Building a Linux PC with Ryzen ThreadRipper (+Benchmarks)


Good evening! There is something you guys
have not seen for a while. Let’s build a PC! Déjà vu? Déjà vu. But before we do that, there is something
we have to address. Because many people
have suggested that – I should not have this
microphone on the table. Because of… whatever? I should have it on suspension
or something. I should probably
do that first. Let’s do that. And that’s it. Is that better? I honestly can’t tell, because there are
these springs – that can generate
a lot of noise. That may not be
the best solution, but that’s what you people wanted,
and that’s what you get. Let’s move on. Besides the power source,
we are of course going to need – a motherboard. The motherboard is this one. By the way, before we
go forward with this, you probably want to know
what’s going on – with the previous motherboard. This one, that had the problem
with the CPU socket. And the answer is: Absolutely nothing. I haven’t done anything with this
after I made the video. Because honestly, I was prepared to count this
as a loss, and that’s probably what
I am going to do – because honestly, I don’t see any way
to go forward with it. This is an Asrock X399 Taichi motherboard. Let’s open the CPU socket first. Open, 3, 2, 1… Actually these should be
just lightly tightened – because I didn’t really
tighten them beforehand. So let’s open this. Pull this out… And this is what it looks like, this CPU socket that
actually is proper. I don’t know if the focus
is good in the camera shot… But anyway, that’s
the CPU socket. So I’m going to insert this
Ryzen ThreadRipper processor. It goes into this sled again,
like so. So it‘s there. Just push it down,
so it locks in the place. It’s now locked in place. So close this lid. One! Until it clicks. There. And then number two. Which is,
number two is here. Same procedure. Two, and then three. And by the way: Some of you may have noticed
humming on the background. It is a fan sound. That’s because I have
studio lights here, and the light has a
cooling fan in it. That’s what the sound is. I could try to eliminate
it in post process, but it would also
degrade my voice a little, so I am not going to do that. So the next thing: Thermal paste. This is Noctua NT-H1. Which one is more used? This is a little bit
more used. So here’s what I am
going to do: And by the way, many people commented
on my previous video – saying I am an idiot
for applying the paste like this; in these little dots. Listen: I have been assembling
PCs for like 30 years. At least 25 years. I do know what I am doing. But sometimes what I do
does not really match – what you have come to expect, and what you think
is the right way. Listen: If you watch a video
in the Internet, and you see something
that is different from what I do, don’t just assume that’s
the only possible way to do things. Because in the Internet, there is a lot of cargo cult going on. And actually, if it’s specifically this thermal
paste application – that you are curious about, look: This thermal paste
was manufactured by Noctua. And this is a SP3-TR4 socket. Who is the authority on how
to apply this thermal paste? I would say, probably Noctua. So have a look at this video,
and then come back to comment – that they are idiots who don’t
know what they are doing. The next part is
installing these screws, where the cooler goes in. Then on top of those screws,
goes this cooler block. This is the water cooling block. Let’s verify first that it is clean. Verify that this
surface is clean. It’s not perfect,
but it will have to do. You could get it cleaner
by using some chemicals, but I haven’t looked up
those chemicals, and I don’t want to accidentally
use something corrosive. That’s how I play. That is attached now. And then tighten it up– Actually I could already
probably pluck this in. This is the water pump
motor cable. Water pump cable is in. Next… Tighten the cooler up. And the cooler is now
tightened up. The next thing is memory. Now again, a lot of people
called me an idiot – because I supposedly
installed the memory wrong. This is the B2 slot. Let’s insert the memory
the right way. And let’s push it in. And again a lot of people
called me an idiot – for doing things this way. Some said I am an idiot for
using just one memory stick. Some said I should have
put it here, or in some other slot, and I was an idiot
for doing that. Well here’s the thing: The previous video
was a demonstration. I did the minimal things
to get the thing running, because I wanted to show
how the motherboard acts. That was the topic of my video. It was not my full desktop build. This is my full desktop build. Secondly, the guys who complained
I put the sticks in wrong slots, are actually wrong. It was exactly where the MB
manufacturer recommended – the one stick should be placed. But here’s the thing: I don’t actually have
just one memory stick. I have two. I mean, three. By three I mean four. And that should
probably do by now. These are in slots B2… Umm. A2, B2, C2, and D2. And this is the computer
case that I am going to use – for this computer. But first things first: Let’s do something – that people in the Internet
seem to really enjoy doing. I don’t know why, but people really seem to
enjoy seeing this done. And that’s that. Inside this case,
if we open these screws… we can see stuff. And we can probably
see even better, if we take the motherboard
and the cooler – outside the view
for a moment. So move them and
then open this case. Like so. Inside here we find
a box of supplies. “Phanteks
accessory box.” Which contains: A manual. And, attention
about RMA requests… And a case of
all kinds of screws. And… Whatever this is? Let’s see what it is. This is some kind of
a bracket. I don’t actually know
what it is. Probably the manual
will tell. And inside here… Actually I should probably
show the backside as well. So the backside: Behind here, we have a screw that
opens from here, and another down here. And this case
just goes away. And here inside this – we have little space
for all the wirings. Also these are the slots
for the hard drives. And you can probably – Yeah, you can just
pull these away like this, and they just insert. Really cool, and really easy to use,
I believe. I will be using those. So first things first. Here are some brackets – onto which I can put
the motherboard. Here is the motherboard. And the massive,
massive cooler. Let’s just initially,
carefully, put the motherboard
down there. Also this bracket is
good put there now. I have to– ahh! So first insert that bracket, and then put the
motherboard in place. And that’s done. So next I can put
the screws in. I am sorry that
you are not getting – as good views
as you should be getting, because it is kind of
difficult to find – good camera angles, when you don’t have a crane
to put the camera on; I only have a tripod. The tripod cannot be standing
on the table. It has to be standing
outside the table, so the camera has to be
angled somehow. And that doesn’t give you
perfect shots. It would help a bit
if my screwdriver was magnetic, but it doesn’t seem to be magnetic. That is awkward. Also that hole is not for screws, so let’s take it out. Next: place this cooler
where it should go. It should go on top there. Okay after reading
the manual for a bit, I figured it out: I had to remove
the upper panel, and also the panel
from the front. So now I can get
access to this. Let’s use these long screws. Hmm, how do I do that? The next problem is: I need to figure out
what to do with this cable. Because this is computer
case that is designed – for cable management. So I need to figure out
how to do this. I probably want to attach
it over there… Push it in there… Like so. And then just stuff
the rest into that hole. Then it should be
coming from here. In the cleanest way possible. There is still more
cabling to come… So that’s that… And even more. And more! And more. Okay, done. And this, which is meant for… Umm. Hmm. I don’t know. I will worry about it later. This is a cable that goes to… I don’t know about this one. But I know this one. It goes to the motherboard’s
USB3 connector. It is done. Then USB, and HD audio… I also have a
front panel extender. I bought this from AliExpress
at some point. Let’s see if I can
also use this one. Somehow. It should be going here. Okay this turns out to be
an awkward challenge. Because this extender
is quite short form. When I push it inside here, and the screws align… over here, there’s nothing here
holding it in place. And the clip that is
supposed to go here – which is supposed to affix
that thing in place, it does not hit anything. If I place it here,
see what happens. Actually there is supposed
to be a spring in it. Let’s add the spring. And put the clip in place. Like so. And I push this button, assuming the thing
is in proper position… This meets nothing, and it does not lock
this in place. This doesn’t actually work! I would need a bracket
that pushes this way, instead of that way. It would have to keep
the connection like this. I fixed this by inserting
a screw here, that pushes this side
of the bracket in. And now this is
held in place. Not securely, but it will have to do. There is also a screwhole
on this side, so I might, probably,
should, also use that screw. So — reset switch… Reset switch is over there. Then, the HDD LED… Plus and minus… Are over there. Then the power switch
is over here… And there is no HDD LED
connector I believe. Alright. Then: Power supply installation. This (USB3 cable)
is already kind awkward… But let’s see. The fan should be
pointing upwards, because it is going
to suck air – from inside the case. I think it sucks air. That’s what I remember
it doing. Being careful to put
the screws in the screwholes. Not the ventilation holes. Because that is a mistake
I have done before. Trying to put the screws
in the ventilation holes. Ok, that is nice and secure. Then to see what to do with
this massive heap of cables. This is a modular supply, so I don’t need to have
this kind of heap of cables, but I already know which
cables I am going to need, because I just moved all
of this from another case. So I already know
what I am going to need. It is so hard to make sure
everything is always in focus. And that the camera is
pointed the right way, and that I am working
where you can see me… Well you cannot really
see me now, so that one is already
a lost case. But I’m sure you get the idea
what I’m trying to tell. There is a lot that goes into
making a video – that is not very apparent – when you don’t have
experience of what is involved. It’s connected. Then a CPU/PCI-E power cable. Goes from this hole… And another CPU power cable… Next thing: Let’s populate
the hard drive slots. I think I am going to need
all of these out first. Then insert the drive
into the socket… And push it in. Probably shouldn’t slam
that hard though. So each one of them
inside there. Do you please go
peacefully? It’s not going peacefully! Urgh. Oh yeah, these drives
are different! Yeah… This has three screwholes,
but this has only two. Whoa. That is so weird. So let’s put this
easier one in first. And then, next one. This one? Also should go
relatively peacefully. Because it has three
screwholes. So I should be able
to get it inside there. Unnh! Cooperate! Oh yeah, there we go. Western Digital. Pain. Pain, pain pain pain… Do I just like, hope,
that it stays there? Because that is
really awkward. I don’t know why this lacks
the proper screwholes. Because when it is
lacking those, I simply cannot
push this sled in. These all identical,
right? Yeah, they are all
the same. This one has
those two, and this one
has those two. And this one
has those two. That is actually
not the only problem! I mean, there should
be these two screwholes – but there is only one. Also in the bottom there
are two tabs, which should have
matching screwholes – in the bottom of the drive, but those screwholes
do not exist. If you compare with
this WD drive, you can see there is
a screwhole here and here, but not in this Seagate drive. This is proving to be a dilemma. I have two of these misbehaving
Seagate drives. I cannot attach them – like they are supposed
to be attached. There is of course
the option – of clipping
away these things, basically brutalize
this thing. But that is not a very
nice and clean solution. For these misbehaving,
illegal drives… And of course I don’t
mean literally illegal, I mean figuratively – because they don’t match
the expectations. Well, this is awful, but I think have to clip
away this center stud… like so… So that I can insert this
drive in the sled. It is now fixed in place
with one little stud. And then I just use screws
to affix to the holder. So, one side there… And the other side… here. So
not exact toolless. Also probably should
have a screw here, to reduce vibration… But let’s see. Yeah, I should probably
add that one screw. So which side? Probably here. That should be enough. So it’s now there. So the same procedure
to this one. Clip… And take these side bar
things away. And then place
the Archive drive there. And then insert
the three screws. I am using a lot more
screws in this project – than I thought I would. There we go. So an HDD there. But I am not done
with drives. There is also this SSD drive. Let’s also do that. And the SSD drives go – to these two sockets. The connectors are on this side, so I should probably orient
it this way – so that it would
be easier to cable… than if I were to do it
some other way. There is also
a CD/DVD drive… which I am going to
insert into this slot here. Hmm… The cooling cables
are on the way. I have to put it like this. And it’s there. Not very securely though! But I suppose that’s… It’s not very good. I probably should have put
this the other way around, because now these
water cables are on the way. And that’s not very good. Remove these screws, and turn the CPU cooler
the other way around. So let’s take this… Like this instead. I was hoping these
water cables – would not be so
much in the way, but I guess I have to do
what I have to do. The horizontal position
of this can be adjusted. I should probably
have it like this, so that I can still access
these memory sticks. That is inconvenient… The cooler is taking
so much space, that it is not really possible
to use the top slot. So use the one
that is below it. But this is not really
very secure. So I have to use a screw
to hold it in place. Now it is secure. At least, it is
secure enough. Then there are a few
more things. There is a graphics card,
which has to be inserted there. And it goes into
this slot, so I have to
remove this cover. And insert the card… in the PCI-E slot. Alright. So now I just have
to affix this back in. It is best to use these
screws that were already there, because that way
I won’t lose them. Then the display card
will need power. It is this connector. But to make it pretty, I will of course do
it in the back side. Behind, over there. And then insert it
from here. So that everything
is pretty. And I will use this
one which is closer. So there is a tiny
microscopic – little bit less of
resistance. Not that it really matters, but it’s the comfort of mind. And it’s connected. I will still probably
have to use something – that holds the card up, because that hanging is not
very good for the socket. And then we have a heap
of power cables. I have two SATA slots here… And this is Molex, and I will probably need
a heap of more. It’s not exactly a heap, but I do have this kind of
an extender, which converts one SATA
power into four of them. So let’s see. One, two… (Sighs) I have no use for this one. How am I going to make
everything work? I also have– With the motherboard
came another one of these… These, HDD power connectors, but this is the old style; it’s not the SATA… (Groans) Here’s one which converts
a Molex connector to a SATA one… Okay I was concerned for a moment! But when I looked into
my, eh, storage, I found another SATA cable, which came with
this power supply. So there is actually
no reason for concern. Then I am going to need
a heap of – of, SATA data cables. Oh by the way! There was one more cable,
that I had misplaced. That’s why I didn’t find it. (Mutters: I didn’t find it.) Next: The motherboard already
has eight SATA connectors, but I am also going to
add this little card. Which adds two more here,
and two more on the outside. Actually on the outside
they are eSATA connectors. But I will use these two
which are normal SATA connectors. … screw; take the shield out … Put the card in… Alright. And now let’s do some cabling. So, the SSD drive… It is the first one to be cabled. And the cable goes through here. And the drive goes… Umm. That is kind of awkward. I will use a straight cable instead. (Incoherent) A straight cable instead. So let’s put it here. And the cable goes through here. And the drive goes here. And the cable goes again here. And that should be enough for now. And then, the cable… … is too short! The cable is too short
to be connected that way. So instead of routing it
all the way over there, I will just… …push it through… …say, like here. And now I see – this is really meant to be
connected the other way around. Well, too late to
cry about that. Phbbt! Okay, let’s say
it’s not too late. This is kind of
inconvenient. Not what the manufacturer
was probably planning. And it’s there. Hopefully that is
secure enough. These two cables – should be going to
this card here. This is the most unbeautiful
part of this build. And actually, they are not even going to
stretch far enough. So that’s a no-go. No-go there. It is just a little bit
too short. So these are not going to
be connected anywhere. Too bad! So, I wonder: Am I still forgetting something? I have the cooler connected; cooler cable is connected; all the powers are connected
where they should be; the display card is connected; the drives are connected. So next I need to put this – umm, top panel back on, and then the front panel back on. Probably in the opposite order though. And that’s pretty much all. So, the front panel. Actually, I was supposed to place
the top panel first. So the top panel goes
on top of this. (Bang, bang, bang!) Like so. And now the people
who complained – about my table microphone – are going to feel like idiots. And let’s put this,
on the front. Actually I need to
remove these first. To make openings for the
things that are in the front now. So these have to be opened. And then I can
place this in place. (Bang, bang, bang!) There we go. Excellent. And on the top, let’s put the – (blows) the dust filter. Which is already very dusty. And screw these screws in… And then… the back panel,
which looks like this. It needs to be closed as well. What did I drop? Nothing important. I didn’t drop
anything important. So the back panel,
which is… here. Has to be placed there. So let’s see. I still have to organize
these cables. By the way if you are
wondering – why do I look over there
once in a while, it’s because I am using
a photo camera – to film this,
not a video camera. And because of
taxation reasons, photo camera makers
make it so that – the camera automatically
stops recording after a while, to avoid being classified
as a video camera. So in order to evade
stupid taxation rules, they do stupid things. Okay… These don’t seem like
they are going to fit nicely. I will sort that out later. Get this stuff out of the way. This one too. Okay it’s time to test
whether this runs. And to test it, I have here
a PS2 keyboard. Actually it’s an IBM AT
keyboard, but I have an adapter here, which converts it into
a PS2 keyboard. Because – listen to it! It’s a mechanical keyboard, and people like
mechanical keyboards, even though I digress, but people like them, so let’s just put it in. Connect there. And then power this thing on
and see what happens. Power on! Power on. And power off. It went off also. I don’t know
why it does that. There is a LED display
over there… Am I even in the focus
by the way? Yeah, I guess I am
enough in the focus. Is it? Is it not? I guess that’s fine. So anyway. F2 or DEL to run setup. Let’s do that. It says “49” over there. I don’t remember
what 49 means. 49, in the little LED display. Which is probably too small
to see on the camera. Maybe I should zoom a little. Can you see it? Well, it says 49. F2 or DEL to run setup. Nothing is happening! Let’s just wait for a while. And it does not even react
to capslock or numlock, or anything, so that is
kind of disconcerting. Did I do something wrong? “49”. Now to be honest
I didn’t really check – whether the memory sticks
were pushed all the way in… Oh, it says “50”– Oh, yeah, that’s actually
a temperature– Okay, so that is the SATA
extender card doing its thing. So it’s actually doing
some progress. Now it is just blinking
the cursor. And what happens next? It’s in the GRUB prompt. It still does not react
to my keyboard input. The temperature is climbing. That is actually not the
real temperature. That is the offseted temperature. To get the real temperature
you have to subtract 27. And now I got a kernel panic. Something is definitely up! It says, kernel panic in… “modules linked” okay, eh. Because I cannot scroll this up,
I don’t know where it happened. In any case the first problem
is that the keyboard doesn’t work. I guess I won’t be using this
funny little keyboard. I will be using a different keyboard. This is still a PS2 keyboard; also, it is the keyboard
that I use normally. I have to reset this now. So that “49” was actually
a temperature reading. If you subtract 27 from it,
you get +22°C, which is about the room
temperature right now. Okay so F2 or DEL. And this keyboard is
actually working! You probably cannot see it– Yeah you can actually see it; it is reacting to these
lock buttons. So this keyboard is working. And it is a PS2 connector
keyboard. So let’s go to BIOS, and see what is wrong. It tells me I have 16 gigabytes
of memory, and the processor speed
is something– Let’s reset everything. At least, let’s set
that to auto, and let’s set memory
in auto… Everything “auto”. Actually maybe I will
just load default settings. That should be fine. So let’s see. Umm. One of the first things
I should probably do – is set my fans. Let’s see what happens
if I use this fan tuning. Detecting your fan speed. And this goes on for a while. In my fan configuration, it is entirely possible – that I have connected
the fans the wrong way. I mean, that all of these
fans are sucking air – out from this enclosure, and nothing is pushing it in. That is entirely possible. And I will have to sort that out. And I have not forgot about it. It is entirely possible, and I have to check these
three fans over there. At least I know this
power supply fan – is sucking air out. So it is pushing air out, and this fan over here
in the case, it also seems to be
pushing air out, but I don’t know
about those. So I will have
to check those. Alright! So it has set
some settings here. Let’s see how do
these work. So, for CPU FAN 1… CPU optional fan is
actually the water pump. That should be the water pump. The normal temperature should be– So the first– 22 is like my room temperature. So it shows as– It could be like that. And then crank it up really soon. Full speed at, say, this should be 79…
means about 52… So when the real temperature
is 52, then it’s full speed. Like that. Let’s do the memory first. It should be at 3 GHz. Let’s do that. And verify that the
memory actually works. Save configuration settings,
and exit. So the settings that I have
now selected are such that – CPU is not overclocked at all, and memory is technically
not overclocked at all, although it is running
at 3 GHz. Which is what it is specified for. So that should be OK. Now let’s run Memtest86+. Memtest is running. And actually, in my tests– This is taking quite a long time, and I have found that if there
are any problems at all, they usually manifest
in test number seven. So I will only run test #7. So it’s test #7:
Block move. And like I said earlier, the memory sticks are now
in slots B2, D2, C2 and A2. So those are where the
memory sticks are, as they are supposed to be. Also I should probably
move this SATA card, that I put right next
to the graphics card; I should probably
move it way down, because right now it
is blocking a GPU fan. That was not the smartest
idea I have had. Okay this memory testing
is taking quite a long time, and if there were problems, they probably would have
shown up by now. So I am going to do
something interesting next. Let’s power this computer
down first. And then next I am going
to install more memory! Because more memory
usually makes things better! I am actually not just
playing around here; From time to time, I do run applications – that really do require
that much memory. Usually they are programs
that I made on my own; which are running some
kind of optimization problems; but, ehh, I do still run out
of memory once in a while, while doing that kind of tasks. So that’s why I am
installing more memory. “HyperX.” These are nice and
cold memory sticks. They are not going
to be cold for long. The BIOS says that– Let’s see,
DRAM information. It says that I have
this type, 16 GB… And it’s manufactured
in week 41 of 2018. So, slots 1, 3, 5 and 7; all have exactly identical
specifications. Absolutely nothing changed
when I switched between slots. And then, slots 2; everything else is exactly
identical as before; here is slot 1, and here is slot 2, everything else is identical,
but the week changed. These are older sticks. These are from
week 15 of 2018. So slots 2, 4, 6 and 8. So these are paired properly. Unfortunately, I was unable to get
identical sticks for all eight slots. That just… happens. So these are all configured
according to the XMP specifications. Front panel… Onboard debug LED;
here we go! Runtime CPU temperature! I won’t change
anything else! Let’s just try that. Alright let’s run memtest again. Starting the test;
and let’s run test #7 again. And
look at that! We got an actual error,
in test #7. And that’s why I like
to run test #7 first, because it is the fastest
one to expose memory errors. And there is a problem
with this setup. The memory sticks are 3 GHz,
as I said before. When I have four of them,
they work just fine. I can even overclock
them to 3.1 GHz, and it still runs just fine. It passes the memory test
fully without problems. But when I have eight of them, and pair them just as the
manufacturer recommends, then I get these errors. And I cannot actually
run them at 3 GHz. So I will have to use
something a bit lower. Let’s try 2.9 GHz first. Let’s try that. It is kind of shameful, that though I have
these 3 GHz sticks, I cannot run them
at 3 GHz. If I have just four sticks, it runs fine, but when I have eight, it does not run fine. And that’s bad. And we are running
test #7 again. With memory
overclocked at… Not overclocked,
but specified at 2.9 GHz. At this point,
I want to apologize: because for the past
who-knows-how-long, I had crappy audio, because I forgot to
start recording – on the computer
that runs Audacity. So therefore the microphone
that is next to me – was not actually
recording. In the post process, I had to
use the camera’s audio instead. You can probably see the camera
in the reflection over there… This camera here. You can just barely
see it in the reflection. So I had to rely on that audio. But now this audio is coming
from the microphone, which unfortunately is very close
to the power fan of the computer, so unfortunately there is
some hum in that. It is unfortunate, but at least the sound quality
in terms of my voice – should be a little better now. So let’s run this test #7 for a while, and see if there is a problem. In the mean time,
while it is running the test, I will also do some tests, to measure the directionality
of the fans. One of the best ways to check
which way the air blows – is to use a little bit of napkin,
and see where the air pulls it. For example, this seems to be
getting sucked towards the fan. Also, at the same time – we got some errors
in the memory test. So apparently this memory
speed is also not going to work. So there is one fan here,
in the front, which pushes air into
the computer case, and this is sucking out; it goes out from here, it goes out from there, and this one also, hard to tell,
but I think it also sucks. Anyway, we got errors
in this memory test, so I have to use an
even lower frequency. It’s taking its sweet time! And the reason why
it’s taking so long to boot – is because I know one of
these HDDs is broken. Maybe two of them. So that’s the reason. So for the memory,
one step lower. Also probably, I should now set the
CPU overclocking. Because I kind of want
to get into that now. So let’s try… This should be,
probably, fine. 4.075 GHz. And memory is 2.866 GHz. That should probably be fine. NBIO… Fan controls. CTPT. Yes. This one. Watts. 450 Watts. DRAM voltage is
going to be fine. I am not going
to change that. But these levels… I am going to
change them. This is going to
be like that. Hopefully those
are fine. Maybe level three. And let’s boot up the Linux
and see, what happens. Does it still crash at boot? Loading Linux. Oh yes, we are still
getting a kernel panic. (Sigh) It may be because of
this SATA extender card. I will remove it and
see what happens next. And now let’s try again. This time without this card. And it seems to be booting up. So it probably was this one. I also disconnected two drives
that are probably faulty. The next thing,
of course, what everyone would
like to know, is how fast is this
computer really. So let’s do some
benchmarking. I have the parallel
thing here; the Mandelbrot vanilla… Mandelbrot, this one… Here’s how it works. This is the performance
on the old computer. It’s my baseline. With eight threads. This is the same,
with SIMD enabled. Sometimes SIMD makes
it slower, sometimes faster. And this is on the new computer,
with 32 threads! This is on the new computer,
with 32 threads + SIMD. Interestingly it was quite
a bit slower here, but sometimes faster. This is the same,
but without using AVX2. It was actually faster
in many parts. And this is with CUDA. It is interesting,
that this 16-core, 32-thread processor – was actually faster
than the CUDA version. Let’s see that again! So the CUDA version
was neck-to-neck – with the SIMD-optimized
Haswell performance, for the old computer, but for the new computer, it didn’t beat it at
any single point. Which is kind of
interesting! The graphics card that
I am using is GTX-970. In this window you
can see, in real time, the CPU temperature; there is the die temperature,
and the control temperature, which is the one with
the fixed +27 offset. These are basically
the same thing, but this is always +27°C
higher than the other. And that’s
the CPU temperature. It is also duplicated here. And it is also
duplicated here. Sometimes they don’t
match exactly because, I don’t actually know why. And this is probably the
motherboard temperature. I am not exactly sure. So the first thing
I am going to do – is to run the benchmark
of POV-Ray, using a scene called “abyss”. Abyss? Abyss? Abyss. With a width of 2048 pixels,
and a height of 768 pixels. With some pretty high
antialias settings. Let’s see how that works. (Ominous silence) Actually I think I saw… Better performance earlier… Umm, it is doing it
on just one core. For some reason. Oh yeah,
I have to enable threads. Let’s do 32 threads. Here we go. Ahh, that is
so much better. The CPU temperature
is climbing. It’s 76°C, 77°C now… And that’s done. Then, there is
another test. POV-Ray has an
official benchmark. It renders this scene. On the benchmark page
they provide official settings – for testing it with. So let’s run that also. And I am also going to
enable preview for this one. So it’s going to create
a small window. 512 by 512. But let’s see how it works. Here we go. It’s a tiny window. The CPU temperatures
are much higher now; it’s 85°C now (185°F). POV-Ray version 3.7. Yeah, it’s sticking
quite steadily at 86°C. It is a little bit higher – than what is recommended
for this CPU, but still not terrible. And the render time was… Umm, the total time was… I should probably do that
again with times. Let’s do that again. And there we go. And that took 35 seconds. Total. 34.96 seconds. And the POV-Ray version
that I used is – a Debian unofficial build… For POV-Ray version 3.7. So some people asked me – why do I use this Ryzen 1950X, when the 2950X is also available, and it also has 16 cores, but it is faster – and uses less power
or something like that. The reason is: When I bought this processor, the 2950X was not available. It was released about a month later. So that’s why I have the 1950X. In any case, this is
my computer now. So this is what I am using
to make this video — this very video was encoded
on this computer, although, at this moment,
when I am speaking, it has not yet been made, because it’s still being
recorded, but when you are
watching this, it has obviously
already been made, and published and so on. So let’s take a final look
inside this case. This is the backside
of the computer. It doesn’t look
very nice right now; I still have to figure out – how to flatten all
these cables. That is some labor to do. But at least, the presentation side
looks pretty nice. If I still open this
one more time. Durrgh! And there we have it. Can I zoom? Yeah, I can zoom. So yeah. That is pretty much
what it has. Can I focus? Yeah, I can focus… So that is pretty
much all there is. I probably will put
a little wire here, to hold the graphics
card up, so that it doesn’t
weigh on the PCI-E socket. And I will also
have to figure out – how to install a beeper
in this computer. Because I want
a PC speaker. So that’s also
something I have to do. But other than that, I think this project is
pretty much done now. And I can start using
this computer normally. So, thank you
for watching, see you next time! Bye!

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