Less Power Hungry Part?

By: Passing Through (ireland.delete@this.web.ie), August 13, 2018 4:19 pm
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Linus Torvalds (torvalds.delete@this.linux-foundation.org) on August 13, 2018 3:48 pm wrote:

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> My main worry is noise. I'm not sure I want to deal with the blower required for a 180W+ CPU.
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> Linus

It's always back to that. But why go for the threadripper part that needs to burn that energy amount?

It would be disappointing, if something from the family of CPU's that is being used in laptops and tablets with Ryzen on the low end, hasn't something in the 'bottom' of the threadripper range that is still fairly quiet and cool to operate, wouldn't it? Is there not one of the lower clocked parts, with less cores that would do it? For now. I.e. Under-spec the thing in terms of processing, and over-spec it in I/O provision. No? Because, that's what I see an opportunity to do when I look at this platform, if it's for something like code development. To hell with the high-end threadripper parts, just go with something pedestrian in that range. The lesser CPU parts are cheaper too, so there's less annoyance if the build didn't work out.

What interests me is the amount of memory that one can get on TR4 systems I've seen. They're aiming at systems with eight memory slots in them. Then, maybe you wouldn't need the very fastest threadripper, or the very most cores available. Just plenty of memory. Memory doesn't make noise. It's worth a shot. Go over-exuberant on memory and cooler, less powerful threadrippers. Take one's chances with that. Put as much metal on top of the darn thing, as one could buy from Be Quiet or Noctua (140mm fans have pretty acceptable noise characteristics). Compensate for lack of the absence of bleeding edge, cores and boost clock speed (even down-clocking the darn thing if needs be), and shovel memory and the best Nand drive at it. Would that not be acceptable? Okay, say it didn't work. You go back to Intel gear, and at least you've the benefit of knowing the possibility had been exhausted.
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