Cascade Lake Effect: A Performance Look At Intel’s Core i9-10980XE

by Rob Williams on November 25, 2019 in Processors

We’ve reached the third generation of eighteen core desktop processors from Intel, with the launch of the new Core X-series, and its flagship Core i9-10980XE. Even with a bump to the max Turbo clock, and an increase of officially supported memory speed and total density, the most notable thing about Intel’s latest flagship is actually something else: its sub-$1,000 price tag.

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While this article has no lack of synthetic benchmarks, SiSoftware’s Sandra makes it very easy to get reliable performance information on key metrics, such as arithmetic, multimedia, cryptography, and memory. Sandra is designed in such a way that it takes the best advantage of any architecture it’s given, so each CPU always has its best chance to shine.

That means a couple of things. This is definitely the “best” possible performance outlook for any chip, and doesn’t necessary correlate with real-world performance in other tests. It’s best used as a gauge of what’s possible, and to see where one architecture obviously differs from another.

SiSoftware Sandra 2020


SiSoftware Sandra 2020 - Multi-media Performance (Intel Core i9-10980XE)


SiSoftware Sandra 2020 - Arithmetic Performance (Intel Core i9-10980XE)


SiSoftware Sandra 2020 - Cryptography (High) Performance (Intel Core i9-10980XE)
SiSoftware Sandra 2020 - Cryptography (Higher) Performance (Intel Core i9-10980XE)

Memory Bandwidth

SiSoftware Sandra 2020 - Memory Bandwidth (Intel Core i9-10980XE)

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Rob Williams

Rob founded Techgage in 2005 to be an 'Advocate of the consumer', focusing on fair reviews and keeping people apprised of news in the tech world. Catering to both enthusiasts and businesses alike; from desktop gaming to professional workstations, and all the supporting software.

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