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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
Architecturex86
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
81.1 pt (82%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 460     avg: 462     median: 461.5 (72%)     max: 463 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 8834     avg: 8857     median: 8857 (84%)     max: 8880 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 3722     avg: 3736     median: 3735.5 (83%)     max: 3749 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 197     avg: 198     median: 197.5 (73%)     max: 198 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
38.6 Points (78%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
58001 points (98%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
46.5 s (1%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
2.7 s (1%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 92936     avg: 93018     median: 93017.5 (73%)     max: 93099 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 5109     avg: 5110     median: 5110 (34%)     max: 5111 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
156 fps (71%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 26     avg: 26.1     median: 26.1 (82%)     max: 26.1 fps
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Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 136     avg: 137     median: 136.5 (1%)     max: 137 Seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
13495 Points (75%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
19237 Points (79%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
min: 58459     avg: 58459     median: 58459 (115%)     max: 51025 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
min: 58015     avg: 58015     median: 58015 (117%)     max: 49681 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
min: 43557     avg: 43557     median: 43557 (114%)     max: 38219 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 80967     avg: 80967     median: 80967 (144%)     max: 56351 points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 4875     avg: 4875     median: 4875 (100%)     max: 4871 points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 5460     avg: 5493     median: 5492.5 (75%)     max: 5525 points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 54730     avg: 55150     median: 55149.5 (87%)     max: 55569 points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1211     avg: 1218     median: 1217.5 (72%)     max: 1224 points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 16286     avg: 16331     median: 16331 (99%)     max: 16376 points
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Multi-Core
15780 points (93%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
280 Watt (75%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
343 Watt (91%)
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