Intel Core i9-7980XE

Intel Core i9-7980XE 18 Cores LGA2066 BX80673I97980X

Intel Core i9-7980XE 18 Cores LGA2066 BX80673I97980X

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  • Socket LGA 2066
  • Compatibale with Intel X299 Chipset
  • 18 Cores/36 Threads
  • Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 up to 4.40GHz
  • Intel Optanememory ready and support for Intel OptaneSSDs

Specifications Overview

Model BX80673I97980X
Release Date September 2017

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Series Core i9 X-Series Extreme Edition
Core Name Skylake X
Socket LGA2066
Integrated Graphics None
CPU Cores 18
CPU Threads 36
CPU Clock Rate 2600 MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4400 MHz
TDP 165 W
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 128 GB
Cache L3 24.75 MB

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  • # of Cores 18
  • # of Threads 36
  • Processor Base Frequency 2.60 GHz
  • Max Turbo Frequency 4.20 GHz
  • Cache 24.75 MB
  • Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
  • # of QPI Links 0
  • Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency 4.40 GHz
  • TDP 165 W

Supplemental Information

  • Embedded Options Available No
  • Conflict Free Yes

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Memory Specifications

  • Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type) 128 GB
  • Memory Types DDR4-2666
  • Max # of Memory Channels 4
  • ECC Memory Supported No

Expansion Options

  • Scalability 1S Only
  • PCI Express Revision 3.0
  • Max # of PCI Express Lanes 44

Package Specifications

  • Sockets Supported FCLGA2066
  • Max CPU Configuration 1
  • Thermal Solution Specification PCG 2017X
  • Low Halogen Options Available See MDDS

Advanced Technologies

  • Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported Yes
  • Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Yes
  • Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
  • Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology Yes
  • Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) Yes
  • Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) Yes
  • Intel® 64 Yes
  • Instruction Set Extensions SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
  • Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology Yes

Security & Reliability

  • Intel® AES New Instructions Yes
  • Execute Disable Bit Yes

Expert reviews


Ultimately, the Core i9-7980XE will be useful to professionals whose cash might be well spent on a CPU of this calibre to cut processing times and save money, or for those that simply must have the best and are willing to pay the premium. The fact that you can get some or all cores to well over 4GHz as a minimum too means that it's also a much b...


Intel set out to recapture the performance lead for the high-end desktop consumer market and they were able to do that in some the multi-threaded benchmarks in our test suite. The Core i9-7980XE didn’t capture all the top spots though and that hurts when the Threadripper 1950X from AMD is $1000 less.


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Our advice is simple enough. Digital content creators and users coming from older workstations who genuinely need supreme single-socket performance and have the means to pay for it need to look no further. For everyone else, far better value can be had elsewhere in the Intel and AMD CPU stacks of 2017.

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