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New Intel Core i9-9990XE Sheds Cores in Favor of High Clock Speeds, Benchmarked

Jan 8, 2017
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700mm sqaured dies and most can hit 4.5+ghz

Of which around 350 mm^2 is active and no it's not impressive at all, the TDP is eye watering. Everyone can clock a chip to hell.
Dec 31, 2009
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Benchmark Scores Faster than yours... I'd bet on it. :)
Just overclock the 9980XE... Oc to oc this will be slower... I guess it's for stock comparison but still...
Yes but 9980XE with 8 more threads at , like 4.6-4.8 GHz will still be faster in multicore workloads than this at 5 Ghz all core, can it even reach that though? I just dont see the point.
Some won't use all the cores and prefer the higher bin/speeds.

At the mainstream level, I will take higher clocks over more than 8c/16t any day of the week.


May 22, 2015
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