Intel Core i9-9980XE Overview
The Core i9-9980XE Extreme Edition 3.0 GHz Eighteen-Core LGA 2066 Processor from Intel has a base clock speed of 3.0 GHz and comes with features such as Intel Optane Memory and SSD support, AES-NI encryption, Intel vPro technology, Intel TXT, and Intel VT-d virtualization technology for directed I/O. This processor features a boost speed of up to 4.4 GHz, or up to 4.5 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 technology. Additionally, this processor features 18 cores with 36 threads in an LGA 2066 socket, has 24.75MB of cache memory, and supports up to 44 PCIe lanes. Having 18 cores allows the processor to run multiple programs simultaneously without slowing down the system, while the 36 threads allow a basic ordered sequence of instructions to be passed through or processed by a single CPU core. This processor also supports DDR4 RAM and utilizes 9th-generation technology.
Graphically, the Core i9-9980XE does not contain any integrated graphics, which means that users will need to purchase a compatible dedicated GPU of their choice. If you need even more performance, this processor is unlocked, which lets you overclock the processor over its maximum speed. However, this is not recommended, as it will void the limited 3-year warranty.
Please note that this processor does not include a heat sink or fan and requires a separately-sold CPU cooling solution.