Intel Core i7-9850H vs Intel Core i7-9750H 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 i7-9750H

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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.

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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
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
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$395 U.S.
Intel Coffee Lake i7-8850H

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
55.9 pt (62%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
min: 425     avg: 440     median: 439.5 (81%)     max: 454 Points
min: 416     avg: 442     median: 441.5 (81%)     max: 486 Points
min: 422     avg: 435     median: 441 (81%)     max: 443 Points
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1800     avg: 2114     median: 2114 (21%)     max: 2428 Points
min: 2017     avg: 2554     median: 2597 (26%)     max: 3110 Points
min: 2302     avg: 2516     median: 2522 (25%)     max: 2724 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1114     avg: 1205     median: 1230 (28%)     max: 1272 Points
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min: 952     avg: 1180     median: 1185 (27%)     max: 1306 Points
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min: 929     avg: 1122     median: 1090 (25%)     max: 1276.49 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 192     avg: 194     median: 193 (86%)     max: 196.53 Points
min: 170     avg: 184     median: 184.7 (82%)     max: 194 Points
min: 176     avg: 180     median: 181.5 (81%)     max: 185 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
12.5 Points (29%)
min: 11.26     avg: 13     median: 13.1 (30%)     max: 14.11 Points
min: 10.95     avg: 12.9     median: 13.9 (32%)     max: 14.02 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
2.1 Points (83%)
min: 1.96     avg: 2.1     median: 2.1 (83%)     max: 2.19 Points
min: 2     avg: 2     median: 2 (80%)     max: 2.08 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
7169 Points (74%)
min: 6659     avg: 6923     median: 6970 (72%)     max: 7214 Points
min: 6658     avg: 6758     median: 6766 (70%)     max: 6841 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
31938 Points (54%)
min: 28251     avg: 33539     median: 34445 (58%)     max: 36304 Points
min: 31284     avg: 34134     median: 34216.5 (58%)     max: 36819 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
42090 Points (49%)
min: 37188     avg: 40129     median: 38960 (45%)     max: 44238 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
9224 Points (86%)
min: 9069     avg: 9165     median: 9081 (84%)     max: 9346 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
278 seconds (3%)
154 seconds (2%)
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
8.3 seconds (2%)
4.9 seconds (1%)
WinRAR - Result
5621 KB/s (58%)
min: 6160     avg: 6396     median: 6395.5 (66%)     max: 6631 KB/s
5922 KB/s (61%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
min: 25786     avg: 29714     median: 31087 (31%)     max: 32268 MIPS
min: 28512     avg: 32232     median: 33303 (33%)     max: 35174 MIPS
min: 30761     avg: 31802     median: 30851 (31%)     max: 33794 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
min: 5020     avg: 5066     median: 5086 (33%)     max: 5092 MIPS
min: 4580     avg: 4853     median: 4886 (32%)     max: 5090 MIPS
min: 4558     avg: 4684     median: 4689 (31%)     max: 4804 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
68.3 fps (41%)
min: 69.6     avg: 70.3     median: 70.3 (42%)     max: 70.9 fps
min: 64.9     avg: 71.4     median: 71.4 (42%)     max: 77.8 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
201 fps (69%)
min: 211     avg: 215     median: 214.8 (74%)     max: 218.6 fps
min: 214.2     avg: 216     median: 216.1 (75%)     max: 218 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
min: 7     avg: 8.4     median: 9 (32%)     max: 9.1 fps
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min: 7.1     avg: 8.6     median: 8.8 (32%)     max: 10.2 fps
01020Tooltip
min: 7.35     avg: 8.1     median: 7.6 (27%)     max: 9.2 fps
01020Tooltip
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.8 GB/s (1%)
min: 0.7     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (1%)     max: 0.75 GB/s
0.7 GB/s (1%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
1.2 GB/s (1%)
min: 1.2     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (1%)     max: 1.3 GB/s
1.2 GB/s (1%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
7.4 GB/s (1%)
min: 7.3     avg: 7.4     median: 7.4 (1%)     max: 7.4 GB/s
7.4 GB/s (1%)
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU *
min: 411     avg: 459     median: 415 (3%)     max: 552 Seconds
min: 373.8     avg: 438     median: 441 (3%)     max: 494.9 Seconds
min: 401     avg: 462     median: 490.1 (3%)     max: 494.1 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean *
min: 0.608     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (14%)     max: 0.695 sec
min: 0.679     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (15%)     max: 0.702 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
min: 9137     avg: 10056     median: 10056 (67%)     max: 10975 Points
min: 9618     avg: 10722     median: 10791.5 (72%)     max: 11365 Points
min: 7821     avg: 9758     median: 10516 (70%)     max: 10938 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
8.2 Seconds (2%)
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 - 2M *
18.1 Seconds (1%)
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 - 32M *
468 Seconds (2%)
min: 450.5     avg: 472     median: 467.3 (2%)     max: 502.18 Seconds
483 Seconds (2%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 26292     avg: 34763     median: 37665 (53%)     max: 40333 Points
min: 35262     avg: 41819     median: 42706.5 (60%)     max: 46599 Points
43508 Points (61%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 9987     avg: 11361     median: 11512 (52%)     max: 12585 points
min: 9704     avg: 12753     median: 13026.5 (59%)     max: 14337 points
min: 10412     avg: 11789     median: 11475 (52%)     max: 13258 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 54664     avg: 57802     median: 56870 (37%)     max: 61872 Points
min: 15356     avg: 56549     median: 58809 (38%)     max: 60819 Points
min: 49043     avg: 56648     median: 58913.5 (38%)     max: 59720 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 15220     avg: 56476     median: 58638 (70%)     max: 61050 Points
min: 49398     avg: 53724     median: 53724 (64%)     max: 58050 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 56756     avg: 59011     median: 58554 (68%)     max: 61319 Points
min: 38527     avg: 46153     median: 46152.5 (53%)     max: 53778 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 8390     avg: 9853     median: 9841 (25%)     max: 11328 Points
min: 8293     avg: 10684     median: 11015 (28%)     max: 11708 Points
min: 7210     avg: 9823     median: 9689 (25%)     max: 11359 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 14059     avg: 15802     median: 15330 (48%)     max: 18016 Points
min: 12438     avg: 16325     median: 16706 (52%)     max: 17788 Points
min: 11232     avg: 15307     median: 16278 (51%)     max: 17107 Points
3DMark - Time Spy CPU 2560x1440
min: 4588     avg: 5605     median: 5953 (42%)     max: 6275 Points
min: 4620     avg: 6355     median: 6490 (45%)     max: 7171 Points
min: 4099     avg: 5052     median: 4941 (34%)     max: 6116 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 (87%)     max: 4428 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
5376 Points (85%)
min: 5377     avg: 5570     median: 5569.5 (88%)     max: 5762 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
20077 Points (49%)
min: 24370     avg: 24660     median: 24659.5 (60%)     max: 24949 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 5320     avg: 5509     median: 5594 (88%)     max: 5614 Points
min: 4440     avg: 5238     median: 5266 (83%)     max: 5511 Points
min: 5044     avg: 5258     median: 5261 (83%)     max: 5464 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 18098     avg: 22010     median: 23715 (41%)     max: 24218 Points
min: 17054     avg: 22076     median: 22951 (40%)     max: 25043 Points
min: 20696     avg: 22439     median: 22631.5 (39%)     max: 23797 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1135     avg: 1169     median: 1169 (81%)     max: 1203 Points
min: 1105     avg: 1179     median: 1171 (81%)     max: 1248 Points
1006 Points (70%)
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 5353     avg: 5620     median: 5619.5 (34%)     max: 5886 Points
min: 4812     avg: 5575     median: 5635 (34%)     max: 6230 Points
4860 Points (30%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1117     avg: 1188     median: 1194 (82%)     max: 1251 Points
1154 Points (80%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 4859     avg: 5579     median: 5746.5 (46%)     max: 6262 Points
5711 Points (46%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1009.5     avg: 1017     median: 1014.8 (2%)     max: 1028 ms
min: 0     avg: 1048     median: 1070.9 (2%)     max: 1713.4 ms
min: 981     avg: 1078     median: 1064.5 (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: 38630     avg: 39090     median: 39091 (75%)     max: 39548 Points
min: 22874     avg: 35814     median