Intel Core i5-8400H vs Intel Core i5-9300HF

Intel Core i5-8400H

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The Intel Core i5-8400H is a high-end processor for laptops with four cores based on the Coffee Lake architecture and will be announced early 2018. The processor clocks at between 2.5 and 4.2 GHz (4.1 with 4 cores) and can execute up to eight threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. According to Intel, the CPU is manufactured in an improved 14nm (14nm++) process.

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

The Intel Core i5-8400H should perform similar as the older Core i7-7920HQ (3.1 - 4.1 GHz). The faster Coffee Lake CPUs, like the Core i7-8750H offers two additional cores and is therefore up to 50% faster in multithreaded benchmarks. Still, the performance of the i5-8400H should be sufficient for even demanding applications and games.

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 (rumored). 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 i5 is only suited for big laptops with good cooling solutions. Using cTDP-down, the CPU can also be configured to 35 Watt resulting in a reduced performance.

Intel Core i5-9300HF

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The Intel Core i5-9300H is a fast processor for laptops with four cores based on the Coffee Lake architecture (2019 Refresh, CFL-HR). The processor clocks at between 2.4 and 4.1 GHz (4 with 4 cores) and can execute up to eight threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. According to Intel, the CPU is manufactured in an improved 14nm (14nm++) process. Compared to the predecessor, the Core i5-8300H from 2018, the 9300H is clocked slightly higher (+100 MHz CPU).

Compared to the Core i5-9300H, the integrated graphics card in the 9300HF is deactivated.

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

The Intel Core i5-9300HF should perform similar as the older Core i7-7920HQ (3.1 - 4.1 GHz). The faster Coffee Lake CPUs, like the Core i7-8750H/9750H offers two additional cores and is therefore up to 50% faster in multithreaded benchmarks. Still, the performance of the i5-9300HF should be sufficient for even demanding applications and games. Compared to the Core i5-9300H (see for benchmarks), the performance should be identical.

Power Consumption

Intel specifies the TDP with 45 watts and therefore the i5 is only suited for big laptops with good cooling solutions. Using cTDP-down, the CPU can also be configured to 35 Watt resulting in a reduced performance.

Intel Core i5-8400HIntel Core i5-9300HF
Intel Coffee LakeIntel Coffee Lake
Coffee Lake-HCoffee Lake-H
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Intel Core i9-9880H compare2.3 - 4.8 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-8950HK compare2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2186M compare2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 1212 MB
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 i5-9300HF2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-9300H compare2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i5-8400H2.5 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8300H compare2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i3-8100H compare3 GHz4 / 48 MB
Intel Core i9-9980HK compare2.4 - 5 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-9880H compare2.3 - 4.8 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-8950HK compare2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2186M compare2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 1212 MB
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 i5-9300HF2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-9300H compare2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8400H2.5 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8300H compare2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i3-8100H compare3 GHz4 / 48 MB
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Dual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Intel Coffee Lake i5-8400HIntel Coffee Lake i5-9300HF
100 °C
$250 U.S.

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
770 Points (17%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
168 Points (62%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
4447 (61%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
14512 (23%)
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Single-Core
1090 (62%)
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Multi-Core
4370 (26%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-8400H → NAN% n=

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-9300HF → NAN% n=

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)