Intel's 28-Core Xeon W-3175X Processor Listed on Newegg

Subject: Processors | February 1, 2019 - 04:37 PM |
Tagged: xeon, workstation, W-3175X, system integrator, SI, processor, parts, OEM, newegg, Intel, DIY, cpu

In a move that would seem to contradict what we have heard about Intel's new 28-core Xeon W-3175X processor, Newegg currently has it listed as a standalone CPU part for $2977.99.

The official announcement from Intel had only mentioned availability via pre-built workstations from system integrators:

"How You Get It: The Intel Xeon W-3175X processor is available from system integrators that develop purpose-built desktop workstations."

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Though not available for purchase (yet?), the existence of this product entry in Newegg's system suggests that the DIY community will have access to Intel's most powerful workstation processor after all, and without a markup over the tray price.

Source: Newegg

February 2, 2019 | 04:22 PM - Posted by ExSan

Once again, please enlighten me
Core vs Xeon: Which Intel CPU should you choose?

February 4, 2019 | 03:56 PM - Posted by mabercr (not verified)

Think of Xeons as multiple processors in the same package. They are built for high end DC utilization. Things like VM system serving is one major use case where you break one system up with a high core/high memory utilization into many different VMs at once, so you can have the capacity and performance of 6-10 system in the footprint of one. The Core line would be the equivalent of one VMs capacity and performance in that same use case.

February 5, 2019 | 11:27 AM - Posted by OhReallyThatOneCellOfGreyIsTaxedBeyondItsLimits (not verified)

Never have I seen such a large amalgamation of utter gobbledygook with respect to explaining the differences between Intel's Xeon line of SKUs and it's core i series branded parts. And many of Intel's HEDT parts are just binned Xeon parts with some of their server/workstation feature sets disabled. Really even a single core desktop grade processor can host more than one OS via a VM hypervisor facility using that CPU's virtualization focused ISA extentions.

And there have been multiple CPU cores on a single monolithic die based microprocessors since around 2001-2004 from IBM, Intel and AMD. And IBM's Power-4 processor was the first multi-core microprocessor on a single die released in 2001. IBM also had 2 Power-4 DIEs on one MCM module based offerings for some quad core SKUs. And Hardware-assisted virtualization first appeared on the IBM System/370. Even the ARM ISA has had that virtualization suppot for some years also so phones can run Hypervisors that manage multiple OS instances.

Really you where not prevented from eating those peeling lead paint chips as a child or maybe there are gene pool issues involved!

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