Intel Xeon W-3175X

The Xeon W-3175X is a behemoth processor. Using Intel’s biggest x86 Skylake silicon design, it has a full 28 cores and 56 threads. These cores are rated at a 3.1 GHz base frequency, with the chip having a peak turbo frequency of 4.5 GHz. These cores are fed with six channels of DDR4-2666 memory, and are supported by 44 PCIe 3.0 lanes for add-in cards. All of this is rated at a 255W thermal design power.

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Intel Xeon W-3175X

Predictable results are a must in professional workloads, and the W-3175X delivers with a superior blend of performance in both lightly- and heavily-threaded applications. As with most of Intel’s high-end processors, you pay a hefty premium for the privilege of owning one. But the Xeon W-3175X offers an unbeatable experience in exchange.

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The Gigabyte MZ01-CE0 motherboard is one of the second salvos of AMD EPYC motherboards. When AMD EPYC first launched, the first motherboards offered had some reasonably specific use cases in mind. In this second salvo we are seeing from vendors, motherboards are coming out that are more general purpose in nature.

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ASRock Z390 Extreme4

With the Z390 chipset ASRock is offering the Z390 Extreme4 motherboard, which offers a wide range of features that any enthusiast, gamer, or normal PC user would enjoy. Some of those features include a 12 phase power design, dual Ultra M.2 slots, USB 3.1 support, 8 SATA 6GB/s ports, NVIDIA NVLink & AMD CrossFire support, and of course Polychrome Sync RGB lighting.

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Despite the compact form-factor the ASUS Maximus XI Gene has a lot to offer those of us who run single GPU systems and dual-channel RAM. Indeed one of the big benefits of the dual-channel system now is the ability to use double-stacked DDR4, letting you have massive memory capacity even on these two slot motherboards.

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For this season’s Intel Z390 chipset the Designare doubles down on Thunderbolt 3 – bringing in two USB-C ports on the Rear IO, as well as a plethora of other features including DisplayPort 1.4 Input. Another significant inclusion is CPU attached PCI Express, which allows SSD add-in cards to completely bypass the chipset controller and utilise greater throughput directly from the CPU.

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Supermicro SuperO C9Z390-CG-IW

The mini-ITX form factor continues to get more powerful as competition between AMD and Intel has driven up processor core counts over the past few years. With Intel’s newest Core i9 9900K it is now possible to pack 8 cores and 16 threads into a diminutive mini-ITX motherboard. More cores mean more power consumption so concerns about reliable power delivery and quality construction are paramount, concerns Supermicro hopes to allay with the SuperO C9Z390-CG-IW.

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