Intel's new Xeon W-3175X: 28C/56T at up to 4.3GHz

Intel unveils new Xeon W-3175X: 28C/56T on the Skylake-X architecture, 255W TDP, 6-channel DDR4.

Published Tue, Oct 9 2018 12:23 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:50 AM CST

AMD ripped up the multi-threaded CPU game with the original Threadripper 1950X and its 16C/32T of CPU power, but Team Red took it to the next level with Threadripper 2990WX by offering a huge 32C/64T and now Intel has finally caught up, but not beaten AMD.

Intel's new Xeon W-3175X: 28C/56T at up to 4.3GHz |

Intel unveiled its new Xeon W-3175X processor, the new 28C/56T chip based on the Skylake-X architecture. The new 28C/56T beast has a base CPU clock of 3.1GHz and boost clock of 4.3GHz, while it has a whopping 255W TDP, and a huge 6-channel DDR4 support, among a plethora of features and supported technologies.

Intel is offering up to 68 PCIe 3.0 lanes on the server-class motherboards (Xeon W-3175X won't work on X299 motherboards). There is 512GB DDR4 support on the new Intel Xeon W-3175X, which is strange since there are 12 x DIMMs on the supported motherboards.

This means if you use huge 64GB DIMMs you'll have 12 x 64GB = 768GB DDR4, while 12 x 32GB DIMMs will have you maxed at 384GB. Strange is an understatement here.

Intel has told us to expect the new Xeon W-3175X processor to begin shipping in December, with no price attached to it just yet.

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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