1. FrgMstr

    Two Socket AMD EPYC 7251 Tested

    Serve The Home gives AMD's EPYC 7251 a runthrough for all of us to enjoy using Linux. These are the lowest price EYPC CPUs for sale. Overall, the AMD EPYC 7251 is not the chip that is going to garner the most headlines. If you are looking for the head turner, see the dual socket AMD EPYC...
  2. R

    Opteron vs. EPYC Benchmarks & Performance-Per-Watt

    In an interesting benchmark Michael Larabel from Phoronix compares the performance of the AMD Opteron 2356, a 2.3GHz quad core and dual Opteron 2384s, 2.7GHz quad core, versus the AMD Epyc 7601, 2.2GHz base, 3.2GHz boost, 32 core 64 thread flagship in a number of benchmarks to see what a decade...
  3. Q

    Will Epyc work in a TR4 motherboard?

    As I understand it, Threadripper is a cut-down Epyc CPU. So will an Epyc CPU work in a socket TR4 motherboard?
  4. Q

    Which games do take advantage of many CPU cores?

    Many games make use of only one or two cores. Some make use of four. DX 12 uses four. I think I've read that Ashes of the Singularity will use twelve. But which games make use of very many cores? IOW which games will take advantage of Threadripper, Epyc, Xeon, i9, etc?
  5. J

    Sizing Up Servers: Intel's Skylake-SP Xeon versus AMD's EPYC 7000 - The Server CPU Battle of the Dec

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/11544/intel-skylake-ep-vs-amd-epyc-7000-cpu-battle-of-the-decade Ok all in all looks real good, very much in some tasks and not so much in others, for now. Kind of wish they would test the 1800X against the 7601 Epyc for bandwidth. Would love to see the...
  6. Q

    Is VR a use case for Epyc?

    I was reading a thread about cameras for VR on another board, and I'm wondering if Epyc might be the preferred CPU for high-end VR thanks to the number of PCI Express lanes it supports? You'd need 32 lanes for two GPUs, and 2 (?) lanes each for, what, four or five high speed (and thus...
  7. FrgMstr

    AMD Launches EPYC Enterprise CPUs Available Today @ [H]

    AMD Launches EPYC Enterprise CPUs Available Today - AMD held it official EPYC enterprise CPU launch today in Austin, TX. If you are not aware of EPYC, it is quite simply AMD's effort to get back into the datacenters that are now firmly held by Intel Xeon processors. What do you get when you...
  8. Q

    Epyc and the advantages of 128 PCI Express lanes

    I'm wondering how the real world will put so many PCI Express lanes to use. Even four GPUs will only use 64 lanes. Will the VEGA GPUs not have the scaling problems of earlier GPUs? Or were earlier quadfire setups limited by the PCI Express bus? I can see the use of lots of SSD controllers. So...
  9. R

    AMD Press Conference at Computex

    Tonight is the Press conference for AMD at Computex 2017, where AMD will be showing off upcoming products and be doing some "never-before-seen hardware demonstrations." Check out the livestream here. The one-hour event will feature appearances by AMD technology partners and updates on current...
  10. FrgMstr

    AMD Shows of Epyc Datacenter CPU

    AMD just got finished off showing off some of the basics about its EPYC datacenter processor. It is based on the Zen architecture goodness, and is in a nutshull, four Ryzen CPUs on a single package for server. So you get 32 Cores under one integrated heat spreader with support for 4TB of...
  11. FrgMstr

    AMD Financial Analyst Day Lisa Su Presentation

    AMD Financial Analyst Day Lisa Su Presentation - AMD held its annual Financial Analyst Day today and HardOCP was watching. AMD announces its Epyc brand Naples based Datacenter processor CPUs as well as its Radeon Instinct Datacenter products based on the new Vega GPU. This is AMD CEO Lisa Su's...