Intel's Core i9-9990XE is Real! Intel Brings 5GHz to X299!

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Intel's Core i9-9990XE is Real! Bringing 5GHz to X299!

Intel's Core i9-9990XE is Real! Intel Brings 5GHz to X299!

In late 2018, Intel launched their 9th Generation of X299 processors, a refresh of their existing 7th Generation Skylake-X processors with boosted clock speeds, soldered TIM and the platform's full allotment of PCIe lanes across the lineup. 

Earlier this week, rumours started to emerge regarding a new processor called the i9-9990XE, an ultra-high-end X299 processor that would deliver clock speeds that are higher than the rest of Intel's X-series, bringing 5GHz boost clock speeds to Intel's HEDT offerings for the first time. 

The i9-9990XE features a base clock speed of 4.0GHz and a boost clock speed of 5.0GHz, bringing the TDP of the processor to 255W, a staggering increase over the 18-core 19-9980XE, which features a TDP of 165W. The i9-9990XE will also feature a core count of 14, making this processor a beefed up version of the i9-9940X. 

Intel has confirmed that this processor will not receive a retail release, with stock allocations being restricted to closed online auctions. This processor is designed with the financial services market in mind, and as such will be produced in limited quantities. Below is Intel's full statement about the processor, as given to Anandtech

The Intel® Core™ i9-9990XE is designed specifically for the financial services industry because of
specific customer requirements. Because the Intel® Core™ i9-9990XE was built with unique
specifications and high frequency to meet the workload needs of this targeted industry, it can only
be produced in limited quantities and will not be broadly made available. The part will be offered
through an auction to ensure fairness in supply distribution.



L3 CacheDRAM
Intel i9-9990XE1428225W4.0/5.019.252666MHz44
Intel i9-9980XE1836165W3.0/4.524.752666MHz44
Intel i9-9960X1632165W3.1/4.522.002666MHz44
Intel i9-9940X1428165W3.3/4.519.252666MHz44
Intel i9-9920X1224165W3.5/4.519.252666MHz44
Intel i9-9900X1020165W3.5/4.519.252666MHz44
Intel i9-9820X1020165W3.3/4.216.502666MHz44
Intel i7-9800X816165W3.8/4.516.502666MHz44

It has also been reported that Intel i9-9990XE can boost up to 5.1GHz using Turbo Boost 3.0, though this has not been confirmed. 

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Most Recent Comments

18-01-2019, 07:09:25

"In late 2019" ...

Please dont make such typos - I've just played Quantum Break (Plot : time travels) and my head still spins Quote

18-01-2019, 07:57:04

Lol, The fastest processor in the world, that you will never even see, but we'll release benchmarks so you can all see what it "could do" and prove we are still the best....Quote

18-01-2019, 08:06:23

#3 It's interesting like reading about the Bugatti Veyron ...Quote

18-01-2019, 08:30:55

Originally Posted by MiNo View Post
"In late 2019" ...

Please dont make such typos - I've just played Quantum Break (Plot : time travels) and my head still spins
And I think that is my first "wrong year" typo of 2019. Fixed now.

TBH I think Quantum Break is very underrated as a game.Quote

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