Intel’s ultra-powerful 14-core, 5GHz Core i9-9990XE processor has finally reached retail.
German retailer CaseKing.De has listed the Core i9-9990XE for 2.999,00 Euros or $3,376.08. This LGA2066 CPU packs 14 Hyper-Threaded cores based on the Skylake-X microarchitecture, and it can run all those cores at 5GHz turbo frequency.
The specific CPU surfaced earlier this year as an “auction only” item meant the companies that built high-end PCs.
Intel says it designed the Core i9-9990XE with unique specifications and high frequency to meet the workload needs of the financial services industry.
Puget Systems gave the Core i9-9990XE a preview and confirmed its exreme performance, although he company decided it wouldn’t sell systems containing the chip, citing its lack of warranty and excessive heat production.
Intel Core i9-9990XE (Skylake-X)
- Manufacturing node: 14 nm
- Cores: 14 / 28 (Physical / virtual)
- Clock: 4,0 GHz
- Turbo-clock: 5,0 GHz
- Turbo-clock (max.): 5,1 GHz
- Level-3 Cache: 19,25 MB
- Level-2 Cache: 14 MB (14x 1 MB)
- PCIe Lanes: 44x (PCIe 3.0)
- Memory channels: 4 (Quad-Channel)
- Memory Standard: DDR4-2666
- TDP: 255 Watt
- Socket: LGA 2066