Average Bench: 82.1% (133rd of 1323)

Based on 1,846 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9980XE CPU @ 3.00GHz

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i9-9980XE averaged just 17.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i9-9980XE near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 2,596Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 937Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9980XE is just 17.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-9980XE performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Memory Latency 76.2Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 471Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 1,846 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.9 Memory 76.2 85.8
107 1-Core 124 140
213 2-Core 246 278
83.5% 149 Pts
Min Avg Max
416 4-Core 471 547
843 8-Core 937 1088
86.7% 704 Pts
Min Avg Max
2,108 64-Core 2,596 3,104
174% 2,596 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.5
1-Core 133
2-Core 248
86% 153 Pts
4-Core 498
8-Core 960
90% 729 Pts
64-Core 2,398
161% 2,398 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.7
1-Core 134
2-Core 268
89% 160 Pts
4-Core 499
8-Core 961
90% 730 Pts
64-Core 2,168
146% 2,168 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.8
1-Core 115
2-Core 209
81% 137 Pts
4-Core 436
8-Core 923
83% 680 Pts
64-Core 2,799
188% 2,799 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.4
1-Core 123
2-Core 255
86% 153 Pts
4-Core 453
8-Core 914
84% 683 Pts
64-Core 2,729
183% 2,729 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.8
1-Core 121
2-Core 236
82% 144 Pts
4-Core 455
8-Core 912
84% 683 Pts
64-Core 2,197
147% 2,197 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.6
1-Core 124
2-Core 256
86% 153 Pts
4-Core 445
8-Core 874
81% 660 Pts
64-Core 2,747
184% 2,747 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.7
1-Core 107
2-Core 211
76% 132 Pts
4-Core 429
8-Core 908
82% 668 Pts
64-Core 2,788
187% 2,788 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 64.8
1-Core 103
2-Core 191
68% 120 Pts
4-Core 373
8-Core 568
60% 470 Pts
64-Core 920
62% 920 Pts
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DescriptionIntel® Core™ i9-9980XE Extreme Edition Processor (24.75M Cache, up to 4.50 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ4'18
Processor Numberi9-9980XE
# of Cores18
# of Threads36
Cache24.75 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed3.00 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.40 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
QPI Links0
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP165 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2017X


Max Memory Size128 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2666
Memory Channels4
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
Max # of PCI Express Lanes44

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Turbo Boost 3.0 TechYes
Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes


Max CPU Configuration1

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes


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5 months ago.

it's fine but just get an r9 3950x


8 months ago.

RIDICULOUSLY expensive when you can get 64-core (multi-core) performance only 30% more but 4X as expensive than AMD.


7 months ago.

It´s too expensive and the performence doesn´t justify it´s price. Just look at the Ryzen 9 3950X.


19 months ago.

i don't like it because its an intel cpu.


10 months ago.

you know why... ITS THE BEST BEST BEST PC!!!


2 years ago.

Very stable and suitable for hi-end graphics/media workstations


8 months ago.

i like this prossesor very much,it is fast like bolt,but there have problem,it's very easy to overheat(althought i use the high speed cpu cooler like cooler master master fan)


10 months ago.



24 months ago.

É bué top pq eu testei no pc do meu irmão pq nós somos ricos


23 months ago.

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.


1 month ago.

This is for workstation use. Stop comparing with other server or desktop CPU. If you want gaming, than go for CPU with K,KF, or F. X mean Xtreme. In short, for workstation.


2 years ago.

a little less gucci


2 years ago.

Lol with the new weighting of UserBenchmark (10/08/19) this is about equal to the ryzen 5 3600... As much as I am an AMD fanboy, this is a bit iffy and the weighting sould be corrected... 3600 = 9980XE is a bit unrealistic.


7 months ago.



2 years ago.

Best CPU I've ever had.

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