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Intel to launch 28-core CPU before the year's end - Demoed at 5GHz on all cores

Intel is aiming to deliver more cores than AMD at higher clock speeds

Intel to launch 28-core CPU before the year's end - Demoed at 5GHz on all cores

Intel to launch 28-core CPU before the year's end - Demoed at 5GHz on all cores

At their Computex Press Conference Intel made a surprise announcement,  revealing their plans to release a 28-core consumer CPU before the end of the year. 

The sheer number of processing threads on this unit isn't the only thing that is impressive; Intel demoed their chip running at 5GHz on all cores, clock speeds that are not available on any consumer-grade Intel processor without overclocking. Given the all-core 5GHz nature of this test, it is unlikely that any consumer-grade version of this chip will offer an all core boost this high, it is more likely that Intel overclocked their engineering sample for the wow factor. 

In their demo, Intel's 28-core offered a Cinebench R15 score of 7,334, a result that is higher than anything that we have ever tested, showcasing Intel's desire to hold onto the CPU performance crown. 

  
Intel to launch 28-core CPU before the year's end - Demoed at 5GHz on all cores

 

What Intel didn't announce was the name of the processor, what socket it would use and how much it will cost. Today, Intel's only 28-core processor is available as a Xeon on Intel's LGA 3647 socket, making it seem likely that Intel has plans to create a consumer version of LGA 3647 for mega-high-end PCs. 

Today, Intel's top consumer CPU is their i9 7980XE, an 18-core CPU that offers a maximum boost clock of 4.2GHz, making the CPU used in Intel's demo faster in terms of sheer core count and single-threaded performance. Even so, it is unlikely that Intel will release a CPU that runs this fast out of the box, though it does showcase what will likely be achieved on Intel's upcoming 28-core while overclocking. 

Pricing-wise we expect this CPU to cost a lot more than Intel's almost £1700 asking price for their 18-core i9 7980XE.

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05-06-2018, 04:08:02

MiNo
Something wrong here. Display shows its a 2.7 GHz part. Boosting to almost twice that on all cores ... Well if it could do that, and maintain it - it would not be called boost frequency. It would be it’s base frequency.

It least it seems like something is wrong.Quote

05-06-2018, 04:08:27

Greenback
could use a few of them in Frostpunk that way nobody would freeze to death Quote

05-06-2018, 04:17:36

Kei
Competition FTW. They are really digging into their enterprise lineup now. I wonder how much stuff they will have chopped out/disabled from the xeon platinum processor that they are re-purposing.

I also dread to think what the power consumption is like at those speeds as the 7980XE pulls around 500W clocked to 4.6-4.8GHz and the xeon platinum 28/56 processors are listed as 205W at 2.5GHz. Still, it'll be almost drool worthy even if it comes in at the $8500 base price of it's xeon brethren.Quote

05-06-2018, 04:19:33

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by MiNo View Post
Something wrong here. Display shows its a 2.7 GHz part. Boosting to almost twice that on all cores ... Well if it could do that, and maintain it - it would not be called boost frequency. It would be it’s base frequency.

It least it seems like something is wrong.
Intel has undoubtedly overclocked their engineering sample for the WOW factor. They need to showcase their single-threaded lead over AMD, this is their way of doing that.Quote

05-06-2018, 04:28:37

dz67
Quote:
Originally Posted by MiNo View Post
Something wrong here. Display shows its a 2.7 GHz part. Boosting to almost twice that on all cores ... Well if it could do that, and maintain it - it would not be called boost frequency. It would be it’s base frequency.

It least it seems like something is wrong.
cinebench never reported the correct clock speed for me either,i doubt theres anything messy going onQuote
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