Hey folks, I’m a bit green on the gpu pass-through part, but I’m alright in the linux department.
I am currently looking to purchase a PC built around the Ryzen 5 3600 & Sapphire rx 5600xt. I understand we are months away from the next zen generation, but I have a use for the r5 3600 later down the road. That said, I would like to ask for help regarding what motherboard to purchase. Use cases:
- Running Debian for development and gaming in my free time
- upgrade to next gen CPU in 2021-2022 in case I need more processing power for work
- in the future add a second GPU for looking-glass with VFIO pass-through.
I would need advice especially in the third point, as I do not follow recent developments, IOMMU group yays & nays. I’m looking at the MSI x570-A PRO motherboard, but I’ve found some older reddit threads that discuss issues with dual GPU setups due to AMD Core issues (no idea what that entails, besides bios patches).
I’d like to stay in the 170 euro range, give or take. Future proofing is key, I’m fine replacing the CPU but I’d rather have a mobo that lasts me a long time. I expect the 7nm CPUs to be good with power efficiency, and I do not plan on using high-end CPUs, mid range desktop parts are good enough for the type of work I do. Hell, I’m writing this from a Thinkpad with an i5-5300U, remoting to other Thinkpads around the household to offload workloads where necessary.
Thank you for your time.