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  • chithanh
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    Originally posted by George99 View Post
    I followed the link you posted above but did not see any 3.04 BIOS in May?
    It seems that ASRock dropped the 3.04 version from the download page. It can still be found via Google.

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  • George99
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    Originally posted by chithanh View Post
    The 3.04 BIOS from May also mentioned Ryzen 7nm support...
    I followed the link you posted above but did not see any 3.04 BIOS in May? There are just a 3.10 version from August and 1.50 from April.

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  • chithanh
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    The 3.04 BIOS from May also mentioned Ryzen 7nm support...

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  • George99
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    Originally posted by chithanh View Post
    With BIOS updates certainly not, because the latest update is from May 2019: https://www.asrockrack.com/general/p...70D4U#Download

    Anyway, the Ryzen 3000 are not even listed on the vendor's CPU QVL yet, so I would suggest caution before moving such a setup to production.
    Newest BIOS as of 2019-08-07 now mentions Ryzen 7nm CPU support. BMC is updated too. Hope this fixes some of the problems Matt wrote about.

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  • chithanh
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    Originally posted by kendall View Post
    I wonder if he's made some progress with BIOS updates
    With BIOS updates certainly not, because the latest update is from May 2019: https://www.asrockrack.com/general/p...70D4U#Download

    Anyway, the Ryzen 3000 are not even listed on the vendor's CPU QVL yet, so I would suggest caution before moving such a setup to production.

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  • kendall
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    Originally posted by George99 View Post
    I think Matt is refering to the ASRock Rack X470D4U / X470D4U2-2T mobos?

    https://www.asrockrack.com/general/p...Specifications
    https://www.asrockrack.com/general/p...Specifications
    It looks like it: https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-r...1KAAKIHBR46NX/, but it also looks like Matt's not entirely thrilled with it. I wonder if he's made some progress with BIOS updates or workarounds since posting that review.

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  • crystall
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    Originally posted by elatllat View Post

    Or one could use a HDMI version
    https://www.tripplite.com/n~B03000817IP

    If a $5 pi-0 can do HDMI there is no need to make people go hunting for obsolete technology to fix a computer.

    I'm sure both ports operate in parallel and serial, I understand how something like uart/jtag are useful for debuging but not as a user facing port.
    As Ophidian mentioned you won't find any other rackmount servers with HDMI ports. They all use the same server management processors from ASMedia that don't support HDMI output. VGA+serial is in widespread use for server management and it does the job so no vendor feels the need to "upgrade" it to something more modern. Servers that don't come with a VGA+serial port couple usually have a completely headless network-based management infrastructure.

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  • Ophidian
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    Guessing you haven't worked in a lot of data centers. VGA rules the day. I am not even sure I can order a rackmount server with HDMI from any of my normal vendors, and there are certainly none in any of the data centers I deal with. Yes, for the home user or a home lab, HDMI is fine. Enterprise data centers want new gear that works with their existing gear though, including the existing VGA KVMs


    Also the port above the VGA port is an RS232 serial port, which again in an enterprise data center, is the norm, not the exception (and quite useful for a console or for getting into some other gear's console)


    Originally posted by elatllat View Post

    Or one could use a HDMI version
    https://www.tripplite.com/n~B03000817IP

    If a $5 pi-0 can do HDMI there is no need to make people go hunting for obsolete technology to fix a computer.

    I'm sure both ports operate in parallel and serial, I understand how something like uart/jtag are useful for debuging but not as a user facing port.
    Last edited by Ophidian; 26 July 2019, 01:20 AM.

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  • elatllat
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    Originally posted by crystall View Post

    That's not a parallel port, it's a serial one. Those are server motherboards, they're supposed to be in a rack where they will be mostly used headless, and when direct access is required it will be via a rack-mounted console like this one https://www.rackmountmart.com/rmLCD/sc1u17-01.htm That kind of console usually works over RS232 (i.e. serial) and has a VGA input so both make perfect sense for the target market.
    Or one could use a HDMI version
    https://www.tripplite.com/n~B03000817IP

    If a $5 pi-0 can do HDMI there is no need to make people go hunting for obsolete technology to fix a computer.

    I'm sure both ports operate in parallel and serial, I understand how something like uart/jtag are useful for debuging but not as a user facing port.

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  • crystall
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    Originally posted by elatllat View Post
    Why a VGA and parallel port over HDMI though; makes it look like a 16 year old product.
    That's not a parallel port, it's a serial one. Those are server motherboards, they're supposed to be in a rack where they will be mostly used headless, and when direct access is required it will be via a rack-mounted console like this one https://www.rackmountmart.com/rmLCD/sc1u17-01.htm That kind of console usually works over RS232 (i.e. serial) and has a VGA input so both make perfect sense for the target market.

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