i’m cant decide when i should replace my CPU/Mainboard for my VFIO gaming pc. It also needs to do a junk of handbrake work every now and then.
my current system cpu:
my current (and probably will not change in the next years) monitors:
two 1440p 144hz monitors
The GPUs basically can be excluded from this discussion, because
i will replace my current ones (host: 480, guest: r9 290x). Probably will replace with Navi if there are no issues with VFIO.
The cpu has to be able to manage two m.2 x4 ssds, a guest GPU and a host GPU.
I kinda want a 16 core part because of handbrake and vfio “cpu splitting”.
So my question is:
Threadripper 2950x now, Ryzen 3950x end of the year, or wait for Threadripper Zen2? All assuming Ryzen 3950x will be fine with IOMMU etc as well as Threadripper Zen2. If i’m not mistaken current Threadripper depending on the mainboard should be fine for VFIO, IOMMU wise?
I’m thinking not Ryzen 3950x because of PCI-lanes. But i do not know if they will be a problem. That’s probably what i’m here for asking
And if not Ryzen then probably Threadripper now, because there is nothing on the horiZEN (i am so sorry ) for Threadripper Zen2, as far as i know. Or maybe just keep my current one because there wont be a performance boost?
What do you guys think?
Thank you for your help!