MP 7,1 My Mac Pro 2019

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Thanks Jason. A nice readable blog/article..... I enjoyed reading it and it's very obvious you like what the MP7,1 offer you. Well done on setting up those 2x HighPoint cards... nice job. 👍 :) I just hope my Sonnet 4x4 / x16 PCIe card with 4x Samsung 970 EVO Plus blades will perform just as well as your HighPoint.
 

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Thanks for the nice comments folks. After re-reading through it, I discovered there's some more info I could have included, like how I integrated the Mac into/on to my desk. I'll do that in another post, perhaps.

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I feel your port pain
Heh. Mostly I needed two to drive three 4K displays without running one of the panels all the way back to the Macbook Pro. That was the idea, anyway. Man do those CalDigits get toasty. I have their Tbolt-to-10GigE adapter also connected and its entire enclosure is a giant heat sink. Hot stuff!

Haha look how your post was displayed on my phone. I thought for a moment, heck, why did this guy post such a cheesy pic of himself until I realized it was an ad
Ha! Dude doesn't look anything like me.
 
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Thanks for the nice comments folks. After re-reading through it, I discovered there's some more info I could have included, like how I integrated the Mac into/on to my desk. I'll do that in another post, perhaps.



Heh. Mostly I needed two to drive three 4K displays without running one of the panels all the way back to the Macbook Pro. That was the idea, anyway. Man do those CalDigits get toasty. I have their Tbolt-to-10GigE adapter also connected and its entire enclosure is a giant heat sink. Hot stuff!



Ha! Dude doesn't look anything like me.
My CalDigit was burning a hole in my new wood desk! Two days ago I went and bought two glass chopstick holders (the fancy ones) to put under it to aid air flow as i have to have it lying flat! It's a real toaster as are the 8Tb Seagate HDDs!
 
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jasonmvp

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Thats... a PC...?
Yes... it is. I take my gaming seriously. I take my water cooling even more seriously. There are 3 massive radiators in that case. Each rad has eight fans attached to it (quick: do the math.. :)) Each fan is moving at a lazy 600RPMs or so which means the rig makes no noise. At all. And it's got two fire-breathing NVidia 2080Ti cards in it, that are overclocked and over-volted.

 

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10GB/s is fast as hell. I wonder where the bottleneck is? The drives should be individually capable of conservatively 1.75GB/s. Ideally, that’s 14GB/s.

Think trying different slots or tweaking PCIe pool allocation could increase your throughput? Don’t know how much communication occurs between the cards; you may see better speeds with them both on the same pool(switch) due to improved latency between the cards. You may also see better speeds on separate pools with less contention if there’s little or zero communication between the cards.
 

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Think trying different slots or tweaking PCIe pool allocation could increase your throughput?
I can't really do that. Since I'm using both x16 slots that aren't MPX slots, I don't have any flexibility on moving them to different slots. Any other slots would kick them down to x8 speed.
 

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So your hatred (hatred, really?) of Windows is because it's not Unix? It appears to me your hatred of Windows is a lack of knowledge on how to use it and not anything inherently wrong with Windows.
 
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