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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 7,407 user samples
2,110 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 1.2 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 145th / 1363
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 108%
5,297 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 111th / 1363
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 157%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
83.2 % 86.4 % +4%
Avg. Memory Latency
76.9 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
70.8 Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed
126 Pts 142 Pts Faster single-core speed.
Avg. Dual Core Speed
250 Pts 283 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
Avg. Quad Core Speed
479 Pts 545 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
Avg. Octa Core Speed
947 Pts 1086 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
OC Memory Latency
86.3 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
81.1 Pts
OC Single Core Speed
142 Pts 151 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
OC Dual Core Speed
282 Pts 300 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
OC Quad Core Speed
550 Pts 579 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
OC Octa Core Speed
1098 Pts 1148 Pts +5%
Market Share
Based on 55,581,462 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.02 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
57 % Better value.
50.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 54 %
Price (score)
$1,098 Much cheaper.
45+ Months 34+ Months More recent.
OC Multi Core Speed
3313 Pts 6028 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
Avg. Multi Core Speed
2712 Pts 5476 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.

The refreshed i9-7980XE (which in my opinion is one of my favourite CPU from Intel even with slightly bloated pricing), comes with soldered TIM which can transfer heat from die to IHS better but overclocking enthusiasts disappoints as the solder itself transfer lower heat than metallic thermal paste such as Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut and can complicate relidding. [Dec '19 ColdSpy]


very good  [Apr '20 Viper207]


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