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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
Max. 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

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 4059     avg: 4172     median: 4172 (95%)     max: 4285 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 199     avg: 199.5     median: 199 (91%)     max: 200 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
44.2 Points (100%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
7444 Points (81%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
65332 Points (100%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
39.6 seconds (0%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
2.1 seconds (0%)
WinRAR - Result
7589 KB/s (89%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
104044 MIPS (100%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
178 fps (4%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
242 fps (90%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
30.4 fps (101%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
2.2 GB/s (110%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
3.7 GB/s (123%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
20.7 GB/s (104%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 14065     avg: 14331     median: 14331 (96%)     max: 14597 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
19456 points (100%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
51923 Points (60%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
32497 Points (100%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
9377 Points (85%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
58459 Points (100%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
58015 Points (100%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
43557 Points (100%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
80967 Points (100%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
4875 Points (100%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
57550 Points (100%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
min: 457     avg: 461.5     median: 461 (99%)     max: 466 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
min: 555     avg: 560     median: 560 (99%)     max: 565 Watt
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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i9 (Desktop)

» Intel Core i9 (Desktop) i9-9980XE
   3 GHz / 18 MB L2 + 24.8 MB L3
» Intel Core i9 (Desktop) 9900K
   3.6 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3

Surrounding CPUs

- AMD Threadripper 2970WX
   3 GHz / 12 MB + 64 MB
» Intel Core i9 (Desktop) i9-9980XE
   3 GHz / 18 MB L2 + 24.8 MB L3
+ AMD Threadripper 2950X
   3.5 GHz / 8192 KB + 32768 KB
+ AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
   3.8 GHz / 6144 KB + 65536 KB
+ AMD Threadripper 1950X
   3.4 GHz / 8192 KB + 32768 KB
+ AMD Threadripper 2920X
   3.5 GHz / 6144 KB + 32768 KB
+ AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
   3.6 GHz / 4096 KB + 32768 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2019-09-20)