Friday, 01 February 2019 08:55

Intel targets pro creators with Xeon W-3175X


Intel has begun shipping its Xeon W-3175X processor, designed for compute-intensive, highly-threaded workloads.

The Xeon W-3175X is designed to suit applications such as architectural and industrial design, and professional content creation such as film editing and 3D rendering.

According to the company, the Xeon W-3175X has the most cores (28), threads (56), CPU PCIe lanes (up to 68), and memory capacity (up to 512GB, with ECC support) of any Intel desktop processor. The base clock speed is 3.1GHz.

Other features include Intel Mesh Architecture (for low latency and high data bandwidth between CPU cores, cache, memory and I/O); Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 (for frequencies up to 4.3 GHz); and Intel Extreme Tuning Utility, Intel Extreme Memory Profile and Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (to assist with overclocking – the W-3175 is unlocked);

Supporting products include the Intel C621 chipset and the Asetek 690LX-PN all-in-one liquid cooler .

The Intel Xeon W-3175X processor is available from system integrators that develop purpose-built desktop workstations.

Indicative pricing is US$2999 in lots of 1000.


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Stephen Withers

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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.



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