Intel Core i5-8400H 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 i5-9300H

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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 i7-9750H compare2600 - 4500 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2176M compare2700 - 4400 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8850H compare2600 - 4300 MHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i7-8750H compare2200 - 4100 MHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i5-9400H compare2500 - 4300 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-9300HF compare2400 - 4100 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-9300H2400 - 4100 MHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i5-8400H2500 - 4200 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8300H compare2300 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i3-8100H compare3000 MHz4 / 48 MB
Intel Core i9-9980HK compare2400 - 5000 MHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-9880H compare2300 - 4800 MHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-8950HK compare2900 - 4800 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2186M compare2900 - 4800 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2276M compare2800 - 4700 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9850H compare2600 - 4600 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9750H compare2600 - 4500 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2176M compare2700 - 4400 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8850H compare2600 - 4300 MHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i7-8750H compare2200 - 4100 MHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i5-9400H compare2500 - 4300 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-9300HF compare2400 - 4100 MHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i5-9300H2400 - 4100 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8400H2500 - 4200 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8300H compare2300 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i3-8100H compare3000 MHz4 / 48 MB
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Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
min: 398     avg: 415     median: 419 (77%)     max: 427 Points
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1530     avg: 1727     median: 1737 (17%)     max: 1877 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
770 Points (18%)
min: 717     avg: 784     median: 790 (18%)     max: 850 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
168 Points (75%)
min: 169     avg: 173     median: 172 (77%)     max: 176 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 6421     avg: 6561     median: 6572 (68%)     max: 6677 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 21798     avg: 24198     median: 24623 (41%)     max: 25656 Points
WinRAR - Result
5663 KB/s (58%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
min: 20736     avg: 22008     median: 22133 (22%)     max: 23155 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
min: 4542     avg: 4592     median: 4609 (30%)     max: 4626 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
49.4 fps (29%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
194 fps (67%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
min: 5.7     avg: 6.1     median: 6 (22%)     max: 6.5 fps
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TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.5 GB/s (1%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.8 GB/s (1%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
4.7 GB/s (0%)
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU *
min: 588     avg: 611     median: 602 (4%)     max: 643 Seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
min: 7787     avg: 8354     median: 8107 (54%)     max: 9169 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
9.1 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
20.3 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
496 Seconds (2%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
26995 Points (38%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 7499     avg: 8987     median: 9107 (41%)     max: 10557 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 52412     avg: 55875     median: 56000 (36%)     max: 58466 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 49250     avg: 54277     median: 54947 (65%)     max: 58074 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 58114     avg: 58963     median: 58413 (68%)     max: 61541 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 5356     avg: 7678     median: 7828.5 (20%)     max: 8903 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 9387     avg: 11376     median: 11698 (37%)     max: 12349 Points
3DMark - Time Spy CPU 2560x1440
min: 3165     avg: 4074     median: 4189 (29%)     max: 4861 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 14195     avg: 15338     median: 15527.5 (28%)     max: 16101 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3596     avg: 3854     median: 3854.5 (79%)     max: 4109 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
5266 Points (83%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
16911 Points (41%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 4704     avg: 4898     median: 4901 (77%)     max: 5089 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 14853     avg: 16246     median: 16541 (29%)     max: 17684 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1095     avg: 1118     median: 1123 (78%)     max: 1137 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3697     avg: 4014     median: 4146 (25%)     max: 4200 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1079.1     avg: 1138     median: 1108.5 (2%)     max: 1349.2 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
86.6 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 22225     avg: 32344     median: 33646 (64%)     max: 34957 Points

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

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

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