Monday, December 17th 2018

Intel's 28-core Xeon W-3175X Can be Yours for Just $3,999

So... Do you want Intel's own HCC CPU in an overclocker-friendly package? But you want in a Xeon branding and envelope, surely, because that's the only place where you can get one of these right now. Well, Intel has you covered - for $4000. Retailers in Europe, hunted by Tom's Hardware, have begun to take stock of these CPUs, and in doing so, current pricing overs around that magic $4,000 mark - at the least. Prices still haven't stabilized due to the low number of outlets offering the CPU right now, and it's likely that when it does, it will stabilize to this lowest common denominator.

The Xeon W-3175X is built on Intel's 14 nm ++ manufacturing lines, features 28 physical cores with HyperThreading, features base/boost clocks of 3.1 / 4.3 GHz respectively, support hexa-channel DDR4 memory, and offers 44 PCIe lanes. It also has a 255 W TDP. Compare these specs to AMD's Threadripper 2990WX with its 32 physical, 64 logical cores, quad-channel DDR4 support, 64 PCIe lanes, 250 W TDP (non-comparable) and $1,799 (very comparable) pricing... Well. Add in the platform cost for one of these Intel babies, with a 3,647-pin LGA3647 motherboard (some feature the most ridiculous power delivery systems you could ever think of, btw, at 32 phases).. with the requirement for 4x eight-pin EPS power connectors and 2x 24-pin connectors. Have fun.
Source: Tom's Hardware
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32 Comments on Intel's 28-core Xeon W-3175X Can be Yours for Just $3,999

#1
GAR
Gotta love AMD right now, Intel keeps shooting themselves in the foot.
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#2
kastriot
What is happening @INTEL HQ, too much weed&coke?
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#3
mouacyk
Chiller purchased separately.
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#4
Tomgang
4000 USD o_O. what have intel being taking? Weed? LSD?

I do want it, but get it with my own money, no thanks.
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#5
Solaris17
Dainty Moderator
wow this is ridiculous.
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#6
phill
So glad I'll be looking at Threadripper and Ryzen systems from now on... (apart from collectables...)
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#7
SIGSEGV
Hmm... as long as there are enough (a lot of) stupid system builder and average joe people who blind in fanatism then it would be HUGE PROFITS.

/sad /lol
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#8
m4dn355
So it's basically, intel inside - money outside
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#9
johnspack
Here For Good!
Wow, 5k can. But yes I want. Imagine how many vms and video rendering jobs I could run at the same time! I could use... but horrible price really....
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#10
Tomorrow
Yeah thanks but no thanks. If i had 4000€ to spare and wanted cores i would get 2990WX, 128GB 3200Mhz RAM and MSI MEG Creation motherboard and it would still be cheaper than the 3175X by itself. And that's pretty much the highest end decked out TR4 platform you can build (cooling not withstanding).
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#11
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Yea but that's the cost to get a cpu that is not nerfed. The 2990wx definitely has its issues.
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#12
TheGuruStud
cdawall, post: 3962339, member: 28601"
Yea but that's the cost to get a cpu that is not nerfed. The 2990wx definitely has its issues.
Can buy epyc 32 core for 4k, but you'll need to OC. Damn those low TDPs.

It would be nice if Der8auer documented the method.
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#13
yakk
Those PSU requirements & connections... my favorite is the "2x 24-pin connectors" :roll:
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#14
Melvis
Well done Intel well done!

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#15
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
TheGuruStud, post: 3962342, member: 42692"
Can buy epyc 32 core for 4k, but you'll need to OC. Damn those low TDPs.

It would be nice if Der8auer documented the method.
I just want all muh memory channels and overclocking. Maybe the next Gen will give something. I'll buy a new board and smile the whole time for 64c/128t and 8 channel memory.
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#16
havox
Missing from Intel's marketing slide - IHS using paste and is not soldered.
Hmm, Xeon W-3175X, tripple SLI Geforces 480, in Wallmart's case with 4 unnamed Chinese PSUs necessary to power it all. No, I don't think ISIS will be interested, there are cheaper ways to build a bomb, without spending thousands of dollars, from agricultural fertilizer.
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#17
theoneandonlymrk
havox, post: 3962406, member: 183978"
Missing from Intel's marketing slide - IHS using paste and is not soldered.
Hmm, Xeon W-3175X, tripple SLI Geforces 480, in Wallmart's case with 4 unnamed Chinese PSUs necessary to power it all. No, I don't think ISIS will be interested, there are cheaper ways to build a bomb, without spending thousands of dollars, from agricultural fertilizer.
See what you did Intel, you sending peeps crazey with your crazy prices.;):D:p:).

Jk no offense intended new guy ,welcome, fill out your system specs and keep politics and extremists out of the topics and you'll be fine.
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#18
havox
OK but housefires and MOAR CORES memes aside, who is this product targeting again? Kingpin to set a new 3DMark score on LN2?
I suppose for a halo product to score more BungholioMarks in Cinebench over Threadripper 2990WX the price is irrelevant.
Should be a pretty close match with 4 less cores, I have my popcorn ready for the benchmarks.
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#19
R-T-B
havox, post: 3962421, member: 183978"
Kingpin to set a new 3DMark score on LN2?
It's a Xeon. It's for servers. Some resellers are just repurposing it.
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#20
havox
R-T-B, post: 3962422, member: 41983"
It's a Xeon. It's for servers. Some resellers are just repurposing it.
Did Asus get the memo it's a server CPU? ROG Dominus Extreme has onboard audio, aluminum body cover, RGB lighting and Wi-Fi. And has Republic Of Gaming in the name.
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#21
R-T-B
havox, post: 3962425, member: 183978"
Did Asus get the memo it's a server CPU? ROG Dominus Extreme has onboard audio, aluminum body cover, RGB lighting and Wi-Fi. And has Republic Of Gaming in the name.
Again, other resellers use of the socket does not change it's branding target segment (though I am sure Intel does not mind some trickle-in enthusiast sales as well...)

There were socket 1151 server mobos, as an example.
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#22
ArbitraryAffection
Lol. Just Lol.


johnspack, post: 3962287, member: 43318"
Wow, 5k can. But yes I want. Imagine how many vms and video rendering jobs I could run at the same time! I could use... but horrible price really....
2990WX has you covered

cdawall, post: 3962339, member: 28601"
Yea but that's the cost to get a cpu that is not nerfed. The 2990wx definitely has its issues.
"Nerfed" ? Umm. I hate it when people say Zen is nerfed, there are trade-offs to superior scalability and lower manufacturing costs with MCM, but in no way is 2990WX "Nerfed". The price is just a result of Intel Greed and the sheer cost of making a die this big on their foundries.
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#23
R-T-B
ArbitraryAffection, post: 3962434, member: 145270"
I hate it when people say Zen is nerfed,
2990WX is literally a nerfed EPYC. Half the dies are connected indirectly unlike EPYC due to missing socket channels.
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#24
ArbitraryAffection
R-T-B, post: 3962437, member: 41983"
2990WX is literally a nerfed EPYC. Half the dies are connected indirectly unlike EPYC due to missing socket channels.
True. But in a lot of workloads it's till comparable performance for less than half the price. Also, with Rome coming, I don't see how this 28core can stay relevant for long.
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R-T-B
ArbitraryAffection, post: 3962439, member: 145270"
True. But in a lot of workloads it's till comparable performance for less than half the price. Also, with Rome coming, I don't see how this 28core can stay relevant for long.
All true, just pointing out the "nerfed" comment does have some light validity to it.
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