BoraMurdar

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Intel's keynote address at Computex 2018 came with a few surprises, but none were more surprising to the crowd than the demonstration of a 28-core workstation-class processor running at 5GHz. Intel says the new chip will come to market in Q4 of 2018. Before the event, Intel pre-briefed us about the 28-core model, but the company didn't disclose that it would come bearing a beastly all-core 5GHz frequency. The impressive display of multi-threaded performance probably consumed a hideous amount of power, which wouldn't lend itself well to a reasonable TDP rating for the processor. As such, we assume the processor was overclocked for the presentation.

Intel's 14nm++ process has already proven that it can sustain 5GHz easily, even with all cores active, on six-core models. Even novice overclockers can achieve a 5.0 GHz overclock on many standard off-the-shelf K-series Coffee Lake processors. But processors with higher core counts, such as the 28-core model Intel had on display, often can't reach such high frequencies on all cores, although dedicated tuning can certainly squeeze out impressive single-core frequencies.
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Vasudev

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Still I feel Intel offerings don't scale well like AMD Ryzen. Normally CB R15 should atleast be 8000 and suspect, if Intel did cheap out on low cost RAM sticks to cut their demo PC cost.
 
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BoraMurdar

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Still I feel Intel offerings don't scale well like AMD Ryzen. Normally CB R15 should atleast be 8000 and suspect, if Intel did cheap out on low cost RAM sticks to cut their demo PC cost.
AMD will soon release Threadripper 2000 and 3000 that will be more affordable and again have better price/performance ratio than this. Still nice to see a beast once in a while.