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Im super interested in what these 2 streams of threadripper will be.

I appear to be always waiting for the next exciting thing this year :stuck_out_tongue:

There were no graphs in the video!

Huh? ???

Was the Windows testing done through VFIO with a Linux guest?

If so was the experience smoother than the previous Epyc platform and might we hope for the same on Threadripper 3?

I just mean that none of the little comparisons that you posted were really meaningful in any way.
Are you not allowed to show CPU performance numbers and this is why you are intentionally obscuring the results?
Because something like y-cruncher or Geekbench would be more telling as to how much power this chip has at the paltry clockspeeds its running at.
The only benchmark you show is CPU-Z which is scoring somewhere in the 13k range… and my 3900x is scoring 8k with half the cores…
So the questions remain; is it going to have the same Numa issues as the 2990wx or will it perform more like a AM4 chip?

There were graphs for sotr, monster Hunter world, premiere render/playback from pugets benchmark and some others. I can add geekbench here i think I did forget that one

Yes but those are game benchmarks… without a matched GPU it really doesn’t show off the CPU muscle. Especially considering that the games chosen definitely will not load 48 threads let alone 24 threads.
Things like Y-Cruncher, Cinebench, Geekbench are more relevant. And when it comes to games that load CPU’s; Cities Skylines and Planetary annihilation and a few other RTS games can help give you a better idea of how much CPU you are dealing with :slight_smile:

Ltt has a 64 core Rome video coming soon

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When did they mention this?

one of the wan shows

Ah alright, I never watch that. its just too long and slow for me.

This is the perfect system to see if you can take advantage of SVT-AV1 to real time encode 4K 60p AV1. 1 Magewell card, Linux and SVT-AV1 later, and you could see if that is even possible in real-time yet…

EPYC 7nm was first to encode HEVC 8K at 60p with a proprietary encoder, so SVT-AV1 should be the next benchmark you should try.

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It took 128 threads though… that definitely won’t happen with 24 cores.

I have a question about the motherboard MZ32-AR0

There are 2 integrated m.2 nvme slots,

there are 4 integrated nvme slimline 4i ports , and 2 integrated slimline 4i ports for sata.

If I want RAID1 functionallity for both 2x 1tb nvme m.2 cards and for 2x 8TB SAS3 disks. Do I need 2 separate external hardware raid controllers? Or can I do something with the onboard slots/ports?

It seems wasteful to put 2 pcie raid controllers in when this board has all these storage connectors integrated already.

I’m thinking software RAID (or raidlike (btrfs)) is a more elegant solution, also performance wise.

But i’m not sure I’m missing something here.

8tb SATA but not sas. There is no onboard sas controller.

For raid 1 that will work fine on both Linux and windows as a soft raid solution. Even vroc on Intel is mostly a software solution.