Xeon-W

On the back of Intel's recent Ice Lake Xeon W-3300 announcement, ASRock has announced one of the first motherboards to support the new processors, the ASRock C621A WS. Some of its core features include four full-length PCIe 4.0 slots, three full-length PCIe 3.0 slots, two M.2 slots, eight memory slots with support for up to 2TB of DDR4 memory, and dual 10 Gb plus dual Gigabit Ethernet on the rear panel. The latest iteration of Intel's 3rd generation Xeon Scalable platform comes via the Xeon W-3300 family, which is essentially Ice Lake for workstations. The top SKU, Xeon W-3375, contains 38 cores (76 threads), with a base frequency of 2.5 GHz, 57 MB of L3 cache, and a maximum TDP of 270 W. All of...

Supermicro X12SAE W480 Motherboard Review: For Xeon W-1200 Workstations

We have seen numerous Intel Z490 motherboards over the months since Intel's platform for Comet Lake was announced back in April. While the Z490 is designed for regular consumers...

57 by Gavin Bonshor on 12/11/2020

Intel Announces Xeon W-1200 Series: Comet Lake for Workstations, W480

Aside from Comet Lake vPro being announced today, Intel is also lifting the lid on a new series of processors: W-1200. This line of parts are analogous to Intel’s...

28 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/13/2020

The Supermicro X11SPA-T Review: An Impressive Cascade Lake Workstation Motherboard

Not all motherboards are created equal. Compared to consumer hardware, prosumer level options with workstations opt for different peripheral features, but ultimately it comes down to support. The Supermicro...

32 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/24/2020

GIGABYTE Unveils MU71-SU0 and MD71-HB0 Xeon Motherboards For Professionals

Outside of the plethora of AMD-related announcements of late, GIGABYTE has announced a pair of Intel motherboards for its workstation and server board users. The GIGABYTE MU71-SU0 is designed...

7 by Gavin Bonshor on 12/23/2019

Apple’s 2019 Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR Will Be Available in December

Alongside today's 16-inch MacBook Pro announcement, Apple has also confirmed that their long-awaited redesign of the Mac Pro, which has been due this fall, will be launching next month. Apple’s...

18 by Anton Shilov on 11/13/2019

HP Launches Z6 G4 Workstation with Intel Xeon Scalable & Quadro RTX 6000

HP has started sales of its fourth-generation Z6 workstation, which pack one or two of Intel’s Xeon Scalable processor, NVIDIA’s Quadro RTX graphics cards, as well as up to...

14 by Anton Shilov on 7/17/2019

ASUS Dominus Extreme BIOS has Cascade Lake Xeon W-3275 & W-3275M Support

ASUS has released a new BIOS version 0601 for its ROG Dominus Extreme motherboard that ‘improves PCIe compatibility’ when using Intel’s latest Xeon W processors based on the Cascade...

3 by Anton Shilov on 7/11/2019

Intel Cascade Lake Xeon W-3200 Launched: Server Socket, 64 PCIe 3.0 lanes

One of the quiet announcements that came out of Apple’s new Mac Pro announcement was the launch of Intel’s next generation Xeon W processors. Aside from being completely under...

60 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/10/2019

EVGA SR-3 Dark Motherboard: LGA3647 For Intel Xeon W-3175X

At Computex 2019, EVGA displayed an LGA-3647 C621 motherboard designed for the Intel Xeon W-3175X 28-core processor, the EVGA SR-3 Dark. The new EVGA SR-3 Dark follows on the...

18 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/29/2019

BOXX APEXX W4X With Xeon W-3175X, and APEXX W8R Server with 8 GPUs

At the NAB trade show BOXX unleashed its new Intel Xeon W-3175X equipped workstation, the APEXX W4X. Also on display at NAB 2019 was its new GPU-acceleration focused server...

10 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/18/2019

EKWB Water Blocks (CPU and VRM) for the ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme

EKWB has introduced CPU and VRM water blocks for the ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme motherboard, the motherboard designed to take on board Intel's overclockable 28-core Xeon W-3175X. The products...

3 by Anton Shilov on 3/29/2019

The GIGABYTE MW51-HP0 Motherboard Review: Consumer Meets Workstation for Xeon W

The GIGABYTE MW51-HP0 is a CEB form-factor motherboard that is aimed at users looking to build a professional workstation on the Intel C422 chipset with support for Xeon W...

33 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/6/2019

EKWB Launches EK-Annihilator Pro Water Blocks for Intel’s Xeon W-3175X

EKWB has introduced its EK-Annihilator Pro water block, a new, high-end water block that's designed for use with Intel's Xeon W-3175X extreme workstation processor. As the company is intending...

4 by Anton Shilov on 3/5/2019

GIGABYTE's W-3175X Motherboard Named: C621 Aorus Extreme

GIGABYTE has just lifted the lid on its latest entry into the workstation space with an extreme flavor: the GIGABYTE C621 Aorus Extreme. The new board is one of...

2 by Gavin Bonshor on 2/26/2019

Newegg Lists ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme Motherboard, More Xeon CPUs Supported

One of the interesting elements to Intel’s unlocked 28-core Xeon W-3175 processor launch was that the motherboard options to support this processor were minimal. At present only ASUS and...

9 by Ian Cutress on 2/16/2019

Asetek Launches 690LX-PN Cooler for Xeon W-3175X: Up to 500 W

Asetek has introduced one of the industry’s first closed-loop liquid cooling solutions specifically designed for Intel’s 28-core Xeon W-3175X processor for extreme workstations. The 690LX-PN cooler can dissipate up...

17 by Anton Shilov on 1/30/2019

The Intel Xeon W-3175X Review: 28 Unlocked Cores, $2999

Intel has always ensured that its high-end server platforms, one where multiple CPUs can act as a single system, have the highest core count processors. These servers go into...

136 by Ian Cutress on 1/30/2019

Xeon W-3175X Roundup: Intel’s 28-Core at CES 2019

Last year Intel unveiled a ’28-core’ processor aimed more towards enthusiasts and professionals rather than for servers. Despite the initial demo having a tenuous overclock and setup, we were...

31 by Ian Cutress on 1/22/2019

CES 2019: $900 InWin 928 Chassis for Intel's 28-Core Xeon W-3175X

The emerging category of extreme workstations has brought with it a new market for larger PC cases better suited for housing this high-end equipment. To that end, at CES...

9 by Anton Shilov on 1/17/2019

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