Intel Core i5-8400H vs Intel Core i5-8300H vs Intel Core i5-9300H

Intel Core i5-8400H

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The Intel Core i5-8400H is a high-end processor for laptops with four cores based on the Coffee Lake architecture and will be announced early 2018. The processor clocks at between 2.5 and 4.2 GHz (4.1 with 4 cores) and can execute up to eight threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. According to Intel, the CPU is manufactured in an improved 14nm (14nm++) process.

The Coffee Lake architecture is similar to Kaby Lake and differs only in the amount of cores (now six cores for the high end versions) and the improved 14nm process (14nm++ according to Intel).

Performance

The Intel Core i5-8400H should perform similar as the older Core i7-7920HQ (3.1 - 4.1 GHz). The faster Coffee Lake CPUs, like the Core i7-8750H offers two additional cores and is therefore up to 50% faster in multithreaded benchmarks. Still, the performance of the i5-8400H should be sufficient for even demanding applications and games.

Graphics

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 iGPU is supposed to offer a slightly higher performance as its clock rate has been increased by 50 MHz (rumored). The architecture is identical to that of the Intel HD Graphics 630. We do expect a performance improvement, but as a low-end solution it will probably only display current games smoothly at reduced details - if at all.

Power Consumption

Intel specifies the TDP with 45 watts and therefore the i5 is only suited for big laptops with good cooling solutions. Using cTDP-down, the CPU can also be configured to 35 Watt resulting in a reduced performance.

Intel Core i5-8300H

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The Intel Core i5-8300H is a fast processor for laptops with four cores based on the Coffee Lake architecture and was announced early 2018. The processor clocks at between 2.3 and 4 GHz (3.9 with 4 cores) and can execute up to eight threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. According to Intel, the CPU is manufactured in an improved 14nm (14nm++) process.

The Coffee Lake architecture is similar to Kaby Lake and differs only in the amount of cores (now six cores for the high end versions) and the improved 14nm process (14nm++ according to Intel).

Performance

The Intel Core i5-8300H should perform similar as the older Core i7-7820HQ (2.9 - 4 GHz). The faster Coffee Lake CPUs, like the Core i7-8750H offers two additional cores and is therefore up to 50% faster in multithreaded benchmarks. Still, the performance of the i5-8300H should be sufficient for even demanding applications and games.

Graphics

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 iGPU is supposed to offer a slightly higher performance as its clock rate has been increased by 50 MHz (rumored). The architecture is identical to that of the Intel HD Graphics 630. We do expect a performance improvement, but as a low-end solution it will probably only display current games smoothly at reduced details - if at all.

Power Consumption

Intel specifies the TDP with 45 watts and therefore the i5 is only suited for big laptops with good cooling solutions. Using cTDP-down, the CPU can also be configured to 35 Watt resulting in a reduced performance.

Intel Core i5-9300H

► remove Intel i5-9300H

The Intel Core i5-9300H is a fast processor for laptops with four cores based on the Coffee Lake architecture (2019 Refresh, CFL-HR). The processor clocks at between 2.4 and 4.1 GHz (4 with 4 cores) and can execute up to eight threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. According to Intel, the CPU is manufactured in an improved 14nm (14nm++) process. Compared to the predecessor, the Core i5-8300H from 2018, the 9300H is clocked slightly higher (+100 MHz CPU, +50 MHz GPU).

The Coffee Lake architecture is similar to Kaby Lake and differs only in the amount of cores (now six cores for the high end versions) and the improved 14nm process (14nm++ according to Intel).

Performance

The Intel Core i5-9300H should perform similar as the older Core i7-7920HQ (3.1 - 4.1 GHz). The faster Coffee Lake CPUs, like the Core i7-8750H/9750H offers two additional cores and is therefore up to 50% faster in multithreaded benchmarks. Still, the performance of the i5-9300H should be sufficient for even demanding applications and games.

Graphics

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 iGPU is supposed to offer a slightly higher performance as its clock rate has been increased by 50 MHz. The architecture is identical to that of the Intel HD Graphics 630. We do expect a performance improvement, but as a low-end solution it will probably only display current games smoothly at reduced details - if at all.

Power Consumption

Intel specifies the TDP with 45 watts and therefore the i5 is only suited for big laptops with good cooling solutions. Using cTDP-down, the CPU can also be configured to 35 Watt resulting in a reduced performance.

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Intel Core i9-9980HK2.4 - 5 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-9880H2.3 - 4.8 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-8950HK2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2186M2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2276M2.8 - 4.7 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9850H2.6 - 4.6 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9750H2.6 - 4.5 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2176M2.7 - 4.4 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8850H2.6 - 4.3 GHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i7-8750H2.2 - 4.1 GHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i5-9400H2.5 - 4.3 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-9300HF2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-9300H2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i5-8400H2.5 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8300H2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i3-8100H3 GHz4 / 48 MB
Intel Core i9-9980HK2.4 - 5 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-9880H2.3 - 4.8 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-8950HK2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2186M2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2276M2.8 - 4.7 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9850H2.6 - 4.6 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9750H2.6 - 4.5 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2176M2.7 - 4.4 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8850H2.6 - 4.3 GHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i7-8750H2.2 - 4.1 GHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i5-9400H2.5 - 4.3 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-9300HF2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-9300H2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8400H2.5 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i5-8300H2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i3-8100H3 GHz4 / 48 MB
Intel Core i9-9980HK2.4 - 5 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-9880H2.3 - 4.8 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-8950HK2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2186M2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2276M2.8 - 4.7 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9850H2.6 - 4.6 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9750H2.6 - 4.5 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2176M2.7 - 4.4 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8850H2.6 - 4.3 GHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i7-8750H2.2 - 4.1 GHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i5-9400H2.5 - 4.3 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-9300HF2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i5-9300H2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8400H2.5 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8300H2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i3-8100H3 GHz4 / 48 MB
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iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1100 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1000 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1050 MHz)
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Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 398     avg: 415     median: 419 (65%)     max: 427 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1530     avg: 1727     median: 1737 (17%)     max: 1877 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
770 Points (17%)
min: 609     avg: 793     median: 812 (18%)     max: 850 Points
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min: 717     avg: 784     median: 790 (18%)     max: 850 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
168 Points (62%)
min: 151     avg: 169     median: 170 (63%)     max: 174 Points
min: 169     avg: 173     median: 172 (63%)     max: 176 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 6.2     avg: 7.9     median: 7.8 (16%)     max: 8.79 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.72     avg: 1.9     median: 1.9 (61%)     max: 1.96 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 6115     avg: 6392     median: 6463.5 (58%)     max: 6524
min: 6421     avg: 6561     median: 6572 (59%)     max: 6677
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 20061     avg: 22328     median: 22266.5 (37%)     max: 24718
min: 21798     avg: 24198     median: 24623 (41%)     max: 25656
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 28616     avg: 30319     median: 30318.5 (29%)     max: 32021 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 8277     avg: 8392     median: 8391.5 (63%)     max: 8506 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 205.94     avg: 256     median: 265.3 (3%)     max: 285.807 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 6.42     avg: 7.9     median: 7.7 (2%)     max: 9.762 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
5663 (36%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 20736     avg: 22008     median: 22133 (17%)     max: 23155 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 4542     avg: 4592     median: 4609 (30%)     max: 4626 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 39     avg: 43.7     median: 40.2 (18%)     max: 52 fps
49.4 fps (22%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 163.2     avg: 173     median: 169 (50%)     max: 188 fps
194 fps (57%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 5.7     avg: 6.1     median: 6 (19%)     max: 6.5 fps
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.4 GB/s (0%)
0.5 GB/s (1%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.6 GB/s (0%)
0.8 GB/s (1%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
3.9 GB/s (0%)
4.7 GB/s (0%)
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 588     avg: 611     median: 602 (4%)     max: 643 Seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 7787     avg: 8354     median: 8107 (45%)     max: 9169 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 9.264     avg: 9.5     median: 9.4 (2%)     max: 9.8 s
9.1 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 20.901     avg: 21.2     median: 21.1 (1%)     max: 21.74 s
20.3 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 545.627     avg: 550     median: 548.7 (2%)     max: 558.56 s
496 s (2%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
26995 Points (31%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 6234     avg: 8139     median: 8154 (34%)     max: 9415 Points
min: 7499     avg: 8987     median: 9107 (37%)     max: 10557 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 48575     avg: 52494     median: 53016 (34%)     max: 56026 Points
min: 52412     avg: 55875     median: 56000 (36%)     max: 58466 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 48063     avg: 51178     median: 51009 (54%)     max: 55273 Points
min: 49250     avg: 54277     median: 54947 (58%)     max: 58074 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 45639     avg: 53927     median: 56262.5 (58%)     max: 57543 Points
min: 58114     avg: 58963     median: 58413 (60%)     max: 61541 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 6260     avg: 7613     median: 7857 (20%)     max: 8471 Points
min: 5356     avg: 7678     median: 7828.5 (20%)     max: 8903 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 9136     avg: 10979     median: 11196 (28%)     max: 11971 Points
min: 9387     avg: 11376     median: 11698 (30%)     max: 12349 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 3270     avg: 3571     median: 3571 (25%)     max: 3872 Points
min: 3165     avg: 4074     median: 4189 (29%)     max: 4861 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
15050 (27%)
min: 14195     avg: 15338     median: 15527.5 (28%)     max: 16101
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
3740 (77%)
min: 3596     avg: 3854     median: 3854.5 (79%)     max: 4109
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
5266 (81%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
16911 (41%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
4770 (65%)
min: 4704     avg: 4898     median: 4901 (67%)     max: 5089
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
14790 (23%)
min: 14853     avg: 16246     median: 16541 (26%)     max: 17684
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1095     avg: 1118     median: 1123 (67%)     max: 1137
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3697     avg: 4014     median: 4146 (25%)     max: 4200
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1094.7     avg: 1146     median: 1133 (2%)     max: 1208.9 ms
min: 1079.1     avg: 1138     median: 1108.5 (2%)     max: 1349.2 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
88.5 ms (1%)
86.6 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 30806     avg: 32869     median: 33251 (53%)     max: 34659 Points
min: 22225     avg: 32344     median: 33646 (53%)     max: 34957 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-8400H → 100% n=2

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-8300H → 103% n=2

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-9300H → 102% n=2

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