Looking to buy couple hundreds of AMD/Intel high server servers

Started by Ryar, Jun 17, 2022, 05:56 AM

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We are looking to buy a couple of hundreds of AMD/Intel high-end servers, who do you guys are using to buy servers from during this hardware shortage?
Supermicro has 120 days lead time
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inaevrodom

You could try the following companies:

www.Savemyserver.com or
www.xbyte.com

Maybe you will find what you are looking for
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We have specifically tested performance across games of various genres and release times, using various graphics APIs, and those developed with technical support from AMD or Nvidia, etc., to maximize the coverage of possible scenarios. And the standard comparative performance in this set of games gives us the opportunity to draw some fairly unambiguous conclusions.

With the emphasis on performance in the capabilities of the CPU, powerful models of central processors can give a decent increase in rendering speed in the vast majority of cases, and both single-threaded and multi-threaded performance are useful for games, albeit to varying degrees.
After all, the games are all different, which means that the load on the CPU and GPU in them is different, which also depends heavily on the graphics API used. In general, it can be unequivocally stated that older games designed for older APIs benefit more from increased single-threaded performance, and newer ones have an advantage with more computational threads, although more than 6-8 cores even the most modern projects still are not used effectively.

Perhaps the situation will change with the release of multi-platform games, originally created already taking into account next-generation consoles, which have eight full-fledged computing cores, as in not the weakest desktop processors. You also need to take into account the fact that we made measurements in a conditionally ideal situation, when, apart from the game, nothing much was done in the background. In real conditions, the user can run a variety of software that consumes part of the system resources, and here 1-2 additional cores may already be needed.

But such situations cannot be somehow standardized, because everyone has their own needs. Somebody is streaming, someone just runs the system to the point where background tasks greatly affect the main ones. We still proceed from the fact that the main task of a gaming (home) PC is exactly what is performed in the foreground (main) plan - the game itself. And in order to sum up the results for all tested projects, let's evaluate the standard geometric indicators for games. We compare performance indicators separately for two selected resolution modes and quality settings.

As for the more powerful AMD and Intel processors of different price positions and even generations in the case of Ryzen, the difference between the weakest and strongest CPUs standard 19% -26%, which is quite a lot, on the one hand. On the other hand, if you have the most common Full HD monitor with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and a stable 60 FPS is enough for you, then even lower processor models, like the Ryzen 3 3300X and Core i3-10100, will suit you just fine.

But owners of monitors with higher resolutions and refresh rates will be forced to pay attention to more powerful models with more cores. In addition, they also have some reserve for the future in the form of (yet) unused computing cores. As for the choice between Ryzen 9 and Ryzen 7 or Core i9 and Core i7, then we can confidently say that so far the difference between them in terms of speed is much less than the differences in price, and we will not recommend the older models in all cases. It's just not justified for game use.

For clarity, in the last column we have placed a conditional indicator of "price justification" - the number of rubles that will have to be paid for each geometric mean frame per second.
And although the weakest CPUs look best in this indicator, we already know that they are poorly suited for games. Therefore, the optimal gaming solutions with a relatively low price are the Ryzen 5 5600X and Core i5-10400 processors, which have six cores each. The first gives 96% -99% of the best CPU at a low price, and the second is even cheaper than the Ryzen 5 3600X, and at the same time gives quite high performance.
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