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by cma6
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fat Fritz update
Replies: 30
Views: 3686

FF hardware requirements

To experienced FF users:
What is minimum hardware requirement (RAM and GPU card) required in order to expect reasonably good output from the Lc0 component of FF?
by cma6
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Threadripper 3970X owners.
Replies: 25
Views: 2846

Re: Threadripper 3970X owners.

"There are two styles of video card designs. One has a big heatsink and fans that blow on that heatsink and the waste heat blows off right inside your case. This type can really heat up the inside of your computer especially if you have several cards. There is a second type that has a channel in it ...
by cma6
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Threadripper 3970X owners.
Replies: 25
Views: 2846

Re: Threadripper 3970X owners.

Thanks to Mike and mbab for the insights. BTW, what are the "blower versions" of the Nvidia cards? Using average of high & low nps for the two TR 3 chips, I have 3970X @ 102,000,000 and 3960X @ 74,000,000 with prices of $1900 and $1400. Former is 38% faster and 36% more costly. I did not expect that...
by cma6
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Threadripper 3970X owners.
Replies: 25
Views: 2846

Threadripper 3970X owners.

I was looking at building a AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3 3960X system. For you 3970X guys, how much faster is the 3970X for the extra $500?

Also, do you guys also have a fast GPU card in the system for Lc0?
by cma6
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AMD Ryzen R9 3950X new build
Replies: 55
Views: 5855

Re: AMD Ryzen R9 3950X new build

Shrapnel,
What RAM do you use with your lc0 system?
by cma6
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AMD Ryzen R9 3950X new build
Replies: 55
Views: 5855

AMD Ryzen Threadripper

As a side note: I purchased a 3960x this morning. The MB I'm looking at is the ASROCK TRX40 Creator. It has 3 NVMe slots and 4x PCIe Gen. 4 X16 slots. So it can support up to 4 GPU's of your choice! :D Regards, Zenmastur Zen: That is great. The TR 3960X was the ideal processor I wanted all along. I...
by cma6
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AMD Ryzen R9 3950X new build
Replies: 55
Views: 5855

Re: AMD Ryzen R9 3950X new build

I would want 3 NVMe internal drives for Win10; 7-man TBs; everything else. (No more HDDs in any personal computer systems.) Each NVMe drive uses 4x PCIe slots. 3x NVMe drives is 12x PCIe lanes, I'm not even sure if an AM4 motherboard would support so many NVMe SSDs. ASUS PRIME X570-PRO mobo: Expans...
by cma6
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AMD Ryzen R9 3950X new build
Replies: 55
Views: 5855

AMD Ryzen R9 3950X new build

Thanks to Zen, Dragon & Dann for the replies. Zen's 3950X build looks to be a value system for all the components. However, Giga got rather negative reviews on Amazon so I would be looking for a mid-level ASUS mobo if anyone has suggestions. So I would aim more for a mid-level 3950X build I would wa...
by cma6
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AMD Ryzen R9 3950X new build
Replies: 55
Views: 5855

Re: AMD Ryzen R9 3950X new build

Thanks, corres, then until these issue are resolved with 3900 series, it seems best to either go with TR 2950X or wait till it's safe to go with R9 3950X or perhaps TR3960X (24 core; $1400, not as good a value as the other two but about 30% faster than TR 2950X. Do you have the url for the article a...
by cma6
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AMD Ryzen R9 3950X new build
Replies: 55
Views: 5855

AMD Ryzen R9 3950X new build

Based on the benchmark tests for Nodes/sec http://www.ipmanchess.yolasite.com/amd- ... -bench.php ,
it seems that AMD Ryzen R9 3950X delivers the best value ($/nps). Can the experts like "corres" and others recommend best components for a new AMD Ryzen R9 3950X build.
Thanks, CMA