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  • MSI X99A RAIDER Plays Fine With Linux

    Phoronix: MSI X99A RAIDER Plays Fine With Linux

    The MSI X99A RAIDER is a sub-$200 LGA-2011 v3 motherboard. I've been using it for almost two months now on one of the daily Linux benchmarking systems and it's been running great.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=24020

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    up to four DDR4-UDIMM ECC memory modules
    It's actually 8 memory modules, for up to 128GB of total memory and it does quad channel.

    Looks like a nice board.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by RemcoL View Post

      It's actually 8 memory modules, for up to 128GB of total memory and it does quad channel.

      Looks like a nice board.
      Whoops, yeah, fixed the typo. Yeah the board is holding up well so far.
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        Hm, it has very low bling for a gaming mobo. No lights, no camo painted on the mobo, no plastic shield over the mobo... Bad sign, bad sign...

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        • #5
          Why does it show up as a 24 core, Intel 0000 on OpenBenchmarking.org? (Looks like that's the actual model it's being reported as.. odd)

          A somewhat related aside, I wonder how hard it would be do the all the compile tests and have it reduce it by a core each time. So you can easily see the ideal number of cores for each compiling workload... (looking at this one - https://openbenchmarking.org/result/...SO-2628LV49632)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by gQuigs View Post
            Why does it show up as a 24 core, Intel 0000 on OpenBenchmarking.org? (Looks like that's the actual model it's being reported as.. odd)

            A somewhat related aside, I wonder how hard it would be do the all the compile tests and have it reduce it by a core each time. So you can easily see the ideal number of cores for each compiling workload... (looking at this one - https://openbenchmarking.org/result/...SO-2628LV49632)
            Some of those OB results are of some other PTS user with that motherboard. Intel 0000 tends to be the CPU string for pre-production / engineering sample hardware.
            Michael Larabel
            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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            • #7
              My ancient MSI Neo2-FIR still works. I also ordered MSI GTX 1050 and Xeon E5472 to replace my old C2D E8500 so I will have a cheap ass rig to play Civ 6 and other new games. Not so long ago I parted with my old MSI GE600 laptop that got me most of my MSc degree. Way to go MSI, good stuff.

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              • #8
                Does this MB actually support ECC or just advertize it and not use it. ie: will take ECC modules but no setting in BIOS to enable it. Or can only be use with certion CPU and not list what ones are required. I have been looking for an upgrade to my AMD system to something that can use ECC and PCI3.x. I have looked at your other MSI plug for the C201(I know is the wrong number, but it not a X99 chipset) MB and was just about to buy it when I found the comptialbe ECC cpu list and discover my current system was just as fast. Things delayed for so long that it looks more and more like I will have to wait for Zen to come to market and then upgrade my system.

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                • #9
                  Is this board somehow supported by Coreboot?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Techwolf View Post
                    Does this MB actually support ECC or just advertize it and not use it. ie: will take ECC modules but no setting in BIOS to enable it. Or can only be use with certion CPU and not list what ones are required. I have been looking for an upgrade to my AMD system to something that can use ECC and PCI3.x. I have looked at your other MSI plug for the C201(I know is the wrong number, but it not a X99 chipset) MB and was just about to buy it when I found the comptialbe ECC cpu list and discover my current system was just as fast. Things delayed for so long that it looks more and more like I will have to wait for Zen to come to market and then upgrade my system.
                    If you want ECC, it's better if you look at server or workstation boards that must support and use it because it's crucial for their function.
                    AsrockRack (my favourite) http://www.asrockrack.com/general/products.asp#Server
                    Supermicro (good solid ones, recommended by FreeNAS people) https://www.supermicro.nl/products/motherboard/

                    For looking what CPUs support ECC and what do not, look at Intel's Ark (spec sheet site), see this CPU for example http://ark.intel.com/products/97130/...Cache-3_90-GHz ECC Memory Supported Yes
                    If it is a Xeon (server CPU) you can usually assume it supports ECC.

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