Really nice build! I’m curious to know more about the AMD CBS settings seeing as Gigabyte barely explains any of that in the manual. E.g. how does the determinism slider affect performance? Is there something else that could squeeze out the last drop?
Just to add to the discussion, I’ve built a very similar system to use as a fat node in a cluster for physics simulations. I used the same processor and chassis, but with the Gigabyte MZ31-AR0 EATX motherboard, 512 GB 2666 MHz RAM (16x32GB) and used a Noctua NH-U14S heat sink with a Noctua 3000RPM iPPC fan. The other nodes are almost identical except based on the Threadripper 2990WX using 128 GB RAM. There were some minor hiccups:
The memory runs at 2133 MHz when all 16 slots are fully populated. To my knowledge there’s not much I can do about this. Is it the same for the MZ01-CE0? It has some frequency settings I’ve not seen on mine.
The EATX motherboard doesn’t really fit in the R6 ATX chassis; there was a labeling mistake at our suppliers, so I had to get creative:
The heat sink collides with the hard drive mounts, so I had to remove the mounts, panel and supporting beam that holds all the drives completely.
The mobo is wider than the back plate (EATX > ATX) only half of it is supported by the mounting screws, the rest hangs in the air. Luckily I found some cotton furniture pads to squeeze in between the mobo and back plate, so the area under the CPU and DIMMs gets proper support.
It worked nicely in the end and it’s up and running. A really good performer too, and seems to suffer less than the threadrippers from memory demanding work loads with high thread count, presumably due to the additional memory bandwidth/channels. I’m really eager to get back to work and explore the bios some more… or perhaps I should just use IPMI
I’m curious, can one buy the Gigabyte MZ01-CE0 online anywhere? Or is it necessary to call one of Gigabyte’s distributors and get a quote? If you’re allowed, I also wouldn’t mind knowing the general ballpark price I should expect to pay for the MZ01-CE0. Thanks for any help you can provide.
All that x4 Bifurcation means I could build the ultimate vMix system to compete with the Tricaster. Man, with that many lanes, you can fit as many 4K capture cards as you want for multi-camera production.