Average Bench: 83% (171st of 1404)

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 Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 18 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.2
1-Core 120
2-Core 283
91% 166 Pts
4-Core 570
8-Core 1,152
101% 861 Pts
64-Core 2,378
147% 2,378 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.1
1-Core 122
2-Core 249
85% 153 Pts
4-Core 484
8-Core 1,046
89% 765 Pts
64-Core 3,135
194% 3,135 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.3
1-Core 122
2-Core 244
83% 149 Pts
4-Core 504
8-Core 1,002
89% 753 Pts
64-Core 2,871
178% 2,871 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.4
1-Core 126
2-Core 250
83% 151 Pts
4-Core 496
8-Core 983
87% 740 Pts
64-Core 2,745
170% 2,745 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.4
1-Core 117
2-Core 231
78% 141 Pts
4-Core 459
8-Core 920
81% 690 Pts
64-Core 2,379
147% 2,379 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.6
1-Core 127
2-Core 255
82% 151 Pts
4-Core 469
8-Core 938
83% 703 Pts
64-Core 2,824
175% 2,824 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.9
1-Core 126
2-Core 244
80% 148 Pts
4-Core 447
8-Core 890
79% 669 Pts
64-Core 2,794
173% 2,794 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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2 months ago.

it's fine but just get an r9 3950x


24 months ago.

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


2 years ago.

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


2 years ago.

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


3 years ago.

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


2 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)


2 years ago.



3 years ago.

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


3 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.


17 months 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.


3 years ago.

a little less gucci


3 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.


23 months ago.



4 years ago.

Best CPU I've ever had.

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