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For those using a Ryzen9 3950X CPU, are there recommended tweaks that need doing in Windows and the bios?

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Jouleskeys wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:30 pm
For those using a Ryzen9 3950X CPU, are there recommended tweaks that need doing in Windows and the bios?
Only that you should get fast memory, 3600 MHz or faster and be sure BIOS use it. Also if you use a gaming gfx card that runs in PCIE 4.0, set it to 3.0 instead or ot will hog the PCI bus.
In Windows 10 be sure to install chipset drivers with AMD Ryzen Scheduling (used in Power settings), do not use Steinbergs scheduling.
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I have seen ppl running MacOSX with latest Ryzen actually. Here's one example:
https://www.reddit.com/r/hackintosh/com ... ave_10145/

Also this article suggests Apple seems to go AMD officially:
https://hothardware.com/news/amd-ryzen- ... beta-apple
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I'm happy that AMD is out there for competition but like an earlier post mentioned, I just had bad experience in the past with them.

I am glad you are happy, though.

I just recently built an i9-9900k with Gigabyte Z390 board and couldn't be happier. It was a nice upgrade from an i7-4770 Haswell.
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I'm just finishing a 3950x build. I've installed windows 10 and OSX Mojave no problems.

DPC latency is fantastic, machine so far seems very nice, I'm loving the new NVMe drives hidden away under the south bridge sheild. 1 TB drives with 3500MB/s read smaller than RAM sticks :D

Windows 10 feels a lot snappier than OSX.

I'm into day 3 of downloading and installing,authorising software!!!!!!!
A good way to do some plugin house keeping though

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Norbury Brook wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:02 pm
I'm just finishing a 3950x build. I've installed windows 10 and OSX Mojave no problems.

DPC latency is fantastic, machine so far seems very nice, I'm loving the new NVMe drives hidden away under the south bridge sheild. 1 TB drives with 3500MB/s read smaller than RAM sticks :D

Windows 10 feels a lot snappier than OSX.

I'm into day 3 of downloading and installing,authorising software!!!!!!!
A good way to do some plugin house keeping though

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SF_Green wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:26 pm
peakae wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:57 pm
lovegames wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:25 am
What seems scary? More updates, or less updates? Lesser updates seems less scary to me.
More updates, more wrong that needs fixing. ;-)
Actually, mostly optimizing and adding to or improving the initialization procedure library (AGESA)

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    2.20 Update AMD AGESA Combo-AM4 1.0.0.4 Patch B
    1.90 Update AMD AGESA Combo-AM4 1.0.0.3 ABBA
    1.70 1 Update AMD AGESA Combo-AM4 1.0.0.3 ABBA
    2 Improve Destiny2 gaming experience with Matisse CPU.
    1.60 Improve compatibility with DDR4-3000 or above memory.
    1.50 Optimize the SYS_FAN1 Setting
    1.40 Enhance Ryzen 9 CPU performance
    1.30 Update AMD AGESA Combo_AM4 PI 1.0.0.3
    1.10 First release.
I've been building my own computers since 1996 and have gone through over a dozen motherboards and have updated the BIOS on every one, often multiple times. Plus I've updated probably 30 or more computers at work. I've never had a single problem. The utilities provided make it pretty easy.
Just pm'd you about compatibility between your UAD pcie cards and the x570 3950x combo. Hope that's ok.....

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Scan Audio Pro has released their results from daw benchmarks for 2020.

http://www.scanproaudio.info/2020/02/27 ... -overview/

Even though the AMD Ryzen 3950x costs almost 50% less than the Intel 10980XE, AMD's CPU is still a winner on the DSP-tests, around 25% faster.
This wasn't really surprising, but what is surprising is that the much cheaper 3900x is faster than Intels flagship 10980XE.

At the VI/Kontakt tests the 10980XE is performing a bit better, about 13% faster than the 3950x and a lot better than the 3900x.
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matthewmooremusic wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:35 pm
UAD pcie cards and the x570 3950x combo
I have two UAD-2 DUO PCIE that works fine in my system, but I use an ASUS motherboard (I don't have any Thunderbolt equipment like an Apollo).
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matthewmooremusic wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:35 pm
SF_Green wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:26 pm
peakae wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:57 pm

More updates, more wrong that needs fixing. ;-)
Actually, mostly optimizing and adding to or improving the initialization procedure library (AGESA)

ASrock X570 Extreme4 BIOS Versions and info
  • Version Description
    2.20 Update AMD AGESA Combo-AM4 1.0.0.4 Patch B
    1.90 Update AMD AGESA Combo-AM4 1.0.0.3 ABBA
    1.70 1 Update AMD AGESA Combo-AM4 1.0.0.3 ABBA
    2 Improve Destiny2 gaming experience with Matisse CPU.
    1.60 Improve compatibility with DDR4-3000 or above memory.
    1.50 Optimize the SYS_FAN1 Setting
    1.40 Enhance Ryzen 9 CPU performance
    1.30 Update AMD AGESA Combo_AM4 PI 1.0.0.3
    1.10 First release.
I've been building my own computers since 1996 and have gone through over a dozen motherboards and have updated the BIOS on every one, often multiple times. Plus I've updated probably 30 or more computers at work. I've never had a single problem. The utilities provided make it pretty easy.
Just pm'd you about compatibility between your UAD pcie cards and the x570 3950x combo. Hope that's ok.....
That's fine, and I've replied.
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Just to make it clear, I am not criticizing the AMD cpu lineup.
Just think it is wise to initially be cautious, and not automatically assume that great compute performance equals great DAW performance. The scanproaudio article removes any concerns I personally had.
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msy wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:12 pm
matthewmooremusic wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:35 pm
UAD pcie cards and the x570 3950x combo
I have two UAD-2 DUO PCIE that works fine in my system, but I use an ASUS motherboard (I don't have any Thunderbolt equipment like an Apollo).
Thanks. That's interesting. I'm considering the asrock x570 extreme 4 and have a UAD pcie octo. Just want to make sure 100% that the octo will work. Got a few conversations on the go with various very helpful people. So far I can't find any posts / people saying that the octo doesn't work, but also nobody that confirms it definitely does :-) There's a guy in this thread that hasn't managed to get his quads to work on the asrock x570 yet so even though the chipsets are the same maybe there's some difference between the asus and the asrock that is causing a problem.....

Did you have to do anything special to make them work? Changing the gen from PCI 4 or something like that?

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msy wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:01 pm
Scan Audio Pro has released their results from daw benchmarks for 2020.

http://www.scanproaudio.info/2020/02/27 ... -overview/

Even though the AMD Ryzen 3950x costs almost 50% less than the Intel 10980XE, AMD's CPU is still a winner on the DSP-tests, around 25% faster.
This wasn't really surprising, but what is surprising is that the much cheaper 3900x is faster than Intels flagship 10980XE.

At the VI/Kontakt tests the 10980XE is performing a bit better, about 13% faster than the 3950x and a lot better than the 3900x.
That article has all but persuaded me to go with the 3950x (once I confirm UAD compatibility). I've heard that there are supply chain issues with the 10980xe. Can't say who told me but it didn't sound promising for quite some while.......

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msy wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:52 pm
Jouleskeys wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:30 pm
For those using a Ryzen9 3950X CPU, are there recommended tweaks that need doing in Windows and the bios?
Only that you should get fast memory, 3600 MHz or faster and be sure BIOS use it. Also if you use a gaming gfx card that runs in PCIE 4.0, set it to 3.0 instead or ot will hog the PCI bus.
In Windows 10 be sure to install chipset drivers with AMD Ryzen Scheduling (used in Power settings), do not use Steinbergs scheduling.
Thanks for this. Do you recommend manually implementing the settings for the bios to use it?
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Interesting to note that leaving the CPU standard without OC-ing seemed to give the best results. I had mine OC'd @4.3GHZ all cores but it seems the 3950x is very good at turbo boosting cores as needed so no benefit to OC-ing it would seem.

@Jouleskey do you have an XMP setting in your BIOS for your ram, I have the same and I did, I just run it on that. If that's all good then you can manually adjust settings to fine tune.


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So the issue with UAD is with PCIe4 which is found on the Ryzen X570 motherboards. Most other motherboards support the slower PCIe3 and PCIe2 standards. This affects UAD2 Solo, Duo and Quads, but the Octo's supposedly work, according to UA. Here is some info on the website:

https://help.uaudio.com/hc/en-us/articl ... patibility
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Maybe a silly question, but can you run a Ryzen 3950x without a graphics card (For Cubase only)?
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No, the 3950x doesn't have the on-chip graphics: you need a discrete card.
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SF_Green wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:58 pm
So the issue with UAD is with PCIe4 which is found on the Ryzen X570 motherboards. Most other motherboards support the slower PCIe3 and PCIe2 standards. This affects UAD2 Solo, Duo and Quads, but the Octo's supposedly work, according to UA. Here is some info on the website:

https://help.uaudio.com/hc/en-us/articl ... patibility
Thanks for the detail (and the pm). The thing that bothers me about that article is that it just says they've had no reports of problems with the octo.... they don't say it definitely works. ....i guess they're reluctant to confirm this seeing as they don't test on amd......

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matthewmooremusic wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:27 am
SF_Green wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:58 pm
So the issue with UAD is with PCIe4 which is found on the Ryzen X570 motherboards. Most other motherboards support the slower PCIe3 and PCIe2 standards. This affects UAD2 Solo, Duo and Quads, but the Octo's supposedly work, according to UA. Here is some info on the website:

https://help.uaudio.com/hc/en-us/articl ... patibility
Thanks for the detail (and the pm). The thing that bothers me about that article is that it just says they've had no reports of problems with the octo.... they don't say it definitely works. ....i guess they're reluctant to confirm this seeing as they don't test on amd......
Agreed, but I've seen a couple people on Gearslutz saying they got the Octo to work and maybe one person on Reddit too, so I think that seems to be correct.
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Jouleskeys wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:23 pm
msy wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:52 pm
Jouleskeys wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:30 pm
For those using a Ryzen9 3950X CPU, are there recommended tweaks that need doing in Windows and the bios?
Only that you should get fast memory, 3600 MHz or faster and be sure BIOS use it. Also if you use a gaming gfx card that runs in PCIE 4.0, set it to 3.0 instead or ot will hog the PCI bus.
In Windows 10 be sure to install chipset drivers with AMD Ryzen Scheduling (used in Power settings), do not use Steinbergs scheduling.
Thanks for this. Do you recommend manually implementing the settings for the bios to use it?
No, you should use DOCP settings. I got some new information. Apparently some memory modules can't run odd number CL latency (for example CL15, 17 and 19) and will not run optimized on Ryzen motherboards. Any odd number CL timing will need be adjust to the closest even number (eg. 15->16, 17->18). I bought CL17 and but the memory is running in CL18 because of this. CL18 memory is cheaper so I could have bought that if I knew this from the start (ASUS QVL is wrong!).

To be 100% you should get "AMD Optimized" memory modules.
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SF_Green wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:58 pm
So the issue with UAD is with PCIe4 which is found on the Ryzen X570 motherboards. Most other motherboards support the slower PCIe3 and PCIe2 standards. This affects UAD2 Solo, Duo and Quads, but the Octo's supposedly work, according to UA. Here is some info on the website:

https://help.uaudio.com/hc/en-us/articl ... patibility
Interesting, I set my motherboard BIOS to use PCIE3 instead of 4 from the start, but I did it for other reasons (to don't let the graphics card hog the pci bus and get better results with DPC checkers). So that is why my UAD-2 has been working all along I guess..
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msy wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:02 pm
SF_Green wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:58 pm
So the issue with UAD is with PCIe4 which is found on the Ryzen X570 motherboards. Most other motherboards support the slower PCIe3 and PCIe2 standards. This affects UAD2 Solo, Duo and Quads, but the Octo's supposedly work, according to UA. Here is some info on the website:

https://help.uaudio.com/hc/en-us/articl ... patibility
Interesting, I set my motherboard BIOS to use PCIE3 instead of 4 from the start, but I did it for other reasons (to don't let the graphics card hog the pci bus and get better results with DPC checkers). So that is why my UAD-2 has been working all along I guess..
Ah thanks. Don't think I can do that on the board I'm thinking about......

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SF_Green wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:52 am
matthewmooremusic wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:27 am
SF_Green wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:58 pm
So the issue with UAD is with PCIe4 which is found on the Ryzen X570 motherboards. Most other motherboards support the slower PCIe3 and PCIe2 standards. This affects UAD2 Solo, Duo and Quads, but the Octo's supposedly work, according to UA. Here is some info on the website:

https://help.uaudio.com/hc/en-us/articl ... patibility
Thanks for the detail (and the pm). The thing that bothers me about that article is that it just says they've had no reports of problems with the octo.... they don't say it definitely works. ....i guess they're reluctant to confirm this seeing as they don't test on amd......
Agreed, but I've seen a couple people on Gearslutz saying they got the Octo to work and maybe one person on Reddit too, so I think that seems to be correct.
Ah thanks. Good to know!

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Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:58 pm
So the issue with UAD is with PCIe4 which is found on the Ryzen X570 motherboards. Most other motherboards support the slower PCIe3 and PCIe2 standards. This affects UAD2 Solo, Duo and Quads, but the Octo's supposedly work, according to UA. Here is some info on the website:

https://help.uaudio.com/hc/en-us/articl ... patibility
Interesting, I set my motherboard BIOS to use PCIE3 instead of 4 from the start, but I did it for other reasons (to don't let the graphics card hog the pci bus and get better results with DPC checkers). So that is why my UAD-2 has been working all along I guess..
Ah thanks. Don't think I can do that on the board I'm thinking about......
I think it's possible to do on all x570 motherboards, but don't take my word for it. What motherboard are you considering?
Cubase Pro 10.5.20
HALion 6.3.1
OS: Windows 10 (1903)
Soundcard: RME Digiface USB with ADA8200 + ARC USB
DAW: AMD Ryzen 3950x | ASUS Prime x570-P | 32GB DDR4 3600MHz | Intel p660 NVMe M.2 2TB | Samsung EVO SSD 250GB SATA | Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5700 XT (set to PCIE 3.0 in BIOS w/drivers Adrenaline v19.11.3)
Screen: Philips 439P9H (Curved SuperWide 32:10) @ 3840x1200
Computer related hardware: 2xUAD-2 Duo PCIE, BCF2000 (MCU), Nord Wave, Eurorack via ES3/ADAT
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