Originally Posted by 8051
Something tells me most consumers don't have 10 GbE switches or 10 GbE NAS devices.
I think I like the idea of the EATX motherboard more than the threadripper (which must be hell to keep cool).
To get back to your root argument... The consumer market largely does not care about desktops at all, much less HEDT. Your entire premise is a false argument given what you originally quoted, which was someone who said they wanted the lanes to fill them out. "Consumer market" really is irrelevant in a thread about an x16 XPoint storage solution.
You won't get the EATX motherboard without HEDT because there is simply no need, and the non-HEDT CPUs can not support the extra lanes and channels that go into the platform. They literally do not have enough pins to do so.
As for Threadripper being a pain to cool... Not really. There are limitations on what coolers you can use due to the size of the chip, but they are no more heat dense
than other Ryzen chips. Yes they do throw off more heat because more cores, but it is the same, or even less, heat per mm^2 as the transistor density does not increase. Counter to that, a 5-die (4 core dies + 1 IO die) Threadripper 3 16-core will be easier to cool than the 3950X 3-die 16-core because it will have a much lower heat density. Threadripper is not only
available in high core counts after all, you can get a smaller chip and still enjoy all the perks of the platform.
Originally Posted by Diffident
Will you stop it. Now you people have me looking at 10gbe switches and cards. I guess now I'm going to have to replace all the cat5e in my house with cat6. Only thing you people do is cost me money.
10G-BaseT is $$$$$$$$$$$.
You want Fibre or DACs. Cheap, easily attainable, scales way beyond 10gbps. 40gbps cards barely cost more than 10gbps ones after all.