It has been over a year since Intel launched its Skylake-X processor and Basin Falls platform, with a handful of six core core processors up to eighteen kernels. At that time Intel's competition has gone through the roof of the core, PCIe paths, power consumption. To compete, Intel has gone down another route, with its update product table focusing on frequency, buffer updates and an updated thermal interface. Today we are testing the top processor on the list, Core i9-9980XE.
Intel's Newest Processors
In October, Intel lifted its Fall Desktop Event, lured on its new generation of high-end desktop processors. There will be seven new processors at all, with the Core i9-9980XE eighteen core part at the top, down to the eight-core Core i7-9800X as the cheapest model.