Intel Core i9-9990XE: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Core i9-9990XE
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Year of release 2019
Performance 29.92

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i9-9990XE sales 3 January 2019. Based on Skylake (server) architecture, this desktop processor is primarily aimed at home systems. It has 14 cores and 28 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a max turbo frequency of 5100 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Intel Socket 2066 processor with a TDP of 255 Watt. It supports DDR4 Quad-channel memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at

29.92%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

Core i9-9990XE processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating140
Value for money8.69
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesIntel Core i9
Architecture codenameSkylake (server) (2017−2019)
Release date3 January 2019 (3 years ago)
Current price$2163 of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)
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Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores14 (Tetradeca-Core)
Threads28
Base clock speed4 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed5.1 GHzof 5.8 (Core i9-13900K)
Bus support4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache64K (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache1 MB (per core)of 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache19.25 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography14 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier+

Compatibility

Information on Core i9-9990XE compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1 (Uniprocessor)of 8 (Opteron 842)
Socket2066
Thermal design power (TDP)255 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i9-9990XE. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NI+
AVX+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
TSX+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

VT-d+
VT-x+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i9-9990XE's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4 Quad-channelof 5200 (Ryzen 5 7600X)
Maximum memory size128 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels4of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth85.33 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i9-9990XE.

Integrated graphics card-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i9-9990XE. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i9-9990XE 29.92
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Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

i9-9990XE 30162

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Relative perfomance

Overall Core i9-9990XE performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i9-9990XE from AMD is Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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