[FFmpeg-devel] Hardware purchase request

Michael Niedermayer michael at niedermayer.cc
Sat Apr 3 21:12:47 EEST 2021

On Sat, Apr 03, 2021 at 03:01:16PM +0200, Lynne wrote:
> Apr 2, 2021, 23:28 by michael at niedermayer.cc:
> > On Mon, Mar 29, 2021 at 11:03:16PM +0300, Jan Ekström wrote:
> >
> > IMO some of this list is quite reasonable like a 1TB NVME, then iam not
> > sure why you need a 2nd one. That can be needed of course but its not clear
> > from just the list. But really i dont want to "critique" the list, it just
> > overall feels like there was a misunderstanding and iam happy to approve
> > a machiene in the 2-3k range or also higher if its explained why its needed
> > for FFmpeg
> >
> > and sorry for my late reply
> >
> By removing the screen (could borrow one for now), half the RAM, the second SSD,
> and changing the motherboard, I can get this down to 4400 EUR.
> Unfortunately, the CPU and GPU constitute a large amount of the sum and not
> even downgrading them to a 6800 and a 5900 helps, in fact both of those are
> completely out of stock wherever I checked, since they used to be cheaper.
> So now there's mostly only the higher end options left, if at all.
> I could probably change the RAM to save on an additional 100 EUR, but
> I don't see this going below 4000 EUR.
> In the past you could probably have gotten away with much less, but like I said,
> there's a chip shortage going on where everything is much more expensive
> than it otherwise should have been, if it's even available in stock.

do we have some idea about when the shortage will be resolved ? 
and what the cost difference is ?
and also what impact that has on your work, if we wait, could you
work on something else that you enjoy and that is useful in the meantime ?

> I'll still likely have to do what I'll have to do to get the Vulkan code ready for 5.0
> without any of this, so no hard feelings if any of you disagrees.
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