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FreeBSD 12.1 Runs Refreshingly Well With AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X - Benchmarks Against Windows + Linux

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  • FreeBSD 12.1 Runs Refreshingly Well With AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X - Benchmarks Against Windows + Linux

    Phoronix: FreeBSD 12.1 Runs Refreshingly Well With AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X - Benchmarks Against Windows + Linux

    For those of you interested in AMD's new Ryzen Threadripper 3960X/3970X processors with TRX40 motherboards for running FreeBSD, the experience in our initial testing has been surprisingly pleasant. In fact, it works out-of-the-box which one could argue is better than the current Linux support that needs the MCE workaround for booting. Here are some benchmarks of FreeBSD 12.1 on the Threadripper 3970X compared to Linux and Windows for this new HEDT platform.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=28580

  • #2
    "but... but.. 40 year old crusty Unix is so slow..? isn't it?"

    Looking good FreeBSD

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    • #3
      Originally posted by k1e0x View Post
      "but... but.. 40 year old crusty Unix is so slow..? isn't it?"

      Looking good FreeBSD
      Certainly does look good. Then again performance was never the issue with FreeBSD. Getting the legal issues resolved solved its biggest problems.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by wizard69 View Post

        Certainly does look good. Then again performance was never the issue with FreeBSD. Getting the legal issues resolved solved its biggest problems.
        Was solved in the 90's. I think thats why they used the name "Free" BSD. Free from AT&T (idk if it's true, good story at least.. and it's catchier than 386BSD)
        Last edited by k1e0x; 12-02-2019, 12:35 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by wizard69 View Post

          Certainly does look good. Then again performance was never the issue with FreeBSD. Getting the legal issues resolved solved its biggest problems.
          Like driver support?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by k1e0x View Post
            "but... but.. 40 year old crusty Unix is so slow..? isn't it?"
            It has nearly nothing common with 40 years old Unix.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Volta View Post

              Like driver support?
              Ok, I got to ask.. what really crappy piece of hardware are you trying to use?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by k1e0x View Post

                Ok, I got to ask.. what really crappy piece of hardware are you trying to use?
                It's graphics stack is years behind Linux. Furthermore, I can forget about running FreeBSD on the laptop.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Volta View Post

                  It's graphics stack is years behind Linux. Furthermore, I can forget about running FreeBSD on the laptop.
                  Nvidia, Intel and AMD cards work just fine. You know FreeBSD isn't a game rig right? Unless you like Wine you're pretty much SOL. And no, it suffers the same problem as Linux on Laptops.. laptops suck.

                  The graphics stack is only 11 months older than Linux's. (4.16 in release, 4.20 in head/ports)

                  Sorry to crush your dreams of triple A titles for FreeBSD but ya.. Even if you had a 2080 TI in there.. what would you use it for? Seems like a waste of money when a 1050 would do the same job of running the desktop.
                  Last edited by k1e0x; 12-02-2019, 01:17 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Okay, now stop it Michael!

                    After living with my old FX-6300 system for far too many years I finally bought a new Ryzen R7 3700X/x570 system a few months ago, and now you're making me wish I'd gotten Threadripper instead!

                    Not that I need that kind of power, but my goodness, these Threadrippers are stunning.

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