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    Is Prime95 harmful?

    Exactly what I thought. Thanks.
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    Is Prime95 harmful?

    No, in truth I'd like to use an AVX stress test, since my workloads with data augmentation make use of AVX (albeit not 512).
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    Is Prime95 harmful?

    I don't overclock. Besides, that kind of hardware cannot be overclocked (I think), but I appreciate your recommendation. I just want to make sure I have a stable machine to work with, since it's new. Now I did the blend test full steam with AVX-512 activated, then another half hour without...
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    Is Prime95 harmful?

    Hi folks. Got a Xeon 8260M upon a X11SPA-TF here, just finished to build it. It works, at least for now. Now, I always used to test my processors with Prime95, latest version, half an hour of blend + FFT small. But recently, a colleague of mine told me that Prime95 can kill stuff (either the...
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    Who is buying a 3090?

    Please, elaborate.
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    Who is buying a 3090?

    It won't be a flop, not at all. The Titan RTX was essentially the 2080ti at 3X the price, an still they sold it very well. You judge the GPU market from the point of view of a gamer, while GPUs are quite indispensable computing devices. Compared to the Titan RTX, The 3090 has the same amount of...
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    Did somebody will use two rtx 3090 with SLI

    I will, but I do deep learning. NVlink will allow for memory pooling, which is a very good thing in my field. Of course, that assuming I can get my hands over them, which seems to be quite impossible at the moment. Besides, I don't want to buy custom designs. And no, fitting two FE won't be...
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    Used GPU Market Crash of 2020

    Advice needed here. I got *four* 2060 Supers (deep learning research), purchased 6 months ago (370 bucks each), blower design, perfect conditions. How much can I ask for each of them?
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    Did Nvidia move away from blower coolers on RTX 3090 to discourage datacenter use?

    I think that the Quadro version of the 3090 will be blower-cooled. Maybe some kind of 3-slot blower shell. Of course they will make you pay 3X the price of a plain 3090, as usual.
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    Ryzen 3000 non-X

    I just discovered that b450 allows for 16x/4x. For 8x/8x I need x470.
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    Ryzen 3000 non-X

    More to the point about the chipset fan: your personal experience constitutes an useful feedback. Consider, though, the my usage scenario is a bit different.. I have to run the system with 2 gpus (8x/8x, for deep learning), plus another crappy one in the 2.0 4x slot (video output). There will be...
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    Ryzen 3000 non-X

    I know. But even outside the base clock envelope, you get pretty good power draws. The 3700X manages to stay within 90W even during stress tests. See for example: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ryzen-9-3900x-7-3700x-review,6214-3.html Zen2 seems to be the real deal these days. I'm just a...
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    Ryzen 3000 non-X

    Thanks, that's valuable feedback. I honestly hoped not to get below 8 cores, maybe I'll settle for the 3700x.
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    Ryzen 3000 non-X

    Interesting. Would you please post the same measurements for your 3900X? Thanks! Apart from this, I'd really like to avoid x570 and its pesky fan.. I wonder if the same tdp-limiting feature is available for B450/X470...
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    Ryzen 3000 non-X

    So, it appears it will be available just for OEMs...? I wonder if the same stands for the 3700 non-x..
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