Intel Core i9-10980XE Review

Written by Antony Leather

November 25, 2019 | 08:01

Tags: #14nm #cascade-lake-x #coffee-lake #coffee-lake-refresh #lga-2066 #x299 #z390

Companies: #intel

Test Setup

We test Intel HEDT CPUs using MSI's MEG X299 Creation along with 32GB (4 x 8GB) of Corsair 3,466MHz DDR4 Vengeance RGB Pro memory, EK WaterBlocks EK-MLC Phoenix 240mm liquid-cooler, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super Founders Edition. Where possible, the same hardware, memory speed, and timings are used across all our systems to ensure the results are as comparable as possible.

Test System

  • Motherboard MSI MEG X299 Creation
  • Memory 32GB (4 x 8GB) Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB 3,466MHz DDR4
  • Graphics card Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super Founders Edition
  • PSU Corsair RM850i
  • SSD Samsung 970 Evo 2TB
  • CPU cooler EK WaterBlocks EK-MLC Phoenix 240mm
  • Operating system Windows 10 64-bit


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