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Intel Core i9-9980HK

Intel 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 Coffee Lake
CodenameCoffee Lake-H
Series: Coffee Lake Coffee Lake-H
» 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
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 Rate2400 - 5000 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 - 1250 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date04/30/2019

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
64.7 pt (71%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
min: 445     avg: 476     median: 479 (90%)     max: 505 Points
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
min: 2974     avg: 3523     median: 3357 (34%)     max: 4150 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1305     avg: 1635     median: 1624 (37%)     max: 1930 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 181     avg: 199     median: 201 (90%)     max: 215 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 4.81     avg: 13.4     median: 17.2 (39%)     max: 18.04 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 2.25     avg: 2.3     median: 2.3 (89%)     max: 2.4 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 7709     avg: 8346     median: 7969.5 (82%)     max: 9734 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 39440     avg: 44697     median: 44455 (75%)     max: 50439 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
55742 Points (65%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
10359 Points (96%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 110.381     avg: 115     median: 115.3 (1%)     max: 120.202 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 3.788     avg: 4.4     median: 4.4 (1%)     max: 4.941 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 7266     avg: 7351     median: 7351 (75%)     max: 7436 KB/s
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
min: 39566     avg: 41756     median: 41688 (42%)     max: 44081 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
min: 5283     avg: 5426     median: 5389.5 (35%)     max: 5642 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 92.75     avg: 93.8     median: 93.8 (56%)     max: 94.8 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 237.5     avg: 238     median: 238.1 (82%)     max: 238.7 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
min: 10.8     avg: 11.5     median: 11.4 (41%)     max: 12.348 fps
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TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
1 GB/s (43%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
1.7 GB/s (47%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 10.1     avg: 10.2     median: 10.2 (52%)     max: 10.3 GB/s
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU *
min: 317.4     avg: 398     median: 348.4 (2%)     max: 527 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean *
0.5 sec (12%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 11256     avg: 12585     median: 13208 (88%)     max: 13290 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 7.639     avg: 7.8     median: 7.7 (2%)     max: 7.856 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 16.839     avg: 17.1     median: 17.1 (1%)     max: 17.262 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 424.384     avg: 432     median: 432.2 (2%)     max: 440.081 Seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 9056     avg: 15688     median: 16079.5 (73%)     max: 18260 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 64033     avg: 64733     median: 65047 (42%)     max: 65119 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 64156     avg: 64682     median: 64841 (77%)     max: 65049 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 60812     avg: 63911     median: 64615.5 (75%)     max: 65599 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 13173     avg: 15303     median: 15694.5 (40%)     max: 16935 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 11758     avg: 19893     median: 20357 (64%)     max: 22463 Points
3DMark - Time Spy CPU 2560x1440
min: 5540     avg: 8487     median: 8884.5 (62%)     max: 10162 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
7968 Points (100%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
31724 Points (56%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
4871 Points (100%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
6002 Points (95%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
30099 Points (73%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 5617     avg: 5853     median: 5969 (94%)     max: 5972 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 28625     avg: 29620     median: 29385 (51%)     max: 30849 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1171     avg: 1273     median: 1282 (89%)     max: 1355 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 7072     avg: 7421     median: 7403.5 (45%)     max: 7805 Points
Geekbench 5.1 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1314     avg: 1346     median: 1346 (93%)     max: 1378 Points
Geekbench 5.1 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 7568     avg: 7636     median: 7635.5 (62%)     max: 7703 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 705.4     avg: 878     median: 940.5 (2%)     max: 998.8 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 40364     avg: 42641     median: 42219.5 (81%)     max: 46473 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
min: 97.16     avg: 103     median: 103.3 (28%)     max: 109.45 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
min: 127.12     avg: 133     median: 132.7 (35%)     max: 138.2 Watt
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