IntelBX80673I99980X
AMDYD260XBCAFBOX

18 Cores, 36 Threads @3.00 GHz, Skylake.
Release date ≈ Q4 2018.

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 131,049 user samples
722 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 38th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 133%
UFO
130,327 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 66th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
79.5 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
127 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
118 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
253 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+10%
231 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
485 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+10%
442 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
971 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+33%
731 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
145 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+17%
124 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
287 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+18%
244 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
553 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+14%
483 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1112 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+37%
810 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,639,003 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 1.44 % Insanely higher market share.
+14,300%
Value
Value For Money
59.2 % 95.1 % Much better value.
+60%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % 149 % Hugely more popular.
+148%
Price
Price (score)
$1,122 $145 Hugely cheaper.
+87%
Age
Newest
12+ Months Much more recent.
+37%
19 Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
3322 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+226%
1020 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
2820 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+195%
955 Pts
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The new i9-9980XE is pretty much a rebrand of the 7980XE. Comparing the 7980XE to its twin, the 9980XE shows a 5% performance bump. Not so much considering you will have to pay another 2,000 $. With 18 cores and 36 threads, this thing seems identical. The only thing they changed is they went from 2.60 GHz base clock to 3.00 GHz. The thing is, the turbo clock is almost the same. In fact, using Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency it's just a 100 MHz difference. So is the 9980XE actually a very similar but different CPU, or is it a slightly overclocked i9-7980XE? Apparently, the base clock is the only thing that's changed. But it's probably just a i9-7980XE but overclocked out of the factory. We will have to see as more information comes out about this ''rebrand'' of the 7980XE. [Jul '19 CrylicArk]

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