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Intel Core i9 10980XE (Cascade Lake-X) Processor Review (Page 1)

Intel Core i9 10980XE (Cascade Lake-X) Processor Review

Intel's Core i9 10980XE CPU gets fully tested, and now we can finally show you just how it performs.

Steven Bassiri | Nov 25, 2019 at 3:08 am CST - 1 min, 2 secs time to read this page
Rating: 92%Manufacturer: IntelModel: Intel Core i9 10980XE


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Today we will take a look at Intel's i9-10980XE, which is the replacement part for Intel's 9980XE, but at less than half the cost. The CPU has the same TDP but also offers higher Turbo clocks. As the flagship of Intel's consumer series CPUs, the CPU is the best Intel is offering. However, the huge price cut is great news for consumers who want Intel's best and biggest CPU.

However, this price cut means that those who bought the 7980XE and 9980XE, both 18-core CPUs on the same design (14nm) and microarchitecture, might have some buyer's remorse since they spent more than double the price of this new CPU for almost the same thing. Let's see what Intel has in store for us.


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The 18-core and 36-thread CPU has the same 3.0GHz base clock as the 9980XE but has a higher Turbo Boost 2.0 clock at 4.6GHz and a higher Turbo Boost Max 3.0 clocked at 4.8GHz. The CPU has the same 165w TDP and the same cache size. There aren't too many changes to the CPU itself other than some instruction additions such as Deep Learning Boost.


The Core i9 10980XE is priced at $979.

Last updated: Nov 26, 2019 at 06:11 am CST

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