Intel Core i9-9990XE
The Core i9-9990XE is a 14 core CPU from Intel released in 2018. This chip has an amazing overall score at 113% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 79%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i9-9990XE scores 126% and 135% respectively. Indeed, this is an incredible rating for very heavy workloads.
The Core i9-9990XE has 14 cores and 28 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 4 GHz and a turbo speed of 5.1 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow. This CPU has an unlocked multiplier and allows for overclocking. With adequate cooling and a good power supply, it's possible to run this CPU at a higher clock speed.
In terms of cache, the Core i9-9990XE has 896 KiB of level 1 cache, and 25 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.
Power and thermals for the Intel Core i9-9990XE CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 255 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.
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