The Intel Core i9-9980XE is a high end desktop / workstation processor based on the Sky Lake-X Refresh series. It integrates 18 processor cores based on the Sky Lake-X architecture that clock between 3 and 4.4 GHz (Turbo Boost 3.0). Thanks to HyperThreading the CPU can handle up to 36 threads at once. The individual cores are connected by a mesh instead of the ring bus in the consumer CPUs.
The performance in multi-threaded applications of the 18 core CPU is excellent, however in gaming and workloads with less threads, fast clocked consumer CPUs like the Core i9-9900K are faster.
The CPU is specified with a TDP of 165 Watt and therefore needs a big and capable cooling system.
|Series: Intel Core i9 9 (Desktop)|
|Clock Rate||3000 – 4400 MHz|
|Level 1 Cache||1.1 MB|
|Level 2 Cache||18 MB|
|Level 3 Cache||24.8 MB|
|Number of Cores / Threads||18 / 36|
|Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)||165 Watt|
|Manufacturing Technology||14 nm|
|Features||Quad-Channel DDR4-2666 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro|
|64 Bit||64 Bit support|