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Intel's new Xeon W-3175X: 28C/56T could cost up to $4000

Intel's upcoming flagship Xeon W-3175W processor spotted online, could cost up to $4000

By Anthony Garreffa | Dec 16, 2018 11:32 pm CST

Intel is preparing its new flagship Xeon W-3175X processor to compete with AMD's continued Ryzen Threadripper threat, with the new CPU from Intel coming in as a 28C/56T chip in a world where Threadripper 2990WX chimes in as a 32C/64T beast.

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But now we have list prices on the Xeon W-3175W with the 28C/56T chip costing up to $4000 which is a considerable price for the super-enthusiast workstation monster from Intel. The new Intel Xeon W-3175X boasts 28 cores and 56 threads with a base CPU clock of 3.1GHz and boost CPU clock of 4.3GHz, packing 38.5MB of L3 cache, support for 6-channel DDR4 memory (512GB total), and a huge 68 PCIe 3.0 lanes (44 on the CPU, 24 from the PCH).

Some of the listed prices for the Intel Xeon W-3175X range from $3900 through to just under $7000... all the while AMD is selling the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX processor for $1700, and it packs more threads than the Xeon CPU, for less than half the purported price of Intel's new flagship Xeon.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With 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 high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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