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Intel Core i9-8950HK

The Intel Core i9-8950HK is a high-end processor for laptops with six cores based on the Coffee Lake architecture and was announced early 2018. The processor clocks at between 2.9- 4.8 GHz (4.3 GHz with 6 cores) and can execute up to twelve threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. The 4.8 GHz can only be reached using the "Thermal Velocity Boost" which allows one core to boost to 4.8 GHz (+200 MHz) as long as the CPU temperature is below 50°C. Multiple cores can be boosted +100 MHz below 50°C.

According to Intel, the CPU is manufactured in an improved 14nm (14nm++) process. The i9-8950HK is the fastest model of the Coffee-Lake-H series at the time of announcement and offers an unlocked multiplier for overclocking of the CPU.

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.

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. 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 i9 is only suited for big laptops with good cooling solutions.

SeriesIntel Coffee Lake
CodenameCoffee Lake-H
Series: Coffee Lake Coffee Lake-H
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» Intel Core i9-8950HK2900 - 4800 MHz6 / 1212 MB
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Intel Core i7-9850H compare2600 - 4600 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9750H compare2600 - 4500 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2176M compare2700 - 4400 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8850H compare2600 - 4300 MHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i7-8750H compare2200 - 4100 MHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i5-9400H compare2500 - 4300 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-9300HF compare2400 - 4100 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-9300H compare2400 - 4100 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8400H compare2500 - 4200 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8300H compare2300 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i3-8100H compare3000 MHz4 / 48 MB
Clock Rate2900 - 4800 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
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketFCBGA1440
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1200 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$583 U.S.
Announcement Date03/03/2018
Product Link (external)Intel Coffee Lake i9-8950HK

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
53.8 pt (60%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 387     avg: 443     median: 442.5 (75%)     max: 498 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 2379     avg: 2652     median: 2651.5 (27%)     max: 2924 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1051     avg: 1220     median: 1223.5 (28%)     max: 1391 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 185     avg: 196     median: 195 (85%)     max: 206 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 11.95     avg: 13.6     median: 13.2 (30%)     max: 15.14 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 2.1     avg: 2.2     median: 2.2 (88%)     max: 2.34 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 6978     avg: 7282     median: 7149 (73%)     max: 7735 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 32438     avg: 36321     median: 36591 (62%)     max: 39380 points
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 6401     avg: 6421     median: 6420.5 (66%)     max: 6440 points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 69.13     avg: 77.9     median: 77.9 (46%)     max: 86.7 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 216.025     avg: 225     median: 224.9 (78%)     max: 233.8 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.688     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (1%)     max: 0.79 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 1.1     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (1%)     max: 1.3 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 6.6     avg: 7.2     median: 7.2 (1%)     max: 7.8 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 9478     avg: 11037     median: 11055 (74%)     max: 11682 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 8.217     avg: 8.4     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 8.6 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 18.112     avg: 18.7     median: 18.7 (1%)     max: 19.2 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 451.786     avg: 466     median: 466.4 (2%)     max: 481.1 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 37453     avg: 41216     median: 41216 (58%)     max: 44979 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 9974     avg: 12990     median: 13112 (59%)     max: 14879 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 57291     avg: 62439     median: 62509 (40%)     max: 72135 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 57931     avg: 59811     median: 59810.5 (71%)     max: 61690 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 24411     avg: 49357     median: 61055 (71%)     max: 62605 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 6733     avg: 10551     median: 10817 (27%)     max: 12404 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 10277     avg: 15847     median: 16455 (51%)     max: 18605 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 4293     avg: 5791     median: 6191.5 (43%)     max: 6481 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 21023     avg: 23100     median: 23881 (42%)     max: 24397 points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 4511     avg: 4592     median: 4567 (94%)     max: 4698 points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4888 points (99%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 5464     avg: 5645     median: 5665.5 (84%)     max: 5785 points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 21980     avg: 23919     median: 24399.5 (42%)     max: 24898 points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 598.4     avg: 935     median: 988.6 (2%)     max: 1023.6 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 72.1     avg: 174     median: 173.9 (2%)     max: 275.6 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 37397     avg: 41732     median: 40726 (69%)     max: 52403 Points
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