Intel Core i7-9750H
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 a larger 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).
Multi-thread performance is most comparable to Intel Core i9-8950HK, an expensive hexa-core processor of the previous generation. While performance gains over the outgoing 8th Gen H-class chips are unimpressive to say the least, the average Core i7-9750H in our database is undeniably faster than the Ryzen 7 3750H and other laptop-grade Ryzen processors currently on offer.
The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 is supposed to offer a slightly higher performance as its clock rate has been increased by 50 MHz compared to the UHD 630 of the 8750H CPU. 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.
The Core i7 has a default TDP (also known as the long-term power limit) of 45 W, a value that laptop manufacturers are allowed to reduce slightly, 35 W being the lower limit, resulting in lower clock speeds and lower performance. Either way, a high-performance cooling solution is a must for a CPU like this.
The hexa-core Intel CPU is made with a fairly old, as of early 2023, 14 nm Intel process for below average energy efficiency.
|Series||Intel Coffee Lake|
Series: Coffee Lake Coffee Lake-H
|Clock Rate||2600 - 4500 MHz|
|Level 3 Cache||12 MB|
|Number of Cores / Threads||6 / 12|
|Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)||45 Watt|
|Manufacturing Technology||14 nm|
|Max. Temperature||100 °C|
|Features||LPDDR3-2133/DDR4-2666, Hyper-Threading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI|
|GPU||Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1150 MHz)|
|64 Bit||64 Bit support|
|Product Link (external)||Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H|