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Our first Core i7-8750H benchmarks are in and it's 50 percent faster than the Core i7-7700HQ

Our first Core i7-8750H benchmarks are in and it's 50 percent faster than the Core i7-7700HQ (Image source: Intel)
Our first Core i7-8750H benchmarks are in and it's 50 percent faster than the Core i7-7700HQ (Image source: Intel)
The Core i7-8750H offers the biggest leap in performance that the 45 W HQ-Series has seen in years. Its CineBench R15 Multi-Thread score of 1168 points is just 15 percent slower than a stock Core i7-8700K. Actual performance, however, will be highly dependent on the overarching cooling solution as we are able to record a score as low as 966 points on a pre-production MSI GS65 sample.

Intel's vaunted hexa-core Coffee Lake-H platform is shipping to notebooks this month and preliminary results are promising. Test runs on the second-generation Gigabyte Aero 15X and Asus Zephyrus GM501 equipped with the same hexa-core Core i7-8750H CPU show a performance leap of up to 60 percent over the quad-core Core i7-7700HQ in multi-threaded workloads according to CineBench R15. The performance benefits mirror that of Kaby Lake-R vs. U-Series Kaby Lake where the quad-core Core i7-8550U can perform up to 50 percent faster than the dual-core Core i7-7500U that it replaces due largely to the doubled core count.

As with most Ultrabooks and gaming notebooks, however, the same CPU across multiple notebooks is very likely to perform slower or faster depending on the cooling potential of the chassis. In this case, the Aero 15X is slightly better at maintaining higher clock rates than the Zephyrus GM501 for slightly higher sustained scores (1110 vs. 1050 points) when looping the CineBench R15 Multi-Thread benchmark. The difference is only within single-digits and users are very unlikely to notice in practice, but the results are consistent nonetheless. Our MSI GS65 test sample in particular scores 17 percent slower than the GM501 in the same CineBench R15 benchmark to suggest far poorer Turbo Boost performance.

Single-core results from the new Core i7 CPU are much less impressive at only about 10 percent above the average Core i7-7700HQ. It's unsurprising to find that Intel is boasting its latest generation of processors for multi-tasking, content creators, and streamers as these types of workloads will benefit the most from the higher number of simultaneous threads.

Expect more reviews on Coffee Lake-H notebooks in the coming weeks along with the Core i9-8950HK MSI GT75 soon. Our more detailed overview of Intel's mobile Coffee Lake family can be found here.

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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Eurocom Sky X4C
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe
192 Points ∼100%
Intel Hades Canyon NUC8i7HVK
Vega M GH, 8809G, Intel Optane 120 GB SSDPEK1W120GA
178 Points ∼93%
MSI GE63 Coffee Lake Presample
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H
175 Points ∼91%
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
175 Points ∼91%
MSI GS65 Coffee Lake Presample
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H
173 Points ∼90%
Asus Zephyrus M GM501
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
170 Points ∼89%
Dell Latitude 7390 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
169 Points ∼88%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
161 Points ∼84%
AMD Ryzen 1800X - Asus Crosshair VI Hero
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop), 1800X
157 (min: 155, max: 159) Points ∼82%
Acer Nitro 5 (AMD Ryzen & Polaris)
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop), 2700U
145 Points ∼76%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
144 Points ∼75%
CPU Multi 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 1800X - Asus Crosshair VI Hero
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop), 1800X
1617 (min: 1603, max: 1630) Points ∼100%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
1408 Points ∼87%
Eurocom Sky X4C
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 8700K, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe
1359 Points ∼84%
Asus Zephyrus M GM501
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H, Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
1168 Points ∼72%
Gigabyte Aero 15X v8
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
1133 Points ∼70%
MSI GE63 Coffee Lake Presample
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 8750H
1049 Points ∼65%
MSI GS65 Coffee Lake Presample
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 8750H
966 Points ∼60%
Intel Hades Canyon NUC8i7HVK
Vega M GH, 8809G, Intel Optane 120 GB SSDPEK1W120GA
864 Points ∼53%
Gigabyte Aero 15X
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
742 Points ∼46%
Acer Nitro 5 (AMD Ryzen & Polaris)
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop), 2700U
692 Points ∼43%
Dell Latitude 7390 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
560 Points ∼35%

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Allen Ngo, 2018-04- 3 (Update: 2018-04- 3)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.