Meet the i9-9980XE

Subject: Processors | November 13, 2018 - 03:36 PM |
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.


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"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."

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November 14, 2018 | 03:00 AM - Posted by Hakuren

You would expect that Intel finds some balls and start compete more on the price front, but no, no no. Give me break. ~2000$ for an 18 cores that's retarded. TB support and AVX supremacy aren't worth that much.

Intel really is Apple of PC world.

November 14, 2018 | 08:20 AM - Posted by Anonymous0 (not verified)

It's retarded to charge a premium for a CPU with tremendous all-around performance? I'm going to go ahead and guess that this chip will sell just fine to the very group of consumers that need it.

November 14, 2018 | 08:58 PM - Posted by tts (not verified)

If it doesn't perform all that much, if any, faster than a much cheaper competitor's product while selling for lots more then yeah its retarded to charge as much as they do for one.

BTW pretending that the concept of value (which is what the OP was judging things by) is a thing you've never heard of and/or that no one else is allowed to form opinions based on judging value is some highly facetious BS.

November 14, 2018 | 02:09 PM - Posted by Prodeous

Seems that during AVX, the CPu downclocks to save itself form overheating..

If it was a proper premium CPU then yes.

For full multthrading it can't even compete with Threadripper. I underline full multthrading..

if it can't complete, then nit isn't a premium product and as such can't be asking for a premium price.

Gaming wise, just go for the i7 9700K and save a lot

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