Intel Launches Xeon W-3175X CPU with 28 Unlocked Cores
Ron Perillo / 5 months ago
Bigger, Faster, Stronger Xeon
Intel is announcing the availability of their new Xeon W-3175X CPU, an unlocked 28-core workstation powerhouse built for select, highly-threaded and computing-intensive applications. That is 28-cores and 56-threads with an adjustable multiplier. So users can tailor the performance depending on the workload.
The W-3175X’ base frequency is 3.1GHz with a 255W TDP, and has a maximum single core turbo frequency of 4.3GHz. It also has a 38.5MB Smart Cache and offers up to 68 PCIe lanes and six channel DDR4. Since it is a Xeon, it supports up to 768GB of both consumer grade memory and registered memory (RDIMMs) with ECC.
While overclocking is possible, 255W TDP at 3.1GHz will draw a lot of power. So pushing this CPU to 4.5GHz will require both proper cooling and a motherboard with a significantly beefy VRM.
On the CPU cooler side, Intel has teamed up with Asetek for the 690LX-PN all-in-one liquid cooler. This is a custom created solution sold separately by Asetek, which Intel approves for overclocking.
How Much is the Intel Xeon W-3175X Processor?
The new Xeon W-3175X has a retail price of $2999 USD and requires an LGA3647 motherboard. In comparison, AMD’s 7601 has a retail price of $4200 USD.