Supermicro Dual-Socket Gaming System
This week, we heard a lot about an exotic server processor and platform repurposed for the desktop PC, but at least Supermicro is straightforward about it. Supermicro's new dual-socket gaming system is designed for the 0.05% that want the absolute most power they can get for a gaming system.
This dual-socket system supports two Xeon Scalable processors of your choice, but you'll need one with high clock speeds to push this gaming system along. For the most well-healed, you could slap in two Xeon Platinum 8180's, which weigh in at $10,000 apiece, and create a 56-core 112-thread monster. Supermicro also touts ECC support as a feature, but I'm not sure how that's relevant to gaming, as it certainly won't give you a boost. In either case, I'd sure like to take this rig home, but I'm coming up about $20,000 short. -- Paul Alcorn