Intel Core i9-9990XE : As much as 5.zero GHz, Public sale Solely

AnandTech has obtained paperwork and supporting info from a number of sources that point out Intel plans to launch a brand new high-end desktop processor, the Core i9-9990XE. These paperwork present that the processors should not bought within the retail sector. Quite, they’re solely bought to system integrators after which solely by a closed on-line public sale.

This new processor is the highest-numbered processor in Intel's high-end desktop line. The present prime processor is the i9-9980XE, an 18-core half with a base frequency of three.5 GHz and a turbo frequency of four.zero GHz. The i9-9990XE is not only the 9980XE with a frequency enhance.

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cores
TDP
Freq
L3
(MB)
L3 per
Vein
DRAM
DDR4
PCIe

i9-9990XE
$ Public sale
14/28
255 W
four.zero / 5.zero
?
?
2666
44

i9-9980XE
$ 1979
18/36
165 W
three.zero / four.5
24.75
1.375
2666
44

i9-9960X
$ 1684
16/32
165 W
three,1 / four,5
22:00
1.375
2666
44

i9-9940X
1387 US
14/28
165 W
three,three / four,5
19:25
1.375
2666
44

i9-9920X
$ 1189
12/24
165 W
three.5 / four.5
19:25
1604
2666
44

i9-9900X
$ 989
10/20
165 W
three.5 / four.5
19:25
1,925
2666
44

i9-9820X
$ 889
10/20
165 W
three.three / four.2
16.50
1650
2666
44

i7-9800X
$ 589
eight.16
165 W
three.eight / four.5
16.50
2031
2666
44

The Core i9-9990XE can be a 14-core processor, however with a base frequency of four.zero GHz and a turbo frequency of 5.zero GHz. This makes it an excellent purse 9940X.

Intel calls this processor an "Off Roadmap," which implies it won’t be retailed. As a substitute of promoting immediately to finish customers, Intel presents the chance to pick out OEMs by a sequence of auctions, that are held quarterly. The primary public sale is scheduled for the third week of 2019. Which means that the worth of the processor just isn’t mounted depends upon how a lot every system integrator is keen to pay. We additionally realized that solely three system integrators can be on the first public sale.

Total, this methodology implies that Intel doesn’t need to decide to quantity gross sales: Since these chips are extraordinarily low cost, they will in all probability construct just a few hundred per quarter, therefore the one public sale per quarter.

Additional particulars concerning the chip now we have realized embrace that it has a listed TDP of 255W, which implies the height efficiency can be greater. Motherboard producers must help 420 amps for the chip's energy output (which might be 546 watts at 1.3V) and as much as 30 amps per core. It will likely be for the already marketed Socket 2066-X299 motherboards, and maybe it will be significant that Intel doesn’t give a assure. Which means that system builders can’t recuperate the price of lifeless silicon, however they can provide their very own assure to finish customers.

Properly, that's attention-grabbing. We contacted Intel for feedback.

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