Anyone else waiting for the 3rd gen Threadripper to build a DAW?

Pictus

Active Member
I did a quick look and only found motherboards with Thunderbolt header in the GIGABYTE TRX40 series...


The TRX40 DESIGNARE comes with the Thunderbolt card
 

samphony

Senior Member
I did a quick look and only found motherboards with Thunderbolt header in the GIGABYTE TRX40 series...


The TRX40 DESIGNARE comes with the Thunderbolt card
And you can throw in this 8tb ssd


I'm curious if there are boards supporting more than 256gb ram.
 

chimuelo

Star Of Stage & Screen
Shit I’m waiting for Intel to fight back.
The 14nm process for them is over, they should’ve never released the 10 series.
Just sell everything left at cost & 10% to at least keep some market share.
This is embarrassing.

They’ve been smoked by the AMD CEO.
If they were smart they’d hire her.
 

Pictus

Active Member
Now the question is, what memory to get... 128gig preferably. QVL doesn't help a lot...
I do not know, maybe the Ballistix Sport LT 3200 that people love to tweak/overclock


 

chimuelo

Star Of Stage & Screen
I do not know, maybe the Ballistix Sport LT 3200 that people love to tweak/overclock


Something that seems to be happening is how the CAS Settings on AM4 boards can be confusing as they default to even numbers, which really is helpful.
CAS 17 DDR 4 once tweaked will reset to CAS 16, which is optimal for 3733MHz.
I’ve read on some tests this isn’t showing up until benched, but seems to be a consensus since sticks of CAS 16 are non existent.

So when you get set up with 3733, on some 3200 sticks, CAS 16 will be reset for you even if the SPD isn’t showing the number.
Great news if this true.

I’d advise direct cooling just to be safe No need to brick your Memory.
 

Phaedraz

New Member

Tim_Wells

Tim Wells
Any of these options are bound to be a dramatic leap forward from my 7-year-old i7 2600 w 32GB. On the other hand, this machine still hums along really well, without significant problems or headaches, so I'm not desperate or particularly in a hurry.
I love it! I'm just now upgrading my i7-2600k from 16GB of ram to 32gb. I've been running some tests on it and the ram was the only significant bottle neck. The CPU is basically ok, as long as I freeze some tracks. Of course, I'm not running huge orchestra templates, like some of the heavy hitters around here.

I will probably upgrade the CPU in a couple of years. Something to look forward too.
 
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Dunshield

Dunshield

New Member
G.Skill has some interesting kits coming out (late Q4, but no one really knows when):

Look at bottom of the page. I wonder if it is worth waiting for.
128gig 3600 MHz C16 seems doable with 8x16 or 4x32.
Saw that one too, and who knows what the price will be?

I also read somewhere that the memory controller slows down the timing the more slots are occupied. Maybe 4 sticks is optimal?
I heard the same rumor on Gearslutz. No idea if it is true.
 

Pictus

Active Member
AMD socket AM4 motherboards have 4 RAM slots:
-For motherboards with Daisy Chain it is better to use 2 RAM sticks
-Motherboards with T-Topology can deal with 4 RAM sticks better than Daisy Chain ones
(All x570 motherboards are now Daisy Chain including the ASRock models)

AMD socket sTRX4/TR4 motherboards have 8 RAM slots:
-For motherboards with Daisy Chain it is better to use 4 RAM sticks
-Motherboards with T-Topology can deal with 8 RAM sticks better than Daisy Chain ones



If this RAM is Hynix it will not overclock...
Corsair VENGEANCE® LPX 64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR4 DRAM 3600MHz C18-22-22-42
https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Memory/VENGEANCE-LPX/p/CMK64GX4M2D3600C18


This one looks interesting, good it is not Hynix...

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