Intel Core i7-990X EE: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i7-990X EE


This is Gulftown architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 6 cores and 12 threads, and is based on 32 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3733 and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is LGA-1366 processor with a TDP of 130 Watt.

It provides good benchmark performance at 32.30 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X.

General info

Of Core i7-990X EE processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
Core i7 (Desktop)
Achitecture codename
Release date

Technical specs

Core i7-990X EE's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-990X EE's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Maximum frequency
3.73 GHz
of 5 (FX-9590)
Bus support
6400 MHz
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
64 bit support


Information on Core i7-990X EE compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Power consumption (TDP)
130 Watt
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-990X EE. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance


3DMark06 CPU


Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core


Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core


Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core


Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i7-990X EE is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i7-990X EE performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-990X EE from AMD is Ryzen 7 1800X, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

User rating

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