All this talk of 64 core ROME EPYC 2 but...

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  1. Kingmer

    Kingmer Member

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    I know more cores cool........however why no talk of the lowly 8 core SKUs?

    Please someone correct me if I am wrong..

    8 core 16 threads...128 PCIE lanes, 8 channel, PCIE 4....SUB $500.00 and low power usage to.

    AM I WRONG? Would this not make for an amazing fast storage server with light VM potential, plex, ect..paired with a $500 mb and other stuff you already have....

    What I am missing...currently running 2x12 core older xenons, but it eats power and it turns out I dont use anywhere near the cores/threads

    -King
     
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  2. Patrick

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    @Kingmer I completely agree. The launch piece we did took an enormous amount of effort so adding a new SKU would have been hard. We also did not have the SKU. More to come.
     
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  3. Fake Moth

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    Those are awesome parts for storage systems indeed. But in my case I am very grateful that I read something about 7402P, my next purchase. And STH was the only place - everyone else is doing the 64c/128t praise act; I really don't know any people and businesses that would buy that in my area at least. The war is in the 1000 - 2500$ price range for general computing servers and virtualization as no one wants to lose a huge number of cores if a host goes down...

    Yes it was necessary to push this down in Intel's throat; but now we should get to what people are actually buying.

    I don't think a full blown article for the 8c/16c/24c will be out of line given that it is in the same sweet spot Intel loves too.
     
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    @Fake Moth the 7402P came in very late. It barely made it into our launch article. My plan is to do something similar to what we did with the first generation AMD EPYC 7001 series and get every SKU reviewed.
     
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    Those SKUs are nice, however considering the high price of the surrounding parts, namely motherboards and barebone systems, it might not be the best TCO if you wanna buy. If you have a $500 mb and a $500 chassis+psu, you probably want to invest a little bit more on the CPU, don't you? How about 7282 $650 16 cores?
     
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  6. SDLeary

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    @Patrick, I know its still early days, but any trickle of information on an EPYC 3xx2 Series??

    SDLeary
     
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    This is what I'm talking about. I love the monster that Rome is, but I want the 3000 details as well. I'm planning on a Threadripper build as soon as I hear about TR3, but a little 3201 replacement for a file server/backup/whatever else would be nice.
     
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    With the release of the 7nm Zen CPUs, I for one (but may not be alone) am more excited for previous Gen 1.5 (12nm) Threadripper to fall in price far enough to be attractive in the 16+C flavors for the budget conscious. While the performance of the Zen2 'Desktop' stuff that I have seen thus far is undeniably AWESOME, there's still not enough PCIe lanes and 'current' (upcoming) Gen HEDT will always be financially out of reach for some.
    Thankfully, 12nm Threadripper will take care of that for many of us while still powerful enough to be considered an upgrade.
     
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  9. ullbeking

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    I agree with you 100%.

    For me, 8c/16t is perfect for a home server that stays in my living room and is on most of the time. They would be easier to keep cool and, in turn, this should drastically help to keep the system quiet.

    Quietness or near-silence is in my top #1 or #2 requirements for a home server. This would be great when the CPU is installed in an appropriate board, in a good chassis with good cooling.

    I have considered ThreadRipper 1900X along with a couple of upcoming X399-based boards. See here if interested: https://forums.servethehome.com/index.php?threads/new-server-epyc-vs-threadripper.25490/#post-236755

    I've also looked into the Supermicro M11SDV-8C+-LN4F mini-ITX board, with embedded AMD EPYC 3251 SoC. This would also suit home use well and it is also (8c/16t). It's another (proper) server that should be easy to keep cool and quiet.
     
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    We do not have the lowest-end part, but we now have an EPYC 7262 with benchmarks done. But yes, the giant RAM and PCIe connectivity is awesome.
     
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    Please add a 16c/32t like the EPYC 7282 too, please
     
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  12. e97

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    If you can, I'd like to request the following EPYC 2 CPUs for review please:

    EPYC 7232P
    EPYC 7302P

    EPYC 7252
    EPYC 7262

    EPYC 7272
    EPYC 7282
    EPYC 7302

    Testing on a ASRock Rack EPYCD8 would be nice ; )
     
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