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Intel Core i9-9880H

The Intel Core i9-9880H is a high-end processor for laptops with eight cores based on the Coffee Lake architecture (2019 refresh, CFL-HR). The processor clocks at between 2.3 - 4.8 GHz (4.1 GHz with 8 cores) and can execute up to sixteen 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 (not verified). Compared to the predecessor, the Core i9-8950HK, the 9980H is based on the same architecture but offers 2 more cores.

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 33% compared to a similar clocked predecessor and even up to 100% compared to older Kaby-Lake quad-cores. Single thread performance however only improved slightly and the multi-core performance is heavily depending on the cooling.

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
Intel Core i9-9980HK (compare)2400 - 5000 MHz8 / 1616 MB
» Intel Core i9-9880H2300 - 4800 MHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-8950HK (compare)2900 - 4800 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2186M (compare)2900 - 4800 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2276M (compare)2800 - 4700 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9850H (compare)2600 - 4600 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9750H (compare)2600 - 4500 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2176M (compare)2700 - 4400 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 i5-9400H (compare)2500 - 4300 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-9300HF (compare)2400 - 4100 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-9300H (compare)2400 - 4100 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8400H (compare)2500 - 4200 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8300H (compare)2300 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i3-8100H (compare)3000 MHz4 / 48 MB
Clock Rate2300 - 4800 MHz
Level 1 Cache512 KB
Level 2 Cache2 MB
Level 3 Cache16 MB
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 16
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
Announcement Date04/30/2019

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
62.2 pt (68%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
min: 441     avg: 457     median: 459 (143%)     max: 474 Points
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
min: 2953     avg: 3276.8     median: 3239.5 (446%)     max: 3712 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1317     avg: 1503.2     median: 1497.5 (393%)     max: 1721 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 181     avg: 189.9     median: 189.5 (124%)     max: 198 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
18.9 Points (520%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
2.1 Points (137%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
6967 Points (118%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
42456 Points (355%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
118.7 seconds (1%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
5.4 seconds (1%)
WinRAR - Result
6683 KB/s (141%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
min: 39455     avg: 43023     median: 43023 (320%)     max: 46591 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
min: 4837     avg: 4880.5     median: 4880.5 (94%)     max: 4924 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
102.4 fps (451%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
217 fps (200%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
min: 10.6     avg: 11.2     median: 11.2 (470%)     max: 11.865 fps
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TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.7 GB/s (69%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
1 GB/s (155%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
7.5 GB/s (341%)
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU *
min: 293     avg: 340     median: 343 (2%)     max: 384 Seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 11788     avg: 12225.5     median: 12225.5 (260%)     max: 12663 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
8.5 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
18.9 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
476.5 Seconds (2%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 12593     avg: 15161.2     median: 15323 (327%)     max: 17046 points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 10705     avg: 12582.3     median: 12214 (343%)     max: 15206 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 14940     avg: 17742.6     median: 17729 (188%)     max: 19971 Points
3DMark - Time Spy CPU 2560x1440
min: 6412     avg: 7206.3     median: 6933 (297%)     max: 8613 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 5166     avg: 5409.3     median: 5457 (112%)     max: 5605 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 28192     avg: 29022.3     median: 29077 (218%)     max: 29798 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1139     avg: 1188     median: 1186 (88%)     max: 1239 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 6841     avg: 7034     median: 7100 (199%)     max: 7161 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 714.5     avg: 937.4     median: 995.9 (2%)     max: 1043.5 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 38079     avg: 41338.8     median: 40216.5 (81%)     max: 46843 Points
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
163.2 Watt (115%)
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Reviews for the Intel Coffee Lake i9-9880H processor

Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019 i9 Vega 16 (AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16, 15.4")
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019: Multimedia Laptop with Core i9 and Vega 16 in review - Review

Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019, i9 560X (AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop), 15.4")
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019, i9 560X - External Review

Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M (AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, 16")
» Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 Laptop Review: A convincing Core i9-9880H and Radeon Pro 5500M powered multimedia laptop - Review
» Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M - External Review
» The wait is over: new 16-inch MacBook Pro official with new Magic Keyboard, up to 64 GB RAM and 8 TB of SSD storage -
» Placeholders or products: Newly discovered icons for the upcoming 16-inch MacBook Pro fall flat at first sight -
» B&H offers US$100 off some new 16GB MacBook Pro 16-inch SKUs -
» Just Arrived: Apple MacBook Pro 16 with Core i9 & Radeon Pro 5500M -
» The new features of the Apple MacBook Pro 16 are great, but it is expensive. -

Asus ROG Strix Scar III G531GW-AZ150T (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, 15.6")
» Asus ROG Strix Scar III G531GW-AZ150T - External Review

Asus Strix Scar III G531GW (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, 15.6")
» ASUS ROG Strix SCAR III G531GW (Core i9-9880H, RTX 2070) Laptop Review - Review
» Asus Strix Scar III G531GW - External Review

HP Omen 17-cb0020ng (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, 17.3")
» HP Omen 17 Laptop Review: High-end gaming with some small limitations - Review

HP ZBook 17 G6-6TV00EA (NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), 17.3")
» HP ZBook 17 G6-6TV00EA - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR0030GE (NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop), 17.3")
» Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR0030GE - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G2-20QV00CEGE (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 15.6")
» Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G2-20QV00CEGE - External Review

MSI GE65 9SF-006 (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, 15.6")
» MSI GE65 9SF-006 - External Review

MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, 15.6")
» MSI GE65 Raider 9SF Laptop Review: Huge Improvements Over the GE63 - Review
» MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US - External Review

MSI GE75 9SG (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, 17.3")
» MSI GE75 Raider 9SG (Core i9-9880H, RTX 2080) Laptop Review - Review
» MSI GE75 9SG - External Review

MSI GS65 Stealth-666 (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 15.6")
» MSI GS65 Stealth-666 - External Review

MSI GS75 Stealth-479 (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, 17.3")
» MSI GS75 Stealth-479 - External Review

MSI P65 Creator 9SF-657 (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 15.6")
» MSI P65 Creator 9SF (i9-9880H, RTX2070 Max-Q) Laptop Review - Review
» MSI P65 Creator 9SF-657 - External Review

MSI P75 Creator 9SG-1013NL (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 17.3")
» MSI P75 Creator 9SG-1013NL - External Review

MSI WS65 9TM-857 (NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop), 15.6")
» MSI WS65 9TM-857 - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Coffee Lake

» Intel Coffee Lake i9-9900KS
   4 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i9-9900K
   3.6 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i9-9980HK
   2.4 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-9700K
   3.6 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i9-9880H
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-8086K
   3.7 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-8700K
   3.7 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i9-8950HK
   2.9 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake E-2186M
   2.9 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake E-2276M
   2.8 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake E-2176G
   3.7 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-8700
   3.2 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-9600K
   3.7 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 9 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i9-9900T
   2.1 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-9850H
   2.6 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H
   2.6 GHz + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake E-2176M
   2.7 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-8850H
   2.6 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 9 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8600K
   3.6 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 9 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8500
   3 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 9 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-8750H
   2.2 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 9 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8400
   2.8 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 9 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8500T
   2.1 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 9 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-9400H
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-9300HF
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-9300H
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8400H
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-8559U
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8300H
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-9400F
   2.9 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 9 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i3-9100F
   3.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-8557U
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8269U
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8279U
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8259U
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8257U
   1.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i3-8100H
   3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i3-8109U
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i9 i9-7900X
   3.3 GHz / 10 MB + 13.8 MB
- Intel Comet Lake i9-10880H
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB + 16 MB
- Intel Comet Lake i7-10875H
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB + 16 MB
- AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4800HS
   2.9 GHz / 4 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Coffee Lake i7-9700K
   3.6 GHz / 2 MB + 16 MB
» Intel Coffee Lake i9-9880H
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
+ Intel Comet Lake i5-10600K
   4.1 GHz / 1536 KB + 12288 KB
+ Intel Coffee Lake i7-8086K
   3.7 GHz / 1536 KB + 12288 KB
+ Intel Coffee Lake i7-8700K
   3.7 GHz / 1536 KB + 12288 KB
+ AMD Ryzen 7 R7 2700X
   3.7 GHz / 4096 KB + 16384 KB
+ Intel Core i7 (Desktop) i7-6950X
   3 GHz / 2560 KB + 25600 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2019-04-12)