Intel Xeon W9-3495X stock and overclocking
Der8auer has been invited to Intel Overclocking Labs to showcase their newest HEDT platform called Sapphire Rapids.
The long-overdue Intel’s HEDT platform update is almost here. The company is getting ready to launch its Xeon W3400/2400 processors. The new series are based on Sapphire Rapids silicon for LGA4677 socket with optimizations for workstations. Some SKUs will be unlocked for overclocking, which means Intel finally has a proper HEDT platform to compete with AMD Ryzen Threadripper.
The Xeon W3400 series will offer up to 56 cores and 350W TDP. Exactly such a system was showcased by der8auer in his latest video and the same specs were also tested by Puget Systems. Both systems featured the 360mm All-In-One cooling solution designed by Cooler Master. The only difference is that Puget Systems were using SuperMicro X13SWA-TF whereas der8auer was showcasing an Intel reference board.
Xeon W9-3495X features a base frequency of 1.9 GHz and max boost frequency of 4.8 GHz, while the base power is 350W. This CPU costs $5889, which is the most expensive SKU in the whole series. Together with the motherboard and proper XMP DDR5 memory, the full system can easily cost twice as much.
During Geekbench 5 testing, the W9-3495X is shown running overclocked at 4.2 GHz with all 56 cores. The peak power consumption crossed 1097 watts, but throughout the short benchmark it was typically between 300 to 650W.
Der8auer already has the CPU in his lab, but also the ASUS PRO W790 motherboard and G.Skill XMP DDR5 memory. At stock the CPU scored 70079 points in Cinebench R23 while all cores reached 2.9 GHz. The CPU package power reached as high as 516W.
Check the following video and content creation review from the links below. Other reviewers and overclockers are likely to share their results very soon.
Update: Overclocked W3495X scores 128K points with 5.2 GHz all core clock (more here):
Source: Der8auer, Puget Systems