Intel Core i9-10980XE: 18C/36T all cores at 5.1GHz boost

Intel's flagship Core i9-10980XE will have 5.1GHz boost on ALL cores.

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Published Tue, Oct 8 2019 10:00 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:46 AM CST

Intel's next-gen Cascade Lake-X family of CPUs was unveiled lat week, with the new competitors to AMD's Ryzen Threadripper family of CPUs set to be a big one for Intel.

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So big that the flagship Core i9-10980XE processor will reportedly rock a huge 5.1GHz all-core boost when cooled with liquid cooling. Intel's new Core i9-10980XE processor has a base CPU clock of 3GHz, Turbo Boost 2.0 clock of 4.6GHz boost, and an all-core boost of 3.8GHz boost under regular cooling.

Intel's EMEA Technical PR Manager, Mark Walton, told PCGamesN: "You can overclock the heck out of these and get some really interesting results. For example, we've had the 10980XE, the eighteen-core processor, up as high as 5.1GHz in the lab using standard liquid cooling. And that, I believe, is all cores".

Walton continued, making sure that the world knows that not every single Core i9-10980XE processor would be a crazy overclocker, adding: "Just to be clear on that, every chip is different, some chips will overclock better than others, but it is possible".

Intel's new 10th-gen Core-X family will consist of 4 different SKUs:

  • Core i9-10980XE - (18C/36T) - $979
  • Core i9-10940X - (14C/28T) - $784
  • Core i9-10920X - (12C/24T) - $689
  • Core i9-10900X - (10C/20T) - $590
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