never change a running system. apart from the ES support. something else can become unsupported.nothing in particular, if the ES support is still here in the new bios, i have no reasons to stall in the old ones
there are NO bad cascade lake ES like the skylake A0/B0 ones.@RolloZ170 could you please recommend a Cascade Lake Xeon stepping with 16-24 cores which will work with no issues for virtualization. Ideally it should have Specter/Meltdown microcode fixes and work with X11SPI-TF and BIOS v3.
From what I've read so far I should focus on the QS samples only. Any other things I should be aware?
What does your BIOS say? Can you enable Optane acceleration in there or does it say its enabled? This might not work with ES Chips since Windows is not reporting your chip as compatible hardware.Likely a futile question: Has anyone been able to setup Optane acceleration for a single SATA drive when using ES chips? I can't get the Optane drivers/software to install under Windows because it reads my CPUs as incompatible but I am wondering if this is just my problem or others have seen it as well. If this is a general problem, then I may invest some time in trying out how to force install the driver/software package and/or bypass the CPU check.
I've scoured the (modded) bios on my Asus Sage C621E and can't find anywhere to enable Optane acceleration for an SATA drive (there are settings for system acceleration with Optane). There also isn't anything in the Asus documentation. From what I've read in the Intel literature, drive acceleration does not require a BIOS switch but is software managed, unless I am missing something? I've confirmed that my ES chips (QL1K) *should* support Optane, but again things are never clear with ES chips.What does your BIOS say? Can you enable Optane acceleration in there or does it say its enabled? This might not work with ES Chips since Windows is not reporting your chip as compatible hardware.
QL1K is the Platinum 8160 ES2I've confirmed that my ES chips (QL1K) *should* support Optane, but again things are never clear with ES chips.
Rollo, you are 100% correct, don't know how I missed that since I had reviewed the ARK profile. Apologies for the wasted posts!QL1K is the Platinum 8160 ES2
Datasheet of platinum 8160 confirms optane is NOT supported
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported ‡
Intel® Speed Shift Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 ‡
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡
Intel vPro® Platform Eligibility ‡
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) ‡
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT) ‡
Intel® Transactional Synchronization Extensions
Intel® 64 ‡
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
# of AVX-512 FMA Units
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Intel® Volume Management Device (VMD)
Bios 2.x(or lower) is required to run Skylake ES on supermicro boards(i.e. QLxx ones)Yet I read here that to support ES Xeons, Bios must be 2.0? What am I missing. Build i was planning would put two Xeon Platinum 8256 QRAP QS into said motherboard.
Interesting and thanks. Though I suppose it doesn’t matter much considering QS chips are essentially retail right? Didn’t see a “QS discussion” topic =PBios 2.x(or lower) is required to run Skylake ES on supermicro boards(i.e. QLxx ones)
your QRAP is a Cascade Lake(2nd Gen) and needs at least Bios 3.0(the first with cascade lake support)
no chance. you will get Q-Code 19.It seems to be the QHVD variant.
I have an ASUS X99 Deluxe II. What chances do I have that this chip will work?
Thanks for the reply, so non-ES variants of xeons should still work then? I'm just trying to find a cheap alternative with similar specsno chance. you will get Q-Code 19.
ASUS X99 boards only supports prod.unit or QS processors (there are exceptions)
you should try to get a used 6850k at ebay.