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Intel Core i9-9990XE rumor points to 14-core CPU which hits 5GHz

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Intel is readying a new HEDT (high-end desktop) Core X processor which bristles with 14-cores and runs at up to 5GHz with Turbo, at least according to the CPU grapevine.

The Core i9-9990XE will supposedly have a beefy base clock of 4GHz out of the box, and will be capable of boosting to 5GHz as mentioned.

It will run with 14-cores and 28-threads, and will reportedly have a TDP of 255W.

The processor is inbound from Intel according to multiple sources who spoke to Anandtech, and they believe this chip will only be available to system makers, and even then via auction, as opposed to just being able to order one straight off the bat.

The 9990XE’s clock speeds are considerably faster than the current top-of-the-range Core i9-9980XE (pictured above) which runs at 3GHz out of the box with Turbo to 4.5GHz.

Although it would have less cores than the current flagship, as the 9980XE offers 18-cores.

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