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Intel's 28-core Xeon W-3175X listed online, expect to pay at least $4,000

By Shawn Knight · 10 replies
Dec 17, 2018
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  1. Intel’s Xeon W-3175X, the drool-inducing workstation CPU that comes unlocked and primed for overclocking, has cropped up for pre-order at several European retailers.

    Intel announced the Xeon W-3175X in early October. This 28 core / 56 thread behemoth features a base clock of 3.1GHz but can boost up to 4.3GHz. You also get a generous 38.5MB of Intel Smart Cache and 68 total PCIe lanes (44 from the processor and 24 from the chipset) as well as six-channel DDR4-2666 memory support with a maximum capacity of 512GB.

    The workstation-class chip carries a TDP of 255W so you’ll want to pair it with a very capable cooler, especially if you’re planning to overclock.

    Intel’s new chip has surfaced at four online retailers – Edis Computers, Lacne-Nakupy, Kikatek and PC21 – priced between $4,700 and $5,200 (give or take a few bucks) after VAT. It should be a bit cheaper once they show up in the US sans VAT although if pricing is a concern than this platform probably isn’t for you. Just have a look at the sort of motherboard it requires.

    Intel said at the time of announcement that the CPU would ship in December and these early listings seem to indicate that it is indeed on schedule to make that window.

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  2. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 862   +368

    Why would you buy this over one of the higherend threadripper models at half the price?
  3. dj2017

    dj2017 TS Maniac Posts: 160   +167

    And a $1000 more for cooling :p
    meric and Reehahs like this.
  4. xxLCxx

    xxLCxx TS Addict Posts: 231   +153

    And expect lots of bugs. Not usable for virtualization, for instance. Not usable for running multiple users on the same machine.
  5. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,407   +2,954

    Everything about it can be summed up as abomination. Reminiscent of Pentium II designs.
    xxLCxx and meric like this.
  6. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 3,913   +3,361

    I believe many organizations will rationalize it as being the "stable" choice. There are many big companies that won't even look at Threadripper until it has at least 5 years on the market. Given the price though, it's almost tempting to just buy Ryzen anyways as there's enough room in the price difference to buy redundancy.
  7. JaredTheDragon

    JaredTheDragon TS Guru Posts: 567   +376

    You wouldn't. Nobody sane would.
    xxLCxx and HardReset like this.
  8. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,994   +2,435

    Evernessince likes this.
  9. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,281   +526

    xxLCxx and Steve like this.
  10. ChrisH1

    ChrisH1 TS Addict Posts: 133   +67

    Is there a motherboard that will take 2 of these? I want to play Minecraft ...
    Right side bob likes this.
  11. HardReset

    HardReset TS Guru Posts: 649   +261

    Agreed. That's main problem with AMD. Many companies are too stupid to buy AMD even if it's better in every aspect and also cheaper.
    xxLCxx and Evernessince like this.

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