I think you can use boards that dont support Xeon W and are meant for Xeon scalable.
I guess I was just asking if it had been checked. ExecutableFix gave us this awesome capability but hasn't really checked in much since, although I've seen him elsewhere on the forums. I presume he would have let us know if it was applicable or hopefully others would have tried and reported...
That is very interesting, thank you! I'll explore this option (weigh the risk). I unfortunately can't imagine needing a single socket xeon scalable board board if it doesnt work out. Dual socket or whats the point.
Do I need a motherboard that explicitly supports Xeon W series
(X12SPA-TF) or does any "Xeon scalable" board work?
X12SPL-F | Motherboards | Products | Super Micro Computer, Inc.
In general, I really just need pseudo workstation board of any type that can support a Xeon...
Noctua 140mm > supermicro 4U P0064 > be quiet dark Rock pro.
The supermicro is the cheapest by far and can handle 280 W with reasonable temps. Also the noctua blow up not back and may not give enough air to the VRMs (which can be an issue)
P.s. I noticed the new Intel 4U by supermicro is...
Yeah I got tricked by that at first. It would seem intuitive that "performance" gives the best performance, but its actually meant for consistent performance. so it throttles the turbo. Power gives consistent power control allowing turbo to hit the max clocks but staying at or under the cTDP...
Thanks for the advice buying whole servers. I might just do it. at 2700 I would have stomached it I think.
I have been on shopblt backorder for a few weeks, that's where i got the 7313p.
Thanks for the advice, it gave me some new options.
My principal workload is actually no SMT, SEE math, and mostly memory bound, so I'm getting full turbo for my stuff.
I think we're on the same page. Keith just seems disappointed.
I do see though that he set it to performance, where it should be set to power control.
All tests are Prime95 Small:
16 cores SSE 3.725GHz
16 cores AVX2 3.575GHz
32 cores SSE 3.65 GHz
32 cores AVX2 3.4 GHz
Keep in mind that P95 small is unrealistic in it's power draw profile and my tests are all but 1 limited by package power, so higher clocks would be expected under...
@Keith Myers Just thought I'd let you know I just build a H12SSL + 7313P combo and it consistently turbos to 3.725 GHz under almost all workloads. Including heavy load like prime95 small. I'm surprised because it's above the official turbo of 3.7 GHz (maybe they needed more significant digits in...