Intel Xeon w9 3495X and w9 3475X Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Intel Xeon w9-3495X and w9-3475X Review


If you're a regular reader of these pages you'll be aware that we often mention the importance of knowing your intended use for your next purchase. It's very easy to get distracted by flagship models of products - RX 7900 XTX, RTX 4090 - when you're actually going to be gaming at 1080. Similarly the Ryzen 9 7950X or Intel i9-13900KS are massively tempting if you expect to be doing some rendering along with your gaming, but if you aren't then there is no reason not to get the extra clock speed benefits of the Ryzen 5 7600 or Intel Core i5-13400. It's horses for courses as the old saying goes. Especially as the more cores a CPU has the slower the clock speed tends to be, so you really need to know what your package requires before assuming that cores will best every other consideration.

But what if you aren't in the world where you will game at all? What if you spend your days in front of a CAD system or Cinema 4D? Whilst the aforementioned flagship CPUs might blow your mind if you've only ever experienced quad-core CPUs, in the world of high-end rendering even they are weaksauce. Pixar have 24000 cores or more, with many scenes in their films requiring over 70 GB of RAM. Suddenly that 32 thread machine doesn't quite seem all you thought.

Now we're not pretending that the two new Intel Xeon W9 processors we have today are for anyone other than the most demanding users. We're just ensuring that you know in advance that these are not a pair of processors for those of you who just want to not be CPU limited in your games, or perhaps want a tiny bit of extra horsepower in your rendering. These are CPUs strictly aimed at the hardcore renderers for whom even a minute or two extra time per frame can cost thousands in person hours.

However, even knowing that the 72 threads on the Intel Xeon w9-3475X or the, count 'em, 112 threads on the Intel Xeon w9-3495X are way beyond what most of us need, we love checking out some of the most insane hardware on the market and the new Xeon pairing fit squarely in that bracket. Let's take a look at what it offers.

Technical Specifications

 Intel Xeon w9-3475XIntel Xeon w9-3495X
Product RangeIntel Xeon WIntel Xeon W
LithographyIntel 7Intel 7
Total Cores3656
Total Threads72112
Cache82.5MB Intel Smart Cache105MB Intel Smart Cache
Intel Max Technology 3.0 Frequency4.8 GHz4.8 GHz
Intel Turbo 2.0 Frequency4.6 GHz4.6 GHz
Base Frequency2.2 GHz1.9 GHz
Base Power300W350W
Maximum Turbo Power360W420W
Maximum Memory Size4 TB4 TB
Maximum Memory Speed4800 MHz4800 MHz
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Most Recent Comments

06-05-2023, 23:00:17

What blows me away are the overclocking results but also that the 3990x with just PBO enabled on the Asus trx40-xe has done so well against the test of time that is kinda made the 5995wx a pass. Had a client skip the 5995wx and we were waiting since Nov/Dec for this w9-3495x to release. I have been a little stressed in knowing I would need to do some level of OC to beat their 3990x numbers. Der8auers early videos helped me bet on it but now this review and 8packs video help assure me I should be able to do it easily on water.

3990x numbers for those curious on an EK loop (2021.02)
Single core 196CB
Multi 12070cb

Multi single pass 77534cb
10min run 76290cb (85c, think 700w range of use if I recall, 81F ambient)

With that said, we waited for Sapphire rapids. I am pretty disappointed in stock numbers on this platform though. All this time, I would expect more from it. All of those people going with the big brands would better be served with TR Pro I think. Granted some AEC work will likely still benefit from Intel though.Quote

07-05-2023, 09:08:17

Hey TTL, Great review Reminds me of the old days with i7-920's

If you still have these setup in you office, please can you do a SHA3 run in AIDA64 ?Quote

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