Fcuking Intel at it again!? … almost USD $4,000 for a processor. Are you kidding me!!
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.