Intel’s Core i9-9990XE is Real! Intel Brings 5GHz to X299!
Intel’s Core i9-9990XE is Real! IntelÂ Brings 5GHz to X299!
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.Â
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.Â
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 financialÂ 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.Â
The IntelÂ® Coreâ¢ i9-9990XE is designed specifically for the financial services industry because of
specific customer requirements. Because the IntelÂ® Coreâ¢ 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.
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.Â