vacancies advertise contact news tip The Vault
facebook rss twitter

Intel's 28-core Xeon W-3175X listed at approx £4,000

by Mark Tyson on 17 December 2018, 10:11

Tags: Intel (NASDAQ:INTC)

Quick Link: HEXUS.net/qad2py

Add to My Vault: x

Please log in to view Printer Friendly Layout

Intel announced its Xeon W-3175X processor back in October, saying that it would become available this month. While that has yet to officially happen, it looks like something is going on behind the scenes as several European retailers have been spotted with live listings for the beefy new processor. If you check out these retailer listings the average price seems to be approx US$4,000 and the UK-based premature listing, at Kikatek suggests that the RRP is £5,999, but it has it on offer at £4,045 (but no stock available).

You can see the key specs of the Intel Xeon W-3175X in our previous article, and the highlights of the processor design in the infographic below. As a reminder this is a 28 core, 56 thread processor, with a base frequency of 3.1GHz and which boosts as fast as 4.3GHz. It is built upon the 14nm Skylake architecture and this 265W processor includes 38.5MB of 'Smart Cache'.

Before Intel's October announcement of the Xeon W-3175X in October, we think it was shown off on stage at Computex in June running Cinebench but at that time Intel wasn't forthcoming with the on-stage mystery processor's name. At the time it was described simply as a new 28 core processor (with 56 threads). It scored 7334cb, a record for a single processor at the time.

There was some controversy with the Intel Computex demonstration after it was discovered that it had used a 1770W water chiller unit to cool its 28C/56T processor to achieve the Cinebench score (via a 5GHz overclock). This chiller unit was squirreled away under the computer desk during the presentation.

If you are interested in a very high core count processor that is available, AMD launched its Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX back in August. This 32C/64T processor was reviewed by HEXUS shortly after launch and it achieved 5174cb without strapping on an AC unit at the HEXUS labs (the Cooler Master Wraith Ripper was used). Users wishing to push their 2990WX to extremes can score even better than the 28-core Intel Xeon though, as Tom's Hardware chart shows that it is possible to push AMD's 32-core CPU to 5.1GHz on LN2 and score 7618cb.



HEXUS Forums :: 17 Comments

Login with Forum Account

Don't have an account? Register today!
Oh, so that is famous Intel 28 core CPU that can hit 5Ghz overclock with only “basic cooling”.

Nice. And its cheap too. I mean AMD Threadripper costs half the price with more cores. Total rip-off. /s/
darcotech
Oh, so that is famous Intel 28 core CPU that can hit 5Ghz overclock with only “basic cooling”.

Nice. And its cheap too. I mean AMD Threadripper costs half the price with more cores. Total rip-off. /s/

People will still buy it though. At a certain point price becomes less relevant, if the price saving will cost you in time. If this is faster than the 32 core part (minus strapping a god damn fridge to it of course) then people will pay the extra for the horsepower, and intel is very aware of this.
No mention of the ridiculius power phases it has to use and dual psu to support the clocks. It's a ridiculous product!

Supporting motherboards have four eight-pin EPS power connectors. The processor needs north of a 1000W to provide adequate power for overclocking. There are actually motherboards coming to market that support overclocking the W-3175X. ASUS has its ROG Dominus Extreme and Gigabyte its own competing motherboard in the pipeline, but release dates haven't been announced.

Then you'll also need a minimum of an industrial-class chiller to push the chip to the limits, much like the one Intel used for its test system at Computex. We have a detailed look at Intel's demo system here.

https://amp.tomshardware.co.uk/intel-xeon-w-3175x-price-retail,news-59606.html
Tabbykatze
No mention of the ridiculius power phases it has to use and dual psu to support the clocks. It's a ridiculous product!

Yep…probably looking at about 15K for a system based on this processor!
MrJim
Yep…probably looking at about 15K for a system based on this processor!

Yep, just updated my post including toms hardware link