Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 8 Oct 2018.
Wasn't one of these X series CPUs the same one they demonstrated as running at 5Ghz on all cores and later got rumbled for using a chiller?
Not the X series but yes the Xeon 28-core one.
28 core Xeon: $10k
28 core SHEDT: unknown.
Is it going to be significantly cheaper than the Xeon? Can’t be. It’ll cannibalize their Xeon sales.
It’ll be for the select few of the 1% market that don’t know what to do with their cash.
'Rumbled' as if anyone was confused as to what max clockspeed demonstration entails (my goodness, overclockers using sub-ambient cooling? How unheard of!).
The overclockable XCC die is the Xeon W-3175X, there does not appear to be a Core-X variant, likely because the XCC die is just too damned large to actually physically fit onto Socket R3.
Unlike the Xeon Scaleable line, the Xeon W-3175X is on a platform all of it's own (sitting between the Xeon Scaleable compatible-multi-socket platform and the Socket R3 based HEDT platform), so will not directly cannibalise Xeon Scaleable sales. It's closer to a Threadripper analog: for those who don't want Epyc features (on a same-socket-but-mutually-incompatible platform), but will still pay Epyc prices.
There's a world of difference between overclockers demonstrating a maximum clockspeed and a company demonstrating a system with a 28 core CPU running at 5Ghz on all cores, or need i remind you that many in the press mistakenly assumed the new processor runs at 5Ghz at stock settings.
At best Intel were attempting to mislead people, at worst they were intentionally trying to deceive for financial gain.
That's more "the press who reported that should be embarrassed" than anything else.
I can't disagree with that but it seems that's the nature of the world we live in, we seem to value 'new' information more than facts, it often seems like a war of who gets the most clicks, to be first.
And it seems the marketing guys have caught onto that and are happy to get free airtime.
Yup... the vicious cycle of "need the news out first" and "need to be first with the news" that makes companies announce stuff prematurely, and then the media to run things without actually engaging two brain cells for five minutes and instead just copy 'n' pasting the press release or paraphrasing from somewhere else.
Clicks drive all.
Whether factual or fallacy, clicks drive all.
The irony being that Intel could have started the demo with a big fat disclaimer that they used a chiller and it would have still been bloody impressive...
28 cores running at 5Ghz and a load being applied and all that with "current" tech?
Anyone who expected that be achievable with some random air cooler needs to have their head examined.
Edit, Asus has gone slightly mental with the Dominus Extreme board they've shown off for the 28 core...
So on top of the CPU obviously ending up being "expensive" expect 4 figure pricetags for boards that go with it.
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