Intel Core i9-9990XE: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i9-9990XE

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i9-9990XE sales 19 October 2018. This is Skylake (server) architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 14 cores and 28 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum 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 36.02 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX.

General info

Of Core i9-9990XE processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Desktop
 
Series
Intel Core i9
 
Architecture codename
Skylake (server)
 
Release date
19 October 2018
 

Technical specs

Core i9-9990XE's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i9-9990XE's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
14
 
Number of threads
28
 
Base frequency
4 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Maximum frequency
5.1 GHz
 
Bus support
4 × 8 GT/s
 
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
1 MB (per core)
 
L3 cache
19.25 MB (shared)
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i9-9990XE 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 (Uniprocessor)
 
Socket
2066
 
Power consumption (TDP)
255 Watt
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

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

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-9990XE are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i9-9990XE.
Supported memory types
DDR4 Quad-channel
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
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 i9-9990XE.
Integrated graphics
-
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i9-9990XE. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

36.02

Passmark

31941

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i9-9990XE is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i9-9990XE performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i9-9990XE from AMD is Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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