Background on Intel Core X-series CPU
Intel's enthusiast-class "Core X" processors represent the top-end of their consumer CPU line, and bridge the gap between the more mainstream chips and the Xeon server-grade models. The current processors in this line range from ten to eighteen cores, with base clock speeds of 3.0 to 3.7GHz - and turbo boost speeds of up to 4.8GHz. The combination of high core counts with high clock frequencies allow these processors to excel at both single and multi-threaded workloads, while supporting more RAM and PCI-E lanes than the less expensive Core series.
Multiple generations of processors from Intel have now carried the "Core X" moniker, which can make this product line a little confusing. Some previous generations have included models with limited numbers of PCI-E lanes or reduced RAM capacity, but the latest 10000-series seems to have done away with that. Intel also drastically cut the price on this processor family, which is great!
Note: This processor is in extremely short supply, and that is not expected to improve for the foreseeable future. We recommend considering Intel Xeon-W or AMD Threadripper as an alternative.
|Product Line||Core i9|
|Code Name||Cascade Lake-X|
|Number of Cores||18|
|Clock Speed||3.00 GHz|
|Max. Turbo Boost||4.60 GHz|
|Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0||4.80 GHz|
|All-Core Turbo Boost||3.80 GHz|
|Thermal Output||165 W|
|Max Temperature||86 C|
|Virtualization Technology (VT-x)||Yes|
|Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)||Yes|
|Trusted Execution Technology||Yes|
Max memory speed is reduced to 2666MHz when configured with two DIMMs per channel.
Configure a custom workstation with the Intel Core i9 10980XE 3.0GHz Eighteen Core 24.75MB 165W.