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Need to upgrade from 1700X (24/7 Workstation VM´s)

#1

Hi folks
My setup B350M Pro VDH ryzen 1700X/64GB RAM/1TB SSD/1080ti
Mostly used for virtual machines 24/7 and some editing now and then, gaming not that much nowadays.

I have to run lots of win vmware instances with a specific app. 2GB RAM is enough for each one.
IM getting to the point of having 90% RAM usage,lots of swap% and CPU also not stable anymore. Im able to run around 30 instances before getting into trouble.

My options right now are :
Threadripper 2950 X / 2970WX
AMD EPYC 7351 / 7401P

I will also add more 64GB of RAM and more storage. NVME´s probably not worth it?

Each VM is pretty light, not much clock demanding.
Would I be better with the 7401 24core Epyc in this case since it has more cores and the capability of increasing beyond 128GB Ram in the future if needed to?

Thanks

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#2

When you pay for this yourself, then I would say Threadripper.

For production/business environment, I would strongly recommend Epyc preferably in a Dell/HPE/Supermicro prebuilt server.

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#3

If its a valid option for you do it boo.

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