Intel Core i9-7980XE: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i9-7980XE

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i9-7980XE sales on September 2017 at a recommended price of $1,999. This is high-end Skylake (server) 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 4.40 GHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA2066 processor with a TDP of 165 Watt. It supports DDR4-2666 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 57.70 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X.

General info

Of Core i9-7980XE processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
5.21
 
Type
Desktop
 
Series
Intel Core i9
 
Achitecture codename
Skylake (server)
 
Release date
September 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$1,999
 
Price now
$1585
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i9-7980XE's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i9-7980XE's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
18
 
Number of threads
36
 
Maximum frequency
4.4 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
Bus support
4 × 8 GT / s
 
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
of 896 (Core i9-7940X)
L2 cache
18 MB
 
of 8 (FX-8350)
L3 cache
24.75 MB (shared)
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Maximum core temperature
94 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i9-7980XE 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
FCLGA2066
 
Power consumption (TDP)
165 Watt
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i9-7980XE. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
+
 

Security technologies

Core i9-7980XE technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-7980XE are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i9-7980XE.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2666
 
Maximum memory size
128 GB
 
Max memory channels
4
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
79.47 GB / s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i9-7980XE.
Integrated graphics
-
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i9-7980XE's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
44
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i9-7980XE. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

57.70

Passmark

27671

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i9-7980XE is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i9-7980XE performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i9-7980XE from AMD is Ryzen Threadripper 2950X, which is slower by 9% and lower by 11 positions in our rating.

User rating

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