Any new Supermicro motherboard on the pipe for EPYC Rome?

Discussion in 'Processors and Motherboards' started by Fake Moth, Aug 11, 2019.

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What MB brand would you buy for your new EPYC Rome P?

  1. Supermicro

    70.4%
  2. Gigabyte

    9.3%
  3. Asus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Asrock

    16.7%
  5. Tyan

    3.7%
  1. dassiq

    dassiq New Member

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    For the EPYC boards that offer replaceable bios chip , does anybody know if its just a drop in of the higher capacity bios chip ( with Bios programmed of course) to make the board work for ROME EPYCs?
     
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  2. nero243

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    I think only Asrack offer a socketed Bios chip and they say you can switch it for rome. The other OEMs have pre production pictures on their site and the socket has been removed on the retail boards. Tyan had 32mb Chips from the start and have released new versions supporting rome.

    Supermicro claims they changed more than just the bios chip on the H11 rev 2 boards, i'm not sure if this is true. I'm still waiting for an answer from gigabyte.
     
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  3. TXAG26

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    December 1st bump...Hi Supermicro, any word on new H12 ATX/EATX boards? :(
     
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  4. ari2asem

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    i am just curious....why are we sooo eagerly for supermicro mainboards?

    what is wrong with this one?

    ASRock Rack > EPYCD8-2T

    has 32mb bios chips, so epyc rome no problem
     
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  5. alex_stief

    alex_stief Active Member

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    Single-socket, no PCIe 4.0
     
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  6. MiniKnight

    MiniKnight Well-Known Member

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    ASRock Rack is like a tier 3 or 4 vendor if we're being honest in this discussion.
     
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  7. nero243

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    Hmm for naples i would've grabbed the Asrock anytime over my H11SSLi:
    Better VRM, better PCIe layout (on the H11SSL you'll loose all 8x slots if you go with 3x fullsized cards) and a socketed Bios chip so you don't have to buy a new board for Rome.

    If it turns out to be true, that you can run rome on H11 boards by simply swapping the chip i'm going to be kinda mad at Supermicro.

    BTW: Asrock linked the wrong bios rom for this board on their site, dont flash that for rome.
     
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  8. i386

    i386 Well-Known Member

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    - quality
    - eco system
    - features
    - support
    - (clever) design*

    * look at the m.2 slot of the h11 board and it's position; adjust the sides of the air shroud and you're cooling the m.2 more efficiently
     
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  9. ari2asem

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    lack of onboard debug LED on SM....big issue for me...if asrack had dual socket mainboard for epyc, i would buy that
     
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  10. dassiq

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    Exactly, lack of debug code display is a big factor for me as well for the SM boards. I have an alternate solution in works for the SM boards.

    I have few 8 core EPYCS (naples) that the seller swears that they were working in an HP system, but there is no way for me to figure out the problem as they don't post in the SM h11 board.
     
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  11. ari2asem

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    you need to use vga port of the mainboard, then you will see all codes like it is debug LED. just connect vga display to vga port of motherboard.
     
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  12. Patrick

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    On the debug, basically all of the big vendors use IPMI for this in some fashion.

    On the EPYCs, are you sure they are from HPE, not Dell systems?
     
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  13. TXAG26

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    @Patrick - are there any issues with using HPE pulled Naples or Rome CPU's with other manufacturer's boards, such as Supermicro? Is there anything different about the HPE Epyc's that makes them not recognized/supported on a non-HPE motherboard? I always had "assumed" that HPE, Dell, etc. purchase processors from AMD/Intel, just like everyone else.
     
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  14. dassiq

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    I am currently testing a LPC / TPM header solution for SM boards.
     
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  15. dassiq

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    I am very curious as well :)
     
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  16. Jeff Robertson

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    The CPUs purchased by HP/Dell are the same as those purchased anywhere else unless they use a SKU that was designed specifically for them. They should work in SM, Tyan, etc.
     
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  17. Fake Moth

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    Just wanted to say that in the name of diversity and for the sake of of personal growth I ordered for two weeks now a Gigabyte MZ32-AR0 (rev. 1.0) :) In fact a whole server with 7402P, SM case and PSUs, 4x16GB for now, etc.

    Seems like a neat MB - used GB in my workstations for years, until I turned to Asus. In the servers - Tyan, than major brands, than SM.

    It was way too much to wait for SM.
     
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