Let's talk about RYZEN
I was at the ol' neighborhood (the other green forum), thinking about creating this thread but figured it would be better to post this here since I believe most users around this part are providers or people with high level of knowledge in the tech industry. /Compliment
Looking at the market its clear to me that Ryzen has taken over the server industry. I was looking at Ryzen, Threadripper, EPYC and ...
I was also wondering how a Desktop / consumer rated CPU ended up being used officially as server grade CPU by all kind of providers (from low end to high end providers, to datacenters Hetzner , etc.)?
There has always been the equivalent Intel desktop CPU consumer that outperforms the Server grade CPU , but the industry refrained from using those desktop CPU on Server environments. But for Ryzen this is no longer the case.
I get it, Ryzen performance seems to be superior to the equivalent server grade EPYC and budget wise it makes sense. But is it justifiable? What about manufacturer support on such environment? What about server grade mobos (there is probably just one? Asrock) ?
What are the possible drawbacks? Have you experienced any issues with them? What's up with the hype?
I was reading at this TR vs EPYC comparison (by the way pretty amazing comparison and details) at this link:
From my end I've been using some providers with Ryzen (VPS), no complain, works as good as any other CPU, at least for my kind of usage (web servers, DB).
Let's have a smart conversation. Take a cup of coffee or tea, join the arena.