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Intel Core i7-9850H

Intel i7-9850H

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).


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.


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 Coffee Lake
CodenameCoffee Lake-H

Series: Coffee Lake Coffee Lake-H

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Intel Core i7-9850H « 2.6 - 4.6 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
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Clock Rate2600 - 4600 MHz
Level 1 Cache384 KB
Level 2 Cache1.5 MB
Level 3 Cache12 MB
Number of Cores / Threads6 / 12
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)45 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
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


Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
40.2 pt (45%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1114     avg: 1205     median: 1230 (13%)     max: 1272 Points
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 7     avg: 8.4     median: 9 (19%)     max: 9.1 fps
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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