Author Topic: Help upgrading workstation (amd epyc rome)  (Read 1211 times)

2019-10-07, 12:11:41

INgenia

  • Active Users
  • **
  • Posts: 59
  • I only know that I know nothing
    • View Profile
Hello guys,
I am not a guru of hardward, for this reason, ask for the help of the experts.
I would like to update my PC, (motherboard, processor, ram and graphic card)
 I have been reading about these new processors and I wonder if it is worth updating them today, I have seen very few motherboards for these ..........
What is your opinion?
Thank you in advance

2019-10-07, 14:13:44
Reply #1

Juraj Talcik

  • Moderator
  • Active Users
  • ***
  • Posts: 3763
  • Tinkering away
    • View Profile
    • studio website
If you have a total budget for Workstation under 3000 Euros, get Ryzen 3950X.
If you have a total budget higher than that, get new Threadripper Gen3 3xxx.

They all come out in November.

There is no reason to consider Epyc, new Threadripper is basically consumer oriented Epyc and there will be additional server-based platform for it as well if all the leaks/rumours are to be believed.
talcikdemovicova.com  Website and blog
be.net/jurajtalcik   Our studio Behance portfolio
Instagram   Our studio Instagram, managed by Veronika

2019-10-07, 16:53:07
Reply #2

INgenia

  • Active Users
  • **
  • Posts: 59
  • I only know that I know nothing
    • View Profile
Thanks for the info Juraj,

I just read the price of these 3th gen could be similar to the current 2th........unless Amd inflate the price for new product....
Could be interesting wait for a month and uptade this post with the new processors, motherboar, ram, graphic card......

Talk next month?

Best.



2019-10-07, 18:19:37
Reply #3

Juraj Talcik

  • Moderator
  • Active Users
  • ***
  • Posts: 3763
  • Tinkering away
    • View Profile
    • studio website
Absolutely, right now is not good time to buy :- ). Let's wait a month, there will be 3 interesting options.

Intel X299 platform right now is over-priced compared to Threadripper, but it will be slashed by 50perc. ! I.E the next 18core i9 will be +/- 1000 Euros, not 2000 like right now.

It will be still worse than Threadripper, no competition there, but maybe it will be better option than Ryzen because X299 is quad-core platform with 8-dimm slot motherboards.

Next month!
talcikdemovicova.com  Website and blog
be.net/jurajtalcik   Our studio Behance portfolio
Instagram   Our studio Instagram, managed by Veronika

2019-10-08, 08:05:56
Reply #4

INgenia

  • Active Users
  • **
  • Posts: 59
  • I only know that I know nothing
    • View Profile
Thanks¡
Talk next month¡

2019-11-20, 10:57:54
Reply #5

INgenia

  • Active Users
  • **
  • Posts: 59
  • I only know that I know nothing
    • View Profile
Hello Juraj,
Any update ????

Best

2019-11-22, 13:38:47
Reply #6

Juraj Talcik

  • Moderator
  • Active Users
  • ***
  • Posts: 3763
  • Tinkering away
    • View Profile
    • studio website
3950X benchmarks are out, it's fantastic chip. Didn't see any reviews for 3960/3970X Threadrippers, but apparently all should be out on Monday?

My original advice still stands, if your total budget is under 3000 Euros including GPU and 128GB ram, 3950X is fantastic choice but if you already have decent GPU so could be the 24-core 3960X.

I would still wait for next week to be bit smarter.
talcikdemovicova.com  Website and blog
be.net/jurajtalcik   Our studio Behance portfolio
Instagram   Our studio Instagram, managed by Veronika

2019-11-26, 18:33:26
Reply #7

INgenia

  • Active Users
  • **
  • Posts: 59
  • I only know that I know nothing
    • View Profile
Hi, mate.
Thanks for the reply. Of course I can wait, hehehe, it is worth it.
Justa today I have read an article about another little-big monster, the 3990x. OMG that is amazing.
Please let me know news the next week.
Best

2019-12-05, 12:10:04
Reply #8

INgenia

  • Active Users
  • **
  • Posts: 59
  • I only know that I know nothing
    • View Profile
Hello Juraj,
Any new about our conversation?

I just read an article of 3990x and Wow¡ but it is for the new year and the price could be "a little highly"

Thanks and best.

2019-12-05, 12:18:40
Reply #9

Juraj Talcik

  • Moderator
  • Active Users
  • ***
  • Posts: 3763
  • Tinkering away
    • View Profile
    • studio website
There is no information about 3990X outside of that single-slide. When in January (and if in January), how much (probably a lot, 3000-4000 Euro, I would say more 4k).

I am personally waiting for the reveal as well. 3960X/3970X are amazing chips, with amazing performance, but the promise of 3990X is just too ridiculous to pass.
talcikdemovicova.com  Website and blog
be.net/jurajtalcik   Our studio Behance portfolio
Instagram   Our studio Instagram, managed by Veronika

2019-12-10, 09:45:39
Reply #10

INgenia

  • Active Users
  • **
  • Posts: 59
  • I only know that I know nothing
    • View Profile
Morning ¡
And finally, what motherboard, ram, graphic card, cooling sistem do you recommend for the 3960x/3970x ?
Thanks fot your help.

2019-12-11, 16:28:21
Reply #11

INgenia

  • Active Users
  • **
  • Posts: 59
  • I only know that I know nothing
    • View Profile
Under my vast knowledge ...........

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
ASUS Prime TRX40-Pro or Asrock Taichi
Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB DDR4-3200 x2
ZOTAC GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER MINI 8GB GDDR6
Noctua NH-D15 CHROMAX



This is the actual config which I want update:
Seasonic s12g 550W 80 plux gold
Noctua Nh-D14
Samsung 970
i7 6960X
WD blue 1T
Msi x99s xpower ac
64Gb Crucial ballistic sport ddr 4 2400
Inno3D Geforce dtx 980
Case Thermaltake Urban T81

I am not complety sure if I could re-use some of this last components.......I suppouse yes.....
Thanks


2019-12-11, 16:51:58
Reply #12

Juraj Talcik

  • Moderator
  • Active Users
  • ***
  • Posts: 3763
  • Tinkering away
    • View Profile
    • studio website
At the moment you can't unfortunately use NH-D14 or NH-D15 as they don't support Threadripper socket. The only currently available Noctua suited is NH-U14s TR4.

You will need 760W+ PSU preferably, the 3970X can reach up to 300W power draw itself and likewise can any GPU. I would get 850W personally.
You can reuse your SSDs  and HDDs and your case for most part. Technically your memory as well but its speed would be limiting factor.

talcikdemovicova.com  Website and blog
be.net/jurajtalcik   Our studio Behance portfolio
Instagram   Our studio Instagram, managed by Veronika

2019-12-11, 18:32:51
Reply #13

INgenia

  • Active Users
  • **
  • Posts: 59
  • I only know that I know nothing
    • View Profile
Thanks for the advises.
What memory do you recommend and psu?