16 minutes ago, Charleymuteland said:
How would a ryzen 5 1600 32gb ram build hold up compared to the dell server for multi threaded work?
I guess it would depend on which dell server .... but the actual brand (dell, supermicro, whatever) is not relevant, the cpu is... dell doesn't add anything fancy to the table to make a server special in some way.
Anandtech benchmarks processors quite well, and they have the results publicly listed. Here's the 1600 vs e5-1280 link : CPU 2019 Benchmarks - Compare Products on AnandTech
You can select from dozens of cpus to compare against ryzen 1600 and others in the series, just select from drop down list and then click on View Comparison, or select a particular test you're interested in from the left side..
Servers aren't particularly better at multithreading compared to regular desktops - there's no special sauce... servers have benefits in the sense that they can be placed in racks, they're in standardized units to fit in racks, they have remote administration... hardware wise the only differences would be support for ECC memory (but a lot of AM4 motherboards support ECC) and maybe the server boards having 10g ethernet and/or sas/scsi controllers. Oh yeah, you may get dual socket servers but it doesn't make a server better for multithreading ex 2 10 core intel processors vs a 12 core 3900x ... 3900x would probably be better because there's latency communicating between cpu sockets, there's cache misses and lots of issues when dealing with two cpus. A single cpu makes more sense for lots of scenarios.