44 THREADS XEON WORKSTATION AND 32 THREADS OPTERON SERVER RETRO BUILDS

44 THREADS XEON WORKSTATION AND 32 THREADS OPTERON SERVER RETRO BUILDS

As you already know i fed up using modern Ryzen/Radeon hardware and decided to go a bit retro.

Cheap Chinese clone mobos and second-hand high-performance cpu’s of previous generations induced me to rebuild my workstation and also fool around with Opteron-based server.

Here is very detailed spreadsheet comparision of almost all available Chinese x79/x89/x99 boards on the market.


BROADWELL WORKSTATION [Windows7 SP2+]

PART MODEL
CPU Xeon E5-2696v4 22c/44t
COOLER Noctua NH-D15 SE-AM4
MOBO Huananzhi X99 F8
RAM 64Gb [16Gbx4] DDR4 2400Mhz ECC Reg Quad channel
NVME 1Tb Samsung 980 Pro
SSD 860Gb Samsung SSD
HDD 2Tb Seagate Blue
VIDEO 4Gb Palit Geforce 1650 Kalmx
AUDIO ESI Maya 44EX
CASE Fractal Design Define S2
PSU Seasonic X-400 Fanless
MON 30" Nec PA301
KEYS Vortex Tab90M

As a matter of fact I am pretty satisfied with Broadwell Xeon build. Any applications run silky smooth without any hiccup.



OPTERON SERVER [Windows XP SP4+]

PART MODEL
CPU Opteron 6386SE 16c/32t
COOLER Noctua NH-U12DO A3 Socket G34
MOBO Jingsha X89
RAM 32Gb [16Gbx2] DDR3 1600 ECC Reg Dual channel
SSD 480Gb Kingston A400
HDD 2Tb Seagate Ironwolf Pro
VIDEO 2Gb Asus Geforce 1030 Silent
CASE Some unbranded one
PSU Seasonic PX-400 Fanless 400W
MON 19" Eizo M1900
KEYS IBM KB-8926 / Topre RealForce RGB
UPS APC Back-UPS CS 500

Cheap mobo doesn’t support quad channel, so dual is used.
I’m not counting it as an issue because server is used for light NAS/FTP workloads.
So, who cares about quad channel for anyway?