Intel’s 28-core sample processor was highly overclocked

Sunday, June 10, 2018

“A pure forget about” not informing journalists, Intel claims.

Updated 8.6: According to Toms Hardware, Intel has now admitted that the 28-core processor running at 5 GHz during the Computex demonstration was overclocked to the extreme using an extremely powerful cooling solution. Intel claims it was an “overlook” that they did not inform journalists about this.

As is known, AMD only announced the same day its new 32-core Threadripper. Do not believe Intel is shaking a bit in my legs at the moment?

Intel just launched its first processor at a clock speed of over 5 GHz, and the milestones will only continue to fall forward if we believe the company. By the end of the year, Intel plans to release a new extreme processor with crazy 28 kernels.

The upcoming processor has not yet been named, but was presented at the company’s Computex press conference this week. During the demonstration, one saw how the 28 cores worked for a total of 7334 points in Cinebench R15 with an average frequency of 5 GHz.

By comparison, our Threadripper 1950X achieved 16 kernels that cost almost 9000 kroner 3001 points in the same test. Intel’s most powerful current extremist processor, Core i9-7980XE, manages approximately 3400 points with its 18 kernels. However, this costs 20,000 kroner.

Intel has not said anything about a specific launch date, but claims that the 28-core will be on the market by the end of the fourth quarter, which indicates the last three months of the year. We also do not know if the processor was overclocked to 5 GHz during the presentation, or whether it would run at a base speed of 5 GHz out of the box. (Now we know it – it was hotly overclocked!)

As power consumption will undoubtedly be high, there will be high demands on the motherboard to accommodate this new processor. However, it is not known whether the processor is compatible with current motherboards, but in that case, the LGA2066 plot (X299 chipset) is most relevant. Intel also has yet to say if whether the processor consists of one or two processor chips. AMD’s Threadripper is known as two processors clustered into a “package.”

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