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Intel Core i9-10980XE CPU Review

Ghost Recon Wildlands

We run the built-in benchmark using a 1080P resolution and the Ultra quality preset.


Hitman 2

We run the built-in benchmark using the Mumbai scene with image quality set to Ultra and the DirectX 12 mode enabled.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

We run the built-in benchmark using the DirectX 12 mode, anti-aliasing disabled, and the Highest quality preset.

The Division 2

We use the game’s built-in benchmark with quality set to Ultra, VSync disabled, and DX12 mode.

While you clearly shouldn’t be buying any HEDT CPU if you’re only interested in gaming, and gaming alone, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy a solid experience with the Core i9-10980XE when you shut off from work for the day. And you won’t even need the system to be rebooted into Game Mode, like we see is necessary for some games to play well on Ryzen Threadripper (albeit less frequently with the newer Zen 2-based versions).

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