Intel decides the launching Core i9-7980XE CPU 18-core, only $2000

Recently, Intel has officially set the date for the sale of its remaining Skylake-X CPUs. It is noticeable that Core i9-7980XE with 18cores and 36 threads was considered as the most powerful HEDT CPU sold in market for $1999. Also in the September  25 sale, Intel will simultaneously sell the i9-7960 with 16 cores and 32 threads at $1699 and i9-7940 with 14 cores and 28 threads at $ 1399. Meanwhile, the core i9-7230X with 12 cores and 24 threads will soon be sold this month, on August 28 for only $1199.

Moreover, Intel has officially unveiled the clock speed, power consumption TDP of the CPU from 12 cores or more of Skylake-X. Details are listed in the information below:


Although the original clock was different due to the number of kernel differences, the clock with Intel Turbo Boost 3.0 technology of the top four CPUs of the Skylake-X series are equal, reaching 4.4 GHz. Meanwhile, the Turbo Boost 2.0 clock is only 100 MHz. The i9-7940X, with its 14/28 thread cores, has the highest clock frequency, up to 3.1 GHz, although it sits in the middle of other brothers.

In fact, according to some prestigious technology sites, the clock speed of the Skylake-X CPUs will depend on the multiplier being used. For example, with the i9-7980XE, the clock rates range from 4.2 GHz to 3.9 GHz when the CPU uses up to 12 cores. Meanwhile, when all 18 cores are activated, the overall clock speed will be only 3.4 GHz.

Powerful, but Intel’s Skylake-X CPUs still face intense competition from AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. Although the IPC is still higher than the competition, Skylake-X almost does not have a comparison of the performance / cost ratio with Threadripper. Not only that, Intel also faced criticism from users because of cheap solution to fix CPU heat dissipation. Some users have “delid” the Core i9 CPU and get extremely good results when the operating temperature of the system drops to 20 degrees Celsius.

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