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Intel introduces 28-core Xeon W-3175X CPU for workstations, new Core X-series chips

By Shawn Knight · 9 replies
Oct 8, 2018
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  1. It’s a big day over at team Intel. In addition to soft-launching the new Z390 chipset and announcing some 9th-gen Core processors, Chipzilla also introduced the Intel Xeon W-3175X workstation CPU and new Intel Core X-series processors.

    Built on the Intel Mesh Architecture and intended for computing-intensive tasks like professional content creation, the unlocked Xeon W-3175X processor packs 28 processing cores / 56 threads in a package alongside 38.5 MB of Intel Smart Cache. The chip’s base clock is set at 3.1GHz but features a much faster maximum single-core Turbo frequency of 4.3GHz.

    This appears to be the same chip Intel announced at Computex earlier this year as a high-end desktop processor (HEDT). Now, it’s under the Xeon brand.

    The platform supports six channels of DDR4-2666 memory with a maximum capacity of 512GB and offers 68 PCIe lanes. The chip carries a massive TDP of 255W so you’ll need some pretty serious cooling to match.

    Intel says its Xeon W-3175X processor will ship in December. No word yet on pricing but you can expect this won’t be what most consider even remotely affordable.

    Intel on Monday also introduced more than half a dozen Core X-series processors. Details on those chips are as follows:

    • Core i9-9880XE – 3.0GHz (4.4GHz Turbo), 18-core / 36-thread - $1,979
    • Core i9-9960X – 3.1GHz (4.4GHz Turbo), 16-core / 32-thread - $1,684
    • Core i9-9940X – 3.3GHz (4.4GHz Turbo), 14-core / 28-thread - $1,387
    • Core i9-9920X – 3.5GHz (4.4GHz Turbo), 12-core / 24-thread - $1,189
    • Core i9-9900X – 3.5GHz (4.4GHz Turbo), 10-core / 20-thread - $989
    • Core i9-9820X – 3.3GHz (4.1GHz Turbo), 10-core / 20-thread - $889
    • Core i7-9800X – 3.8GHz (4.4GHz Turbo), 8-core / 16-thread - $589

    All of Intel’s Core X-series parts carry a TDP of 165W, support four channels of DDR4-2666 memory and work with Intel Optane memory. Look for them to arrive in November.

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  2. Vulcanproject

    Vulcanproject TS Evangelist Posts: 731   +1,056

    The 32 core 64 thread AMD Threadripper is $180 less than the 18 core 36 thread Xeon.

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  3. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 3,991   +3,479

    Nothing Intel can do about that. The cost of monolithic dies are just so much higher then MCMs. They are in trouble in the enterprise market and AMD will continue to gain traction. Intel is just lucky the market moves slowly because they most certainly don't have the price / performance right now.
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  4. netman

    netman TS Addict Posts: 308   +95

  5. The Intel parrots will be here soon regurgitating the whole "IPC, though! What about IPC!?" nonsense.
  6. yeeeeman

    yeeeeman TS Addict Posts: 168   +135

    Yeah, but IPC is important. The only thing is that AMD has now a good enough IPC (within 10% of Intel), so that is not an issue anymore. This is nothing, it is just a response to AMD, it is not something better IMO. AMD will really blow them away with their 7nm products. At least I hope.
  7. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast TS Evangelist Posts: 584   +192

    Intel's marketing has always been more impressive than their tech. AMD vice versa.
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,925   +3,985

    Well, except for about a decade when Intel released their "core" series. IIRc, it was the Core 2 Duo "Conroe" series, which hammered the stake into AMDs heart.

    But, if you want to conveniently forget history just to indulge yourself in a cute little fanboi speech, by all means, don't let the truth stand in your way.
  9. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast TS Evangelist Posts: 584   +192

    Fanboy speech? lmao
    You take yourself way too seriously guy.
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,925   +3,985

    We could say the same about you. I guess you've forgotten those "space heater" jokes about that big, bad AMD, "Bulldozer"?

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