Average Bench: 83% (202nd of 1442)

Based on 2,201 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 16.9% 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 Speed 2,695Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed 476Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9980XE is just 19.6%. 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 77.1Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 941Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 2,201 samples)
Min Avg Max
68 Memory 77.1 87.2
104 1-Core 126 142
201 2-Core 249 282
82.4% 151 Pts
Min Avg Max
390 4-Core 476 550
744 8-Core 941 1,098
83.8% 709 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,988 64-Core 2,695 3,318
167% 2,695 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU0, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.7
1-Core 132
2-Core 264
89% 161 Pts
4-Core 530
8-Core 1,060
94% 795 Pts
64-Core 3127
194% 3127 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.6
1-Core 128
2-Core 254
84% 153 Pts
4-Core 503
8-Core 990
88% 746 Pts
64-Core 1,944
120% 1,944 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.7
1-Core 124
2-Core 247
81% 149 Pts
4-Core 493
8-Core 974
87% 734 Pts
64-Core 2559
158% 2559 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.5
1-Core 126
2-Core 250
82% 150 Pts
4-Core 491
8-Core 965
86% 728 Pts
64-Core 2,826
175% 2,826 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.7
1-Core 125
2-Core 248
81% 149 Pts
4-Core 493
8-Core 965
86% 729 Pts
64-Core 2,557
158% 2,557 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 75
1-Core 127
2-Core 248
82% 150 Pts
4-Core 486
8-Core 965
86% 725 Pts
64-Core 2,565
159% 2,565 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.1
1-Core 119
2-Core 234
79% 143 Pts
4-Core 466
8-Core 896
81% 681 Pts
64-Core 2,352
146% 2,352 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.4
1-Core 123
2-Core 243
78% 145 Pts
4-Core 458
8-Core 921
81% 690 Pts
64-Core 2,466
153% 2,466 Pts
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X299-E GAMING II

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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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15 months ago.

it's fine but just get an r9 3950x


3 years ago.

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


3 years ago.

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


3 years ago.

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


4 years ago.

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


3 years 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)


3 years ago.



4 years ago.

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


4 years 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.


2 years 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.


4 years ago.

a little less gucci


4 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.


2 years ago.



5 years ago.

Best CPU I've ever had.

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