Intel Core i9-10980XE Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i9-10980XE has 18 cores with 36 threads and is based on the 10. gen of the Intel Core i9 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the LGA 2066 socket and was released in Q4/2019. The Intel Core i9-10980XE scores 1,174 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 15,841 points.
Intel Core i9-10980XE

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Core i9-10980XE. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Intel Core i9-10980XE.

Name: Intel Core i9-10980XE
Family: Intel Core i9 (78)
CPU group: Intel Core i 10000X (4)
Architecture: Cascade Lake
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 10
Predecessor: Intel Core i9-9980XE
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i9-10980XE has 18 CPU cores and can calculate 36 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i9-10980XE is 3.00 GHz (4.80 GHz). The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 18 / 36
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 18x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 3.00 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 4.80 GHz
Turbo Frequency (18 Cores): 4.30 GHz

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to 256 GB memory in 4 (Quad Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 93.8 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR4-2933
93.8 GB/s
Max. Memory: 256 GB
Memory channels: 4 (Quad Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 48
PCIe Bandwidth: 47.3 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 165 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 165 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 86 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i9-10980XE is made in 14 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 24.75 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 2066
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 24.75 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
Release date: Q4/2019
Release price: 979 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i9-10980XE have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i7-10850H Intel Core i7-10850H
6C 12T @ 5.10 GHz
1196
AMD Ryzen 7 3700C AMD Ryzen 7 3700C
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1194
AMD Ryzen 7 4700S AMD Ryzen 7 4700S
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
1194
Intel Core i9-10980XE Intel Core i9-10980XE
18C 36T @ 4.80 GHz
1191
Intel Core i9-9980HK Intel Core i9-9980HK
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
1186
AMD Ryzen 5 7520U AMD Ryzen 5 7520U
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
1184
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
8C 16T @ 4.10 GHz
1184

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i7-13700 Intel Core i7-13700
16C 24T @ 5.10 GHz
24770
Intel Core i5-14600K Intel Core i5-14600K
14C 20T @ 5.30 GHz
24683
Intel Core i5-14600KF Intel Core i5-14600KF
14C 20T @ 5.30 GHz
24683
Intel Core i9-10980XE Intel Core i9-10980XE
18C 36T @ 4.30 GHz
24309
Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU)
20C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
24189
Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU)
20C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
24189
Intel Core i5-13600KF Intel Core i5-13600KF
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
24125

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i3-7350K Intel Core i3-7350K
2C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
1176
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
1175
Intel Core i3-1115GRE Intel Core i3-1115GRE
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1175
Intel Core i9-10980XE Intel Core i9-10980XE
18C 36T @ 4.80 GHz
1174
Intel Core i9-9900X Intel Core i9-9900X
10C 20T @ 4.50 GHz
1174
Intel Core i9-9920X Intel Core i9-9920X
12C 24T @ 4.50 GHz
1174
Intel Core i9-9940X Intel Core i9-9940X
14C 28T @ 4.50 GHz
1174

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Xeon Platinum 8270 Intel Xeon Platinum 8270
26C 52T @ 2.70 GHz
15936
Intel Core i5-14600 Intel Core i5-14600
14C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
15872
Intel Xeon Gold 6154 Intel Xeon Gold 6154
18C 36T @ 3.20 GHz
15853
Intel Core i9-10980XE Intel Core i9-10980XE
18C 36T @ 4.30 GHz
15841
Intel Core i9-9980XE Intel Core i9-9980XE
18C 36T @ 4.00 GHz
15725
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 4.20 GHz
15712
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 4.20 GHz
15712

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i5-10600K Intel Core i5-10600K
6C 12T @ 4.80 GHz
1581
Intel Core i7-1068G7 Intel Core i7-1068G7
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
1581
Intel Core i7-10875H Intel Core i7-10875H
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
1576
Intel Core i9-10980XE Intel Core i9-10980XE
18C 36T @ 4.80 GHz
1573
Intel Core i7-10850H Intel Core i7-10850H
6C 12T @ 5.10 GHz
1571
Intel Core i7-9700F Intel Core i7-9700F
8C 8T @ 4.70 GHz
1570
Intel Core i7-9700 Intel Core i7-9700
8C 8T @ 4.70 GHz
1570

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i5-13450HX Intel Core i5-13450HX
10C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
11891
Apple M3 Apple M3
8C 8T @ 4.06 GHz
11863
Apple M3 (8-GPU) Apple M3 (8-GPU)
8C 8T @ 4.06 GHz
11863
Intel Core i9-10980XE Intel Core i9-10980XE
18C 36T @ 4.30 GHz
11836
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
11830
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 3.60 GHz
11810
Intel Xeon W-3245M Intel Xeon W-3245M
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
11766

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i5-9600K Intel Core i5-9600K
6C 6T @ 4.60 GHz
481
Intel Core i7-8700 Intel Core i7-8700
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
481
Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.90 GHz
481
Intel Core i9-10980XE Intel Core i9-10980XE
18C 36T @ 4.80 GHz
480
Intel Core i5-10505 Intel Core i5-10505
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
478
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX
64C 128T @ 4.20 GHz
477
Intel Core i3-10320 Intel Core i3-10320
4C 8T @ 4.60 GHz
477

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
9329
Intel Xeon Gold 6126 Intel Xeon Gold 6126
12C 24T @ 3.00 GHz
9189
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
9148
Intel Core i9-10980XE Intel Core i9-10980XE
18C 36T @ 4.30 GHz
8848
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
8750
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
8750
Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 Intel Xeon Platinum 8180
28C 56T @ 2.80 GHz
8585

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Xeon Gold 5220R Intel Xeon Gold 5220R
24C 48T @ 2.40 GHz
33402
Intel Core i5-13600 Intel Core i5-13600
14C 20T @ 4.40 GHz
33305
Intel Xeon Gold 5318Y Intel Xeon Gold 5318Y
24C 48T @ 2.80 GHz
33299
Intel Core i9-10980XE Intel Core i9-10980XE
18C 36T @ 4.30 GHz
33095
Intel Core i5-13500 Intel Core i5-13500
14C 20T @ 4.20 GHz
32902
AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT
12C 24T @ 4.60 GHz
32790
Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 Intel Xeon Platinum 8280
28C 56T @ 2.70 GHz
32764

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
32C 64T @ 3.80 GHz
44.5
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
24C 48T @ 4.00 GHz
59.2
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
32C 64T @ 3.00 GHz
67.7
Intel Core i9-10980XE Intel Core i9-10980XE
18C 36T @ 4.30 GHz
74.9
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
24C 48T @ 3.00 GHz
75.3
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 3.50 GHz
77
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
85.4

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i9-13900 Intel Core i9-13900
24C 32T @ 2.00 GHz
10062
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 3.50 GHz
9848
Intel Core i5-13600KF Intel Core i5-13600KF
14C 20T @ 3.50 GHz
9848
Intel Core i9-10980XE Intel Core i9-10980XE
18C 36T @ 3.00 GHz
9733
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
9520
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
9221
Intel Core i9-9980XE Intel Core i9-9980XE
18C 36T @ 3.00 GHz
9092

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i7-10875H Intel Core i7-10875H
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
212
Intel Xeon E-2224G Intel Xeon E-2224G
4C 4T @ 4.70 GHz
212
Intel Xeon E-2226G Intel Xeon E-2226G
6C 6T @ 4.70 GHz
212
Intel Core i9-10980XE Intel Core i9-10980XE
18C 36T @ 4.80 GHz
211
Intel Core i9-8950HK Intel Core i9-8950HK
6C 12T @ 4.80 GHz
211
Intel Core i7-10850H Intel Core i7-10850H
6C 12T @ 5.10 GHz
210
Intel Xeon W-2245 Intel Xeon W-2245
8C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
210

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Xeon Platinum 8176M Intel Xeon Platinum 8176M
28C 56T @ 2.50 GHz
3873
AMD EPYC 7551 AMD EPYC 7551
32C 64T @ 2.55 GHz
3838
AMD EPYC 7551P AMD EPYC 7551P
32C 64T @ 2.55 GHz
3838
Intel Core i9-10980XE Intel Core i9-10980XE
18C 36T @ 4.30 GHz
3800
Intel Xeon Platinum 8164 Intel Xeon Platinum 8164
26C 52T @ 2.60 GHz
3720
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 4.50 GHz
3684
Intel Core i5-13600KF Intel Core i5-13600KF
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
3652

Benchmarks





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