Date Joined: 11/08/07
Pros: - lots of PCIE3 slots / dual 10gb nics === perfection
- packaged with larger bios chip / works great with Rome EPYC 7302p CPU
- works great with crucial ddr4 3200 ecc ram
- bios has an amazing number of options vs earlier rev 1.1 bios
Cons: - BMC on my board will not initialize but everything else works ... hoping its an early bios issue ... dont need remote hands / I can live with it
- Noctua cpu fans power down when cpu is under 50c ... early bios? easy work around / case fan headers working as expected
Overall Review: Looking forward to future bios updates / otherwise this is the perfect board to pair with what Patrick at Serve the Home is calling the 7302p "Category Killer"
Pros: - LOTS of PCIE lanes, 3GHz base, this is the perfect cpu.
Cons: - Any existing ASRock EPYCD8 board or SuperMicro H11 that is not sold pre-packaged and tested with this Rome cpu is unlikely to ever support Rome because the bios chips are too small. Make sure you can download a supporting bios patch for the revision of your target board that supports this chip before attempting to upgrade. Pretty sure every SuperMicro H11 board on NewEgg that is not pre-bundled with a Rome cpu has the older revision 1.1 bios soldered down and will never be compatible.
- Hopefully some time in the next year? Compatible boards will be available for this amazing cpu.
Overall Review: Verified Rome 7002/7001 EPYCD8-T2 board now up on newegg does include the larger bios and works with this cpu. I am a happy camper.
Pros: - great price
Overall Review: Tested 128 GB in both ASRock EPYCD8 and SuperMicro H11SSL with 7401P and no issues
Hoping to use this ram later at full speed with Rome CPU if / when the revision 2 versions of boards with larger Rome compatible bios hit the market.
Cons: revison 1.1 bios - so I will never be able to upgrade this board to a Rome cpu / but I expected that.
Pretty sure if I got the same board bundled with a Rome cpu, it would be packaged with the larger compatible revision 2 bios.
Overall Review: - Having the board pre-tested and validated with the cpu / bios / ram provided a lot of peace of mind.
- Board booted up with no issues while populated with 128 GB crucial ddr4-3200
- Centos 7 runs awesome with no issues out of the box.
Pros: - Boots a lot faster vs older X399 gaming pro carbon when fully populated with ram, nvme drives, and mellanox cards
- Running Centos7 with KVM guests using pcie_aspm=off in grub and custom ML kernel with config option CONFIG_CRYPTO_DEV_SP_PSP=N
- Love the VRMs on this board
Cons: None - worth every penny
Pros: Clean netinstall of centos7.3 works with grub option pci=noaer
Cons: With msi gaming pro board / gtx 1080 ti ... had to add the following to grub boot options ... "text pci=noaer" to get default centos 7.3 kernel to boot / and elrepo mainline kernel does not boot. This is not a complaint ... just something to watch out for until updates to next kernel or centos 8.4 roll out.
Overall Review: 16 cores / 32 threads and enough pcie lanes to run more than a couple of video cards with ecc ram ... Thank You AMD :)
Pros: 12 threads, 64Gb of ram, using Kubuntu 12.04 in spite of evil UEFI bios;
25% time savings over previous i7 setup.
Cons: UEFI bios - if you want to sell me a board next year, make sure it boots linux.