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Intel Core i9-9980HK

The Intel Core i9-9980HK 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 2.4 - 5 GHz and can execute up to sixteen threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. The 5 GHz can only be reached using the "Thermal Velocity Boost" which allows one core to boost to 5 GHz (+100 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 and higher clock speeds (boost).

According to Intel, the CPU is manufactured in an improved 14nm (14nm++) process. The i9-9980HK is the fastest model of the Coffee-Lake-H (refresh) 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 max. eight 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 6-core processor. According to first benchmarks, the mobile variant can reach the performance of the Core i9-9900K if the cooling is sufficient.

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 Core i9
CodenameCoffee Lake
Series: Core i9 Coffee Lake
» Intel Core i9-9980HK2400 - 5000 MHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-9880H (compare)2300 - 4800 MHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-8950HK (compare)2900 - 4800 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Clock Rate2400 - 5000 MHz
Level 1 Cache512 KB
Level 2 Cache2 MB
Level 3 Cache16 MB
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 16
Max. 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 - 1250 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date04/30/2019

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1305     avg: 1645.7     median: 1641 (38%)     max: 1930 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 190     avg: 199.8     median: 201 (92%)     max: 205 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
7877 Points (86%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
110.4 seconds (1%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
4.9 seconds (1%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
238.7 fps (88%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
7.6 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
16.8 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
424.4 Seconds (2%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 14836     avg: 16614.6     median: 16425 (84%)     max: 18260 points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 14320     avg: 15389.5     median: 15363 (39%)     max: 16511 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 19111     avg: 20390.2     median: 20101 (62%)     max: 22247 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
7968 Points (100%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
30099 Points (100%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
6002 Points (100%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 914     avg: 945.1     median: 940 (2%)     max: 979 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 40981     avg: 42181     median: 42464 (81%)     max: 43098 Points
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
138.2 Watt (24%)
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Intel Core i9 9980HK processor

Acer ConceptD 9 (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 17.3")
» Acer ConceptD 9 - External Review

Acer Predator Helios 700 (i9-9980HK, RTX 2080) (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 17.3")
» Acer Predator Helios 700 (i9-9980HK, RTX 2080) - External Review

Acer Predator Helios 700 PH717-71-92A7 (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 17.3")
» Acer Predator Helios 700 PH717-71-92A7 - External Review

Acer Predator Helios 700 PH717-71-95Q9 (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 17.3")
» Acer Predator Helios 700 PH717-71-95Q9 - External Review

Acer Predator Triton 900 PT917-71-969C (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 17.3")
» Acer Predator Triton 900 PT917-71-969C - External Review

Alienware m17 R2-C7XD9 (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 17.3")
» Alienware m17 R2-C7XD9 - External Review

Aorus 17-YA-9DE2452SH (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 17.3")
» Aorus 17-YA-9DE2452SH - External Review

Asus G703GX-XB96K (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 17.3")
» Asus G703GX-XB96K - External Review

Asus ProArt StudioBook One (NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 (Laptop), 15.6")
» Asus ProArt StudioBook One - External Review

Asus ROG Mothership GZ700GX-AD032R (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), 17.3")
» Asus ROG Mothership GZ700GX-AD032R - External Review

Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX581GV (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), 15.6")
» ZenBook on Steroids: Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX581 Laptop Review - Review
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BTO Notebooks X-Book 15X990 (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 15.6")
» BTO Notebooks X-Book 15X990 - External Review

Dell XPS 15 7590 (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 15.6")
» Dell XPS 15 7590 - External Review

Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650 (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 15.6")
» Power Overwhelming: Dell XPS 15 7590 Core i9 and GeForce GTX 1650 OLED Laptop Review - Review
» Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650 - External Review

Eurocom Nightsky RX15 (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), 15.6")
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