A couple months ago Intel revealed its latest HEDT flagship processor the Xeon W-3175X, a 28-core 56-thread monster built on the 14nm Skylake-X platform. Now that it’s release date is drawing closer and closer, detailed specifications as well as pricing are beginning to come to light.
The Intel Xeon W-3175X is designed for the LGA 3647 socket and will launch later this month. As it’s launch is right around the corner, resellers and OEM manufactures have been leaking online pricing information. Most of the leaks are from European retailers which have listed Intel’s Xeon W-3175X for pre-order. Based on a few sellers the average price from what we’re seeing will be roughly $4000 USD. Definitely not cheap, especially when compared to AMD’s Threadripper 2990WX which offers 32C/64T at a much lower price.
Intel Xeon W-3175X Specifications
There’s no doubt that the performance of the Xeon W-3175X will be impresive. The processor features 28 cores and 56 threads running at a base clock of 3.1 GHz with a boost clock of 4.3 GHz. It’s packed with 38.5 MB of L3 cache, support for DDR4 hexa-channel memory and a whopping 68 PCIe Lanes.
The best part is that the processor will ship unlocked providing full overclocking support. Specifications are very similar to that of the more server-based Xeon Platinum 8180 which features the same amount of cores at a slightly lower TDP, likely due to the lower frequencies.
|Intel Xeon W-3175X||Intel Xeon Platinum 8180||AMD Threadripper 2990WX|
|Architecture||14nm++ / Skylake-X||14nm / Skylake||12nm Zen+|
|Cores / Threads||28 / 56||28 / 56||32 / 64|
|Base / Boost||3.1GHz / 4.3GHz||2.5GHz / 3.8GHz||3.0GHz / 4.2GHz|
|Memory Support||Hexa-Channel DDR4-2666||Hexa-Channel DDR4-2666||Quad-Channel DDR4-2933|
|Cache (total)||38.5 MB||38.5 MB||64 MB|
|Socket||LGA 3547 / LGA 2018p||LGA 3647||TR4|
|Price||~$4000 USD||$10,015 USD||$1,799 USD|
Stay tuned in the weeks to come as more details and accurate pricing information will be available upon the processor’s official launch date.