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??? Just get a sr2 if u want more cores.. i7 are a alot faster and they will save u alot of time when rendering. Save power to. I have link to a build thats overkill for cores. But its a monster
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??? Just get a sr2 if u want more cores.. i7 are a alot faster and they will save u alot of time when rendering. Save power to. I have link to a build thats overkill for cores. But its a monster
I wish to support AMD, not intel.
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That sounds great! I've been saving up for awhile, and I'm drooling at the thought of 64 cores and 256 GBs of RAM. I just wish AMD released a steamroller opteron...

Just have to be careful which os you choose to run it. Windows likes to cap out at 2 physical cpu's and thats if you have pro or better. Threads however are not a problem.
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Thats cool. I love amd to, ive had more amd builds then intel.. but for what u are doing I would go intel.. can I pls get some back up guys?
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Just have to be careful which os you choose to run it. Windows likes to cap out at 2 physical cpu's and thats if you have pro or better. Threads however are not a problem.

Yeah, using the server version of windows, and also using linux.
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Thats cool. I love amd to, ive had more amd builds then intel.. but for what u are doing I would go intel.. can I pls get some back up guys?

I understand intel is better, but their business practices are deplorable, and I also wish to see if AMD's current offerings are near intel's.
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Tons of stuff!

First thing I want to know is how good is it for gaming, but that isn't the only thing I will do. I will be rendering, programming, network testing, server hosting stuff (Think database, website, game servers) and possibly VMs. The insane amount of cores will probably definitely help with my work.

Something can't be "probably definitely"! tongue.gif

So let's break it down.... what do you actually need your system to do?

If you are looking at lightly-thread performance alone, then overclocked consumer chips are the way to go. This disregards some liability concerns and increases risk of errors. This won't matter much in some of the applications you mentioned.

If you are looking at multi-socket systems, you have to worry about the impact of NUMA.

Don't forget that multi-socket and higher-end server parts cost significantly more money.

The moment you talk about servers.... you need to stop thinking about hardware first. You should reflect on what does your software need.

For example, your database might be better off on a completely separate server. Or why would you render on a webserver or game server? Rendering will utilize up all available resources and possible impact applications that require low-latency.

Then there's the security issue.... a webserver or game server is public-facing and exposed directly to the Internet. For security reasons, you don't want other internal applications possibly exposed to the Internet (either through a configuration mistake or malicious attack).
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I smell troll poop.

Sounds more like someone who does not have server experience.... no problem with that since it doesn't hurt to ask questions to learn.
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post #19 of 21
Look I understand u want to see what amd can do. But ur wasting money. A core i7 975 will do the job much much better. Also windows dont see more then 2 sockets, even to make that work u have run ultimate 64 bite.
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Something can't be "probably definitely"! tongue.gif

So let's break it down.... what do you actually need your system to do?

If you are looking at lightly-thread performance alone, then overclocked consumer chips are the way to go. This disregards some liability concerns and increases risk of errors. This won't matter much in some of the applications you mentioned.

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For example, your database might be better off on a completely separate server. Or why would you render on a webserver or game server? Rendering will utilize up all available resources and possible impact applications that require low-latency.

Then there's the security issue.... a webserver or game server is public-facing and exposed directly to the Internet. For security reasons, you don't want other internal applications possibly exposed to the Internet (either through a configuration mistake or malicious attack).

Yeah, I just listed all the stuff I need to be able to do. For the current server stuff, my Ol' reliable+ Ol' reliable server edition does all my work. I need a major upgrade now, and have been putting it off for a very long time. I made this thread so that I can get an idea of how much performance I can get out of the opteron's for my potential workloads. I will probably do the online server stuff with another computer.

This sounds rather silly, I'm sure, as I'm fairly new to this stuff, but I simply wish to cover all bases with my server/business.
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Why say that?
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