Core i9-7980XE benched: super-fast, but costs $1999

Intel's super-expensive $1999 processor is FAST, with 18C/36T of CPU power.

@anthony256
Published Tue, Sep 19 2017 10:56 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:54 AM CST

Intel's most expensive consumer processor in a very long time is nearly here, with the Core i9-7980XE boasting its 18C/36 of CPU power, beating AMD's current Ryzen Threadripper 1950X flagship CPU with 16C/32T.

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There are now early benchmarks on the new Intel Core i9-7980XE processor, with 'Coolenjoy' releasing their data on the ASUS APEX motherboard, with the 18C/36T clocked at 4.2GHz on all CPU cores... impressive stuff. Intel has its new Turbo Boost Max 3.0 letting the Core i9-7980XE boost all CPU cores up to 4.4GHz.

Still, just look at these benchmarks... Intel's new Core i9-7980XE is a megatasking BEAST. Priced at $1999, you'll need to sell a kidney or two, but I'm sure it's worth it.

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Core i9-7980XE on Cinebench 4D and CPU-Z

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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