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Intel Core i7-9850H

Intel 9850H

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.

SeriesIntel Core i7
CodenameCoffee Lake
Series: Core i7 Coffee Lake
» Intel Core i7-9850H2600 - 4600 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9750H (compare)2600 - 4500 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8850H (compare)2600 - 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
Clock Rate2600 - 4600 MHz
Level 1 Cache384 KB
Level 2 Cache1.5 MB
Level 3 Cache12 MB
Number of Cores / Threads6 / 12
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)45 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
SocketFCBGA1440
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1150 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date04/30/2019

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 961     avg: 1045.5     median: 1045 (24%)     max: 1130 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 192     avg: 192.5     median: 192 (88%)     max: 193 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
min: 25786     avg: 28436.5     median: 28436 (27%)     max: 31087 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
min: 5020     avg: 5053     median: 5053 (73%)     max: 5086 MIPS
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
min: 7     avg: 8.1     median: 8 (27%)     max: 9 fps
Blender 2.79 *
min: 411     avg: 481.5     median: 481 (5%)     max: 552 Seconds
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 5320     avg: 5467     median: 5467 (86%)     max: 5614 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 18098     avg: 21158     median: 21158 (37%)     max: 24218 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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