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Dual Socket P (LGA 3647) supported, CPU TDP support 205W, 3 UPI up to 10.4 GT/s DDR4 Standard: 2933 / 2666 / 2400 / 2133 MHz ECC DDR4 DIMM, LR DIMM Maximum Memory Supported: Up to 4 TB 3DS ECC DIMM, DDR4-2933 MHz; Up to 4 TB 3DS ECC LR DIMM, DDR4-2933 MHz, in 16 x DIMM slots; Up to 2 TB Intel Octane DC Persistent Memory in memory mode (Cascade Lake only); Model #: MBD-X11DPH-T-O Return Policy: View Return Policy AS Rock Rack EP2C612 WS SSI WEB Server MotherboardDual Socket LGA 2011 R3 Intel C612 CPU Type: Intel Leon processor E5-2600 / 4600 & v3 series DDR4 Standard: DDR4 2133 / 1866 / 1600 DIMM and LR DIMM PCI Express 3.0 x16: 7 slots (PCIE1: x16 / x8 switch with PCIE2:x0 / x8, PCIE3: x16.
The two major PC-tech trade shows, CES and Computer, tend to be the venues at which Intel and AMD launch new CPU platforms. CES 2019 saw its share of CPU action, especially around AMD's announcement of coming third-generation Ry zen desktop processors, but the timelines are in the distance.
Still, that didn't stop three of the major makers from showing a bunch of very recent boards, some value-oriented (B365 and B450 chipset), some in odd sizes, and a few that were utterly audacious (ranging from Extreme to Extreme, Alpha to Omega). Gigabyte actually rolled out this board in the last weeks of 2018, but CES was our first opportunity to ogle its $900 beastie.
Good question, but the Water force is a command performance of all the things that modern motherboard design can offer: RGB all over, Thunderbolt 3 and 10-gigabit Ethernet (powered by an Aquatic controller and supplemented by an Intel one), twin BIOS, and shielding, bracing, and connectivity galore. That's in part because the board has to factor in the possible use of the chip's integrated graphics processor, unlike on the X299 or X399 platforms.
Note the antenna connection points for built-in Wi-Fi (which works with cutting-edge Intel CNI), the Thunderbolt 3, and the dual Ethernet jacks. Also note that the I/O plate is part and parcel of the board, and it lights up in RGB splendor.
This board makes use of an unusual motherboard format called Micro-STX, which you'll need to mount in one of Silverstone's purpose-built Micro-STX cases. In a unique arrangement, AS Rock will sell you the MM module with the board purchase, as it is tricky for end users to land these by themselves.
The CPU socket you see is the AM4 and is rated to work with chips up to the Ry zen 5 (65 watts max). Employing the basic A300 chipset, this board also is Micro-STX and is geared more toward productivity in a small box than toward graphics.
AS Rock offers this in a chassis with the option for a low-profile cooler, the whole bare-bones system dubbed the Destiny A300 or A300W (the latter with Wi-Fi, the former without). It's a surprisingly powerful and flexible little potential build, with two M.2 PCI Express slots (one on the board top, one on the bottom).
The board sports a nifty digital camouflage pattern, and nice metal heat sinks over the chipset and the power-delivery components. The B365/B360 difference simply comes down to a process-technology switch that Intel made in the manufacture of these chipsets last year.
This board will support a staggering 192 GB maximum of memory across its banks, and the PCI Express slots are spaced out to take up to four dual -slot cards. The DOG Zenith Extreme Alpha clearly can't take another superlative, so it has to be the first and last word in high-end desktop (HEAT) boards.
The Alpha board is built for X399/AMD Thread ripper and packs monitoring points and other features meant for extreme overclocked, including competitive types pushing the envelope on liquid nitrogen, as well as a software suite that includes a mode for auto-tuning an overclock without tedious manual workups. The board features extra active fans for the power-delivery components, which is key for liquid-cooled system designs that reduce the actual airflow around the CPU zone.
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In our CPU Guides, we give you our pick of some of the best processors available, supplying data from our reviews. Intel Leon + Octane (4.5 TB/set) $$481700 arm+legged On a Budget AMD Thread ripper 1900X $240 As we have moved through 2020, there haven’t been many new releases for the high-end desktop market.
The abundance of AMD’s Third Generation Thread ripper processors and Intel’s Cascade Lake-X hardware means that users have had options depending on workload balance. The immediate horizon doesn’t show much, but we know the next big target is going to be AMD’s Zen 3 based Thread ripper processors, expected in the first half of next year.
Based on the uplift Zen 3 has been having in the consumer space, translating that into Thread ripper is expected to be a big net plus, but we don’t see those parts coming out before EPIC; also with a healthy performance lead AMD can afford to let the market breathe for a while. It is worth noting that for some high-end desktop users, particularly professionals that can amortize the cost of the hardware over time due to their increased throughput, price and longevity might not be an issue.
This means peak numbers of cores, memory channels, and PCIe lanes. Intel vs AMD Comparison Nanotech Intel Mainstream AMD Mainstream Intel HEAD HEAT (24-core only) Generation Comet Lake Zen 3Cascade-XZen 2 Marketing Name Core 10th Genre 5000Core 10th GenThreadripper 3000 Top SKU i9-10900KR9 5950Xi9-10980XETR3 3960X Release Date 4/202011/202011/ 2019 11/ 2019 Cores 2-104-1610-1824 TDP 125 W105 W140 W180 W Peak Power (as tested) 255 W141 W190 W182 W Base Freq 3700 MHz3400 MHz3000 MHz3800 MHz Turbo Freq 5300 MHz4900 MHz4800 MHz4500 MHz PCIe 3.0 x164.0 x203.0 x483.0 x56 Motherboards Z490X570 / B550X299TRX40 Price (tray/SEP) $499 (1ku)$799 (SEP)$979 (1ku)$1399 (SEP) Retail Today $540?$$9951600 1ku = 1000 unit batches, 1 unit at retail is often slightly (3-5%) higher SEP = Suggested Email Price While Intel’s mainstream processors go from two cores up to ten, and the high-end desktop processors go from ten to eighteen, AMD’s mainstream stops at sixteen, and the high-end AMD starts at 24.
Not pictured, because it isn’t a fair fight, is our 3DPMavx test, which runs at the best AVX for each platform. AMD’s Ry zen 9 5950X was only just released, and is in short supply unless you find a retailer with new stock.
The Intel Core i9-10980XE, by contrast, was released in November last year, and stock is available in lots of places. For AMD’s hardware, it should be noted that since our last guide in August, we’re seeing a number of price rises across the board.
We tested the Thread ripper 3990X against $20k of Intel’s premium enterprise CPUs, and for workloads that were embarrassingly parallel. The single socket 64-core EPIC 7702P is the right choice here, with an MSRP of $4425, or a recent retail price of $4750.
Cost per core is obviously close, around $55/core for both, and both processors have plus points (although in our tests, the 24-core does pull ahead more often than not). This is also where the mainstream processors usually get a look in for price, depending on use case and how much equipment is ready to hand.
As noted in the graph above, it wins out against the 10980XE in almost all of our tests, but the availability of the Ry zen 9 5950X is quite limited at this time. In the past we’ve suggested Intel CPUs at this price segment, such as the 14-core 10940X ($800) or even the 18-core 10980XE ($995), when the timing is right.
This is the processor Intel created because its 10900K was too aggressive on frequency to provide reasonable supply, so the 10850K was released as a fall back because it’s easier to produce. Intel has been pushing its AVX512 support, even bringing it into its consumer laptop processors, in an effort to drive things like Boost to enhance AI throughput.
One of the pain points I’ve had with Intel over the last couple of years is actually getting a list of AVX512 use cases: exact software examples where AVX512 is used. It often gets added for very specific things, like a certain filter in Photoshop, or a special edition of a benchmark, but ultimately those in the HPC space get the most from it.
If cost is no object, then moving into a dual socket system with Leon Scalable processors might be preferable, although take note that this introduces a non-uniform memory access (NUMA) environment, which would inhibit bulk data transfer if the software is not NUMA-aware. Some users might point to the Leon Scalable side of the equation, for anyone needing more Enterprise level features.
In the Cascade Lake-SP Refresh cycle, Intel launched the Leon Gold 6258R, with a list price of $3950. This processor is essentially identical in every way to the top-of-the-line Leon Platinum 8280 ($10009 list), except it only supports single and dual sockets.
The price of the memory in this product category normally outweighs the CPU cost by an order of magnitude as well. In this instance, one choice is an EPIC, something like the 7232P at $481 will easily support 4 TB of Crimes per socket out of the box.
This is a relatively new development, posted by one of AS Rock’s engineers to his personal social media accounts, but the Biases required are now public, and for users invested in the Intel ecosystem this is well worth a look. With the launch of the new 3000 series Thread ripper processors, the previous parts are often found at low prices with some retailers looking to empty their stock of them.
The 8-core processor offers high capacity memory support, lots of PCIe lanes, and the low-end motherboards for Thread ripper are now entering that low-to-mid range pricing. In a sale, the 1900X can be found for under $200 (users with more money might look for a cheap 1950X instead), which seems like a crazy low price for a high-end desktop processor.
AMD is expected to go for Thread ripper based on Zen 3 at some point in 2021 (H rather than H I would think), and Intel’s HEAT roadmap is as unchanging as a drive on a desert bus. The company recently reduced the scope of its Cooper Lake Leon platform to select customers only, which also puts a stop to any HEAT product.
This means that the next generation Leon coming to market should be Ice Lake on the company’s 10 nm process. The company recently announced new Rocket Lake consumer processors for early next year, which take the newer Ice Lake mobile CPU design on 10 nm and ‘back-port’ to 14 nm, with the IPC improvement if not the process node improvement.
But, those Chiclets will initially be served in AMD’s EPIC processors first, because that is where the higher margins are.