I have spent hundereds and hundereds of hours building a mid life crysis of a PC
Handbuilt custom case
Full water cooling loop
with an old EVGA SR-2 motherboard
Attempting to do a “2 gamers 1 cpu” + NAS + Docker / VM box all in one. It almost worked. But the stability / compatibility of that old SR-2 board just isn’t up to it.
After trying everything under the sun for months I’ve given up on that core system and hope to move to either a 3950x or the 3960x.
I’ve seen some positive experiences with the 3900x on the ASUS x570-e gaming boards regarding pci-e passthrough and good iommu groups.
But I think I would rather go with a 3960x threadripper to allow an upgrade path down the road should I need it.
That entire TRX40 platform is still super new, but I figured if anyone had experience attempting pcie passthrough on one of the new 3rd gen threadripper boards it would be someone here.