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Intel Core i5-9300HF vs Intel Core i9-9880H vs Intel Core i7-8750H

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 i9-9880H

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The Intel Core i9-9880H 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 2.3 - 4.8 GHz (4.1 GHz with 8 cores) and can execute up to sixteen threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. The 4.8 GHz can only be reached using the "Thermal Velocity Boost" which allows one core to boost to 4.8 GHz (+200 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.

According to Intel, the CPU is manufactured in an improved 14nm (14nm++) process. The i9-8950HK is the fastest model of the Coffee-Lake-H 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 six 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 predecessor and even up to 100% compared to older Kaby-Lake quad-cores. Single thread performance however only improved slightly and the multi-core performance is heavily depending on the cooling.

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.

Intel Core i7-8750H

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The Intel Core i7-8750H is a high-end processor for laptops with six cores based on the Coffee Lake architecture and will be announced early 2018. The processor clocks at between 2.2 and 4.1 GHz (4 GHz with 4 cores, 3.9 GHz with 6 cores) and can execute up to twelve 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

Due to the two additional cores, performance has increased by almost 50% compared to a similar clocked Kaby Lake processor like the Core i7-7820HQ (2.9 - 3.9 GHz). Single-core performance has not improved since its Kaby Lake predecessor. As a high-end model, the i7-8850H is suitable for the most 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 i7 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.

ModelIntel Core i5-9300HFIntel Core i9-9880HIntel Core i7-8750H
SeriesIntel Coffee LakeIntel Coffee LakeIntel Coffee Lake
CodenameCoffee Lake-HCoffee Lake-HCoffee Lake-H
Series: Coffee Lake Coffee Lake-H
Intel Core i9-9980HK2.4 - 5 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-9880H2.3 - 4.8 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-8950HK2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2186M2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2276M2.8 - 4.7 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9850H2.6 - 4.6 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9750H2.6 - 4.5 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2176M2.7 - 4.4 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8850H2.6 - 4.3 GHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i7-8750H2.2 - 4.1 GHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i5-9400H2.5 - 4.3 GHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i5-9300HF2.4 - 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 i5-8300H2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i3-8100H3 GHz4 / 48 MB
Intel Core i9-9980HK2.4 - 5 GHz8 / 1616 MB
» Intel Core i9-9880H2.3 - 4.8 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-8950HK2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2186M2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2276M2.8 - 4.7 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9850H2.6 - 4.6 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9750H2.6 - 4.5 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2176M2.7 - 4.4 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8850H2.6 - 4.3 GHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i7-8750H2.2 - 4.1 GHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i5-9400H2.5 - 4.3 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-9300HF2.4 - 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 i5-8300H2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i3-8100H3 GHz4 / 48 MB
Intel Core i9-9980HK2.4 - 5 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-9880H2.3 - 4.8 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-8950HK2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2186M2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2276M2.8 - 4.7 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9850H2.6 - 4.6 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9750H2.6 - 4.5 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2176M2.7 - 4.4 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8850H2.6 - 4.3 GHz6 / 129 MB
» Intel Core i7-8750H2.2 - 4.1 GHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i5-9400H2.5 - 4.3 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-9300HF2.4 - 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 i5-8300H2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i3-8100H3 GHz4 / 48 MB
Clock2400 - 4100 MHz2300 - 4800 MHz2200 - 4100 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB512 KB384 KB
L2 Cache1 MB2 MB1.5 MB
L3 Cache8 MB16 MB9 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 88 / 166 / 12
TDP45 Watt45 Watt45 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
SocketFCBGA1440FCBGA1440FCBGA1440
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
Architecturex86x86x86
$250 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Coffee Lake i5-9300HFIntel Coffee Lake i7-8750H
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1200 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1100 MHz)

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i9-9880H
48.3 pt (57%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-8750H
42.1 pt (49%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 8504     avg: 8670     median: 8747 (14%)     max: 8758 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1140     avg: 1174     median: 1174 (58%)     max: 1208 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 441     avg: 459     median: 465 (60%)     max: 474 Points
min: 403     avg: 411.8     median: 412.5 (53%)     max: 418 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 2953     avg: 3271     median: 3235 (14%)     max: 3712 Points
min: 2142     avg: 2377     median: 2336.5 (10%)     max: 2707 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1317     avg: 1506     median: 1508 (16%)     max: 1721 Points
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min: 863     avg: 1113     median: 1116 (11%)     max: 1251 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 181     avg: 190.1     median: 190 (65%)     max: 198 Points
min: 163     avg: 172     median: 173 (59%)     max: 177 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
18.9 Points (35%)
min: 9.54     avg: 12.2     median: 12.3 (23%)     max: 13.54 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.1 Points (60%)
min: 1.89     avg: 2     median: 2 (57%)     max: 2 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
6967 Points (62%)
min: 6236     avg: 6479     median: 6471 (58%)     max: 6645 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
42456 Points (58%)
min: 29664     avg: 33163     median: 33595 (46%)     max: 35307 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 33944     avg: 42290     median: 43494 (39%)     max: 46384 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 8472     avg: 8542     median: 8498 (52%)     max: 8665 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
118.7 s (1%)
min: 125.5     avg: 157.5     median: 156.8 (2%)     max: 180.5 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
5.4 s (1%)
min: 4.35     avg: 7.1     median: 5.5 (1%)     max: 16.26 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
6683 Points (39%)
5310 Points (31%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 39455     avg: 42728     median: 42138 (30%)     max: 46591 MIPS
min: 28826     avg: 30674     median: 31144 (22%)     max: 33257 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 4837     avg: 4943     median: 4924 (71%)     max: 5068 MIPS
min: 4599     avg: 4621     median: 4629 (66%)     max: 4630 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
102.4 fps (46%)
min: 64.2     avg: 67.2     median: 67.2 (30%)     max: 70.2 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
217 fps (59%)
min: 193.5     avg: 200.3     median: 200.3 (54%)     max: 207.1 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 10.6     avg: 11.2     median: 11.1 (24%)     max: 11.86 fps
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min: 7.56     avg: 8.2     median: 7.8 (17%)     max: 9.55 fps
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.7 GB/s (24%)
0.7 GB/s (25%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
1 GB/s (21%)
1.2 GB/s (25%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
7.5 GB/s (28%)
7 GB/s (26%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 293     avg: 336.5     median: 334.5 (2%)     max: 384 Seconds
min: 395.5     avg: 456.2     median: 469.3 (3%)     max: 485.9 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.621     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (14%)     max: 0.6904 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 11788     avg: 12226     median: 12225.5 (26%)     max: 12663 Points
min: 7531     avg: 10078     median: 10294.5 (22%)     max: 10832 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
8.5 s (2%)
min: 8.98     avg: 9.3     median: 9.3 (2%)     max: 9.45 s