; no guarantees.
I agree with other poster's comments on Supermicro server boards; they do not appear to overclock (at least the boards I have seen). I have not used any of their "desktop" boards.
I think people buy "server class" boards for stability, longevity of support from Supermicro (board models tend to be around longer than "desktop" boards), and ECC support (when that is needed).
If you overclock or like to experiment with different combinations of hardware and possibly software, then Supermicro "server class" boards really aren't for you.
I used to do networking & network security for a living. Now I just do it for fun, but I still take it seriously.