Earlier, Intel teased the upcoming 28-core Cascade Lake-X CPU. Here we have pictured of the setup that was used for the demo. The 28-core Cascade Lake-X CPU was installed on the ASUS ROG DOMINUS motherboard and the build looks like a beast. While the build is flashy and colorful, the setup is not for gaming or for PC enthusiasts but for servers instead.
There are 6 RAM slots and while it has not been confirmed, it is possible that the 28-core Cascade Lake-X CPU supports 6 channel memory. This is something that we can confirm later on, as the release comes closer. The CPU is able to reach 5 GHz but at this point in time, we are not sure whether applies to all cores or a select few will reach that number.
The purpose of showing off this chip was to show people that Intel is working on higher core and thread counts, just like AMD Ryzen. AMD Ryzen Threadripper had the most cores and threads in the mainstream series and server CPUs but Intel is trying to make a comeback by offering the same as well. AMD is going to be revealing what is next for Threadripper and we could see even more cores and threads keeping in mind Intel is going to be offering 24 cores soon.
AMD has been able to offer competitive prices no matter the number of cores and threads. Keeping in mind that the 18 core chip that Intel makes goes for around $2000, the 24 core model will be even more expensive. AMD, on the other hand, has been able to provide better pricing and better value per core. This is something that Intel will need to keep in mind, looking into the future of the CPU market as well as the stance that Intel is going to be taking.
Only a few hours are left until the AMD conference at Computex 2018, so we will find out soon enough.
Let us know what you think about the 28-core Cascade Lake-X CPU was installed on the ASUS ROG DOMINUS motherboard and whether or not this is something that you are interested in.