Intel Core i7-9800X processor review

Core i7-9800X processor released by Intel; release date: Q4'18. The processor is designed for desktop-computers and based on Skylake microarchitecture.

CPU is locked to prevent overclocking. Total number of cores - 8, threads - 16. Maximum CPU clock speed - 4.40 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 95°C. Manufacturing process technology - 14 nm.

Supported memory types: DDR4-2666. Maximum memory size: 128 GB.

Supported socket types: FCLGA2066. Maximum number of processors in a configuration - 1. Power consumption (TDP): 165 Watt.

Benchmarks

PassMark
Single thread mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
3044
2519
PassMark
CPU mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
47365
19679
Geekbench 4
Single Core
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
6265
5521
Geekbench 4
Multi-Core
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
49962
35065
3DMark Fire Strike
Physics Score
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
14639
0
Name Value
PassMark - Single thread mark 2519
PassMark - CPU mark 19679
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 5521
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 35065
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 0

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture codename Skylake
Launch date Q4'18
Place in performance rating 77
Processor Number i7-9800X
Series Intel® Core™ X-series Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Desktop

Performance

Base frequency 3.80 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 95°C
Maximum frequency 4.40 GHz
Number of cores 8
Number of QPI Links 0
Number of threads 16

Memory

Max memory channels 4
Maximum memory size 128 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-2666

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Sockets supported FCLGA2066
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 165 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2017X

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 44
PCI Express revision 3.0
Scalability 1S Only

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Instruction set extensions Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Number of AVX-512 FMA Units 2

Virtualization

Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)