Intel unveils 28-core Xeon W-3175X extreme workstation processor

This chip is squarely aimed at high-end Xeon workstations tackling heavy-duty multithreaded applications.

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Intel teased us with its 28-core Xeon processor back at Computex in June. Now we have more specs, and this is a monster of a processor.

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Here's what Intel's new 28-core Xeon W-3175X brings to the table:

  • 3.1GHz/4.3GHz boost (applies to two cores only)
  • 28-cores/56-threads
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • 38.5MB cache
  • 68 PCIe lanes (44 on the CPU and another 24 on the chipset)
  • 265W TDP
  • LGA3647 server-based socket

This CPU is aimed at workstations handling high-end rendering and animation work, workloads that benefit from having more cores as opposed to faster processors.

The W-3175X offers up to 125GB/s of memory bandwidth and will support advanced instruction sets such as AVX-512.

Both Asus and Gigabyte have announced that they will offer motherboards for the LGA3647-socket Xeon W-3175X.

The chip will go on sale in December, and as yet there's no word on pricing.

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