I found X58 painful to use over the last year. Might be X512 worth [X570 - X58] for very similar HEDT platforms like design ideas behind it.On the fence about switching from my X58 to an X570 and if I do it'll be the Extreme
45nm quad-core to 32nm hex-core, octo-core 14nm to 16-core 7nm, Plenty of PCIe lanes. AM4 has been a fun experience other than the original launch.
Makes me wonder what if I did switched from Windows back then. GPU Passthrough on Ryzen hopefully will allow me to put Windows into a box. The launch day reviews made me not sure on which processor to pickup. By the time more details came to light they where sold out. 7nm yield seems good so just a matter of time.Fedora 30 (Spin XFCE instead of Gnome) + Ubuntu 18.04LTS with kernel 5.0 backport from 19.10 (for use with Wine , DXVK/D9VK) on XFCE desktop environment
& Windows 7 Pro SP1 on my R7 2700X system with Windows 7 chipset drivers
Bit of history
I started using Ubuntu around version 5 (Knoppix was a popular live distro at the time) and started looking for alternatives around 12 or so (when Amazon integration was introduced with Unity interface). At the time Linux Mint gained many users because of this. With the announcement of Ubuntu dropping 32-bit support Linux Mint Debian edition (LMDE) might have a resurgence.
I used Manjaro for a short time in a VM but then the install was borked beyond repair so probably not going to deal with that again. Additionally most commercial software comes in rpm (Fedora/CentOS/RHEL) or deb (Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint) packages. The Fedora flatpaks streamline updates quite a bit, while Ubuntu simply has greater support in general for consumer applications as much as people hate it (through snap since 16.04 or ppas). For example Navi (RX 5700XT) is getting official AMD drivers on Ubuntu LTS.
There's been a push to use .AppImage which essentially is standalone for all Linux distros.
I was going to get Ryzen 3rd gen but R9 3900X and R7 3700X sold out right after I finished reading reviews.
Windows doesn't show the true capability of Ryzen: there's large amounts of potential still yet to be discovered by reviewers that are using Windows 10. For example my R7 1700X @ 3.9 scores higher Geekbench 4 single thread than a R7 2700X with PBO in Windows or i5-8600.
Ultimately I think the most elegant solution is to cool the chipset from the back of the board , although most cases don't have a cutout there so likely a thermal pad with a full metal plate or simply a thermal pad to the case might be an option (assuming newer BIOS scale RPM based on temperature). The problem with HR-05 / HR-55 is that it may interfere with larger GPU coolers.
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