LostCat wrote:whm1974 wrote:Something that will fit in a SFF case without having to buy a third party HSF.
What I meant was I knew what you want but I can't imagine that many builders are concerned about SFF boxes with high end procs.
There's enough demand for it that ASRock has two different Mini-ITX X99 motherboards. (One is a gaming board with on-board M.2 wifi and audio but only dual channel memory, whereas the other is a server board with no audio or wifi, but quad channel SODIMM memory and an ASPEED IPMI/framebuffer. I've actually seen workstation builds with the server board, because they wanted quad channel memory, and figured that they could just use HDMI/DisplayPort for audio.)
So, yeah, I think Ryzen 8-cores in SFF aren't that unreasonable to expect - considering that I've literally seen where someone stuffed an 18-core Xeon in a Mini-ITX machine - especially when they're basically within the TDPs of Intel's LGA115x SKUs, far lower than the LGA2011-3 SKUs.