Intel Core i9-10980XE Review & Specs

Intel Core i9-10980XE 18 Cores 3.0 GHz LGA 2066 X299 165W BX8069510980XE

Intel Core i9-10980XE 18 Cores 3.0 GHz LGA 2066 X299 165W BX8069510980XE

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  • 18 Cores / 38 Threads
  • 3.0 Ghz (Up To 4.8 Ghz With Turbo Boost 3.0)
  • LGA2066
  • 165W Processor
  • BX8069510980XE

Specifications Overview

Model BX8069510980XE
Release Date November 2019

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Series Core i9 10th Gen
Core Name Cascade Lake
Socket LGA2066
Integrated Graphics None
CPU Cores 18
CPU Threads 36
CPU Clock Rate 3000MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4800MHz
TDP 165W
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 256GB
Cache L3 24.75MB

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Critic Reviews


You need to have a large budget, and a genuine need for 18 cores, but if you have the workflow that will utilise the i9-10980XE to its fullest capabilities and have always dreamt of owning one of Intel's XE processors then the massive price cut means there has never been a better time to get on board the 36 thread train and it wins our Enthusiast A ...


At less than half the price of its predecessor with roughly the same multi-core performance and better single core performance, the Core i9 10980XE is a no brainer if you want to go Intel high-end.


Intel has faced a number of major issues this year in the consumer space, most notably its ongoing struggles to ship 10nm CPUs and a massive shortfall of 14nm production as well, leading to low supplies and price spikes. On top of that, rival AMD has...

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