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28-Core Intel Xeon W-3175X PC – Benchmarked!

We’ve built some pretty impressive desktops over the years. Our 64 core dual AMD Epyc workstation comes to mind, as does our past entries into Intel’s Extreme Rig Challenge, but for single CPU socket performance, it’s hard to beat the Intel Xeon W-3175X. For the uninitiated, the W-3175X is technically a part of Intel’s “mainstream” Xeon W-series, but is actually it’s own highly unique part. It’s a 28-core/56 thread behemoth that requires a monster motherboard made specifically only for it and TWO power supplies. Perhaps most unique about the W-3175X is that unlike every other Xeon part, this one is extremely overclockable. That of course, puts the W-3175X right in our wheelhouse.

Though this Xeon processor is very hard to find, we’ve been fortunate enough to work on several builds already but we just couldn’t help showing off our latest and running some benchmarks on it. Check out the video we put together for an overview of the build, and results of our CineBench tests.

In case you missed it, that’s a CineBench score of over 14,400, the highest we’ve ever tested on a single socket workstation, and frankly just an incredible number. For CPU intensive, multi-threaded workflows, this is the difference between calculations taking minutes and taking seconds, meaning the potential for a massive increase in productivity. Here’s the screenshot of that test:


Orange bar = our test system.

Obviously, a system like this isn’t for everyone. Gamers and workstation users aside from the most CPU intensive workflows will see much better value with an Intel Core i9 desktop or AMD Threadripper workstation. But for the select few in a position to take advantage of this unique hardware, there’s a ton of potential here.

Interested in your own Xeon W-3175X workstation? Configure yours here or contact our sales team at 804-419-0900 x1 for assistance.

Full specs:

  • 28 Core Intel Xeon W-3175X at 4.2GHz with 2 cores at 4.6, AVX offset at 4.0
  • Asus ROG Dominus Extreme Motherboard
  • 96GB ECC RAM
  • EKWB CPU cooling block
  • 8GB NVIDIA RTX 2080
  • Phanteks Enthoo Elite Chassis
  • 2 x 1000W EVGA Gold PSUs
  • 960GB Intel 905P PCIe SSD

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