Intel Core i9-7980XE Review

Written by Antony Leather

September 25, 2017 // 8 a.m.

Tags: #7980xe #hedt #intel-core-i9 #x299

Test Setup

We've updated our test gear in a few key areas. We now use 32GB 3,000MHz Corsair Vengeance LED RAM and a Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Amp! Edition for all new CPU testing, and as we're also introducing some new tests, some of our benchmark results that draw upon the graphics card are a little thin. We've included numbers for AMD's Ryzen 7 1800X plus Intel's current and previous 10-core CPUs. In other tests we've included more results (where the GPU is irrelevant), but we'll be adding to the new tests as time goes by.

Test System

  • Motherboard: X299
  • Memory: 4 x 8GB Corsair Vengeance RGB 3,000MHz DDR4
  • Graphics card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Amp! Edition
  • PSU: Corsair RM850i
  • SSD: OCZ Arc 100 240GB
  • CPU cooler: Fractal Design Celcius 24
  • Operating system: Windows 10 64-bit


Benchmarks

  • CPU-Z 
  • HandBrake 
  • PCMark 10 Photo Editing 
  • Terragen 4 
  • Cinebench R15 
  • Ashes of the Singularity 
  • 3DMark Time Spy (CPU Test) 
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 
  • Fallout 4 
  • VRMark 
  • Power Consumption 
  • Overclocking


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