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Intel Core i9-9980XE

Intel i9-9980XE

The Intel Core i9-9980XE is a high end desktop / workstation processor based on the Sky Lake-X Refresh series. It integrates 18 processor cores based on the Sky Lake-X architecture that clock between 3 and 4.4 GHz (Turbo Boost 3.0). Thanks to HyperThreading the CPU can handle up to 36 threads at once. The individual cores are connected by a mesh instead of the ring bus in the consumer CPUs.

The performance in multi-threaded applications of the 18 core CPU is excellent, however in gaming and workloads with less threads, fast clocked consumer CPUs like the Core i9-9900K are faster.

The CPU is specified with a TDP of 165 Watt and therefore needs a big and capable cooling system.

SeriesIntel Core i9 (Desktop)
CodenameSky Lake-X
Clock Rate3000 - 4400 MHz
Level 1 Cache1.1 MB
Level 2 Cache18 MB
Level 3 Cache24.8 MB
Number of Cores / Threads18 / 36
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)165 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Max. Temperature84 °C
SocketFCLGA-2066 (LGA)
FeaturesQuad-Channel DDR4-2666 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$1979 U.S.
Announcement Date12/30/2018
Product Link (external)Intel Core i9 (Desktop) i9-9980XE

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
87.9 pt (98%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
min: 460     avg: 462     median: 461.5 (78%)     max: 463 Points
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
min: 8834     avg: 8857     median: 8857 (89%)     max: 8880 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 3722     avg: 3736     median: 3735.5 (85%)     max: 3749 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 197     avg: 198     median: 197.5 (86%)     max: 198 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
38.6 Points (88%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
2.2 Points (87%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
7323 Points (75%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
58001 Points (98%)
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
46.5 seconds (1%)
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
2.7 seconds (1%)
WinRAR - Result
6879 KB/s (71%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
min: 92936     avg: 93018     median: 93017.5 (94%)     max: 93099 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
min: 5109     avg: 5110     median: 5110 (34%)     max: 5111 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
156 fps (93%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
207 fps (72%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
min: 26     avg: 26.1     median: 26.1 (94%)     max: 26.1 fps
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TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
1.9 GB/s (2%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
3.2 GB/s (2%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
18.1 GB/s (2%)
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU *
min: 136     avg: 137     median: 136.5 (1%)     max: 137 Seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
13495 Points (90%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
8.2 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
17.9 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
433 Seconds (2%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
19237 points (87%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
51923 Points (60%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
27856 Points (87%)
3DMark - Time Spy CPU 2560x1440
10963 Points (77%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
9377 Points (85%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 58459     avg: 58459     median: 58459 (115%)     max: 51025 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 58015     avg: 58015     median: 58015 (117%)     max: 49681 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 43557     avg: 43557     median: 43557 (114%)     max: 38219 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 80967     avg: 80967     median: 80967 (144%)     max: 56351 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 4875     avg: 4875     median: 4875 (100%)     max: 4871 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 5460     avg: 5493     median: 5492.5 (82%)     max: 5525 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 54730     avg: 55150     median: 55149.5 (96%)     max: 55569 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1211     avg: 1218     median: 1217.5 (81%)     max: 1224 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 16286     avg: 16331     median: 16331 (100%)     max: 16376 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
280 Watt (75%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
343 Watt (91%)
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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i9 (Desktop)

» Intel Core i9 (Desktop) i9-10980XE
   3 GHz / 18 MB L2 + 24.8 MB L3
» Intel Core i9 (Desktop) i9-9980XE
   3 GHz / 18 MB L2 + 24.8 MB L3

Surrounding CPUs

- AMD Threadripper TR 2970WX
   3 GHz / 12 MB + 64 MB
- AMD Matisse (Ryzen 3000 Desktop) R9 3950X
   3.5 GHz / 8 MB + 64 MB
- Intel Core i9 (Desktop) i9-10980XE
   3 GHz / 18 MB + 24.8 MB
» Intel Core i9 (Desktop) i9-9980XE
   3 GHz / 18 MB L2 + 24.8 MB L3
+ AMD Threadripper TR 2950X
   3.5 GHz / 8192 KB + 32768 KB
+ AMD Matisse (Ryzen 3000 Desktop) R9 3900X
   3.8 GHz / 6144 KB + 65536 KB
+ AMD Matisse (Ryzen 3000 Desktop) R9 3900
   3.1 GHz / 6144 KB + 65536 KB
+ Intel Comet Lake i9-10900K
   3.7 GHz / 2560 KB + 20480 KB
+ AMD Threadripper TR 1950X
   3.4 GHz / 8192 KB + 32768 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2019-09-20)