Tuesday, June 5th 2018

Intel Unveils 28-core/56-thread HEDT Processor

It was only a matter of time before Intel maxed out the "Skylake-X" silicon on the client segment, by bringing its "Skylake XCC" (extreme core count) 700 mm² die on a client-segment package, and here we are. Without taking model names, Intel made it clear that it's launching a new client-segment 28-core/56-thread processor. The company didn't specify the processor's package, and we're doubtful if it's LGA2066 for the simple reason that the Skylake XCC die has 6-channel memory interface. Nevertheless, this processor is clocked at 2.70 GHz (nominal), and without revealing Turbo speeds, Intel managed to overclock it bench-stable to 5.00 GHz, at which it scored 7,334 nT Cinebench points. This product will launch in Q4-2018.
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#1
HimymCZe
Intel Unveils 28-core/56-thread HEDT Processor
meanwhile casual user will get 11th year of 4-cores....
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#2
R0H1T
Thanks Lisa Su :cool:
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#3
dj-electric
HimymCZe said:
Intel Unveils 28-core/56-thread HEDT Processor
meanwhile casual user will get 11th year of 4-cores....
Or he could wake up in 2018 and realize 6-cores are available for the general public for 180$.
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#5
Live OR Die
Cooled by tears from AMD, bought by pubg idiots.
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#6
R0H1T
dwade said:
RIP AMD
I hope you're joking, we've been hearing this for what 3 decades now?
Live OR Die said:
Cooled by tears from AMD, brought by pubg idiots.
So PUBG is for idiots?
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Hood
HimymCZe said:
Intel Unveils 28-core/56-thread HEDT Processor
meanwhile casual user will get 11th year of 4-cores....
Last I heard, Intel's mainstream desktop CPU has 6 cores, and rumored to be 8 next spring. This new chip is a major upgrade, 28/56 with all cores able to be overclocked to 5GHz. Amazing, for those who need this much grunt.
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R0H1T
Hood said:
Last I heard, Intel's mainstream desktop CPU has 6 cores, and rumored to be 8 next spring. This new chip is a major upgrade, 28/56 with all cores able to be overclocked to 5GHz. Amazing, for those who need this much grunt.
I doubt anyone doing serious professional work or even scientific analysis will OC this, or any other processor, not to mention the insane cooling requirement. TR also should be a viable alternative for those who don't need AVX 512. As for the chip itself I wonder how their low(er) end Xeons will fare after this, it does everything except having ECC memory support.
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#9
Vayra86
That guy on the first presentation photo. Not only is it odd to see a 'gamer' next to an HEDT announcement but there is also this striking resemblance

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#10
AnarchoPrimitiv
dwade said:
RIP AMD
Yeah, because extreme halo products have always comprised the bulk of the x86 market, right? I don't even care about AMD, but I really want to know the rationale behind your conclusion....seriously, explain it to me
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#11
Tomgang
5 ghz on 28 cores, is impressive, but the cooling needed for that is not practical for every day use.

So if its a skylake-x based cpu, a new i9 model then?

No matter what, knowing intel prices. This thing gonna be very exspensive.
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#12
Dave65
dwade said:
RIP AMD
Try harder next time:shadedshu:

AnarchoPrimitiv said:
Yeah, because extreme halo products have always comprised the bulk of the x86 market, right? I don't even care about AMD, but I really want to know the rationale behind your conclusion....seriously, explain it to me
morons never give conclusions!
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#14
R0H1T
Just to be clear all 28cores were @5GHz & not using liquid helium for cooling?
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#15
IceScreamer
AnarchoPrimitiv said:
Yeah, because extreme halo products have always comprised the bulk of the x86 market, right? I don't even care about AMD, but I really want to know the rationale behind your conclusion....seriously, explain it to me
He's jjust a troll, I'd ignore him.

Nice to see tech moving forward on the top end, even if I'll probably never need anything close to this.
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#16
PANDA AVIATION
The ASUS demonstrator DOMINUS seems to be using LGA 3647. So may be 250-300w!
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#17
jabbadap
"...we're doubtful if it's LGA2066 for the simple reason that the Skylake XCC die has 6-channel memory interface."

Well you can be doubtful, but be it for right reasons. All Skylake X chips have six memory channels, so in that PoV XCC does not differ from LCC and HCC. That die size is the thing that you might wan't to be doubtful, will it fit on LGA2066 socket.

But surely this will be 14nm++ Cascade Lake X, just because those higher clocks.
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#18
skydoy
This was running on a Asus Dominus Motherboard

Asus has some untold news for us.
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#19
sergionography
R0H1T said:
I doubt anyone doing serious professional work or even scientific analysis will OC this, or any other processor, not to mention the insane cooling requirement. TR also should be a viable alternative for those who don't need AVX 512. As for the chip itself I wonder how their low(er) end Xeons will fare after this, it does everything except having ECC memory support.
Lol bouji people like that are expected to buy xeons for more money.
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#20
Caring1
PANDA AVIATION said:
The ASUS demonstrator DOMINUS seems to be using LGA 3647. So may be 250-300w!
I agree that the TDP and power consumption will be high, it will need a new much larger cooling solution too.
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#21
xkm1948
Yep , 32 core 64 thread Threadripper 2 incoming
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#22
theoneandonlymrk
Nice diamond unicorn pr piece this, totally hyped Bs imho

Can the first person ever, trying crysis(or any game) on this, at this spec shout us out i want to see that.

But won't because this Bs isn't happening any more than 10nm is for intel.

All my objective opinion obv.
Based in part on the fact it apears roboclocker got enlisted into intels pr team wtaf.

No facts or benches worth a shit either by intels own disclaimer tut.

I don't like Intel's new low facts high fiction pr team.
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#23
Komshija
dj-electric said:
Or he could wake up in 2018 and realize 6-cores are available for the general public for 180$.
That wouldn't be the case if AMD didn't release Ryzen's. We would still have 4C/8T i7 8700K, 4C/8T i7 9700K, 4C/8T i7 10700K... Performance wise, it would be "Intel's classic" 5% increase from generation to generation.

Besides, Intel could release i7 8700K to be 100-series compatible, but they didn't because the couldn't care less about their customers. Oh, they do care, but only when you need to buy a product and when they need to rip you off. As soon as you buy Intel's product, you'll get Intel's boot in your bottom.
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#24
Gasaraki
HimymCZe said:
Intel Unveils 28-core/56-thread HEDT Processor
meanwhile casual user will get 11th year of 4-cores....
Maybe .1% of the people at home will actually need something like this. SO yes, filthy casuals will have to stick with their 12 or 16 thread cpus.
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#25
iO
Ha, they're in full panic mode, "Please don't buy Threadripper 2000s, we will launch something at some time this year..."

I wonder how much power that thing consumed if a 7980xe @ 5Ghz already pulls 600+Watts from the wall.
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