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 9000-series processors in this line range from eight to eighteen cores, with base clock speeds of 3.0 to 3.8GHz - and turbo boost speeds of up to 4.4GHz. 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.
These processors were codenamed Skylake-X, when first announced, but Intel seems to have standardized on calling them Core X processors. There were also some Kaby Lake-X chips that share the same socket and were compatible with some of the same motherboards, but they had fewer memory channels and PCI-E lanes, so to avoid confusion and situations where lots of motherboard features are disabled we chose not to offer them.
|Product Line||Core i9|
|Code Name||Basin Falls|
|Number of Cores||18|
|Clock Speed||3.00 GHz|
|Max. Turbo Boost||4.50 GHz|
|All-Core Turbo Boost||3.80 GHz|
|Thermal Output||165 W|
|Virtualization Technology (VT-x)||Yes|
|Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)||Yes|
|Trusted Execution Technology||Yes|
Configure a gaming PC with the Intel Core i9 9980XE 3.0GHz Eighteen Core 24.75MB 165W.