Good motherboard for Ryzen (first-gen)
greg at unrelenting.technology
Fri Oct 12 19:12:08 UTC 2018
On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 11:40 PM, Eric van Gyzen <eric at vangyzen.net>
> On 9/21/18 9:53 PM, Eric van Gyzen wrote:
>> I would like to build a Ryzen desktop. Can anyone recommend a good
>> I'm planning on a first-gen, because the second-gen has similar
>> stability problems as the first-gen had, and AMD hasn't released
>> errata for the second-gen yet (as far as I know...I would love to
>> be wrong).
>> I would like to be a cool kid with a Threadripper, but I can't
>> justify the cost, so I'm thinking maybe a Ryzen 7 with /only/ 8
>> cores. :)
>> Ideally, I want an Intel NIC, ECC memory support, and a 3-year
> Thanks for all the responses. They were very helpful. Here is what
> I ended up building:
> Mobo: ASUS Prime X470-Pro
> CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core
> RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2 x 16GB DDR4-2666 PC4-21300 C16
> Video: ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
> Disk: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB TLC NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4
> PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX
> Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Universal CPU Cooler
> It's running FreeBSD head. BIOS version is 4018 (2018-07-12). So
> far, it has been perfectly stable. No crashes, no lockups. It has
> been my work-from-home desktop for just over a week now. I'm
> overclocking the memory a little, but nothing else. The NIC works.
> The sound works, though I've only tested the rear analog output. The
> video card works with the nvidia-driver, currently 390.87. It's
> driving two 2560x1440 monitors over HDMI.
> The only problem so far: I can't get NUMA enabled. I've set Memory
> Interleave to "off", but the BIOS still doesn't generate an ACPI SRAT
> table. I'm still working on this.
You won't ever get NUMA enabled.
Because Ryzen 7 2700X is not a NUMA processor! :)
Only Threadripper and EPYC are.
Desktop Ryzen has a "slightly NUMA-like" thing going on, it's
recognized as 'cache groups' in the line:
FreeBSD/SMP: 1 package(s) x 2 cache groups x 4 core(s) x 2 hardware
But it's not actual NUMA.
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