Average Bench: 83.3% (114th of 1323)

Based on 3,335 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050657 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-10980XE CPU @ 3.00GHz

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i9-10980XE averaged just 16.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i9-10980XE near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 2,639Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 129Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-10980XE is 24.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-10980XE performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Memory Latency 76.6Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 482Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,335 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.1 Memory 76.6 90.1
105 1-Core 129 146
214 2-Core 255 289
85.9% 154 Pts
Min Avg Max
401 4-Core 482 583
761 8-Core 950 1,155
88.2% 716 Pts
Min Avg Max
2,118 64-Core 2,639 3,258
177% 2,639 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU0, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.5
1-Core 145
2-Core 292
99% 177 Pts
4-Core 578
8-Core 1,158
107% 868 Pts
64-Core 3,547
238% 3,547 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.3
1-Core 136
2-Core 276
92% 166 Pts
4-Core 536
8-Core 1,153
103% 844 Pts
64-Core 3,308
222% 3,308 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.8
1-Core 142
2-Core 282
93% 168 Pts
4-Core 535
8-Core 1,025
97% 780 Pts
64-Core 2,804
188% 2,804 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.9
1-Core 129
2-Core 252
89% 156 Pts
4-Core 451
8-Core 897
83% 674 Pts
64-Core 2,644
177% 2,644 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.2
1-Core 132
2-Core 253
85% 152 Pts
4-Core 455
8-Core 907
84% 681 Pts
64-Core 2,402
161% 2,402 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.1
1-Core 133
2-Core 255
84% 153 Pts
4-Core 450
8-Core 980
87% 715 Pts
64-Core 2,799
188% 2,799 Pts
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BHPhotoUS $1,10022 months
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Motherboard: Asus ROG RAMPAGE VI EXTREME ENCORE

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i9-10980XE Extreme Edition Processor
Launch DateQ4'19
Processor Numberi9-10980XE
# of Cores18
# of Threads36
Cache24.75 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Clock Speed3.00 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.60 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP165 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2017X

Memory

Max Memory Size256 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2933
Memory Channels4
Memory Bandwidth94 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3
Max # of PCI Express Lanes48

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
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes

Package

Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA2066

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes

 Comments

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1 month ago.

Its a solid processor that avoids the issues with AMD. Although its not as powerful as the current top tier AMD and a couple generation old its still incredibly capable and would make a good used cpu buy if you need power and expansion.


Poor

8 months ago.

Just get a Threadripper 3970x instead.


Excellent

18 months ago.

Me encanta me va mejor que el otro


Average

24 months ago.

While it's good for Intel to cut the prices of top end i9-x980XE in half (from $1979 to $979), it was unfortunately positioned in an awkward position against the competing AMD Ryzen 9 3950X and Threadripper 3960X. This CPU offer better value than the preceding i9-9980XE while offering nearly similar performance as the preceding ones but would prefer paying less for Ryzen 9 3950X, Threadripper 2950X or more for mighty Threadripper 3960X instead.


Poor

6 months ago.

The Intel Core i9-10980XE is a mostly obsolete choice in 2021. This processor goes for around $1,000 and has a poor overall value. If a high multi-core performance is needed, it is better to go with the Ryzen 9 5950X processor, which is about $200 cheaper and delivers a significantly higher single-core and multi-core performance. In terms of gaming, users will find more success with lower-core, but faster IPC processors such as the Intel i5-11400 and the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X. Users looking for the top HEDT performance should consider AMD's Threadripper lineup, which has significantly more cores and threads, albeit at a higher cost. Intel's current HEDT i9 lineup is also on a dead-end platform, meaning that the 10980XE is the fastest processor you can have with the X299 chipset. All in all, the Intel Core i9-10980XE can be a decent processor to upgrade to if one already has a X299 chipset board. However, with that being said, many users many have to buy Intel HEDT for some Intel-exclusive features.


Good

3 months ago.

Very good cpu but get an 3950X instead


Poor

8 months ago.

not good get a 5950x for the price if you can find one because the motherboards are much cheaper


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