Intel Xeon W-3175X tested

Slightly faster than Threadripper 2990WX

The first set of benchmarks on Intel's Xeon W-3175X CPU has surfaced. The processor has been tested by our friends over at Pcworld alongside with the AMD Threadripper 2990WX. Both CPUs are really powerful but there is a pretty big price difference between the two and it will be interesting to find out whether it’s justified or not.

Pcworld performed the benchmarks with a similar memory configuration on both platforms and the same software versions have been used as well. The Threadripper 2990WX uses a quad-channel configuration with DDR4-3400 32GB. The Xeon W-3175X has been paired with 48GB of ECC DDR4-2667 in a hexa-channel configuration.

Both processors run stock clocks with default settings applied. As you might know, the AMD Threadripper 2990WX features 32 cores with 64 threads, while the Xeon comes with 28 cores and 56 threads. Clock wise, they sport similar base and boost frequencies.

The results have been gathered using Cinebench R15, POV-Ray, Blender, V-Ray and 7-Zip. According to the results, the Intel Xeon W-3175X appears to be up to 5% faster in multi-thread and 10% quicker in single-thread benchmarks. On the power consumption side, the Xeon CPU shows impressive numbers once again. According to Pcworld, the CPU can easily hit 550W on full load which is roughly 200W more than what the AMD CPU requires.

Last but not least we come to the price. The Xeon W-3175X costs $4'000 US and requires a $1'800 US of motherboard. The system based on the chip from the red fraction on the other hand is way less cost intensive since the Threadripper 2990WX is available for $1'800 US and there are plenty of AMD TR4 motherboards around around or below the $500 US mark.

If you want study the full test, you can find the review linked below.

Source: PCworld

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Marc Büchel - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini

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