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After a few years where I enjoyed and used my ThreadRipper with immense satisfaction, I made the decision to venture into another project.
This time taking advantage of the tremendous work done by  @CaseySJand other users, I will struggle much less to get my PC working than we suffered three years ago for TRX40

 

Motherboard:

https://rog.asus.com/it/motherboards/rog-crosshair/rog-crosshair-x670e-hero-model/

 

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CPU:
AMD Ryzen 7950X

https://www.amd.com/en/direct-buy/5676499200/it

 

128 Gb DDR5:

2kit of Kingston Fury Beast DDR5 RGB 64GB (2x32GB) 5200MT/s DDR5 CL40 DIMM

https://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B0B1QNPM2T/

 

I will keep the CPU heatsink and some of the disks that I have now

This system loses in multicore to my TRX40 but performs better in other areas

I hope to see you still developing our historical thread on the TRX40, I certainly will

 

a touched TrexIntosh 🙂 🙂

 

 

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È duro fallire, ma è ancor peggio non aver mai provato ad avere successo.
(Theodore Roosevelt)

 

La tua tenacia e la tua fiducia ti hanno ripagato. 

Auguri per questa nuova build dove mi divertirò a farti fare prove 🫣😘

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2 hours ago, Jaidy said:

I use an external dac, though I am guessing the audio issues have been resolved at this point?

On AM5 platform?

yes it works perfectly (USB /HDMI(DP or also with audio which needs applealc)

My motherboard has (as thread ripper motherboard) Realtek USB2.0 audio

It is improved because I can boot with speaker inserted and I have working audio while thread ripper has this problem

 

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On 1/21/2023 at 12:58 AM, fabiosun said:

On AM5 platform?

yes it works perfectly (USB /HDMI(DP or also with audio which needs applealc)

My motherboard has (as thread ripper motherboard) Realtek USB2.0 audio

It is improved because I can boot with speaker inserted and I have working audio while thread ripper has this problem

 

I was watching the thread over at amd-osx till a while back where they were talking about problems with audio. I haven’t visited the thread in a while so I’m guessing those issues were resolved. Thanks for confirming. 
 

I am debating if I should wait for Threadripper later this year (if at all) or get this system..

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2 hours ago, Jaidy said:

I am debating if I should wait for Threadripper later this year (if at all) or get this system..

I am pretty happy for now

in task I use like davinci is often faster than thread ripper about 20%

only 128 gb is possible but it is enough half the cores of a 3970x

 

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On 1/22/2023 at 1:28 PM, fabiosun said:

I am pretty happy for now

in task I use like davinci is often faster than thread ripper about 20%

only 128 gb is possible but it is enough half the cores of a 3970x

 

yeah that is the thing. I work with huge matrices so need a large amount of RAM. 128GB would not cut it, I need at least 220GB. If 64GB dimms appear in the future, then certainly this would be the way to go. Number of cores I actually do not need 32 cores at all, so 16 cores would be more than enough.

 

That reminds me, the incremental updates issue has been resolved using the boot argument, right?

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what works
1) thunderbolt 4 (Maple Ridge chip)*
2) internal RealTek 2.0 audio (as the thread ripper but without thread ripper detection problem)
3) hdmi/DP audio 
4) all usb internal and motherboard 3 USB 2 header, 2 USB3 header (ASMedia)
5) All 4 NVME slots

6) intel i225 Ethernet
7) All 6 sata ports (two different controllers one is ASMedia)

8] sata hotplug

9) sleep/wake 

*NOT Hot Plug for now

 

what doesn't work
in my specific case all Sata disks are seen as external and at the moment it was not possible to have them internal with kext or settings for Device properties that I tried

The system is as stable as the previous one I had
Temperatures in full load are higher, in idle or medium load much but much lower

In Ventura my Pioneer Blu ray disk recorder is not seen by OSX, in Monterey it works

 

is it worth it?
for me yes
in full load I lose, compared to a TRX 3970x, about 15 %.
In tasks that do not involve using all cores I gain even 20%

 

With Davinci Resolve, using the test benchmark (candle).
With trx40 I had for:
66 nodes 30/31 fps
6 TRN nodes 40/41

 

With AM5 I now have:
66 nodes 30/31 fps
6 TRN nodes 45/46

 

In general use I don't see much difference with my previous platform, lower watts and temperatures (not in full load)
The bios is still very immature but, if I hadn't made mistakes in assembly the system would have been up in an hour

I would not spend too much on expensive DDR5s at very high frequencies since from AMD specs if you fill all 4 slots the maximum frequency is 3600!

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ASMedia Sata Controller:

1) PIONEER BD-RW   BDR-207M  

2) External sata enclosure (hot plug activated in BIOS)

 

AHCI Controller:

1) WDC WD100EZAZ

2) WDC WD120EMFZ

3) ST10000VX0004

4) WDC WD60EDAZ

 

Thunderbolt4/Usb4 on backplate

OWC Envoy Express TB3 enclosure with a Samsung 960 pro 1 Tb

 

On backplate:

wireless USB receiver
USB WebCam

USB cable extender (2.0)

Realtek 2.0 speaker and microphone (green and purple)

Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable:

 

 

          

 

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7000 series is well known to work in full load at is TJ temperatures and AMD says it is normal

Asus and others motherboard manufacturers have added in their bios some useful options

For Asus in advanced section is possible to enable PBO enhancement and the thermal limit option

Here is possible to set three temperatures 70°,80°,90°

In this way is possible to achieve great results in benchmarks without touching 95° for our CPUs

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