Intel Core i9-9980XE: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i9-9980XE

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i9-9980XE sales 30 December 2018 at a recommended price of $1,979. This is Sky Lake-X 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 4500 MHz 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 37.10 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.

General info

Of Core i9-9980XE processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
3.78
 
Type
Desktop
 
Series
Intel Core i9
 
Architecture codename
Sky Lake-X
 
Release date
30 December 2018
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$1,979
 
Price now
$2949
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i9-9980XE's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i9-9980XE's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
18
 
Number of threads
36
 
Maximum frequency
4.5 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
 
Maximum core temperature
84 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i9-9980XE 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 i9-9980XE. 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
+
 
vPro
+
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
+
 

Security technologies

Core i9-9980XE technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-9980XE are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i9-9980XE.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2666
 
of 2933 (Ryzen 5 2500X)
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 i9-9980XE.
Integrated graphics
-
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i9-9980XE'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 i9-9980XE. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

37.10

3DMark06 CPU

13495

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

7384

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

61667

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

2.23

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

41.4

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

199

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

3904

WinRAR 4.0

7234

x264 encoding pass 1

224

x264 encoding pass 2

167

TrueCrypt AES

19.4

Geekbench 2

43557

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

4875

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

80967

Passmark

29127

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i9-9980XE is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i9-9980XE performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i9-9980XE from AMD is Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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