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  1. Xeon 3175

    In case anyone was still wondering, it does in fact look like Cascade Lake SP will have the Xeon Gold 6154 successor Xeon Gold 6254 with an improvement in the base clock speed @ 3.2ghz. So that's cool. Guessing the boost could possibly be 3.9 - 4.0ghz?! Hopefully they aren't 6k a pop. https://bit.ly/2PWWdFT
  2. Xeon 3175

    @lukeiamyourfather Thanks for your help, Luke!
  3. Xeon 3175

    Thanks, Mark. I appreciate the insights. I realize there are definitely some trade offs with trying to achieve higher core counts, but was completely unaware of the "uncore" information. Suppose that is a necessary evil if one wants to achieve results that require those monster chips.
  4. Xeon 3175

    Interesting you mention the Xeon Gold 6154. I had looked at that initially, but dismissed the idea once I saw the price tag. I'd definitely have to re-calibrate my thinking/funds with this build to have @7.5k tied up in chips. Just to be clear, the Xeon Gold 6154 would have 96 PCI Express lanes total if running dual socket? Versus, the 44+24(chipset) of the Xeon W-3175X? That seems significant, and I assume that also doubles up on the L3 cache size as well. So, the Xeon Gold 6154's would have access to 49.5MB, where the Xeon W-3175X would be obviously capped at 38.5MB. Is that correct, and is that something that can have a big impact using Houdini for single and multi-threaded workloads? I realize there isn't a perfect solution for everything, but for simulation and rendering, yet also wanting fluid UI for the entire gamut of workflow possibilities... would those dual Xeon Gold 6154's, in Houdini terms demolish the performance of the Xeon W-3175X apart from faster single core speeds? Basically, given the cost difference of running dual cpu's, do you feel the performance would justify double the price to that of the Xeon W-3175X that has slightly higher speeds with slightly less threads? I suppose I'd like to know just how much more gain I'm actually getting with dual Xeons if you can elaborate a bit on how that can manifest... If dual Xeons offer up a better solution, is there any reason to wait to see benchmarks in December, or is it kind of we know what to expect when comparing single socket vs dual? I'm quite concerned about this actually. I'd like to not be held back too much in the simulation realm for example. Guessing that chip is going to be quite nice in some areas, but severely handicapped when it comes to handling large data sets then? And, when you say "more memory slots", I assume you mean from a server mobo? Does the ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme offer somewhat of an answer to that for the Xeon W-3175X? ...Also, which motherboard did you use for your Xeon Gold 6154 builds out of curiosity? Is the Supermicro X11DPG-QT the best bet, or just carry the higher price tag? Super sorry to bombard you with questions. I really really appreciate the feedback as I'm still learning a decent amount during this process.
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    Looking to build a beast of a Linux workstation. Perhaps it might be better to wait for some benchmarks in December, but I'm curious what some of you smart folks think about this re-purposed Xeon Intel is preparing to launch. I get the disdain for Intel, but I'm looking to build the best possible machine I can with a 10k+/- budget. From video discussions I've watched with insider tech guys, it seems plausible that this processor should fall in the 4k range given that it's meant for workstation peeps like myself. It doesn't really make much sense to put in on the market for 10k, like the platinum version of itself. Anyway, I'd just like to know your thoughts if you have a moment. I've considered going Threadripper, but really hate the handicapped memory issue. It might be the better move financially, and then think about getting by with that while gearing up for the next Epyc as a secondary machine, especially if I refrain from the 2990WX, and go with the a second gen TR that doesn't have the latency problem. My gut is telling me this 3175 is going to be worth investing in if they keep it relatively affordable for a professional workstation. I don't think I can wait for whenever 10 nanometers actually happens, and then there are so many variables with what chips are released when etc.. Any advice, things to be aware of, or general knowledge you can drop on me is truly appreciated. It's driving me mad not knowing if I should wait for this Xeon, or get to building now with another chip.