- Feb 20, 2019
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|System Name||PowerEdge R730 DRS Cluster|
|Processor||4x Xeon E5-2698 v3|
|Cooling||Many heckin screamy bois|
|Memory||480GB ECC DDR4-2133|
|Video Card(s)||Matrox G200eR2|
|Storage||SD Card. Yep, really no other local storage.|
|Display(s)||It's probably a couple of boring Dell Ultrasharps and a sacrificial laptop.|
|Case||39U 6-rack server room with HEVC and 44KVA UPS|
|Software||ESXi 6.5 U3|
|Benchmark Scores||I once clocked a Celeron-300A to 564MHz on an Abit BE6 and it scored over 9000.|
Ryzen systems can run really high memory speeds too, but the goal is to try and run the Infinity fabric clock at exactly the same speed as the memory.I know with Intel systems there isn't really an issue with 4 sticks and running high speeds and lower latency.
At Zen2's launch there were LN2 overclockers pushing RAM speeds up well over 5GHz but in doing so they had to decouple the fabric clock (FCLK) and DDR4 clock. Yes, they set frequency records, but no it wasn't actually that much faster because doing so required a halving of the FCLK.
There's nothing to stop you from running DDR4-4666 in an X570 board right now - but nobody does it because although you get extra RAM bandwidth it genuinely doesn't do much for performance and is about as good as much, much cheaper DDR4-3600. If you are running some niche application that needs bandwidth, AM4 isn't the answer - you should just pony up for a Threadripper (or any other quad-channel platform).