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 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.

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)
4.29
 
Type
Desktop
 
Series
Intel Core i9
 
Achitecture codename
Sky Lake-X
 
Release date
30 December 2018
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$1,979
 
Price now
$2026
 
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
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
of 896 (Core i9-7940X)
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
 
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

61.49

3DMark06 CPU

14331

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

7444

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

65332

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

2.23

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

44.2

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

200

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

4172

WinRAR 4.0

7589

x264 encoding pass 1

242

x264 encoding pass 2

178

TrueCrypt AES

20.7

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 9 3900X, which is faster by 9% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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