Last time in stock: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
18 Cores/36 Threads
3.00 GHz up to 4.40 GHz Max Turbo Frequency/24.75 MB Cache
Quad DDR4-2666 Memory channels
Compatible only with Motherboards based on Intel x299 chipsets
Intel Optane Memory supported
* 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|
|CPU Clock Rate||3000MHz|
|CPU Turbo Clock Rate||4400MHz|
|CPU Cooler included|
|Manufacturing Process||14 nm|
|Maximum Supported Memory||128GB|
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With its new STIM, the 9980XE's extra thermal headroom allows it to reach frequencies its predecessor couldn't by a decent margin.
At the end of the day, the Core i9-9980XE is the undisputed champion of the HEDT processor world that puts Intel on top again. However, you should take a long, hard look at whether the best performance is worth paying $1,979 (about £1,520, AU$2,800)...
Intel Core i9-9980XE Extreme Edition claims to be a 9th Generation CPU, however it is clearly a repackaged Core i9-7980XE with different voltage and speed curves that has been topped off with a soldered heat spreader. When we compare the two CPUs on...
Core i9-9980XE Extreme Edition Processor 18 Cores up to 4.4GHz Turbo Unlocked LGA2066 X299 Series 165W Processors