Subject: Motherboards | December 20, 2018 - 02:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: x299, prime x299-deluxe II, Intel, i9-9980XE, asus
ASUS have refined their Prime X299-Deluxe with a second version, which includes a redesign of the VRMs and power phases that lead to much discussion about the original board. The Tech Report noticed that the change is not as simple as the marketing material would lead you to believe and they go into great detail about that in the beginning of their review. In the end, the changes did result in decent thermals on the VRMs when overclocking and no discernible stability issues. That's not all that is new about the board, mostly good with the exception of the default enabling of Windows Platform Binary Tables to load ASUS' software hub in the UEFI
"Motherboard manufacturers are introducing refined X299 boards in the wake of Intel's Basin Falls platform refresh, and Asus' Prime X299-Deluxe II promises to fix some of the teething pains of its predecessor. We paired this board up with the Core i9-9980XE to see whether it's up to the job of hosting Intel's highest-end desktop chip yet."
Here are some more Motherboard articles from around the web:
- ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming @ Kitguru
- MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC @ OCC
- MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon @ TechARP
- MSI MEG Z390 ACE Motherboard Review @ Hardware Asylum
Subject: General Tech | November 16, 2018 - 01:52 PM | Ken Addison
Tagged: RTX 4000, quadro, podcast, nvidia, Intel, i9-9980XE, dxr, BFV, 7980xe, 2990wx
PC Perspective Podcast #522 - 11/15/18
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Subject: Processors | November 13, 2018 - 03:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: x299, Threadripper, skylake-x, Intel, i9-9980XE, i9-7980XE, HEDT, core x, amd, 2990wx
The new ~$2000 i9-9980XE is a refreshed Skylake chip, using Intel's 14-nm++ process, with 18 multithreaded cores running at 3GHz with a Boost clock of 4.4GHz. If you were to lift up the lid, you would find the same Solder Thermal Interface Material we saw in the last few releases so expect some brave soul to run delidding tests at some point in the near future. As it stands now, The Tech Report's overclocking tests had the same results as Ken, with 4.5GHz across all cores being the best they could manage. While the chip does offer new features, many of them are aimed specifically at production tasks and will not benefit your gaming experience.
Check out the performance results here and below the fold.
"Intel is bolstering its Core X high-end desktop CPUs with everything in its bag of tricks, including 14-nm++ process technology, higher clock speeds, larger caches, and solder thermal interface material. We put the Core i9-9980XE to the test to see how those refinements add up against AMD's high-end desktop onslaught."
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- Intel Core i9-9980XE vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper @ [H]ard|OCP
- Intel Core i9-9980XE Extreme Edition Processor Review @ Legit Reviews
- Intel Core i9-9900K @ Techspot
- Raptor Talos II POWER9 Benchmarks Against AMD Threadripper & Intel Core i9 @ Phoronix
- The Best Entry Level Gaming CPU: Athlon 200GE vs. Pentium G5400 vs. Ryzen 3 2200G @ Techspot
Shopping for a CPU in 2018 has been a bit of a moving target. Between the launch of AMD's Ryzen 2000 series processors in the beginning of the year, new AMD Threadripper X and WX-series products, and a consumer CPU refresh from Intel last month, it's been difficult to keep track of.
Now we are rounding out 2018 with new products for the last remaining platform that hasn't seen a refresh this year, Intel's Core X-series of processors, namely the Intel Core i9-9980XE.
Join us, as we talk about Intel's new 9th-generation Core X-series processors, and the current landscape of HEDT desktop platforms.
|Core i9-9980XE||Core i9-7980XE||Threadripper 2990WX||Threadripper 2970WX||Threadripper 2950X||Threadripper 2920X|
|Base Clock||3.0 GHz||2.6 GHz||3.0 GHz||3.0 GHz||3.5 GHz||3.5 GHz|
|Boost Clock||4.4 GHz||4.2 GHz||4.2 GHz||4.2 GHz||4.4 GHz||4.3 GHz|
|L3 Cache||24.75MB||24.75MB||64MB||64MB||32MB||32 MB|
|Memory Support||DDR4-2666 (Quad-Channel)||DDR4-2666 (Quad-Channel)||DDR4-2933 (Quad-Channel)||DDR4-2933 (Quad-Channel)||DDR4-2933 (Quad-Channel)||DDR4-2933 (Quad-Channel)|
|TDP||165 Watts||165 Watts||250 Watts||250 Watts||180 Watts||180 Watts|