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Alienware Area 51 Ryzen Threadripper System Benchmarked

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Sorry can you be specific? You just described pretty much every Alienware product of the last 20 years :p

(Except the M11x, that was awesome).
My 15r n 13r3 begs to differ.
 
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Its interesting though,

the AIO in question is a rebrand of the Arctic Cooling Liquid Freezer 120 which usually is comparable to most other 240mm due to its thick radiator (49mm vs 26mm for most other asetek 240mm clones).

This points towards that a normal 240mm asetek generic AIO will NOT be sufficient to cool the threadripper platform (atleat the 1950x). The picture might change somewhat if push-pull are used, but i doubt it.

The real problem is more likely the heat-exchanger area might be to small to efficiently draw the heat away from the 4x4 CCX's
if only you watched the vid, the cpu is running at 65c during aida 64 stress test. That's nowhere near overheating, not even close.
 
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if only you watched the vid, the cpu is running at 65c during aida 64 stress test. That's nowhere near overheating, not even close.
i did - but perhaps you didnt watch it as thoroughly as you thought you did. the cpu reported 92C that is to much.. im not sure where the sudden 27C offset is coming from - but its there for a reason. And strange that its suddenly 27C and not 20C like the other X skus in littlebrother.
 
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i did - but perhaps you didnt watch it as thoroughly as you thought you did. the cpu reported 92C that is to much.. im not sure where the sudden 27C offset is coming from - but its there for a reason. And strange that its suddenly 27C and not 20C like the other X skus in littlebrother.
But there is still an offset, worst case scenario it's only a 20c offset that would still end up at 72c which is still far from overheating.I think it's fair to say that there ain't nothing much to discuss from the vid as it leaves more questions than answers.
 
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But there is still an offset, worst case scenario it's only a 20c offset that would still end up at 72c which is still far from overheating.I think it's fair to say that there ain't nothing much to discuss from the vid as it leaves more questions than answers.
far from overheating.. according to whom? The Ryzen 5 and 7 dont react to well to temps over 70C so i highly doubt threadripper would.
 
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far from overheating.. according to whom? The Ryzen 5 and 7 dont react to well to temps over 70C so i highly doubt threadripper would.
Ryzen 5 and 7 dont react too well to temps over 70c? Say's who?
 
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$1000 extra for the Brandname Alienware?
No, the price premium is for all the tech support these will need, especially considering the average Alienware buyer - not the most tech-savvy crowd (if they knew anything, they wouldn't buy Alienware). The shitty cooling is icing on the cake, should be good for hundreds of complaints/failures/RMAs. The dual channel memory is inexcusable, the boards have 4 slots, why wouldn't they wire them to all channels? I'll bet they couldn't get TR to run 4 channels at decent clocks, what with the joke cooling system, so they compromised by going dual channel, figuring most Alienware buyers wouldn't know the difference, or care if they did know. Or maybe it's the crappy pre-production CPU that Dell got stuck with, reportedly 2-5% slower than retail chips, possibly it's IMC wasn't ironed out yet, a widespread problem on Ryzen.
One of the best price/performance AIOs out there. Can't complain at all.
Looks good on paper, unfortunately a large percentage of them have DOA pumps, the mounting system allows uneven pressure on the IHS, causing failure to boot if not installed perfectly, and the support/RMA department is almost non-existent (one buyer said it took 5 months to get a working unit). By all means, save a few bucks - maybe you'll be one of the "lucky" ones...
 

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Looks good on paper, unfortunately a large percentage of them have DOA pumps, the mounting system allows uneven pressure on the IHS, causing failure to boot if not installed perfectly, and the support/RMA department is almost non-existent (one buyer said it took 5 months to get a working unit). By all means, save a few bucks - maybe you'll be one of the "lucky" ones...
Well, there're always outliers. I really don't have anything bad to say, though. My request for the free AM4 mounting kit was answered in a matter of hours and received it 4 or so days after the request. No problem with the pumps, very good and silent performance. Reviews also say so.

For now, I'm a happy buyer. Also, one has to consider that it's always the bad experiences that are shouted from the rooftops the most. I can only speak for myself, naturally. Where did you get that DOA percentage?
 
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To those who complain about the ram speed.
LINUS DID NOT PICK IT. He is testing the whole system, not a platform.
 
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Yeah, run the Threadripper machine at DDR4-2666 and the CoreX machine at DDR4-3200 (instead of the other way around). Expected of Linus.
Great point. :)

Though, intel scaling from 2666-3200 is a lot less than ryzen based cpus scaling from the same speeds.
 
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