Average Bench: 84.2% (197th of 1452)

Based on 4,959 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 15.8% 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 Speed 2,664Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed 488Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-10980XE is 21.3%. 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 77.3Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 951Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,959 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.9 Memory 77.3 91.4
107 1-Core 129 145
216 2-Core 255 288
84% 154 Pts
Min Avg Max
415 4-Core 488 575
783 8-Core 951 1,149
85.2% 719 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,841 64-Core 2,664 3,371
165% 2,664 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.1
1-Core 132
2-Core 256
86% 156 Pts
4-Core 508
8-Core 981
88% 745 Pts
64-Core 2,855
177% 2,855 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.2
1-Core 129
2-Core 254
85% 155 Pts
4-Core 504
8-Core 974
88% 739 Pts
64-Core 2,831
175% 2,831 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.8
1-Core 139
2-Core 272
87% 162 Pts
4-Core 521
8-Core 1,025
91% 773 Pts
64-Core 2,459
152% 2,459 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.8
1-Core 141
2-Core 233
84% 150 Pts
4-Core 477
8-Core 787
77% 632 Pts
64-Core 2,863
177% 2,863 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.4
1-Core 135
2-Core 265
84% 157 Pts
4-Core 483
8-Core 952
85% 717 Pts
64-Core 2,824
175% 2,824 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.9
1-Core 138
2-Core 272
86% 160 Pts
4-Core 459
8-Core 875
79% 667 Pts
64-Core 2,436
151% 2,436 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.8
1-Core 130
2-Core 254
81% 151 Pts
4-Core 470
8-Core 908
82% 689 Pts
64-Core 2,112
131% 2,112 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.4
1-Core 90.9
2-Core 183
68% 118 Pts
4-Core 365
8-Core 728
64% 546 Pts
64-Core 2,192
136% 2,192 Pts
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-A II

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $2,391

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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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9 months 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.


Excellent

12 months ago.

Just get a Threadripper 3970x instead.


Excellent

4 years ago.

Me encanta me va mejor que el otro


Excellent

4 months ago.

Great CPU if found for cheap get a X299-Deluxe to pair with it.


Average

4 years 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

3 years 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.


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