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Intel Core i7-980X

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Intel Core i7-980X review: specs and price

Intel Core i7-980X
Intel Core i7-980X
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Why is Intel Core i7-980X better than the average?

  • CPU speed
    6 x 3.33GHzvs13.98GHz
  • CPU threads
    12vs8.95
  • L1 cache
    384KBvs282.14KB
  • PassMark result
    8904vs5795.35
  • Turbo clock speed
    3.6GHzvs3.38GHz
  • L3 cache
    12MBvs10.86MB
  • GeekBench result
    12383vs7791.16
  • Memory channels
    3vs2.65

Top specs and features

General info

1.Supports 64-bit
Intel Core i7-980X

A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.

2.semiconductor size

32nm

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.

Best

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

12nm

3.thermal design power (TDP)

130W

The thermal design power (TDP) is the maximum amount of power the cooling system needs to dissipate. A lower TDP typically means that it consumes less power.

Best

Intel Atom E3805

3W

4.number of transistors

1170 million

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

9600 million

5.height

45mm

Best

Samsung Exynos 5 Dual

11mm

6.width

42.5mm

Best

Samsung Exynos 5 Dual

11mm

Performance

1.CPU speed

6 x 3.33GHz

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

32 x 3GHz

2.L2 cache

1.5MB

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

Best

Intel Xeon Phi 7235

32MB

3.L1 cache

384KB

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

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

2250KB

4.L2 core

0.25MB/core

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

Best

Intel Core i5-4200Y

2.5MB/core

5.CPU threads

12

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64

6.L3 cache

12MB

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

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64MB

Memory

1.maximum memory bandwidth

25.6GB/s

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

Best

Intel Xeon E5504

192.2GB/s

2.RAM speed

1066MHz

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

Best

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

2933MHz

3.memory channels

3

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

Best

Intel Atom x5-Z8350

12.8

4.maximum memory size

24GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

Best

Intel Xeon E7-8830

4096GB

Features

1.Uses hyperthreading technology
Intel Core i7-980X

Many of Intel's processors use hyperthreading, which means that each core of the processor can work on two threads at once instead of most processors which work on a single thread per core. This means you can have significant performance gains in certain applications.

2.Has dynamic frequency scaling
Intel Core i7-980X

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.

3.Has AES
Intel Core i7-980X

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

4.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Intel Core i7-980X

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.

5.SSE version

4.2

SSE is used to speed up multimedia tasks such as editing an image or adjusting audio volume. Each new version contains new instructions and improvements.

Best

Intel Core i3-9350KF

4.2

6.Has NX bit
Intel Core i7-980X

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

Benchmarks

1.PassMark result

8904

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

Best

Intel Xeon W-2195

26470

2.GeekBench result

12383

This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2019)

Best

Intel Core i7-6950X

51251

3.PassMark result (single)

1435

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

Best

Intel Core i3-7350K

2625

4.Cinebench 10 result

27056

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

Best

Intel Core i7-4960X

38726

5.performance per watt

95

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

Best

Intel Core i5-7200U

553.3

6.SysMark 2012 result

257

SysMark 2012 result for overall CPU performance.

Best

Intel Core i7-980X

257

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