Steve left out the 2950X which shows when the Windows kernel is regressing. The only benchmark that put the 2990WX in bad shape was the first one. Premiere Pro 2019 which has the window kernel regression.
And games which the W-3175X has down it seems. New F1 best chip. Pity we didn’t get an Ashes of the Benchmark run
I do joke but not too much, who actually wants this? It still is not 5ghz, its was not out in time like it was supposed to, the mother boards are just silly in price, size and anything else (they currently only fit in one desktop case).
This is just not a viable part that I can see, though happy to see someone find a legit use for one, I just expect it to also be filled readily and far more sensibly by the ThreadRipper platform.
Now, how does windows handle all those threads…
For this product, Intel is actually providing an RCP or ‘recommended consumer price’ of $2999, rather than a tray price.
As per the article…
I know that will never actually come to pass but that is the actual price according to Intel. Not the system integrator price.
This is also a thing:
It is worth noting that this processor is rated at 3.1 GHz for 255W TDP, so trying to push 4.5 GHz across all cores will start to draw some serious power. This is why the ASUS motherboard has 32 phases, and we were provided with a 1600W power supply with our review sample.
If that what the base system needed to run once you load it up with drives cards and anything else that will go in it with be pushing some serious wattage.
I remember there being a PSU at CES? That was intended for mining but would, or could, only be sold in Europe because the electrical system in the US could not converted that much jam out of a 110v socket and needed our 230v. I wonder if that will be a limitation on these systems, having to run multiple PSUs just to keep it fed, and not small ones either…
Not much to read in the PCPer article other than, its here, fast and probably good for content creators who will suck up the price. No actual testing of if it is good or not they just assume it is the best by default. Hmmmm.
Edit: lol when I saw the water cooler in the OPs article I though it was a hack together job… Nope that’s an official asetek cooler. A regular anemic pump block combo with a piece if copper slapped on the bottom to try and gather more heat.
I would give them a sarcastic gold star but that barely even an attempt. In light of the 1Hp industrial water chiller used for the OC demo this this is just pissing into the wind.