Benchmarks show Core i9-9990XE with 14 cores




at 5GHz that can not be purchased separately

A system builder has put benchmarks online from the Intel Core i9-9990XE. This is a processor that is not for sale to consumers, but is reportedly sold by Intel through auctions to OEMs. The CPU runs at 5GHz on all fourteen cores.

Puget Systems owns a copy of the Core i9-9990XE and runs benchmarks with Adobe software. The system builder confirms that it is a chip that is only available for OEMs and that is sold once a quarter via an auction. With this, the company confirms earlier rumors .

The Core i9-9990XE has fourteen cores and all of them simultaneously achieve a turbo speed of 5GHz. The maximum turbo speed is 5.1GHz with two cores active. The special chip has fewer cores than the top model that consumers can buy: the Core i9-9980XE. However, that processor has a lower turbo speed of 4.5 GHz. As far as core configuration is concerned, the i9-9990XE corresponds to the Core i9-9940X, but it achieves less high speeds.

Puget Systems has performed benchmarks in Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects and Lightroom. In almost all tests, the Core i9-9990XE is at the top thanks to its high clock speed, but the difference with the much cheaper Core i9-9900K which also reaches 5GHz is small. In Photoshop that processor is just a bit faster.

The system builder does not care about the price of the processor. The company concludes that the Core i9-9990XE is in many cases the fastest Intel CPU, but that it is also a niche product where many thresholds have to be overcome. For example, serious cooling is required to keep the chip cool with a tdp of 255W.

Intel Core i9-9990XE benchmarksIntel Core i9-9990XE benchmarksIntel Core i9-9990XE benchmarksIntel Core i9-9990XE benchmarks
Processor price Cores / threads Tdp Clock speed / turbo
i9-9990XE Unknown 14/28 255W 4.0 / 5.0GHz
i9-9980XE € 2,045.05 18/36 165W 3.0 / 4.5GHz
i9-9940X € 1,482.58 14/28 165W 3.3 / 4.5GHz


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