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61 facts in comparison

Intel Core i9-9900K

Intel Core i9-9980XE

Why is Intel Core i9-9900K better than Intel Core i9-9980XE?

  • 16°C higher maximum operating temperature?
    100°Cvs84°C
  • 70W lower TDP?
    95Wvs165W
  • 0.6GHz higher turbo clock speed?
    5GHzvs4.4GHz
  • Has integrated graphics?
  • Has an unlocked multiplier?
  • 14.1% higher PassMark result (single)?
    2946vs2582
  • 12.85% higher Cinebench R20 (single) result?
    518vs459
  • 0.63MB/core more L3 cache per core?
    2MB/corevs1. 38MB/core

Why is Intel Core i9-9980XE better than Intel Core i9-9900K?

  • 1.88x faster CPU speed?
    18 x 3GHzvs8 x 3.6GHz
  • 20 more CPU threads?
    36vs16
  • 16MB bigger L2 cache?
    18MBvs2MB
  • 1.74x higher PassMark result?
    32216vs18536
  • 8.75MB bigger L3 cache?
    24.75MBvs16MB
  • 640KB bigger L1 cache?
    1152KBvs512KB
  • 0.75MB/core more L2 cache per core?
    1MB/corevs0.25MB/core
  • 43.7GB/s more memory bandwidth?
    85.3GB/svs41.6GB/s

Intel Core i9-9900K

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AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

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Intel Core i9-10980XE

Intel Core i9-9900K

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Apple M1 Pro (10-core)

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AMD Ryzen 9 3900

Intel Core i9-9900K

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Intel Core i7-9700K

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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

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AMD Ryzen 5 3600

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

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Intel Core i5-12600K

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Intel Core i9-10900K

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Intel Core i9-9900

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Intel Core i9-9820X

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AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

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Intel Core i9-9960X

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Intel Core i5-13600K

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Intel Core i9-9980HK

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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

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Intel Pentium Gold G5400

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

Price comparison

Intel Core i9-9900K

Buy used:

€275

Product Store Price
Intel Core i9-9900K Desktop-Prozessor 8 . ..Intel Core i9-9900K Desktop-Prozessor 8 Kerne bis zu 5,0 GHz, entsperrt, LGA1151 300 Serie, 95 W (BX806849900K) €617
Intel Core i9-9900K 3,6GHz 8-Core Prozes…Intel Core i9-9900K 3,6GHz 8-Core Prozessor mit OVP €389
i9-9900k + Der8aur OC-Frame €275
Intel Core i9-9900K 3,6GHz 8-Core Prozes…Intel Core i9-9900K 3,6GHz 8-Core Prozessor €599
Neu i9-9900K 3.6 GHz Acht-Core Sechzehn-…Neu i9-9900K 3.6 GHz Acht-Core Sechzehn-Thread i9 9900K CPU Prozessor 16M 95W €499

Intel Core i9-9980XE

Buy used:

€400

Product Store Price
Intel Core i9-13900K Desktop-Prozessor 2…Intel Core i9-13900K Desktop-Prozessor 24 Kerne (8 P-Kerne + 16 E-Kerne) 36M Cache, bis zu 5,8 GHz BX8071513900K €619
Intel Int i9-10980XE 2066 Cascade BX, BX. ..Intel Int i9-10980XE 2066 Cascade BX, BX8069510980XE €1,317
Intel Core i9-13900F Processor 36 MB Sma…Intel Core i9-13900F Processor 36 MB Smart Cache Box €541

User reviews

Overall rating

Intel Core i9-9900K

4 User reviews

Intel Core i9-9900K

8.8/10

4 User reviews

Intel Core i9-9980XE

1 User reviews

Intel Core i9-9980XE

10.0/10

1 User reviews

Features

Value for money

8.5/10

4 votes

10.0/10

1 votes

Gaming

9.3/10

4 votes

10.0/10

1 votes

Performance

9.5/10

4 votes

10.0/10

1 votes

Reliability

9.0/10

4 votes

10.0/10

1 votes

Energy efficiency

8.8/10

4 votes

10.0/10

1 votes

Performance

CPU speed

8 x 3. 6GHz

18 x 3GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.

CPU threads

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

turbo clock speed

4.4GHz

When the CPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.

Has an unlocked multiplier

✔Intel Core i9-9900K

✖Intel Core i9-9980XE

Some processors come with an unlocked multiplier which makes them easy to overclock, allowing you to gain increased performance in games and other apps.

L2 cache

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

L3 cache

24.75MB

A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

L1 cache

1152KB

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

L2 core

0.25MB/core

1MB/core

More data can be stored in the L2 cache for access by each core of the CPU.

L3 core

2MB/core

1.38MB/core

More data can be stored in the L3 cache for access by each core of the CPU.

Benchmarks

PassMark result

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.

PassMark result (single)

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.

Cinebench R20 (multi) result

Cinebench R20 is a benchmark tool that measures a CPU’s multi-core performance by rendering a 3D scene.

Cinebench R20 (single) result

Cinebench R20 is a benchmark tool that measures a CPU’s single-core performance by rendering a 3D scene.

Geekbench 5 result (multi)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Intel Core i9-9900K)

Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor’s multi-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2023)

Geekbench 5 result (single)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Intel Core i9-9900K)

Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor’s single-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2023)

Blender (bmw27) result

164.2seconds

104.3seconds

The Blender (bmw27) benchmark measures the performance of a processor by rendering a 3D scene. More powerful processors can render the scene in less time.

Blender (classroom) result

544seconds

264.3seconds

The Blender (classroom) benchmark measures the performance of a processor by rendering a 3D scene. More powerful processors can render the scene in less time.

performance per watt

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Intel Core i9-9900K)

This means the CPU is more efficient, giving a greater amount of performance for each watt of power used.

Integrated graphics

GPU clock speed

350MHz

Intel Core i9-9980XE: Not applicable

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

GPU turbo

1200MHz

Intel Core i9-9980XE: Not applicable

When the GPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.

GPU execution units

Intel Core i9-9980XE: Not applicable

A graphics processing unit (GPU) with a greater number of execution units can deliver better graphics.

supported displays

Intel Core i9-9980XE: Not applicable

Using multiple displays you can create a larger workspace, making it easier to work across multiple apps.

DirectX version

Intel Core i9-9980XE: Not applicable

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

OpenGL version

Intel Core i9-9980XE: Not applicable

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

OpenCL version

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Intel Core i9-9980XE)

Some apps use OpenCL to apply the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions introduce more functionality and better performance.

texture mapping units (TMUs)

Intel Core i9-9980XE: Not applicable

TMUs take textures and map them to the geometry of a 3D scene. More TMUs will typically mean that texture information is processed faster.

render output units (ROPs)

Intel Core i9-9980XE: Not applicable

The ROPs are responsible for some of the final steps of the rendering process, writing the final pixel data to memory and carrying out other tasks such as anti-aliasing to improve the look of graphics.

Memory

RAM speed

2666MHz

2666MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

maximum memory bandwidth

41.6GB/s

85.3GB/s

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.

DDR memory version

DDR (Double Data Rate) memory is the most common type of RAM. Newer versions of DDR memory support higher maximum speeds and are more energy-efficient.

memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.

maximum memory amount

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

bus transfer rate

The bus is responsible for transferring data between different components of a computer or device.

Supports ECC memory

✖Intel Core i9-9900K

✖Intel Core i9-9980XE

Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.

eMMC version

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Intel Core i9-9900K)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Intel Core i9-9980XE)

A higher version of eMMC allows faster memory interfaces, having a positive effect on the performance of a device. For example, when transferring files from your computer to the internal storage over USB.

bus speed

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Intel Core i9-9900K)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Intel Core i9-9980XE)

The bus is responsible for transferring data between different components of a computer or device.

Features

instruction sets

SSE 4.2, SSE 4.1, AVX, AES, FMA3, F16C, MMX

SSE 4.2, SSE 4.1, AVX, AES, FMA3, F16C, MMX

Instruction sets are sets of codes that the CPU runs for certain functions.

uses multithreading

✔Intel Core i9-9900K

✔Intel Core i9-9980XE

Multithreading technology (such as Intel’s Hyperthreading or AMD’s Simultaneous Multithreading) provides increased performance by splitting each of the processor’s physical cores into virtual cores, also known as threads. This way, each core can run two instruction streams at once.

bits executed at a time

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Intel Core i9-9900K)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Intel Core i9-9980XE)

NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.

Has TrustZone

✖Intel Core i9-9900K

✖Intel Core i9-9980XE

A technology integrated into the processor to secure the device for use with features such as mobile payments and streaming video using digital rights management (DRM).

front-end width

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Intel Core i9-9900K)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Intel Core i9-9980XE)

The CPU can decode more instructions per clock (IPC), meaning that the CPU performs better

Has NX bit

✔Intel Core i9-9900K

✖Intel Core i9-9980XE

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

VFP version

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Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Intel Core i9-9980XE)

Vector Floating-Point (VFP) is used by the processor to deliver increased performance in areas such as digital imaging.

Miscellaneous

Has AES

✔Intel Core i9-9900K

✔Intel Core i9-9980XE

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

Price comparison

Intel Core i9-9900K

Buy used:

€275

Product Store Price
Intel Core i9-9900K Desktop-Prozessor 8 …Intel Core i9-9900K Desktop-Prozessor 8 Kerne bis zu 5,0 GHz, entsperrt, LGA1151 300 Serie, 95 W (BX806849900K) €617
Intel Core i9-9900K 3,6GHz 8-Core Prozes…Intel Core i9-9900K 3,6GHz 8-Core Prozessor mit OVP €389
i9-9900k + Der8aur OC-Frame €275
Intel Core i9-9900K 3,6GHz 8-Core Prozes…Intel Core i9-9900K 3,6GHz 8-Core Prozessor €599
Neu i9-9900K 3.6 GHz Acht-Core Sechzehn-…Neu i9-9900K 3.6 GHz Acht-Core Sechzehn-Thread i9 9900K CPU Prozessor 16M 95W €499

Intel Core i9-9980XE

Buy used:

€400

Product Store Price
Intel Core i9-13900K Desktop-Prozessor 2. ..Intel Core i9-13900K Desktop-Prozessor 24 Kerne (8 P-Kerne + 16 E-Kerne) 36M Cache, bis zu 5,8 GHz BX8071513900K €619
Intel Int i9-10980XE 2066 Cascade BX, BX…Intel Int i9-10980XE 2066 Cascade BX, BX8069510980XE €1,317
Intel Core i9-13900F Processor 36 MB Sma…Intel Core i9-13900F Processor 36 MB Smart Cache Box €541

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Intel Core i9 9980XE vs i9 9900K: performance comparison

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Intel Core i9 9980XE

Intel Core i9 9900K

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.0 GHz Intel Core i9 9980XE with 18-cores against the 3.6 GHz i9 9900K with 8-cores. On this page, you’ll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

  1. Review
  2. Differences
  3. Performance
  4. Specs
  5. Comments

Review

General overview and comparison of the processors

Single-Core Performance

Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks

Core i9 9980XE

52

Core i9 9900K

61

Multi-Core Performance

Measure performance when all cores are involved

Core i9 9980XE

70

Core i9 9900K

40

Power Efficiency

The efficiency score of electricity consumption

Core i9 9980XE

44

Core i9 9900K

45

NanoReview Final Score

Generic CPU rating

Core i9 9980XE

58

Core i9 9900K

49

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 9900K and 9980XE

Advantages of Intel Core i9 9980XE

  • Has 10 more physical cores
  • Supports quad-channel memory
  • Around 37. 87 GB/s (91%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • Has 9216 KB larger L3 cache size

Advantages of Intel Core i9 9900K

  • More than 16° C higher critical temperature
  • Includes an integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630
  • 14% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5 GHz vs 4.4 GHz)
  • 13% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test — 1277 vs 1126 points

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Core i9 9980XE

1124

Core i9 9900K
+20%

1348

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Core i9 9980XE
+44%

18031

Core i9 9900K

12565

Passmark CPU (Single-Core)

Core i9 9980XE

2586

Core i9 9900K
+15%

2972

Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)

Core i9 9980XE
+74%

32535

Core i9 9900K

18717

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)

Core i9 9980XE

1130

Core i9 9900K
+14%

1287

Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)

Core i9 9980XE
+103%

17311

Core i9 9900K

8531

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Specifications

Full technical specification of Intel Core i9 9980XE and i9 9900K

General

Vendor Intel Intel
Released October 8, 2018 October 8, 2018
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Skylake Coffee Lake
Model number i9-9980XE i9-9900K
Integrated GPU No UHD Graphics 630
Performance Cores
P-Cores 18 8
P-Threads 36 16
Base Frequency (P) 3. 0 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.4 GHz 5 GHz
Total
Total Cores 18 8
Total Threads 36 16
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 30x 36x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s 8 GT/s
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 1MB (per core) 256K (per core)
L3 Cache 25MB (shared) 16MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes

Package

Fabrication process 14 nm 14 nm
TDP (PL1) 165 W 95 W
Socket LGA-2066 LGA-1151
Peak temperature 84°C 100°C
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630
GPU Base Clock 350 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1200 MHz
Shading Units 192
TMUs 24
ROPs 3
Execution Units 24
TGP 15 W
Max. Resolution 4096×2304 — 60 Hz

iGPU FLOPS

Core i9 9980XE

n/a

Core i9 9900K

0.38 TFLOPS

Memory Support

Memory types — DDR4-2666 — DDR4-2666
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 4 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 79.47 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
ECC Support No No
Official site Intel Core i9 9980XE official page Intel Core i9 9900K official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 44 16
Extended instructions SSE4.

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