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threadripper pro and multiple rtx3090 build for resolve and Nuke.

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I'm curious what would the recommendation be for such a system? Its hard to find a lot of info for these really high end machines unless one goes to a company that builds them.
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The main benefit of PRO vs non-PRO Threadrippers is the added 8-channel RAM and twice the # of pcielanes. You can also add up to 2TB of RAM. The PRO variants, though, are also slightly slower than the non-pro.

So if you don't need the PRO-Features, I'd definitely opt for a non-pro. 256GB of RAM seems sufficient to me, you don't need 128 pcielanes for 2 GPUs, and 8-channel ram only gets you marginal speedups in your workloads.

A 3960X or 3970X seems like the better choice to me.

Add in two rtx 3090 blower style GPUs, a couple of pcie4 nvme ssds, a 1600W PSU, a motherboard such as the ASRock TRX40 Creator or GIGABYTE TRX40 Designare and you're looking at great nuke/resolve performance.
 
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The main benefit of PRO vs non-PRO Threadrippers is the added 8-channel RAM and twice the # of pcielanes. You can also add up to 2TB of RAM. The PRO variants, though, are also slightly slower than the non-pro.

So if you don't need the PRO-Features, I'd definitely opt for a non-pro. 256GB of RAM seems sufficient to me, you don't need 128 pcielanes for 2 GPUs, and 8-channel ram only gets you marginal speedups in your workloads.
The main benefit of PRO vs non-PRO Threadrippers is the added 8-channel RAM and twice the # of pcielanes. You can also add up to 2TB of RAM. The PRO variants, though, are also slightly slower than the non-pro.

So if you don't need the PRO-Features, I'd definitely opt for a non-pro. 256GB of RAM seems sufficient to me, you don't need 128 pcielanes for 2 GPUs, and 8-channel ram only gets you marginal speedups in your workloads.

A 3960X or 3970X seems like the better choice to me.

Add in two rtx 3090 blower style GPUs, a couple of pcie4 nvme ssds, a 1600W PSU, a motherboard such as the ASRock TRX40 Creator or GIGABYTE TRX40 Designare and you're looking at great nuke/resolve performance.
Hi Alex Sorry I jumped in here. My name is Michael Sprunt. I'm a Computer Dummy. I am trying to learn about these computers. But what you just described is a machine I would like to build. Or have built for me. Because that is allot of money to just screw something up and not get what I want. The TRX40 Creator by ASRock. It has at least 2 Thunderbolt USB's Those are the 3.2 Gen 2 Type "C"as well as 3.1 Gen 1 Type "A" 10 GB & 5 GB USB's . Also I want a RTX3090 with a Threaddripper or a Ryzen 9. I need your help here. What would be a good Threaddripper to use for compatibility and not to overheat or have bottlenecking or any problems. This is where I loose it. For storage .I want lots. 2x2TB SSD Samsung 908 I think they are. Plus 16 TB HDD. Now .Alex can you tell me a good mix with the same Motherboard TRX40 Creator by ASRock and a good Threaddripper or a ryzen 9 + the RTX 3090 + wifi6 & BlueTooth anything for recording music Cubase 11 and doing video and movie editing and playing games as well. So I want both. A workhorse that can play lots of good games plus store lots of information for movie clips . Music clips and songs and needs plenty of storage. + Windows Pro. The Ram I want half of the Full Ram is. So if the Full ram is 250 GB. Then I want half of that to start with. 125 GB ram then. If it is 64 GB. Then I want 32 GB ram. Half of the full ram. So can you help me Alex. tell me a compatible powerhouse system that can do both please. And Thanks a bunch. Your system is very close to what I wish. I know it is a little over kill. But I want to be able to do all on this. Better to have more than when you need it . it is there. If not. Your hanging. But I want it to run smooth, to, no stops or freezes or anything. So if you know a great mix of parts to create a beast that doesn't break down, or studder, or freeze. I would be really Thank full. Thanks Alex. Anything helps. I need a good Motherboard like the Creator & + RTX3090. Also125 GB Ram out of 250GB Ram plus plenty of Storage for SSD & HDD. Thanks Alex

A 3960X or 3970X seems like the better choice to me.

Add in two rtx 3090 blower style GPUs, a couple of pcie4 nvme ssds, a 1600W PSU, a motherboard such as the ASRock TRX40 Creator or GIGABYTE TRX40 Designare and you're looking at great nuke/resolve performance.
 
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