My plans on trying AMDs new Epyc processors for my new workstation are in their final stage. But a few questions remain.
1) Memory compatibility - frequency
Right now I can't really afford buying 16x16GB DDR4-2666 memory. But I have enough 16GB DDR4-2133 reg ECC waiting to be put to use. I know...
Not great but not bad by any means:
351W Decent idle and maximum views of the system today. That is a fairly bare config with 2x SATA SSDs and only using Broadcom networking. No 24x U.2 NVMe drives or NICs installed.
I was originally told that the production date for the EPYC 7251 was going to start on August 31, 2017. At the same time, we had a retail marked AMD EPYC 7251 show up today. The availability should be getting much better on the $500 ish street price 8 core/ 16 thread lowest cost EPYC part.
I know we have a lot of folks looking for the AMD EPYC 7281 chips.
They are selling for around $730 with 16 core, 32 threads 2.1GHz base 2.7GHz turbo.
They should be more widely available in the next week or so. We just got one in the lab today:
Systems are still the constraint since you...