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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 compare2400 - 5000 MHz8 / 1616 MB
» Intel Core i9-9880H2300 - 4800 MHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-8950HK compare2900 - 4800 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2186M compare2900 - 4800 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2276M compare2800 - 4700 MHz6 / 1212 MB
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 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
61.4 pt (68%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
min: 441     avg: 457     median: 459 (77%)     max: 474 Points
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
min: 2953     avg: 3277     median: 3239.5 (32%)     max: 3712 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1317     avg: 1505     median: 1497.5 (34%)     max: 1721 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 181     avg: 190     median: 189.5 (82%)     max: 198 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
min: 39455     avg: 43023     median: 43023 (43%)     max: 46591 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
min: 4837     avg: 4881     median: 4880.5 (32%)     max: 4924 MIPS
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
min: 10.6     avg: 11.2     median: 11.2 (40%)     max: 11.865 fps
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Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU *
min: 293     avg: 340     median: 343 (2%)     max: 384 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean *
min: 0.661     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (15%)     max: 0.6904 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
min: 11788     avg: 12226     median: 12225.5 (82%)     max: 12663 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 12593     avg: 15161     median: 15323 (69%)     max: 17046 points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 10705     avg: 12582     median: 12214 (31%)     max: 15206 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 14940     avg: 17743     median: 17729 (55%)     max: 19971 Points
3DMark - Time Spy CPU 2560x1440
min: 6412     avg: 7206     median: 6933 (48%)     max: 8613 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 5166     avg: 5409     median: 5457 (81%)     max: 5605 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 28192     avg: 29022     median: 29077 (50%)     max: 29798 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1139     avg: 1188     median: 1186 (78%)     max: 1239 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 6841     avg: 7034     median: 7100 (43%)     max: 7161 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 714.5     avg: 931     median: 963.1 (2%)     max: 1043.5 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 38079     avg: 41339     median: 40216.5 (76%)     max: 46843 Points
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
min: 99.9     avg: 132     median: 131.6 (35%)     max: 163.2 Watt
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