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For a part with 64 cores, no SMT, no L3 cache running at 1.44 ghz this would seem more like an ARM server CPU than a Zen engineering sample. Perhaps AMD hasn't ditched their ARM effort yet. EDIT: Missed the x86_64 note in the distro used. Maybe a Xeon-D type CPU.
From my experience most E5-2670s don't handle overclocking well at all. You can bump up the BCLK to about 102 MHz before you blue-screen. I've heard it's the E5-1600 series that have the unlocked multipliers but they've never been cheap. The best use for them would be some sort of HPC application, heavy virtualization, or rendering.I've had a really hard time finding a cheapish socket-2011 motherboard as well and ended up getting a gutted Dell workstation from my work for...
Do you guys know about the compatibility of X79 boards with PCIe 3.0 GPUs? I could never get my Gigabyte X79-UD3 to POST with a HD 7750 or HD 7870 but it works with a HD 5450, HD 5570, and HD 6970. I've tested the board with a E5-2650 ES and a E5-2680. The 2650 ES has some PCIe issues as I cannot use more than 16 lanes at a time whereas the 2680 work fine with additional PCIe 2.0 cards installed. I've checked a BIOS setting for UEFI opROMs but that hasn't helped.
I'd like to see these results compared to Haswell-E or Broadwell-E chips as the 8c/16t Zen chip is supposed to be more along the lines of their server offering.
I noticed grub2 only recognizes older BIOS-type bootloaders and will not recognize EFI bootloaders which you might have. Check your openSUSE disk in lsblk and see if there's a 200MB or so partition before the /root filesystem. Do the same with Windows in Disk Management. Windows uses 300MB EFI partitions. For EFI installs use refind instead of grub2
So what's the expected release timeframe for Zen as of now?
What we really need are more of these around:
I haven't used any of ASRock's server boards but judging by the popularity of their Avoton products I would think they are good. What do you plan on using this for with pfSense? I have an Intel Atom D525 on a SuperMicro motherboard for my pfSense box which at the moment is overpowered for use as a regular router. If I made my own VPN that would change things quite a bit and then I'd need more single-threaded performance. I've read things about ECC and in the homelab it...
I got the motherboard in a badly matched combo deal with an FX-8320. Couldn't run at full load at stock. With an FX-6300 in it runs alright though I still wouldn't overclock with it. My FX-8320 is now in an ASUS M5A99FX Pro 2.0 and I have it at 4.3 ghz at 1.42V.
Here's my rig's validation btw.
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