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Intel's new Xeon W-3175X workstation processor is a 28-core beast

Intel announced today that its new Xeon W-3175X workstation processor is now available. And packing 28 cores and 56 threads, the $3,000 chip is an absolute beast for what it's built for.

Designed to work at peak performance with highly-threaded applications in industrial design, film editing, 3D rendering, and other professional sectors, Intel has filled included a number of additional features to boost performance. Here's a rundown on the processor's key specs:

  • Base Clock Speed (GHz): 3.1
  • Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 Maximum Single Core Turbo Frequency (GHz): 4.3
  • Cores/Threads: 28/56
  • TDP: 255W
  • Intel Smart Cache: 38.5 MB
  • Unlocked: Yes
  • Platform PCIE Lanes: Up to 68
  • Memory Support: Six Channels, DDR4-2666
  • Standard RAS Support: Yes
  • ECC Support: Yes
  • RCP Pricing (USD 1K): $2,999

Intel has packed in ample support for overclocking using its "Extreme Tuning Utility" and "Extreme Memory Profile" tools for getting the most out of the processor and associated memory.

As competition heats up from AMD's Threadripper line, most notably the 32-core Threadripper 2990WX, Intel is surely looking to pull attention to its Xeon line with the W-3175X.

Intel says that the Xeon W-3175X is now available from system integrators that build desktop workstations.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.