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

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 i5-9300H

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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, +50 MHz GPU).

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 i5-9300H 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 i5-9300H 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. 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.

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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 i5-9300HF compare2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-9300H2.4 - 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 i5-9300HF compare2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i5-9300H2.4 - 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)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1050 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Intel Coffee Lake i5-8400HIntel Coffee Lake i5-9300H
100 °C
$250 U.S.

Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 398     avg: 415     median: 419 (65%)     max: 427 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1530     avg: 1727     median: 1737 (17%)     max: 1877 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
770 Points (17%)
min: 717     avg: 784     median: 790 (18%)     max: 850 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
168 Points (62%)
min: 169     avg: 173     median: 172 (63%)     max: 176 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 6421     avg: 6561     median: 6572 (59%)     max: 6677
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 21798     avg: 24198     median: 24623 (41%)     max: 25656
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
5663 (36%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 20736     avg: 22008     median: 22133 (17%)     max: 23155 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 4542     avg: 4592     median: 4609 (30%)     max: 4626 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
49.4 fps (22%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
194 fps (57%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 5.7     avg: 6.1     median: 6 (19%)     max: 6.5 fps
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.5 GB/s (1%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.8 GB/s (1%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
4.7 GB/s (0%)
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 588     avg: 611     median: 602 (4%)     max: 643 Seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 7787     avg: 8354     median: 8107 (45%)     max: 9169 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.1 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
20.3 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
496 s (2%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
26995 Points (31%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 7499     avg: 8987     median: 9107 (39%)     max: 10557 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 52412     avg: 55875     median: 56000 (36%)     max: 58466 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 49250     avg: 54277     median: 54947 (58%)     max: 58074 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 58114     avg: 58963     median: 58413 (60%)     max: 61541 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 5356     avg: 7678     median: 7828.5 (20%)     max: 8903 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 9387     avg: 11376     median: 11698 (30%)     max: 12349 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 3165     avg: 4074     median: 4189 (29%)     max: 4861 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 14195     avg: 15338     median: 15527.5 (28%)     max: 16101
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 3596     avg: 3854     median: 3854.5 (79%)     max: 4109
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
5266 (81%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
16911 (41%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 4704     avg: 4898     median: 4901 (67%)     max: 5089
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 14853     avg: 16246     median: 16541 (26%)     max: 17684
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1095     avg: 1118     median: 1123 (67%)     max: 1137
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3697     avg: 4014     median: 4146 (25%)     max: 4200
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1079.1     avg: 1138     median: 1108.5 (2%)     max: 1349.2 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
86.6 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 22225     avg: 32344     median: 33646 (57%)     max: 34957 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-8400H → 100% n=2

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-9300H → 102% n=2

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