Intel Core i9 10980XE and ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme Encore Review

Intel Core i9-10980XE

ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme Encore Review

Intel Core i9-10980XE

Just as the Rampage Encore is a familiar product given some polish and brought in line with all the modern thinking in current motherboards, so the Intel Core i9-10980XE is very similar to the Core i9-9980XE but has been given a few refinements and that massive price cut to give a stiff challenge to the competition.

The Turbo boost has seen an uptick in the limit, now hitting 4.6 GHz with a lot of cores but going even higher when the load is light. Selective core boosting is one of the most impressive improvements we've seen recently and it works at its best in situations like this when it has many cores to choose from. After all, cherry picking the best 4 cores from 18 of them is more likely to bring dividends than picking the best four from eight. Elsewhere there is a artificial intelligence architectural boost, although naturally this will only apply to certain tasks, as well as the capacity to be dropped in to your existing X299 motherboard. That is of course assuming that the manufacturer has updated their BIOS for the new processors.

The i9-9980XE was a beast of a CPU. We can't wait to see what these refinements have brought to the table. Let's stop dithering about and get on with some benchmarks.

Intel Core i9-10980XE Features  

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Most Recent Comments

25-11-2019, 14:38:09

Oh my, these HEDT releases are like the local busses, nothing for ages then a load appear all at once, looking forward to digging into these articles soonQuote

25-11-2019, 14:46:42

Its funny that intel brought the embargo forward 6 hours to avoid the AMD launch.Quote

25-11-2019, 14:53:32

Can it be delidded ?Quote

25-11-2019, 23:09:04

Originally Posted by FTLN View Post
Can it be delidded ?
Theoretically yes if it is like 9980XE. It is really tricky. But you really need to know what you are doing and be very, very careful. And also i wouldn't recommend it on a regular chip. Only on pre-binned ones, with direct die mount, and ballsy water cooling setup.Quote

25-11-2019, 23:21:55

Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
Its funny that intel brought the embargo forward 6 hours to avoid the AMD launch.
We can see why now.Quote

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