Xeon W-3175X Roundup: Intel’s 28-Core at CES 2019

Final yr Intel has launched a "28-core" processor which is extra aimed toward fanatics and professionals than at servers. Regardless of the preliminary demo with a weak overclock and setup we got the specs: 28 cores with a base frequency of three.1 GHz, a turbo frequency of four.three GHz, an official TDP with 255 W, the Overclocking has been launched. and ECC help for its six channels DDR4-2666. Pricing continues to be unknown and on the time Intel stated that it will likely be prepared by the tip of the yr . That didn’t occur, however we've nonetheless seen some programs at CES that present it's tight.

On the authentic demonstration in June 2018, we noticed that each GIGABYTE and ASUS have been the motherboard companions for this challenge. We seemed intently at the GIGABYTE motherboard that ran the chip on this excessive 5.zero GHz sky, but it surely appears the motherboard isn’t prepared for primetime but no person had proven it at CES but and it doesn’t actually have a identify. As an alternative, we acquired from ASUS 'Dominus Excessive in each W-3175X setup proven.

The Repetition Xeon W-3175X

For customers who’ve by no means heard of the Xeon W-3175X earlier than, this new processor from Intel was a shock when first introduced. It’s the processor with the best core rely of Intel from its Skylake processor household and basically a reused server processor with a worth of $ 10,000 for the fanatic / skilled market. Intel has shut down the silicon on the Xeon W line, which is normally supposed for workstation processors. On this case, additionally they overclocked the processor, the one Xeon W processor able to doing so. Customers requested for an unlocked model of Intel's highest server processors, and now it's time.

Intel lineup

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Xeon W-3175X
28 (56)
three.1 GHz
four.three GHz
255 W

Xeon W-2195
18 (36)
2.three GHz
four.three GHz
140 W
$ 2553

Core i9-9990XE
14 (28)
four.zero GHz
5.1 GHz
255 W

Core i9-9980XE
18 (36)
three.zero GHz
four.5 GHz
165 W
$ 1979

The brand new processor requires an LGA3647 motherboard. So far as we all know, nevertheless, it doesn’t work with a regular LGA3647 motherboard, however both with the unnamed product from ASUS Dominus Excessive or GIGABYTE. Intel ensures a TDP of 255W for the bottom frequency of three.zero GHz (see our article right here, why TDP refers solely to the bottom frequency) and a turbo frequency of four.three GHz. At this level, we have no idea the turbo profile of the processor, however we count on it to eat greater than 255W at its peak. In case you are overclocked, count on way more. Intel's 28-core 5.zero GHz demo used a 1600-watt energy provide and a 1800-watt water cooler to maintain the processor cool.

At ASUS with G.Ability Royal Reminiscence

The colour of the sport is purple, so ASUS ROG, created with Dominus Excessive, was a red-colored system. The liquid cooling circuit was purple. The LEDs on the system have been purple. Even the reminiscence of G. Ability's lately launched Royal Line was purple. Usually purple within the animal kingdom means hazard, however for private computer systems meaning enjoying.

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On the highest is without doubt one of the water blocks of the EKWB for the 32-phase energy output. The general system is paired with the brand new ROG Matrix Geforce RTX 2080Ti graphics playing cards from ASUS. For the reminiscence we see 12 x 16 GB = 192 GB DDR4, which is sufficient for nearly all.

The system was turned on, however nothing was linked. There was not even a tough drive, as indicated by the POST code on the OLED show on the high of the I / O cowl. That’s, it’s previous the CPU POST part, so there was positively a CPU in it.

At Digital Storm: The Corsa

As an alternative of choosing purple, Digital Storm confirmed off its new Corsa platform in white. Because of this fan LEDs in white, liquid cooling white with white LEDs are tinted. Contained in the system we noticed six Corsair Dominator DDR reminiscence modules and one thing within the particular NVMe slot that ASUS makes use of on its motherboards. The system additionally had two RTX 2080 Ti graphics playing cards, each water cooled.

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There are a complete of sixteen 120mm followers, with coolers and pumps cooling off fairly a bit on the again, however nonetheless offering stable airflow to your entire system. Above, we additionally see the EKWB water block for the VRM.

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Digital Storm instructed us that this technique specification might be round $ 20,000. The Corsa, nevertheless, is bought with quite a lot of platform choices starting from $ 6,000 for the entry-level mannequin to $ 50,000 in most worth plus customized colour choices and decals for the occasion, and many others.

To Phantek's

This time we see a inexperienced system. Phanteks & # 39; setup was extra than simply exhibiting the system, which is comprehensible as Phanteks desires to promote you a case. This included a customized liquid cooling circuit with Phantek's personal CPU block, VRM cooling and cooler / pump mixture.

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Phanteks additionally wished to indicate that this technique helps a number of energy provides, and its Revolt Professional line, which may energy a number of energy provides collectively to offer enough energy and connectivity. The ASUS motherboard has two 24-pin connectors, one for additional overclocking, for which Phanteks identifies the perfect for such a setup.

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The state of affairs of the W-3175X

Intel stated the W-3175X might be out there within the fourth quarter of 2018. We’re instructed that the product continues to be coming. Intel and ASUS wish to iron wrinkles earlier than they bring about it to market. We have been instructed that the chip might be bought alone in retail. Nevertheless, the popular methodology of buy might be by means of customized builds by system integrators such because the Digital Storm Corsa proven above. GIGABYTE continues to be engaged on her motherboard, which doesn’t but have a reputation.

We look ahead to seeing how Intel will distribute the platform and the way it works.

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