Intel Core i5-9300H vs Intel Core i5-8300H vs AMD Ryzen 5 3550H

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.

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.

AMD Ryzen 5 3550H

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The AMD Ryzen 5 3550H is a mobile SoC that was announced in January 2019. It combines four Zen+ cores (8 threads) clocked at 2.1 - 3.7 GHz with a Radeon RX Vega 8 graphics card with 8 CUs (512 Shaders) clocked at up to 1400 MHz. Compared to the similar Ryzen 5 3500U, the 3550H offers a 20 Watt higher TDP and therefore a better performance under long periods of load. The integrated dual-channel memory controller supports up to DDR4-2400 memory. As the features of the Picasso APUs are the same compared to the Raven Ridge predecessors, we point to our Raven Ridge launch article.

The Picasso SoCs use the Zen+ microarchitecture with slight improvements that should lead to a 3% IPS (performance per clock) improvements. Furthermore, the 12nm process allows higher clock rates at similar power consumptions.

AMD states that the Picasso APUs are about 8% faster than the predecessors. Including the 35 Watt TDP, the 3550H should be a capable mid-range processor for laptops, including gaming laptops. The performance should be somewhere between a Ryzen 5 2500U and Ryzen 7 2700U.

Intel Core i5-9300HIntel Core i5-8300HAMD Ryzen 5 3550H
Intel Coffee LakeIntel Coffee LakeAMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU)
Coffee Lake-HCoffee Lake-HZen+
: Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) Zen+
Intel Core i9-9980HK2400 - 5000 MHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-9880H2300 - 4800 MHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-8950HK2900 - 4800 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2186M2900 - 4800 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2276M2800 - 4700 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9850H2600 - 4600 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9750H2600 - 4500 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2176M2700 - 4400 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8850H2600 - 4300 MHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i7-8750H2200 - 4100 MHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i5-9400H2500 - 4300 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-9300HF2400 - 4100 MHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i5-9300H2400 - 4100 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8400H2500 - 4200 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8300H2300 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i3-8100H3000 MHz4 / 48 MB
Intel Core i9-9980HK2400 - 5000 MHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-9880H2300 - 4800 MHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-8950HK2900 - 4800 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2186M2900 - 4800 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2276M2800 - 4700 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9850H2600 - 4600 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9750H2600 - 4500 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2176M2700 - 4400 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8850H2600 - 4300 MHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i7-8750H2200 - 4100 MHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i5-9400H2500 - 4300 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-9300HF2400 - 4100 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-9300H2400 - 4100 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8400H2500 - 4200 MHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i5-8300H2300 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i3-8100H3000 MHz4 / 48 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 3780U2300 - 4000 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H2300 - 4000 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U2300 - 4000 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U2300 - 4000 MHz4 / 84 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 3550H2100 - 3700 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U2100 - 3700 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U2100 - 3700 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U2100 - 3700 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U2100 - 3500 MHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U2100 - 3500 MHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U2600 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U2600 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U2300 - 3200 MHz2 / 24 MB
2400 - 4100 MHz2300 - 4000 MHz2100 - 3700 MHz
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8 MB8 MB4 MB
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45 45 35
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100 °C100 °C
FCBGA1440FCBGA1440AM4
Dual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1050 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1000 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000) ( - 1200 MHz)
$250 U.S.$250 U.S.
Intel Coffee Lake i5-9300HIntel Coffee Lake i5-8300H
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Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
48.1 pt (53%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 398     avg: 415     median: 419 (71%)     max: 427 Points
min: 398     avg: 415.2     median: 419 (71%)     max: 427 Points
min: 344     avg: 358     median: 361.5 (61%)     max: 370 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1530     avg: 1727     median: 1737 (17%)     max: 1877 Points
min: 1530     avg: 1726.8     median: 1737 (17%)     max: 1877 Points
min: 1424     avg: 1628     median: 1672 (17%)     max: 1728 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 717     avg: 784     median: 790 (18%)     max: 850 Points
min: 609     avg: 793     median: 812 (19%)     max: 850 Points
min: 635     avg: 724     median: 743.3 (17%)     max: 769 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 169     avg: 173     median: 172 (75%)     max: 176 Points
min: 151     avg: 169     median: 170 (74%)     max: 174 Points
min: 77     avg: 137     median: 144.5 (63%)     max: 146 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 6421     avg: 6561     median: 6572 (68%)     max: 6677
min: 6115     avg: 6392     median: 6463.5 (66%)     max: 6524
min: 4575     avg: 5413     median: 4592 (47%)     max: 7893
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 21798     avg: 24198     median: 24623 (41%)     max: 25656
min: 20061     avg: 22328     median: 22266.5 (37%)     max: 24718
min: 19002     avg: 19535     median: 19520.5 (33%)     max: 20097
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
5663 (58%)
5663 (58%)
2929 (30%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 20736     avg: 22008     median: 22133 (22%)     max: 23155 MIPS
min: 20736     avg: 22008     median: 22133 (22%)     max: 23155 MIPS
min: 16683     avg: 17754     median: 17671.5 (18%)     max: 18989 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 4542     avg: 4592     median: 4609 (30%)     max: 4626 MIPS
min: 4542     avg: 4592.3     median: 4609 (30%)     max: 4626 MIPS
min: 3536     avg: 3549     median: 3547.5 (23%)     max: 3566 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
49.4 fps (29%)
min: 39     avg: 43.7     median: 40.2 (24%)     max: 52 fps
44.3 fps (26%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
194 fps (67%)
min: 163.2     avg: 173     median: 169 (58%)     max: 188 fps
147 fps (51%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 5.7     avg: 6.1     median: 6 (22%)     max: 6.5 fps
min: 5.7     avg: 6.1     median: 6 (22%)     max: 6.5 fps
min: 3.7     avg: 4.1     median: 4.1 (15%)     max: 4.43 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.5 GB/s (1%)
0.4 GB/s (0%)
0.5 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.8 GB/s (1%)
0.6 GB/s (0%)
0.7 GB/s (1%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
4.7 GB/s (0%)
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
min: 588     avg: 611     median: 602 (4%)     max: 643 Seconds
min: 612     avg: 669     median: 652 (5%)     max: 759 Seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 7787     avg: 8354     median: 8107 (54%)     max: 9169 Points
min: 7787     avg: 8354.3     median: 8107 (54%)     max: 9169 Points
min: 7123     avg: 7227     median: 7174 (48%)     max: 7385 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.1 s (2%)
min: 9.264     avg: 9.5     median: 9.4 (2%)     max: 9.8 s
11.9 s (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
20.3 s (1%)
min: 20.901     avg: 21.2     median: 21.1 (1%)     max: 21.74 s
27.7 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
496 s (2%)
min: 545.627     avg: 550     median: 548.7 (2%)     max: 558.56 s
695 s (3%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
26995 Points (38%)
26995 Points (38%)
24607 Points (34%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 7499     avg: 8987     median: 9107 (41%)     max: 10557 Points
min: 6234     avg: 8139     median: 8154 (37%)     max: 9415 Points
min: 6321     avg: 6869     median: 6685 (30%)     max: 7724 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 52412     avg: 55875     median: 56000 (36%)     max: 58466 Points
min: 48575     avg: 52494     median: 53016 (34%)     max: 56026 Points
min: 52657     avg: 54549     median: 54658 (35%)     max: 56221 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 49250     avg: 54277     median: 54947 (65%)     max: 58074 Points
min: 48063     avg: 51178     median: 51009 (61%)     max: 55273 Points
min: 53643     avg: 54868     median: 55096 (66%)     max: 56566 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 58114     avg: 58963     median: 58413 (68%)     max: 61541 Points
min: 45639     avg: 53927     median: 56262.5 (65%)     max: 57543 Points
min: 60469     avg: 61391     median: 61297 (71%)     max: 62057 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 5356     avg: 7678     median: 7828.5 (20%)     max: 8903 Points
min: 6260     avg: 7613     median: 7857 (20%)     max: 8471 Points
min: 2848     avg: 5953     median: 6572 (17%)     max: 8124 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 9387     avg: 11376     median: 11698 (37%)     max: 12349 Points
min: 9136     avg: 10979     median: 11196 (35%)     max: 11971 Points
min: 10161     avg: 10690     median: 10554 (33%)     max: 11617 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 3165     avg: 4074     median: 4189 (29%)     max: 4861 Points
min: 3270     avg: 3571     median: 3571 (25%)     max: 3872 Points
min: 3086     avg: 3269     median: 3363 (23%)     max: 3435 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 14195     avg: 15338     median: 15527.5 (28%)     max: 16101
15050 (27%)
min: 13474     avg: 14342     median: 14437 (26%)     max: 15114
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 3596     avg: 3854     median: 3854.5 (79%)     max: 4109
3740 (77%)
min: 3348     avg: 3420     median: 3353 (69%)     max: 3558
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4 64 Bit Single-Core
5266 (81%)
5266 (81%)
5266 (81%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4 64 Bit Multi-Core
16911 (41%)
16911 (41%)
16911 (41%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 4704     avg: 4898     median: 4901 (73%)     max: 5089
4770 (71%)
min: 3623     avg: 3797     median: 3807 (57%)     max: 3938
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 14853     avg: 16246     median: 16541 (29%)     max: 17684
14790 (26%)
min: 11183     avg: 12118     median: 11926 (21%)     max: 13441
Geekbench 5 - Geekbench 5 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1095     avg: 1118     median: 1123 (74%)     max: 1137
min: 1095     avg: 1118.3     median: 1123 (74%)     max: 1137
min: 806     avg: 881     median: 901 (60%)     max: 914
Geekbench 5 - Geekbench 5 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3697     avg: 4014     median: 4146 (25%)     max: 4200
min: 3697     avg: 4014.3     median: 4146 (25%)     max: 4200
min: 3034     avg: 3228     median: 3158 (19%)     max: 3562
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1079.1     avg: 1138     median: 1108.5 (2%)     max: 1349.2 ms
min: 1094.7     avg: 1146     median: 1133 (2%)     max: 1208.9 ms
min: 1042     avg: 1160     median: 1208.8 (2%)     max: 1229.2 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
86.6 ms (1%)
88.5 ms (1%)
118 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 22225     avg: 32344     median: 33646 (57%)     max: 34957 Points
min: 30806     avg: 32869     median: 33251 (56%)     max: 34659 Points
min: 28324     avg: 28827     median: 28811.5 (49%)     max: 29361 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-9300H → 100% n=39

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-8300H → 95% n=39

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 3550H → 87% n=39

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