Could it be possible to put an upcoming Raven Ridge APU and a Ryzen R5/R7/Naples together into an AM4 Dual Socket Server Motherboard? The APU will provide an iGPU, and a R5/R7/Naples will provide extra cores.
$249 R5 1600x (6c/12th) + $100-200 Raven Ridge APU (4c/8th + iGPU) ~= $349-449 (10c/20th + iGPU)
+ $350-500 motherboard ~= $700-949
$500 R7 1800x (8c/16th) + $150-300 motherboard + $100 RX460 ~= $750-900 (8c/16th + ~comparable to the iGPU)
$350 7700k (4c/8th + iGPU) + $50-400 motherboard ~= $400-750 (4c/8th + iGPU)
Rumor that the Raven Ridge iGPU could approach the performance of a RX 460? https://www.overclock3d.net/news/cpu_mainboard/amd_s_upcoming_raven_ridge_apus_will_feature_4_ryzen_cpu_cores/1
Some of my questions are:
Could the server motherboard provide better IOMMU support? ex. Groupings
Could you overclock the CPUs on the server motherboard?
Could the APU and R5/R7 talk to each other like Naples?
Would you have access to the extra DIMM Slots, PCIe Lanes, or NVMe like Naples?
Raven Ridge APU (AM4) http://www.amd.com/en/technologies/zen-core
The new AMD AM4 Platform puts effortless compatibility front and center. Our new 1331-pin processor socket works with the 7th Gen AMD APU, AMD Ryzen CPU, and the upcoming “Raven Ridge” APU.
AM4 Motherboard (Naples will use the AM4 Socket) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zen_(microarchitecture)
Any thoughts on this?