Gordon Mah Ung of PCWorld has reviewed the new Intel Xeon W-3175X; a 28-core 56-thread behemoth from Intel for workstations. They pitted the Intel Xeon W-3175X ($2,999) against the best from the competition in the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX ($1,799). In most tests, the Intel 28C/56T offering bested the AMD 32C/64T offering by single digit percentages to barely 10%, but in the V-Ray 1.08 test there was a 30% performance uplift shown by the Intel processor. In some testing, the Coreprio utility helped uplift the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX performance to a virtual tie with the Intel Xeon W-3175X. When it comes to pricing, the Intel Xeon W-3175X is a $2,999 processor while the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX will only set you back $1,799. The Intel offering is currently only available for purchase from system builders, while the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX can be found at NewEgg, Amazon, Microcenter, etc. During testing the Intel system was observed pulling over 550 watts at the wall while only using a single power supply. Yes, Intel recommends feeding the beast with 2 power supplies! When overclocked to 4.1GHz on all cores, the Intel Xeon W-3175X pulled over 700 watts at the socket! Meanwhile the AMD system was much more pedestrian at 350watts. Check out the video. With a price of $3,000 and an actual demonstrable performance advantage in a lot of areas though, it’s actually a contender. It’s not a knock out by any means but for those who do want it all and don’t mind paying for it, it’s going to be really hard to find a faster CPU out today than the Xeon W-3175X.