Intel Core i7-9750H vs Intel Core i7-8850H

Intel Core i7-9750H

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The Intel Core i7-9750H 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 4.5 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 i7-8750H, the 9750H offers improved clock rates and more L3 cache.

The Coffee Lake architecture is similar to Kaby Lake and differs only in the amount of cores (now max. eight 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 i7-7820HQ (2.9 - 3.9 GHz). Single-core performance has not improved since its Kaby Lake predecessor. As a high-end model, the i7-9850H 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 i7-8850H

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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 i7-9750HIntel Core i7-8850H
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: Core i7 Coffee Lake
Intel Core i7-9850H (compare)2600 - 4600 MHz6 / 1212 MB
» Intel Core i7-9750H2600 - 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 i7-9850H (compare)2600 - 4600 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9750H2600 - 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 - 4500 MHz2600 - 4300 MHz
12 MB9 MB
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14 14
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)
384 KB
1.5 MB
100 °C
$395 U.S.
Intel Core i7 8850H

Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
min: 416     avg: 440     median: 436.5 (85%)     max: 468 Points
min: 422     avg: 435     median: 441 (86%)     max: 443 Points
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
min: 2051     avg: 2584     median: 2603.5 (29%)     max: 3110 Points
min: 2302     avg: 2516     median: 2522 (28%)     max: 2724 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 964     avg: 1181     median: 1185 (27%)     max: 1306 Points
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min: 929     avg: 1127     median: 1090 (25%)     max: 1276.49 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 170     avg: 183     median: 183 (84%)     max: 194 Points
min: 176     avg: 180     median: 181.5 (83%)     max: 185 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 11.26     avg: 12.8     median: 13.2 (34%)     max: 14.11 Points
min: 10.95     avg: 12.9     median: 13.9 (36%)     max: 14.02 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.96     avg: 2.1     median: 2.1 (85%)     max: 2.19 Points
min: 1.09     avg: 1.9     median: 2 (82%)     max: 2.08 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 6659     avg: 6895     median: 6902 (71%)     max: 7214 Points
min: 6658     avg: 6758     median: 6766 (70%)     max: 6841 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 28251     avg: 33203     median: 33694 (57%)     max: 36304 Points
min: 31284     avg: 34134     median: 34216.5 (58%)     max: 36819 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 37188     avg: 38074     median: 38074 (50%)     max: 38960 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 9069     avg: 9075     median: 9075 (84%)     max: 9081 Points
WinRAR - Result
6631 KB/s (78%)
5922 KB/s (69%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
min: 28512     avg: 32291     median: 33363 (36%)     max: 35174 MIPS
min: 30761     avg: 31802     median: 30851 (33%)     max: 33794 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
min: 4657     avg: 4881     median: 4921 (32%)     max: 5042 MIPS
min: 4558     avg: 4684     median: 4689 (31%)     max: 4804 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
69.6 fps (44%)
min: 64.9     avg: 71.4     median: 71.4 (45%)     max: 77.8 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
219 fps (78%)
min: 214.2     avg: 216     median: 216.1 (77%)     max: 218 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
min: 7.1     avg: 8.6     median: 9.1 (33%)     max: 9.6 fps
min: 7.35     avg: 8.1     median: 7.6 (27%)     max: 9.2 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.8 GB/s (39%)
0.7 GB/s (38%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
1.3 GB/s (0%)
1.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
7.3 GB/s (37%)
7.4 GB/s (38%)
Blender 2.79 *
min: 391     avg: 437     median: 415.9 (4%)     max: 486.6 Seconds
min: 401     avg: 462     median: 490.1 (5%)     max: 494.1 Seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 10212     avg: 10844     median: 10931 (73%)     max: 11365 Points
min: 7821     avg: 9758     median: 10516 (70%)     max: 10938 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 8.3     avg: 8.5     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 8.96 Seconds
8.7 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 18.4     avg: 18.9     median: 18.5 (1%)     max: 20.09 Seconds
19.6 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 450.5     avg: 472     median: 467.3 (2%)     max: 502.18 Seconds
483 Seconds (2%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 35262     avg: 41819     median: 42706.5 (60%)     max: 46599 Points
43508 Points (61%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 9704     avg: 12818     median: 13038.5 (64%)     max: 14337 points
min: 10412     avg: 11789     median: 11475 (56%)     max: 13258 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 54125     avg: 58396     median: 58744 (38%)     max: 60819 Points
min: 49043     avg: 56648     median: 58913.5 (38%)     max: 59720 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 53777     avg: 58395     median: 58630.5 (70%)     max: 60985 Points
min: 49398     avg: 53724     median: 53724 (64%)     max: 58050 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 57138     avg: 58961     median: 58453 (68%)     max: 61319 Points
min: 38527     avg: 46153     median: 46152.5 (53%)     max: 53778 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 8293     avg: 10682     median: 11046 (28%)     max: 11708 Points
min: 7210     avg: 9823     median: 9689 (25%)     max: 11359 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 12438     avg: 16315     median: 16673.5 (57%)     max: 17788 Points
min: 11232     avg: 15307     median: 16278 (55%)     max: 17107 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 21185     avg: 22450     median: 22711.5 (40%)     max: 23587 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 4137     avg: 4243     median: 4252.5 (88%)     max: 4428 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 24370     avg: 24660     median: 24659.5 (69%)     max: 24949 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 5377     avg: 5570     median: 5569.5 (88%)     max: 5762 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 4440     avg: 5212     median: 5248.5 (83%)     max: 5476 Points
min: 5044     avg: 5258     median: 5261 (83%)     max: 5464 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 17054     avg: 21814     median: 22426 (39%)     max: 25043 Points
min: 20696     avg: 22439     median: 22631.5 (39%)     max: 23797 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1127     avg: 1173     median: 1170 (87%)     max: 1224 Points
1006 Points (75%)
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 4957     avg: 5467     median: 5440 (33%)     max: 6029 Points
4860 Points (30%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 0     avg: 1078     median: 1072.8 (2%)     max: 1713.4 ms
min: 1032.4     avg: 1092     median: 1070.4 (2%)     max: 1220.1 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 82.6     avg: 84.3     median: 84.1 (1%)     max: 86.6 ms
76.1 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 22874     avg: 35988     median: 36261 (69%)     max: 39708 Points
min: 33685     avg: 35133     median: 35232 (67%)     max: 36544 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-9750H → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-8850H → 96%

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