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

Intel Core i7-9850H

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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 i7-8850H

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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.

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: Core i7 Coffee Lake
» Intel Core i7-9850H2600 - 4600 MHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i7-9750H (compare)2600 - 4500 MHz6 / 129 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 i7-9850H2600 - 4600 MHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i7-9750H (compare)2600 - 4500 MHz6 / 129 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
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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)
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$395 U.S.
Intel Core i7 8850H

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 929     avg: 1118.4     median: 1090 (25%)     max: 1276 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 176     avg: 180.4     median: 181.5 (83%)     max: 185 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 10.95     avg: 12.9     median: 13.9 (51%)     max: 14.02 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.09     avg: 1.9     median: 2 (82%)     max: 2.08 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 6658     avg: 6757.8     median: 6766 (74%)     max: 6841 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 31284     avg: 34134     median: 34216.5 (69%)     max: 36819 Points
WinRAR - Result
5922 KB/s (70%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
min: 30761     avg: 31802     median: 30851 (66%)     max: 33794 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
min: 4558     avg: 4683.7     median: 4689 (68%)     max: 4804 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 64.9     avg: 71.4     median: 71.4 (2%)     max: 77.8 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 214.2     avg: 216.1     median: 216.1 (80%)     max: 218 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
min: 7.35     avg: 8.1     median: 7.6 (42%)     max: 9.2 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.7 GB/s (38%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
1.2 GB/s (40%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
7.4 GB/s (38%)
Blender 2.79 *
min: 401     avg: 461.7     median: 490.1 (5%)     max: 494.1 Seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 7821     avg: 9758.3     median: 10516 (73%)     max: 10938 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
8.7 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
19.6 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
483 Seconds (2%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
43508 Points (73%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 10412     avg: 11788.8     median: 11475 (62%)     max: 13258 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 49043     avg: 56647.5     median: 58913.5 (38%)     max: 59720 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: 46152.5 (53%)     max: 53778 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 7210     avg: 9823.4     median: 9689 (25%)     max: 11359 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 11232     avg: 15306.8     median: 16278 (60%)     max: 17107 Points
Geekbench 4.3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 5153     avg: 5328.7     median: 5369 (85%)     max: 5464 Points
Geekbench 4.3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 22348     avg: 23020     median: 22915 (63%)     max: 23797 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1032.4     avg: 1092     median: 1070.4 (2%)     max: 1220.1 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
76.1 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 33685     avg: 35132.7     median: 35232 (71%)     max: 36544 Points

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