Intel Core i9-7980XE 18-Core Processor Review

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Intel Core i9-7980XE Temperatures

We fired up the AIDA64 System Stability Test for 20 minutes and found that we had an idle temp of 30C and a load temp of 41C on the CPU. AIDA64 can only show up to 12 cores, so we weren’t able to monitor each core individually. If you look at the individual core temperatures they ranged from 20C all they way up to 48C.

We tired to look at CPU Package power numbers, but HWiNFO64, AIDA64 and CPUID HWMonitor all showed the package power incorrectly. We reached out to the developers of AIDA64 and they will take a look into this next week after they are back from holiday.

Let’s overclock this bad boy!

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  • Flatlander

    AMD Threadripper 1950X 16-core = $999 ($31.22 per core)

    Shouldn’t it be $62.43 per core?

    • James Patrick Michael Corrao

      Yeah, looks like they did $/Thread instead by accident.

  • Zero’clock Gaming

    that power consumption when overclocked is just madness, really dont see why Intel released this, does not seem to really compete with the 1950x to me.

  • Michal Šimonek

    u found golden sample man, 4.9 GHz R15 run…crazy.

  • Dorian Kunch

    Thanks Nate for the EXTREMELY thorough review. informative and entertaining. AND, at 860 watts, this may actually be the first true egg fryer???

    • Coach

      New benchmark: Can Intel’s new CPU dethrone FX-9590 in the Egg-fry-bench? 😀

  • DoctorT

    Your $/core values for the 7980x are wrong (in the table and the write up) – they should say $111.11/core (2000/18) instead of $55.52/core (1000/18).

    On a different note – wow 850W pulled on an overclock! 0_0 Intel is really loosing its efficiency.

    • Nathan Kirsch

      Updated! Not used to writing about $1999 processors yet! 🙂 Yeah, I about died when I saw over 860 Watts on Keyshot.