Intel Xeon w9 3495X and w9 3475X Review
We love this picture as it goes well with the picture we have at the top of this review, and you don’t yet know the one that is below. There is a famous meme about having a banana for scale, as without anything you know the size of nearby it’s always really difficult to gauge how large something is. The two Intel Xeon W9s look like a regular CPU here. Now scroll down.
Yep. That’s the flagship Core i9 on the right. These Xeons are massive. Enormous. If they were any bigger we’d have to make a film in which they battled Godzilla. “Yes, can we have the thermal paste in the largest tube you sell, thanks”.
Thankfully once you get past the size of it, it’s just as easy to fit and use as any other processor you’ve seen. Intel deserve a lot of credit for keeping their incredibly niche processors within the usability scale of their regular models.
As well as the ASROCK W790 WS motherboard we’ve got some seriously high end memory courtesy of Kingston. Yes, this is a 128 GB 6000 MHz DDR5 kit. If you’re gonna go big, you might as well go as big as you can.
Test Setup and Clock Speeds