Description

Radeon-V stands for Radeon-Virtualized

Here lies my greatest machine.

It is no Ryzen, It is no Vega.

It is no Core i9, nor it is a pair of 1080Tis.

Throw away your current conceptions about a gaming computer, throw away your current ideas of a normal computer.

This computer can game, but it's primary function is to do as many things as possible while focusing on heavy FP32 Compute and HPC via Opteron Cores

This computer is 50L in volume, but packs 4 CPUs, 64 Cores and 2 R9 Fury Xs with 1600W PSU to go support 2 x Radeon Pro Duos in the future and 1TB of DDR3 RAM.

All of the hardware here is fully capable of doing Virtualization, Supermicro H8QG6-F Board is the heart and soul of this build, allowing 64 Core Overclocks on a server motherboard.

This computer is also capable of doing Crossfire for Gaming, but if the games do not support crossfire, I can simply use 1 Fury X + 16 Cores for Gaming and 1 Fury X + 48 Cores for Compute in the meantime.

64 Cores Overclocked to 2.9GHz + 64GB of DDR3-1333 (planning to go upto 256GB if budget permits)

2x R9 Fury X for 17.2 TFLOPs FP32 Compute for rendering

Cooling this beast is also concern while designing and modifying the case, because at peak load, this machine consumes 1400W, dissipating that amount of heat is unthinkable for normal use cases.

Creating array of intake fans for constant airflow is crucial to this build, or else the heat buildup will overwhelm the cooling capacity of this build.

I hope you enjoyed this build.

EDIT: FIRST FEATURE WOOOHHHHH!!!

Comments

  • 24 months ago
  • 31 points

I'm calling featured build.

Anyone else?

  • 24 months ago
  • 4 points

you called it!

  • 24 months ago
  • 30 points

But can it run solitaire?

+1

  • 24 months ago
  • 11 points

I read your comment 5 days ago and have just now stopped laughing to the point where i can post a reply to your unbelievably funny and original question. Bravo sir, bravo.

  • 24 months ago
  • 10 points

This is impressive... and rare

+1

  • 24 months ago
  • 9 points

Ho-lee-****.

I bet that can run Minesweeper at TWO FPS.

+1(trillion)

  • 24 months ago
  • 5 points

This is a nice build. Not everyday you a see a opteron build based around G34 show up on here. I have a 2 socket config with 4174s in it and it is not too bad for what paid the only thing that frustrated me was finding proper heatsinks as any G34 cooling solutions often was more expensive than the RAM or CPU

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

C32s can use the AM3 bracket heads to fit the clip-style heatsinks.

G34 on the other hand, you need to be creative with it.

When I first got this computer as a server, with 9 delta fans in front, I knew that moment that when I turn this thing on, it's going to be loud af.

The current form is much much quieter I tell you, it's so much quieter then that server with 9x Delta fans which was trying to achieve liftoff by the time it booted to Linux Pendrive.

  • 24 months ago
  • 5 points

I have no idea what I'm looking at but I love it.

  • 24 months ago
  • 4 points

Did you feel that?

That was the feeling of my own computer, as well as the computers of all my friends combined, attempting to overpower this monstrosity.

99% sure they failed.

+1 for defeating all of our egos that we didn't realize we had until they died.

-Sockens (Bavarian Glory), Sortan00b (A.M.D: Almost Majorly Outdated), Evils (Mismatch City), io444 (Craptop Laptop), ThatOneNub101 (Operation Basic)

(Note that none of these are actually listed on this site, I just gave all of our computers nicknames while writing this)

  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

Well I hope you don't see my previous dual Haswell-EP Xeon build, that one was just pure madness in my opinion with it's massive power in 2015, It tore benchmarks to shreds, destroyed every other computer with pure brute force and only thing that could challenge it was a 5960X OC + Titan X SLI.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

What do you do to earn the money for these things? I want that job so I can actually get computers like this.

Because an i5-6600K,2 RX 480s, 16 gb of RAM and a lovely little M.2 are not producing speeds anywhere near this monstrosity I imagine.

  • 24 months ago
  • 4 points

I'm in Electrical Engineering degree, and I fix my department's computers as a side job.

Also buying AMD helps because they offer so much performance for the money and they have really no restrictions on overclocking.

P.S. get Ryzen 5 1600, IMO the best processor from here and on because you can leave everything on in the background and still do more things.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a pretty snazzy occupation then. I aim to be there in a few years myself actually.

The "Mismatch City" build I mentioned earlier is living proof of that. He has an 8350 with like a 4.8-5Ghz O.C running fairly stable.

Also, P.S. has been noted and will be accounted for when I have enough money to gut my current build and remodel it some.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Up for the 1600. Best for any start or reason, just all round 100% CPU.

  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

Watercool it!

  • 24 months ago
  • 4 points

4x G34 blocks are hard to find, and I really don't want to spend another grand for more cooling.

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  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

but my question is.... whats the cinebench

  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

http://i.imgur.com/B76IlVm.png

2729 for Bulldozer cores isn't that bad, especially considering the fact that these are the original bulldozers with no improvements or whatsoever.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

yea i thought it'd be around that considering the 8320 i used to own got around 500 in cinebench at 4.7

  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

You have gone mad. Nothing more, nothing less.

  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

Only in midst of Madness this type of creativity will flow.

Truth be told, I have no idea why I came to make this monstrosity into a real thing.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Very well put.

  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

But....will it run Crysis?

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you get nuclear poisoning close to those reactors? What temps can it get to?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

63-65 is the max temp I've seen this thing get to, but the case itself is really hot at that point.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

The question can it run crysis has been changed to: Can it CODE Crysis. +1, this thing is INSANE

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing man, just amazing.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Just thinking about the power bill this thing can push at load is hurting my wallet...

That said... there is something to be said about a 4P rig if you have the compute needs:)

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

This is not going to be consuming 1400W continuously 24/7, idle consumes around 450W from the wall, and since electricity is cheap around my area, it's not that bad for 5-7 dollars extra on the electric bill every year or so.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Not doing any DC programs on your idle time?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

This is really awesome.

But, why?

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Heavy FP32 compute/rendering + Virtualization + Budget constraints forces me to be more creative with hardware choices.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

That's why AMD is here Also I might have drooled at the parts list

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, you can't just have a picture of cinebench scores in the background and not post any result.

GIMME DA NUMBA

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

http://i.imgur.com/B76IlVm.png

2729 for Bulldozer cores isn't that bad, especially considering the fact that these are the original bulldozers with no improvements or whatsoever.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Indeed! given this is on a 32nm node and still pull out this much horsepower is pretty crazy. Amazing build!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW....nothing more can I say.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

My friend, this is an incredibly unique build. +1

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

how on earth did you get a 4-CPU Opteron board? i'm legitimately curious

either way, i think this is my first time seeing an Opteron-based server of this caliber here on this site. are you planning on getting Threadripper or Epyc and Vega as a replacement?

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

You buy the local datacenter's offload of servers for extremely cheap. They usually do this in every 2-3 years.

I'm planning to get Threadripper 1900X as WS/Gaming Hybrid to complement this build, but no Vega for me, my R9 Fury Xs still do the job well since I got them cheaply.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

ah, i might consider that the next time i want something like that.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

What operating system are you running. Does windows even support 4 cpus?

Also love this build. It's a power house and a half!

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Normal Windows 10 doesn't even work on this

http://i.imgur.com/oYQT1JO.png

Windows Server 2016 Datacenter is what I'm using, stable and acts like Windows 10 without the bloatware and forced updates.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you use a win10 server as a gaming system? And have you ever tried to use Linux on that machine?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I use Fedora to do VM passthrough the Windows 2016 Server Datacenter Edition is on there just test and run benchmarks.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome! Another Fedora QEMU user! How's the IOMMU grouping?

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Unlike today's systems, this system is old fashioned, which means it has separate Northbridge and Southbridge and there are 2 Northbridges SR5670 and SR5690 Chipset which connect to each other and all 4 CPUs then provide 22-24 PCIe 2.0 Lanes from each chipset separating into 2x PCIe x16 and 4x PCIe x8 internal connections.

For IOMMU grouping separated Northbridges are actually great because I can just group separate Northbridges with responding GPUs and PCIe devices.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

opterons are 16 cores??? i thought they were 8 damn amd must have had good server cpu's back then

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Opterons are 16 cores max for G34 socket, these were great for the perf/price considering that even the most expensive Opteron CPU didn't even exceed 1500 dollars.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

did they beat xeons?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

There were able to compete with 7500 4-way Xeons, but got crushed when Sandy Bridge-EXs came out, then rose again when users found that you could overclock these.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy Hell just look at this thing! I hope you can upgrade this system some more until it reaches the ultimate form you are expecting (Pro Duos are tempting), and kudos on sharing this monstrosity. Have my +1 and I will agree with the rest: This shall be featured

PS: Any other not-so-knowledgeable user would have already raised the question concerning Ethereum after seeing those Fiji cards. Good to know this hasn't happened yet lol

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

This thing is pure muscle. look at those 4 superchargers under the hood. O.O impressive and interesting. I am curios on the gaming side of things. I am aware that it is a beast for compute and multi-tasking but what about some fire strike or time spy scores or maybe some in game benches; rise of the tomb raider, metro, etc. If you have these games I would be interested to see what it is capable of.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. Quad CPU, not something you see everyday. I love it.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

So, how much has your electricity bill gone up since?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a nice build really, but I wouldn't push

This computer can game

as it's really not designed for modern or CPU intensive games. Try running StarCraft 2 - Legacy of the Void, and you'll see what I'm talking about. I bet that you wouldn't be able to get into mid-game in 4v4 games as it would stress the hell out of the CPU. :( (You won't even have 10 fps.)

Most games are not designed to run on 64 cores. They need high single threaded performance. Hopefully, this may change in time.

I'm pretty sure it does great what it was designed for, though. Just don't mention gaming. :D

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I can game - but I don't recommend it, I have separate Ryzen 7 1700 @ 3.9GHz rig for that.

I can run DOOM 2016 fine actually, that game is just pure black magic for what it is, 8 NUMA regions, scales across 32 Cores like nothing, 80fps+ in Ultra 1440p (Vulkan)

https://imgur.com/Az0xb3A

I was testing out the performance of this machine on Native Windows platform.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, that other build is more suited for games.

Some games (thank god) appreciate multiple cores. I just wish most of the games would do the same. :)

Nice build again. :)

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Cinebench?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

...what?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

damn nice. it's always fun to see something so brave in here

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

this is pretty spicy, +1

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

But can it run Minecraft?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I have that same exact usb drive in the first picture

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Quite the impressive build! One thing though, if this computer is more of a workstation, wouldn't you want more than 64 GB of RAM? Any sort of CAD eats up memory.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm still waiting for my 256GB of DDR3 memory to come in, but in the mean time 64GB is there for testing the memory channels.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Please what do you use this beast for really?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

What a machine. That is a ton of RAM. How much does the motherboard support? I think that you should liquid cool it eventually. What does it run things at?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD have come a long way from the Opteron to the Treadripper and Epyc CPUs

your Cinebench is as close to the Cinebench scores of the 16 core Treadripper

2729 vs 2861 for the Treadripper

the Treadripper beats the 64 core behemoth for 1/4 of the cores

a Classic David vs Goliath except the Goliath is his elder brother XD

nice to see a 4 socket build here

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW! Now thats different! Congrats on the feature!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

can it run Crisis?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

But can it run Minesweeper at 16k 200Hz?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

ummmmmmm

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

This beats my rendering box- AND YOU HAVE LESS THREADS!!

Quad E7-4860 hyperthreaded ten cores in a Dell R510. Have an HBA card coming so I can actually use the thing with unRAID. Virtualization is a good god.

DM me if you need more (read, higher capacity)DDR3-RDIMMs, I might be able to help with that.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm gonna push my overclocks to 3-3.2GHz across all 64 cores from current 2.8GHz overclock.

I'm going to get 256GB of 16GB modules for 450 so I think I'm good with RAM

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

That is AMAZING! All the compute!

~$30 for 16GB sticks is a pretty good deal as well, nice.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

This would be a great storage manager pc. Have a petabyte of storage and use this as a manager for all that data.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

linus tech tips, i didn't know you had a pc parts picker account

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

is there a video running benchmarks?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

What CPU Heatsinks are you using on this build?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a similar build but with Dual Opteron's and I am moving it into a different case. I just want to know if you kept the OEM Heatsinks or found some that worked for you.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I have some 2U heatsinks and Opteron 6276 processors if you want to buy them off of me, they worked fine for my purposes if you kept them at stock.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I am not an overclocker and I am not getting the second Opteron 6276 for awhile. But thank you for the offer. Also after looking at your build closer I know that they are just normal G34 Heatsinks. I've become fond of the Opterons they are a good processor.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

this is like pure insanity

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  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Dual socket Epyc 7601 servers exist. That's 64c/128t @2.2GHz with a boost of 3.2GHz AND 128 PCIE Gen3 lanes.

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  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Please keep feedback polite and constructive.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

because its good