It's just one of those tasks which never really get tested on these chips, and yet is perfectly suited for them. The focus always seems to be on rendering, gaming, and synthetic workloads. I've also seen reviewers trying to do a full-system load test by clumsily running a CPU synthetic test along with a game benchmark, but it would be much easier to use BOINC for it. They probably just don't know about it, but it would be a much easier way to test these systems, especially since it's a real-world app with real data. FYI, my upcoming Threadripper system will be dedicated to BOINC. I might also use it for some media consumption but I do not plan on gaming on it at all. If not for this, I would have no interest in TR. I know it's a niche use case, but HEDT itself is a niche market. My issue with BOINC regarding GPUs is the lack of OpenCL support. Almost all GPU projects support CUDA, but only a handful support OpenCL, which limits my vendor choices. I really wish this wasn't the case, as I prefer open standards over proprietary ones - just goes to show the dominance of Nvidia cards, even in computing apps.