Intel Core i9-10980XE: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i9-10980XE

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i9-10980XE sales 2 October 2019 at a recommended price of $979. This is Cascade Lake architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 18 cores and 36 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4600 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA-2066 (LGA) processor with a TDP of 165 Watt. It supports DDR4 Quad-channel memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 43.66 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.

General info

Of Core i9-10980XE processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
11.46
 
Type
Desktop
 
Architecture codename
Cascade Lake
 
Release date
2 October 2019
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$979
 
Price now
$1145
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i9-10980XE's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i9-10980XE's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
18
 
Number of threads
36
 
Maximum frequency
4.6 GHz
 
L1 cache
1.1 MB
 
of 0.875 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
18 MB
 
of 8 (FX-8350)
L3 cache
24.8 MB
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i9-10980XE compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
Socket
FCLGA-2066 (LGA)
 
Power consumption (TDP)
165 Watt
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i9-10980XE. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
+
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 

Security technologies

Core i9-10980XE technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-10980XE are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i9-10980XE.
Supported memory types
DDR4 Quad-channel
 
of 2933 (Ryzen 5 2500X)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i9-10980XE. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

43.66

3DMark06 CPU

14129

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

7847

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

59479

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

2.36

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

38.4

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

208

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

3744

WinRAR 4.0

7172

x264 encoding pass 1

215

x264 encoding pass 2

158

TrueCrypt AES

18.2

Geekbench 2

38219

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

4578

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

56351

Passmark

33511

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i9-10980XE is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i9-10980XE performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i9-10980XE from AMD is Ryzen 9 3900X, which is slower by 2% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

User rating

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