Intel Core i9-10980XE - CPU / VRM Temperatures

The Core-X series processors don't only consume higher power, they also release huge amounts of heat. It's well known that Intel is using a TIM based solution between the IHS and die rather than a proper soldered solution like AMD uses on Ryzen. Intel used properly soldered designs on their last generation HEDT processors but they have done away with it. This will lead to poor heat that results in higher temperatures. I used the Corsair H115i Pro for testing.

Temperatures
Gaming Load
VRMs
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20
40
60
80
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120
0
20
40
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100
120
Intel Core i9-9900KS
50
48
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
52
56
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X
56
65
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
60
71
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
55
57
Intel Core i9-10980XE (MSI X299 Creator)
59
59
Intel Core i9-10980XE (ASRock X299 Taichi CLX)
58
55
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
60
52
Intel Core i9-7980XE
62
76
Intel Core i9-10980XE OC (MSI X299 Creator)
78
67
Intel Core i9-10980XE OC (ASRock X299 Taichi CLX)
78
63
Wccftech Rating

The ASRock X299 Taichi CLX is the third and last revision to ASRock's X299 Taichi family and its the best one yet. Offering modern aesthetics, the latest feature set which includes USB 3.2 Gen 2 / Gen 1, 2.5GbE LAN, 10 SATA ports, lots of expansion options and a solid VRM which offers up to 720A to the 10th Gen X-series processors, the X299 Taichi CLX is a worthy option to consider if you're building an Intel HEDT setup for yourself.

Pros
  • Modern aesthetics and design on 3rd Taichi X299 revision
  • Solid 13 Phase Digi Power PWM Design
  • Excellent Overclocking Capabilities
  • Proper XXL Aluminum heatsinks placed over PWM system
  • Good Cooling Design With heatpipe implementation
  • Dual 8 Pin power connectors for the CPU Socket
  • Dual LAN ports including 2.5GbE connectivity
  • Wireless module for WIFI 6 and Bluetooth 5.0
  • Dual x16 PCIe slots when running a 48/44 Lane CPU
  • Triple M.2 Slots
  • 10 SATA Ports
  • Metal Shielded PCIe slots
  • Dual USB 3.2 Gen 2 Ports
  • Lots of USB 3.2 Gen 1 Ports
  • Purity Sound 4 Audio System
  • Subtle and not too flashy RGB LEDs
Cons
  • Very high price ($399.99 US)
  • Not the most optimized Software Stack
  • M.2 slots share lanes with PCIe slots
  • Intel's 10th Gen X-series not that impressive

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