Intel shows off Xeon Platinum CPU with up to 56 cores and 112 threads

Evernessince

TS Evangelist
When performance and time matters most, you bet they will.
The only problem is these 56 core chips are very unlikely to beat AMD's 64 core server parts in performance. Rome is going to have a significant bump up in AVX performance as well, which was one of the workloads they beat EPYC in.

Even if we did assume that an application was specifically optimized for use with the Intel architecture and didn't work as well on Zen, with a 400w power draw per chip you can bet they will think about optimizing for AMD pretty quickly. It will be a challenge to just cool those chips, let alone the added costs that result from it.
 

hahahanoobs

TS Evangelist
When performance and time matters most, you bet they will.
The only problem is these 56 core chips are very unlikely to beat AMD's 64 core server parts in performance. Rome is going to have a significant bump up in AVX performance as well, which was one of the workloads they beat EPYC in.

Even if we did assume that an application was specifically optimized for use with the Intel architecture and didn't work as well on Zen, with a 400w power draw per chip you can bet they will think about optimizing for AMD pretty quickly. It will be a challenge to just cool those chips, let alone the added costs that result from it.
Depends on the application. Intel has beaten AMD with less cores.
 

Alex0826

TS Rookie
As you may or may not know, Newegg is apparently entering the CPI fab game. Announced yesterday, (April 1st), this is their first offering, and apparently the flagship of their line.

https://www.newegg.com/promotions/nepro/19-0630/index.html?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=GD040119&cm_mmc=EMC-GD040119-_-index-_-L0-_-iBrite



Here are the quite formidable specifications to this beast:

  • Cores: 100
  • Threads: 200
  • DDR5 RAM support: Sure, probably
  • Base clock: 1.4 PHz
  • Overclock capable, but doing so might create a small black hole inside your CPU (and void your warranty)
  • PCIe Lanes: 28. Oh you're really gonna use more? Please...
  • Socket LGA1151 compatible. We're as surprised as you are
  • RGB lighting capable
  • You can pay for more colors. People like microtransactions, right?
  • Also, don't de-lid these. Seriously. You'll break all the RGB
  • And you'll hurt our feelings
  • Includes a free copy of LawBreakers
Price?