Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 25 Nov 2019.
"quite dire power efficiency numbers compared to the AMD CPU"
What a world we live in!
Nicely fills the gap AMD left between Ryzen 3xxx and Ripper 3xxx.
Yup, TR3xxx is a big ass jump financially my other upgrade options are non existent especially as TR 2xxx has been end of life in many shops so I couldn’t replace my TR1900X with a nice a nice cheap alternative and even if I could the jump from TR1 to TR2 is not big, hence why it is not already done, my single core would not improve significantly, so Intel is the only choice as it adds >= TR3 single core speed in a cheap HEDT platform, my only question really is whether you still need a VROC key for NVMe Raid as that adds to the price of X299 platform.
Regardless, it looks like I might be headed back to Intel, it still has the single core, couldn’t give a stuff about power consumption, I am not running 100 machines, just the one. Would like to see some 10 core reviews, particulalry on the OC side.
Wait a few hours
- If you want RAID 0 on CPU PCIe lanes, then no key needed, works out of the box.
- If you want any RAID level(s) on the many chipset lanes, that's just regular old RST and works as normal.
- If you want RAID 1, 5 or 10 on nVME SSD only (supposedly 'Intel SSD only' but that doesn't appear to be enforced) on CPU PCIe lanes, there's a 'low price' (£100 IIRC) VROC key for that
- If you want RAID 1, 5, or 10 for general devices on CPU PCIe lanes, those keys are rare as hens teeth for consumer sale so basically don't bother.
Unless that is coupled with a surprise price drop right on launch it will be for a very niche audience.
He says, in the comments section of a review for a £1000 HEDT CPU...
Oh, wait, that niche is more niche than this niche?
I only need raid 0 to make a cheap large fast drive. I did wonder if I needed the license for that or whether Windows software RAID would do it as I don't need to boot from it.
$1k has been the "norm" for the top of the range HEDT CPUs for ages, so it kind of makes sense to categorise the well above $1k desktop CPUs separately.
Aye, it's hilariously ironic isn't it?
He couldn't have put it better IMO. Intel grasping at straws.
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