Intel Core i9-9980XE: specs and benchmarks
Intel started Intel Core i9-9980XE sales 30 December 2018 at a recommended price of $1,979. This is high-end 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 4.50 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 61.49 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7742.