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AMD Ryzen Threadripper

Unread post by scole of TSBT » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:29 am

I'm waiting for the release of the 1920X and 1950X Threadrippers. Curious what the cost of 1950X, X399 mobo, 64GB 3200Ghz DDR4 RAM will be. And what the heck will be available to keep that bad boy cool? It's a huge chip. Nothing out there currently will work, I don't think.


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Re: AMD Ryzen Threadripper

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Re: AMD Ryzen Threadripper

Unread post by Dirk Broer » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:50 am

The 1950X will be introduced at $999, and don't forget that Threadripper uses quad-channel RAM, so it is four of those DDR4 sticks at a time....
Noctua already has Threadripper models for their coolers with a BIG foot. I guess the mobo's will come in the $300-$400 range.
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Re: AMD Ryzen Threadripper

Unread post by Megacruncher » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:51 pm

:( Right, I've just ordered a 1920X Threadripper bundle from Scan.co.uk
It cost £1525 including an ASus Prime X399A Mobo, 32GB of decent RAM, a Noctua cooler & yet another copy of Windows 10.
It's official role will be as a gaming PC for my 14 yo son but obviously when he's out it will be doing full on Boincing. Also he'll not need many of those cores even when he is gaming.
Unless it turns out to be a total duffer I shall probably order at least one 1950X for the basement: The farm is looking a little antiquated,
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Re: AMD Ryzen Threadripper

Unread post by scole of TSBT » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:54 am

Sounds awesome. I've only setup a Ryzen 1600X so far but I imagine keeping it cool is the key to getting it to clock at peak speeds.

BTW, one of my software developers uses the 1600X system. It's pushed pretty hard at times running many active service/server processes/threads and he's very happy with the performance.
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Re: AMD Ryzen Threadripper

Unread post by Dirk Broer » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:54 am

Megacruncher wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:51 pm
:( Right, I've just ordered a 1920X Threadripper bundle from Scan.co.uk
It cost £1525 including an ASus Prime X399A Mobo, 32GB of decent RAM, a Noctua cooler & yet another copy of Windows 10.
To cut down on costs:
  • Buy the Asrock X399 Taichi as mobo, it is ATX sized instead of EATX.
  • Set it up with Linux, it's free!
With all the money saved, buy more RAM! You want at least 3GB per thread -better 4GB, that's 128GB of RAM for a 1950X...
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Re: AMD Ryzen Threadripper

Unread post by Megacruncher » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:32 am

Never been comfortable with Linux.
It's grand until I try to get CUDA to work.
Still... might be time to learn.
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Re: AMD Ryzen Threadripper

Unread post by Dirk Broer » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:23 am

The platform of choice for 'heavy' AMD crunchers at this moment is the Ryzen Threadripper on Socket TR4.
What is the offering? What mobo's offers the best value for money? What to look out for?
We start with Asrock, in the next posts in this thread we will see ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI. No TR4 board yet from Biostar, AFAIK.
Asrock has two boards to offer, one aimed at gamers and a less RGB-based board, the X399 Taichi that gets my recommendation.

TR4 Mobo's: Asrock
Board/feature
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Power Phases
11
11
RAM
128GB, up to 3600+MHz
128GB, up to 3600+MHz
ECC support
Yes
Yes
Audio
ALC1220
ALC1220
LAN
1x 10 Gigabit Aquantia AQC107
2x 1 Gigabit Intel I211AT
2x 1 Gigabit Intel I211AT
WiFi
802.11a/b/g/n/ac Dual-Band
802.11a/b/g/n/ac Dual-Band
Bluetooth
4.2
4.2
PCIe
4x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots
1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1
4x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots
1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1
SATA
8x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s
8x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s
M2
3x
3x
U2
1x
1x
USB
2 USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gb/s (1 Type-A + 1 Type-C),
12 USB 3.1 Gen1 (4 Front, 8 Rear),
4x USB 2.0
2 USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gb/s (1 Type-A + 1 Type-C),
12 USB 3.1 Gen1 (4 Front, 8 Rear),
4x USB 2.0
Format
ATX
ATX
Fan Headers
5x 4-pin
5x 4-pin
Newegg
Mwave.com.au
CCL Computer UK
Both support NVMe SSD as boot disks.
N.B. for both: If the U2 Connector is plugged in, the M2_1 connector will be disabled!
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