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RIP Threadripper: Intel teases 28C/56T CPU at 5GHz

Intel teases a new beast: 28C/56T chip at 5GHz that will compete with Threadripper 2 this year.

@anthony256
Published Tue, Jun 5 2018 5:19 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:51 AM CST

Computex 2018 - Intel officially teased their new beast today at Computex 2018, with their new Cascade Lake-X HEDT processor coming 'at the end of this year'.

RIP Threadripper: Intel teases 28C/56T CPU at 5GHz | TweakTown.com

Intel's new beast is a huge 28C/56T processor that will compete with Threadripper 2 later this year from AMD, and ASUS was showing it off smashing through some amazing Cinebench results. During the Intel keynote, a GIGABYTE motherboard was used to run it at 5GHz. Intel said that this particular 28C/56T processor will be running at 5GHz, which is absolutely incredible.

Threadripper can't get close to 5GHz right now, so if Intel can get to the market with 28C/56T at 5GHz then AMD is going to be in for a bad time before Threadripper 2 is even unveiled. Wow, Intel... wow.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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