Intel Core i9-9990XE processor review

Core i9-9990XE processor released by Intel; release date: 19 Oct 2018. The processor is designed for desktop-computers and based on Skylake microarchitecture.

CPU is unlocked for overclocking. Total number of cores - 14, threads - 28. Maximum CPU clock speed - 5.10 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 84°C. Manufacturing process technology - 14 nm. Cache size: L1 - 64K (per core), L2 - 1 MB (per core), L3 - 19.25 MB (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): 255 Watt.


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PassMark - Single thread mark 2970
PassMark - CPU mark 30162

Specifications (specs)


Architecture codename Skylake
Launch date 19 Oct 2018
Place in performance rating 71
Processor Number i9-9980XE
Series Intel® Core™ X-series Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Desktop


64 bit support
Base frequency 4.00 GHz
Bus Speed 4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache 64K (per core)
L2 cache 1 MB (per core)
L3 cache 19.25 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 84°C
Maximum frequency 5.10 GHz
Number of cores 14
Number of QPI Links 0
Number of threads 28


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


Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Sockets supported FCLGA2066
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 255 Watt


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


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