Intel Core i9-10980XE - Gaming Performance Tests

Ashes of The Singularity

Stardock's Ashes of the Singularity RTS title is a new take on the historical genre. The game incorporates several things that many pc gamers have been curious about and anxious to try for themselves such as Explicit Multi-Adapter Support and full Asynchronous Compute under DirectX 12 API. We tested the game at 1440P with 4x MSAA on Crazy Settings under DirectX 12.

Ashes of The Singularity (1440P)
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
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Intel Core i9-10980XE OC (MSI X299 Creator)
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Intel Core i9-10980XE OC (ASRock X299 Taichi CLX)
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AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
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Intel Core i9-10980XE (MSI X299 Creator)
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Intel Core i9-10980XE (ASRock X299 Taichi CLX)
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Intel Core i9-7980XE
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
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Battlefield V

Battlefield V brings back the action of the World War 2 shooter genre. Using the latest Frostbite tech, the game does a good job of looking gorgeous in all ways possible. From the open-world environments to the intense and gun-blazing action, this multiplayer and single-player FPS title is one of the best looking Battlefields to date. The game was tested at max settings at 1440p.

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Battlefield V (1440P)
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
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Intel Core i9-10980XE OC (MSI X299 Creator)
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Intel Core i9-10980XE OC (ASRock X299 Taichi CLX)
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Intel Core i9-10980XE (MSI X299 Creator)
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Intel Core i9-10980XE (ASRock X299 Taichi CLX)
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Intel Core i9-7980XE
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
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DOOM

In 2016, Id finally released Doom. My testing wouldn’t be complete without including this title. It's a hell fest featuring fast-paced FPS action and tons of demons to kill. The latest title is based on both Vulkan and OpenGL APIs that take advantage of the latest multi-core and multi-GPU upgrades.

DOOM (1440P)
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
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Intel Core i9-10980XE OC (MSI X299 Creator)
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Intel Core i9-10980XE OC (ASRock X299 Taichi CLX)
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Intel Core i9-10980XE (MSI X299 Creator)
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Intel Core i9-10980XE (ASRock X299 Taichi CLX)
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Intel Core i9-7980XE
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
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GTA V

GTA V is one handsomely optimized title for the PC audience. It's scalable across various PC configurations and delivers an impressive frame rate. Rockstar did an amazing job with the PC build of GTA V and it comes with a large array of settings that can be configured by PC gamers. We tested the title at 1440P with everything set to Ultra and 4x MSAA.

GTA V (1440P)
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
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AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
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Intel Core i9-10980XE OC (MSI X299 Creator)
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Intel Core i9-10980XE OC (ASRock X299 Taichi CLX)
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AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
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Intel Core i9-10980XE (MSI X299 Creator)
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Intel Core i9-10980XE (ASRock X299 Taichi CLX)
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X
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Intel Core i9-7980XE
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
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Mass Effect Andromeda

Being a huge fan of the Mass Effect series, I was highly anticipating the arrival of Andromeda to store shelves. Now that it’s here, I put the fastest gaming card to the test. Using Frostbite, the latest Mass Effect title looks incredibly gorgeous and the open-world settings on the different planets immerses you a lot.

Mass Effect Andromeda (1440P)
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AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
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AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
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Intel Core i9-10980XE OC (MSI X299 Creator)
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Intel Core i9-10980XE OC (ASRock X299 Taichi CLX)
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
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Intel Core i9-10980XE (MSI X299 Creator)
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Intel Core i9-10980XE (ASRock X299 Taichi CLX)
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Intel Core i9-7980XE
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
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Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus continues the journey of Artyom through the nuclear wasteland of Russia and its surroundings. This time, you are set over the Metro, going through various regions and different environments. The game is one of the premier titles to feature NVIDIA’s RTX technology and does well in showcasing the ray-tracing effects in all corners. The game was tested at Ultra setting with RTX settings turned off at 1440p.

Metro Exodus (1440P)
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Intel Core i9-10980XE OC (MSI X299 Creator)
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Intel Core i9-10980XE OC (ASRock X299 Taichi CLX)
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AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
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AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
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Intel Core i9-10980XE (MSI X299 Creator)
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Intel Core i9-10980XE (ASRock X299 Taichi CLX)
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Intel Core i9-7980XE
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
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Shadow of The Tomb Raider

Sequel to The Rise of the Tomb Raider, Shadow of The Tomb Raider is visually enhanced with an updated Foundation Engine that delivers realistic facial animations and the most gorgeous environments ever seen in a Tomb Raider Game. The game is a technical marvel and really shows the power of its graphics engine in the latest title.

Shadow of The Tomb Raider (1440P)
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
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AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
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Intel Core i9-10980XE OC (MSI X299 Creator)
101
Intel Core i9-10980XE OC (ASRock X299 Taichi CLX)
101
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
100
Intel Core i9-10980XE (MSI X299 Creator)
100
Intel Core i9-10980XE (ASRock X299 Taichi CLX)
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Intel Core i9-7980XE
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
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Sid Meir's Civilization VI

Civilization VI is the pinnacle of the series. It's featured huge, sweeping changes, and nothing was left out. Everything has found a purpose, they all work together in tandem but also have a reason to stand alone. It uses a more fleshed out engine that now supports DirectX 12 capabilities. We tested the game with every setting maxed out (4x MSAA, 4096x4096 shadow textures) at 1440P in DirectX 12.

Sid Meir's Civilization VI (1440P)
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Intel Core i9-10980XE OC (ASRock X299 Taichi CLX)
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
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Intel Core i9-9900KS
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AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
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AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
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Intel Core i9-10980XE (MSI X299 Creator)
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Intel Core i9-10980XE (ASRock X299 Taichi CLX)
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Intel Core i9-7980XE
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
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Watch Dogs 2

Watch Dogs 2 once again takes us on a hacking tour, but this time in the city of San Francisco. Using a very evolved version of the OPUS engine the developers should have a better grasp of things this go around than they did with Watch Dogs. The new engine incorporates several NVIDIA Gameworks technologies and is seen as one of the most graphics-intensive titles to launch this year. We tested the game on a mix of Ultra and high settings at 1440P (Temporal Filtering Disabled).

Watch Dogs 2 (1440P)
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Intel Core i9-10980XE OC (ASRock X299 Taichi CLX)
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
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AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
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Intel Core i9-10980XE (MSI X299 Creator)
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Intel Core i9-10980XE (ASRock X299 Taichi CLX)
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Intel Core i9-7980XE
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
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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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