Hi all - I am new to the world of Level1 as well as to Linux. I watched a few videos of Wendell on passthrough/VFIO/SR-IOV and that piqued my interest to the possibilities of this wonderful technology. I want to learn and implement the same on my next rig.
I currently have the following:
- Ryzen 9 3900x
- Gskill Tridentz Royal - F4-3200C14D- 32GTRS
I am looking for a motherboard currently with the possibility to do the VFIO stuff in future. I did some research but the current state is not clear on some questions:
Which one has better IOMMU groupings as per current BIOS ? Last I heard, x570 Aorus Master IOMMU groups were broken in the last BIOS update. Is it fixed in the new beta release ?
Which one has better BIOS support ? Till date, both have been issuing BIOS updates regularly.
Is the high idle temperatures and voltages on Crosshair VIII hero still an issue? Is it more fundamental in nature (hardware related) or can it be patched through software update or tinkering) ?
Is the 16MB bios chip on Aorus Master going to be a problem in future when Ryzen 4000 drops? ASUS/AsRock use 32 MB chips, IIRC.
PS: Haven’t seen Wendell’s detailed video on crosshair VIII though have heard fleeting references to the thermal issues on the asus board. That video would clear a lot of the questions, I suppose. In the meantime, I am counting on you guys to help me choose the right motherboard.