Intel Core i9-7980XE processor review

Intel Core i9-7980XE

Core i9-7980XE processor released by Intel; release date: September 2017. At the time of release, the processor cost $1,999. The processor is designed for desktop-computers and based on Skylake microarchitecture.

CPU is unlocked for overclocking. Total number of cores - 18, threads - 36. Maximum CPU clock speed - 4.20 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 94°C. Manufacturing process technology - 14 nm. Cache size: L1 - 64 KB (per core), L2 - 1024 KB (per core), L3 - 25344 KB (shared).

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
2900
2348
PassMark
CPU mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
29315
27854
Geekbench 4
Single Core
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
6216
5292
Geekbench 4
Multi-Core
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
45922
42175
3DMark Fire Strike
Physics Score
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
31074
31074
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Face Detection
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
56.680 mPixels/s
40.947 mPixels/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Ocean Surface Simulation
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
484.771 Frames/s
484.771 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
T-Rex
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
3.237 Frames/s
3.237 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Video Composition
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
49.002 Frames/s
21.073 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Bitcoin Mining
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
218.231 mHash/s
218.231 mHash/s
Name Value
PassMark - Single thread mark 2348
PassMark - CPU mark 27854
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 5292
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 42175
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 31074
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection 40.947 mPixels/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation 484.771 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex 3.237 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition 21.073 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining 218.231 mHash/s

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture codename Skylake
Launch date September 2017
Launch price (MSRP) $1,999
Place in performance rating 4
Price now $2,005.50
Processor Number i9-7980XE
Series Intel® Core™ X-series Processors
Status Launched
Value for money (0-100) 4.08
Vertical segment Desktop

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2.60 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
L1 cache 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 1024 KB (per core)
L3 cache 25344 KB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 94°C
Maximum frequency 4.20 GHz
Number of cores 18
Number of QPI Links 0
Number of threads 36
Unlocked

Memory

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

Compatibility

Low Halogen Options Available
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)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Instruction set extensions Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
Intel 64
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
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)