Intel’s award-winning 56-core device uses as much power as a tumble dryer
Details about the recent world record Intel’s fastest single-socket implementation by professional overclocker Elmor processorthis Xeon W9-3495X, running on Cinebench R23, Maxon’s popular 3D renderer, a staple in many fields workstation computer.
Cooled with liquid nitrogen to -92.8 degrees Celsius (-135 degrees Fahrenheit) and boosted to 5.5GHz – all 56 cores; a significant increase as it has a base frequency of 1.7GHz (CPU draws 350W) and a max turbo frequency of 4.8GHz (consuming 420W in doing so).
At its peak, the entire workstation draws almost 1.9kW (that’s about the power of a tumble dryer or hair dryer) and requires a pair of 1.6kW PSUs to power it; we have no idea how much power the CPU itself draws , and don’t know what the components are (which would allow us to do reasonable calculations).
It did reach over 132,000 points, which is a world record.However, this exercise serves as I highlighted in another postGreat for grabbing headlines, but it doesn’t say much about real-life performance, especially since it doesn’t give a clear indication of the performance of future CPU families.
Raw clock speed is often an expensive way – in terms of resources – to achieve a certain level of performance, which explains why even Intel is now employing so-called performance and efficiency cores in its mainstream processors, which is arm The big.LITTLE paradigm was introduced 12 years ago.
Extreme cooling is here to stay
As for cooling with liquid nitrogen, while this is unlikely to become mainstream for consumers, there is a huge market for cooling systems and coolants in the US data center Hyperscalers spend millions moving extra heat outside server and other infrastructure.
beyond the norm Water cooling solution Popular with gamers and traditional overclockers, companies like Microsoft, Intel and Google are both in a liquid immersion cooling The server hardware is completely submerged in a tank of non-conductive liquid, similar to how an oil heater works.
Smartphone vendors have also found innovative and cost-effective ways to dissipate heat (remember, they can’t afford fans).Solutions such as vapor cooling system Unfortunately, scaling out is not possible for systems that need to remove more heat.
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