Intel Core i9-7980XE: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i9-7980XE

Summary

Intel started Core i9-7980XE sales on September 2017 at a recommended price of $1,999. This is high-end Skylake-X architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home systems.

Compatibility-wise, this is an Intel Socket 2066 processor with a TDP of 165 Watt. It supports DDR4 memory.

It provides outstanding benchmark performance and is currently a leader of our rating.

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)
4.08
 
Type
Desktop
 
Achitecture codename
Skylake-X
 
Release date
September 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$1,999
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)
Price now
$2,005.50
 
of 8684.5 (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
 
Maximum frequency
2.6 GHz
 
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
of 768
L2 cache
1024 KB (per core)
 
of 16384
L3 cache
25344 KB (shared)
 
of 65536
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
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
 
of 8
Socket
2066
 
Power consumption (TDP)
165 Watt
 
of 320 (Xeon Phi 7295)

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.
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 

Security technologies

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

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
 

CPU benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

100.00

Passmark

27780

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i9-7980XE is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Core i9-7980XE performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

Core i9-7980XE
minimum Core i3-530
recommended Core i5-650
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Core i9-7980XE performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

Core i9-7980XE
minimum Core i3-4340
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Core i9-7980XE performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

Core i9-7980XE
minimum Phenom X3 8650
recommended Core i5-650
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Core i9-7980XE performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

Core i9-7980XE
minimum Core 2 Quad Q6600
recommended Core i5-3470
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Core i9-7980XE performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

Core i9-7980XE
minimum Core i3-560
recommended Core i5-2500K
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Core i9-7980XE performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

Core i9-7980XE
minimum Pentium D 915
recommended Core 2 Duo E6600
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Core i9-7980XE performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

Core i9-7980XE
minimum Pentium D 915
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Core i9-7980XE performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

Core i9-7980XE
minimum Celeron 450
recommended Pentium 4 630
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Core i9-7980XE performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

Core i9-7980XE
minimum Celeron 2.20
recommended Celeron D 352
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Core i9-7980XE performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

Core i9-7980XE
minimum Pentium D 915
recommended Pentium D 915

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 7% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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