Intel Core i9-9980XE CPU Review: Still Too Expensive

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so double the price per core with less than half the cores as the AMD equivalent, all within spitting distance in terms of performance, for a significantly more money, and no upgrade path on the socket (most likely) and a 4/5 ... wtf toms
 
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AMD's Ryzen Threadripper chips land quite a ways down our charts. With that said, we did test in AMD's recommended Game Mode.

Does this turn off many of the TR's cores? If yes, then these benchmarks are no good right?
 
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Also, why the hell this dude has included gaming benchmarks? This guy himself says that these are not gaming CPU's and then goes ahead and makes 3 of the 5 benchmark pages about gaming!!!!

That's just super weird man! Are you sure what you're talking about???
 
I'm curious as to why Adobe Premiere was not included in the Adobe tests? Premiere is one of the few Adobe programs which benefits from heavy multi-core performance. Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects are still mostly focused on one to a few cores.
 

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Hi, Paul!
Did Intel officially announce Skylake-X Refresh be manufactured on 14++ node?
9980XE Stepping is the same as 7980XE.
Stepping is 4, there is no change.
 

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Biased whole tome article dedicate to intel. This should be rated 2/5 like linus tech has said
 

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Biased whole tome article dedicate to intel. This should be rated 2/5 like linus tech has said
 

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Accepted, and recommended, practice when benching Threadripper chips. There would be a lot more to complain about if we didn't flip them into game mode.
 

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Intel confirmed that it is in fact 14nm++.
 

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As did all other reviewers. Because this chip is aimed at gamers, too.
 

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We use the integrated PCMark 8 test that runs the suite. however, it does not include Premiere.
 
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@Paul - Accepted, and recommended, practice when benching Threadripper chips. There would be a lot more to complain about if we didn't flip them into game mode.

Wow your answer is so specific and it totally answers the questions I asked you. pffffft.. Sheer Incompetence.
 

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The AMD processors wouldn't perform as well if we toggled off game mode and tested the AMD processors. Hence, AMD created the game mode to boost performance in latency-sensitive applications, such as games.

 
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Notice how every single review of the i9-9980XE is only being benched @ 1080p when it comes to games? Isn't this suspicious? Is it because Threadripper can beat this CPU @ 1440p and 4K when it comes to gaming?
 

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So double the price per core with less than half the cores as the AMD equivalent, all within spitting distance in terms of performance, for a significantly more money, and no upgrade path on the socket (most likely) and a 4/5 ... wtf Toms...

^^^Exactly what he/she said.
 

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