Intel Saying They Forgot The28 Core, 5-Ghz CPU Was Overclocked
Intel recently showed up at the 2018 Computex Taipei with a demonstration of its new 28-core, 5 GHz processor, which has cause a stir for everyone interested in PC motherboard in Thailand and across the world, as the computing world looks to the new processor as a potential trump card against AMD.
However, the company has recently taken quite a bit of heat from the computing world due to the revelations that the demonstration was actually pre-fabricated to make the processor look more powerful than it was. The processor was actually overclocked to such a degree that it demanded a 1 HP industrial water chiller, meaning that the demo had an expensive and extreme setup that would likely not be found for a desktop PC.
According to reports, Intel says that they ‘forgot’ to mention that the demo was bogus, and the processor could not perform as it did during the demo, which took place in front of dozens of journalists and several thousand attendees, with enthusiasts, and people looking for the latest PC motherboard in Thailand and across the world.
Further details on the demonstration revealed that the setup of the cooling system and the CPU would require at least 2.3kW of power to run, which would be unfeasible for ordinary PC users.
Initial views on the 28-core processor saw it as the competition to the latest AMD product, the Threadripper 2, which is now being seen as the better option, which, when combined with the backlash the company is receiving thanks to the overclocking debacle, it’s clear that the demo hasn’t worked out. The Threadripper can hold up to 32 cores, which has a processing speed of 4.5GHz, which is more feasible to run for customers. On top of all of that, the Intel processor is a prototype, whilst the AMD Threadripper chips are guaranteed for release, as Dell has already stated that they’ll be including them in the Alienwarelineup.
According to Intel, they are working on a 28-core chip, which might be able to hit 5GHz on one core or two, but not on all 28 cores. According to an Intel spokesperson, the 28C demo represents a real product that’s currently in development, one that’s aimed at what they call the high end prosumer.