Intel Core i9-7980XE 18-Core Processor Review

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Power Consumption

No review is complete without taking a look at power and the Intel Core i9-7980XE did fairly well considering it is an 10-core processor with a 140W TDP.

At idle the Intel Core i9-7900X Skylake-X platform used 92.3W at idle and that is impressive as includes the ASUS X299 motherboard,  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 FE video card, SATA III SSD and the Corsair Hydro water cooler. The processor topped out at 222W in Handbrake and 320W when playing Thief at 1080P.

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