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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 i9-9980HK2.4 - 5 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-9880H compare2.3 - 4.8 GHz8 / 1616 MB
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Intel Xeon E-2276M compare2.8 - 4.7 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9850H compare2.6 - 4.6 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9750H compare2.6 - 4.5 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2176M compare2.7 - 4.4 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8850H compare2.6 - 4.3 GHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i7-8750H compare2.2 - 4.1 GHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i5-9400H compare2.5 - 4.3 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-9300HF compare2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-9300H compare2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8400H compare2.5 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8300H compare2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i3-8100H compare3 GHz4 / 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
Architecturex86
Announcement Date04/30/2019

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
58.9 pt (68%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 431     avg: 471     median: 478.5 (75%)     max: 505 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 2974     avg: 3530     median: 3475 (33%)     max: 4150 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1327     avg: 1656     median: 1624 (36%)     max: 1930 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 181     avg: 199     median: 201 (74%)     max: 215 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 7709     avg: 8346     median: 7969.5 (71%)     max: 9734 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 39440     avg: 44697     median: 44455 (75%)     max: 50439 points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 39566     avg: 41756     median: 41688 (33%)     max: 44081 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 5283     avg: 5426     median: 5389.5 (35%)     max: 5642 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 92.75     avg: 93.8     median: 93.8 (42%)     max: 94.8 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 237.5     avg: 238     median: 238.1 (70%)     max: 238.7 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 10.8     avg: 11.5     median: 11.4 (36%)     max: 12.348 fps
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R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.5 sec (12%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 11256     avg: 12585     median: 13208 (73%)     max: 13290 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 7.639     avg: 7.8     median: 7.7 (2%)     max: 7.856 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 16.839     avg: 17.1     median: 17.1 (1%)     max: 17.262 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 424.384     avg: 432     median: 432.2 (2%)     max: 440.081 s
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 9056     avg: 15688     median: 16079.5 (69%)     max: 18260 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 13173     avg: 15303     median: 15694.5 (40%)     max: 16935 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 11758     avg: 19893     median: 20357 (51%)     max: 22463 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 5540     avg: 8487     median: 8884.5 (62%)     max: 10162 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 28625     avg: 29620     median: 29385 (46%)     max: 30849 points
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1314     avg: 1346     median: 1346 (77%)     max: 1378 points
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6945     avg: 7405     median: 7568 (45%)     max: 7703 points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 705.4     avg: 878     median: 940.5 (2%)     max: 998.8 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 40364     avg: 42641     median: 42219.5 (71%)     max: 46473 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 97.16     avg: 103     median: 103.3 (28%)     max: 109.45 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 127.12     avg: 133     median: 132.7 (35%)     max: 138.2 Watt
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