Intel Core i9-9980XE Extreme Edition 3.0 GHz Eighteen-Core LGA 2066 Processor

Intel Core i9-9980XE Extreme Edition 3.0 GHz Eighteen-Core LGA 2066 Processor

Intel Core i9-9980XE Extreme Edition 3.0 GHz Eighteen-Core LGA 2066 Processor

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Intel Core i9-9980XE Extreme Edition 3.0 GHz Eighteen-Core LGA 2066 Processor

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Product Highlights

  • 18 Cores & 36 Threads
  • 3.0 GHz Clock Speed
  • 4.5 GHz Maximum Turbo Frequency
  • LGA 2066 Socket
  • 24.75MB Cache Memory
  • No Integrated Graphics
  • Supports DDR4 Memory
  • Supports Intel Optane Memory
  • Supports up to 44 PCIe Lanes
  • 9th Generation (Coffee Lake Refresh)
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The Core i9-9980XE Extreme Edition 3.0 GHz Eighteen-Core LGA 2066 Processor from Intel has a base clock speed of 3.0 GHz and comes with features such as Intel Optane Memory and SSD support, AES-NI encryption, Intel vPro technology, Intel TXT, and Intel VT-d virtualization technology for directed I/O. This processor features a boost speed of up to 4.4 GHz, or up to 4.5 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 technology. Additionally, this processor features 18 cores with 36 threads in an LGA 2066 socket, has 24.75MB of cache memory, and supports up to 44 PCIe lanes. Having 18 cores allows the processor to run multiple programs simultaneously without slowing down the system, while the 36 threads allow a basic ordered sequence of instructions to be passed through or processed by a single CPU core. This processor also supports DDR4 RAM and utilizes 9th-generation technology.

Graphically, the Core i9-9980XE does not contain any integrated graphics, which means that users will need to purchase a compatible dedicated GPU of their choice. If you need even more performance, this processor is unlocked, which lets you overclock the processor over its maximum speed. However, this is not recommended, as it will void the limited 3-year warranty.

Please note that this processor does not include a heatsink or fan and requires a separately-sold CPU cooling solution.

UPC: 735858402521
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Intel Core i9-9980XE Extreme Edition 3.0 GHz Eighteen-Core LGA 2066 Processor
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Intel Core i9-9980XE Specs

    CPU Model Intel Core i9-9980XE
    CPU Socket LGA 2066
    Manufacturing Process 14 nm
    Maximum CPU Configuration 1S
    Maximum Number of PCIe Lanes 44 (Revision 3.0)
    Unlocked Yes
    Number of Cores 18
    Number of Threads 36
    Base Clock Speed 3.0 GHz
    Maximum Boost Speed 4.5 GHz
    L3 Cache 24.75 MB
    Memory Support
    Maximum Capacity 128 GB
    Memory Support DDR4 2666 MHz
    ECC Memory No
    Channel Architecture Quad Channel
    Thermal Design Power (TDP) 165 W
    Thermal Solution None
    Maximum Temperature 183.2°F / 84°C
    AES Support Yes
    Extension AVX 2.0, AVX-512, SSE 4.1/4.2
    Virtualization Yes: Intel VT-d, Intel VT-x
    Integrated Graphics
    Graphics Chipset None
    DMI DMI3 (8 GT/s)
    Optane Memory Support Yes
    vPro Support Yes
    Performance Technologies Hyper-Threading, SpeedStep, Turbo Boost 2.0, Turbo Boost Max 3.0
    Security Technologies Device Protection with Boot Guard, Execute Disable Bit
    Packaging Infovfezztbfaefqfdecxz
    Package Weight 1.07 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.95 x 7.9 x 2.75"

    Intel Core i9-9980XE Reviews

    Core i9-9980XE Extreme Edition 3.0 GHz Eighteen-Core LGA 2066 Processor is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I expected. I paired this with 128 GB Corsair Dominator RAM on a Asus Prime Deluxe II mobo and thus far I have some interesting experiences.  First the processor: This thing runs HOT as everyone has pointed out. I am using a Noctua nh-d15 as a CPU cooler and it puts the processor about 35 degrees C idle. From what I have seen this is normal. Under load I see 68-72 degrees. This is well within limits but this cooler is massive. I have no idea about an AIO and I did not want to chance the risk of leaks, breaks, or anything else so I went with tried and true.  18 cores means problems with Win 10. For those struggling you CANNOT install from USB straight up with anything over 10 cores. You MUST turn the cores off to install. Allow the machine to update and then turn the cores on. I went with 4 cores to install and then packed the cores on after. BSODs were present prior to this.  Next up Asus and the wisdom of AI overclocking. Avoid this. Honestly I think the chip itself is fine until production started, meaning gaming was fine. Then Adobe started crunching video and BSODs were all over. System exceptions from overclocking were seen. This was due to mismatched chip tolerance and RAM tolerance.  Note the limits of the processor and decide if XEON is right or this. I could not get a XEON for the price of the process and MOBO so I went this route.  Aside from the issues described this processor melts math. I came from i9 9900k and illustrate / animate in 4k at least, with the old it chugged at 100 layers, even with an RTX 2080 ti. With the new machine it flies. I have had zero slowdowns and zero hangups. Once it is stable it is a dream come true.  Motherboard: Asus or MSI pretty much sum up the motherboard market on this thing. Flip a coin with reviews being 3 stars on both. ASUS has generally put a decent product out so I went there. It is okay, there are some building problems with it though. I am not happy with their gimmicky heat sink stuff covering the PCI bridge ejection tab. The noctua is massive and paired with a EVGA RTX 2080ti FTW you cannot access the push tab to eject the video card without a long screw driver. This means if you are not ultra careful you will bend a fin of the heatsink. Next their Overclocking software. Yes it is very open ended but it seems to pair RAM speed to processor clock speed. Honestly I got so fed up with blue screens I defaulted the settings and run DRAM at 2666. This means I paid a little extra for 3000 which I do not use.  The board is great build, sometimes too good. The BITE of the board caught voltages .012 Volts out of specifications (tolerance on the chip is .02) and halted post. This means BUY A PLATINUM PSU.  I returned my original Corsair 850 and went with an ASUS Thor 850W. All in all the processor rocks the house and I can animate until my hand cramps up or I fall over from exhaustion. This means the only limits here is me. Lovely product!
    Date published: 2019-04-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warp Factor 10! I paired this CPU with an Asus Omega motherboard, 32Gb of 4000Mhz DDR4 HyperX, a Samsung 960 Pro SSD, and an AMD Radeon VII. I prefer stability over higher speed with my videocards. This CPU is nothing short of awesome! I haven't run any benchmarks, but can tell it flies by how fast Windows responds to various functions. It seems these days that everyone's focus is on the GPU, while neglecting the very heart of the system. This CPU will show you why Intel is the best, and fastest processor, and how Windows was meant to operate. :-)
    Date published: 2019-06-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely Future-Proof it comes in an extremely protected bunker (as well it should considering its Price). Not many thing are compatible with the 18-core beast.
    Date published: 2019-01-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review Intel I9-9980xe CPU Excellent performance and trouble free. 1 day expedited shipment from B&H was superb!
    Date published: 2019-04-15
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