Intel Core i7-8850H vs Intel Core i7-9850H

Intel Core i7-8850H

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The Intel Core i7-8850H is a high-end processor for laptops with six cores based on the Coffee Lake architecture and will be announced early 2018. The processor clocks at between 2.6 and 4.3 GHz (4.1 with 4 cores, 4 GHz with 6 cores) and can execute up to twelve 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

Due to the two additional cores, performance has increased by almost 50% compared to a similar clocked Kaby Lake processor like the Core i7-7920HQ (3.1 - 4.1 GHz). Single-core performance has not improved since its Kaby Lake predecessor. As a high-end model, the i7-8850H is suitable for the most 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 i7 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 i7-9850H

► remove Intel 9850H

The Intel Core i7-9850H is a high-end processor for laptops with six cores based on the Coffee Lake architecture (2019 refresh, CFL-HR). The processor clocks at between 2.6 and 4.6 GHz (4 GHz with 6 cores) and can execute up to twelve 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 i7-8850H, the 9850H offers only improved clock rates.

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

Due to the two additional cores, performance has increased by almost 50% compared to a similar clocked Kaby Lake processor like the Core i7-7920HQ (3.1 - 4.1 GHz). Single-core performance has not improved since its Kaby Lake predecessor. Compared to the i7-8850H, the performance improved only slightly.

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 i7 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 i7-8850HIntel Core i7-9850H
Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
Coffee LakeCoffee Lake
: Core i7 Coffee Lake
Intel Core i7-9850H2600 - 4600 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9750H (compare)2600 - 4500 MHz6 / 1212 MB
» Intel Core i7-8850H2600 - 4300 MHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i7-8750H (compare)2200 - 4100 MHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i7-8559U (compare)2700 - 4500 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-8557U (compare)1700 - 4500 MHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i7-9850H2600 - 4600 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9750H (compare)2600 - 4500 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8850H2600 - 4300 MHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i7-8750H (compare)2200 - 4100 MHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i7-8559U (compare)2700 - 4500 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-8557U (compare)1700 - 4500 MHz4 / 88 MB
2600 - 4300 MHz2600 - 4600 MHz
384 KB384 KB
1.5 MB1.5 MB
9 MB12 MB
6 / 126 / 12
45 45
14 14
100 °C
FCBGA1440FCBGA1440
Dual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1150 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1150 MHz)
$395 U.S.
Intel Core i7 8850H

Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
min: 422     avg: 435.3     median: 441 (86%)     max: 443 Points
min: 425     avg: 439.5     median: 439 (85%)     max: 454 Points
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
min: 2302     avg: 2516     median: 2522 (36%)     max: 2724 Points
min: 1800     avg: 2114     median: 2114 (31%)     max: 2428 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 929     avg: 1127.2     median: 1090 (25%)     max: 1276 Points
min: 961     avg: 1113.9     median: 1108 (25%)     max: 1272 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 176     avg: 180.4     median: 181 (83%)     max: 185 Points
min: 192     avg: 193.8     median: 193 (89%)     max: 196 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 10     avg: 12.9     median: 13 (30%)     max: 14 Points
12.5 Points (28%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1     avg: 1.9     median: 2 (100%)     max: 2 Points
2.1 Points (107%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 6658     avg: 6757.8     median: 6766 (70%)     max: 6841 Points
7169 Points (74%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 31284     avg: 34134     median: 34216 (52%)     max: 36819 Points
31938 Points (49%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
42090 Points (55%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
9224 Points (89%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
278 seconds (3%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
8.3 seconds (2%)
WinRAR - Result
5922 KB/s (70%)
5621 KB/s (66%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
min: 30761     avg: 31802     median: 30851 (30%)     max: 33794 MIPS
min: 25786     avg: 29713.7     median: 31087 (30%)     max: 32268 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
min: 4558     avg: 4683.7     median: 4689 (68%)     max: 4804 MIPS
min: 5020     avg: 5066     median: 5086 (74%)     max: 5092 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 64     avg: 71.4     median: 71 (40%)     max: 77 fps
68.3 fps (38%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 214     avg: 216.1     median: 216 (80%)     max: 218 fps
201.3 fps (75%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
min: 7     avg: 8.1     median: 7 (23%)     max: 9 fps
min: 7     avg: 8.4     median: 9 (30%)     max: 9 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.7 GB/s (37%)
0.8 GB/s (38%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
1.2 GB/s (40%)
1.2 GB/s (40%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
7.4 GB/s (37%)
7.4 GB/s (37%)
Blender 2.79 *
min: 401     avg: 461.7     median: 490 (5%)     max: 494 Seconds
min: 411     avg: 459.3     median: 415 (4%)     max: 552 Seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 7821     avg: 9758.3     median: 10516 (70%)     max: 10938 Points
min: 9137     avg: 10056     median: 10056 (67%)     max: 10975 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
8.7 Seconds (2%)
8.2 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
19.6 Seconds (1%)
18.1 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
483 Seconds (2%)
467.6 Seconds (2%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
43508 Points (61%)
min: 26292     avg: 34763.3     median: 37665 (53%)     max: 40333 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 10412     avg: 11788.8     median: 11475 (59%)     max: 13258 points
min: 9987     avg: 11361.3     median: 11512 (59%)     max: 12585 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 49043     avg: 56647.5     median: 58913 (38%)     max: 59720 Points
min: 54664     avg: 57802     median: 56870 (37%)     max: 61872 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 49398     avg: 53724     median: 53724 (64%)     max: 58050 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 38527     avg: 46152.5     median: 46152 (53%)     max: 53778 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 7210     avg: 9823.4     median: 9689 (25%)     max: 11359 Points
min: 8390     avg: 9853     median: 9841 (25%)     max: 11328 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 11232     avg: 15306.8     median: 16278 (50%)     max: 17107 Points
min: 14059     avg: 15801.7     median: 15330 (47%)     max: 18016 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
93883 Points (32%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
20077 Points (67%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
5376 Points (90%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 5044     avg: 5257.5     median: 5261 (83%)     max: 5464 Points
min: 5320     avg: 5509.3     median: 5594 (88%)     max: 5614 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 20696     avg: 22439     median: 22631 (39%)     max: 23797 Points
min: 18098     avg: 22010.3     median: 23715 (41%)     max: 24218 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1006 Points (75%)
min: 1135     avg: 1169     median: 1169 (87%)     max: 1203 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
4860 Points (29%)
min: 5353     avg: 5619.5     median: 5619 (33%)     max: 5886 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1032     avg: 1092     median: 1070 (2%)     max: 1220 ms
min: 1009     avg: 1017.4     median: 1014 (2%)     max: 1028 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
76.1 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 33685     avg: 35132.7     median: 35232 (67%)     max: 36544 Points
min: 38630     avg: 39089.7     median: 39091 (75%)     max: 39548 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-8850H → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-9850H → 101%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)