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Intel Core i5-9400H vs Intel Core i5-8400H vs Intel Core i5-8300H

Intel Core i5-9400H

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The Intel Core i5-9400H is a high-end processor for laptops with four cores based on the Coffee Lake architecture (2019 refresh, CFL-HR). The processor clocks at between 2.5 and 4.3 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. Compared to the predecessor, the Core i5-8400H from 2018, the 9300H is only clocked slightly higher (+100 MHz CPU Turbo, +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 i5-9400H should perform similar as the older Core i7-7920HQ (3.1 - 4.1 GHz). The faster Coffee Lake CPUs, like the Core i7-9750H offers two additional cores and is therefore up to 50% faster in multithreaded benchmarks. Still, the performance of the i5-9400H 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.

Beware, the CPU was not yet released at the time of writing and the information is based on leaks and early price list information (e.g. by Intel or on Baidu).

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 i5-8300H

► remove from comparison Intel i5-8300H

The Intel Core i5-8300H is a fast processor for laptops with four cores based on the Coffee Lake architecture and was announced early 2018. The processor clocks at between 2.3 and 4 GHz (3.9 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 i5-8300H should perform similar as the older Core i7-7820HQ (2.9 - 4 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 i5-8300H 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.

ModelIntel Core i5-9400HIntel Core i5-8400HIntel Core i5-8300H
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 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9880H2.3 - 4.8 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-8950HK2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Xeon E-2186M2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Xeon E-2276M2.8 - 4.7 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-9850H2.6 - 4.6 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-9750H2.6 - 4.5 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Xeon E-2176M2.7 - 4.4 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-8850H2.6 - 4.3 GHz6 / 12 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i7-8750H2.2 - 4.1 GHz6 / 12 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9400H « 2.5 - 4.3 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9300HF2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9300H2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8400H2.5 - 4.2 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8300H2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i3-8100H3 GHz4 / 4 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9980HK2.4 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9880H2.3 - 4.8 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-8950HK2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Xeon E-2186M2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Xeon E-2276M2.8 - 4.7 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-9850H2.6 - 4.6 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-9750H2.6 - 4.5 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Xeon E-2176M2.7 - 4.4 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-8850H2.6 - 4.3 GHz6 / 12 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i7-8750H2.2 - 4.1 GHz6 / 12 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9400H2.5 - 4.3 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9300HF2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9300H2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8400H « 2.5 - 4.2 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8300H2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i3-8100H3 GHz4 / 4 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9980HK2.4 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9880H2.3 - 4.8 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-8950HK2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Xeon E-2186M2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Xeon E-2276M2.8 - 4.7 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-9850H2.6 - 4.6 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-9750H2.6 - 4.5 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Xeon E-2176M2.7 - 4.4 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-8850H2.6 - 4.3 GHz6 / 12 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i7-8750H2.2 - 4.1 GHz6 / 12 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9400H2.5 - 4.3 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9300HF2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9300H2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8400H2.5 - 4.2 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8300H « 2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i3-8100H3 GHz4 / 4 cores8 MB L3
Clock2500 - 4300 MHz2500 - 4200 MHz2300 - 4000 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB256 KB256 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB1 MB
L3 Cache8 MB8 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 84 / 84 / 8
TDP45 Watt45 Watt45 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm14 nm
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
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1100 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1100 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1000 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
Manufacturerark.intel.comark.intel.com
max. Temp.100 °C
$250 U.S.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
4657 Points (4%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1128 Points (48%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
393 Points (44%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
1793 Points (4%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
823 Points (5%)
min: 753     avg: 762     median: 761.5 (5%)     max: 770 Points
min: 609     avg: 793     median: 812 (5%)     max: 850 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 168     avg: 170.4     median: 170.4 (51%)     max: 172.8 Points
min: 151     avg: 168.6     median: 170 (51%)     max: 174 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
9.4 Points (12%)
min: 6.2     avg: 7.9     median: 7.8 (10%)     max: 8.79 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.72     avg: 1.9     median: 1.9 (47%)     max: 1.96 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
6659 Points (40%)
min: 6115     avg: 6392     median: 6463.5 (39%)     max: 6524 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
21711 Points (16%)
min: 20061     avg: 22328     median: 22266.5 (16%)     max: 24718 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 28616     avg: 30319     median: 30318.5 (21%)     max: 32021 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 8277     avg: 8392     median: 8391.5 (10%)     max: 8506 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
230.8 s (3%)
min: 205.9     avg: 255.6     median: 265.3 (3%)     max: 285.8 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
7.2 s (1%)
min: 6.42     avg: 7.9     median: 7.7 (2%)     max: 9.762 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
5391 Points (9%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
22023 MIPS (13%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
4553 MIPS (54%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
45.3 fps (16%)
min: 39     avg: 43.7     median: 40.2 (14%)     max: 52 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
185.2 fps (43%)
min: 163.2     avg: 173.4     median: 169 (39%)     max: 188 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
6.5 fps (11%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.5 GB/s (0%)
0.4 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.8 GB/s (13%)
0.6 GB/s (10%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
4.6 GB/s (12%)
3.9 GB/s (10%)
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
1151 Seconds (15%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
596 Seconds (4%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.7 sec (15%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9 s (2%)
min: 9.264     avg: 9.4     median: 9.4 (2%)     max: 9.8 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 20.9     avg: 21.2     median: 21.1 (1%)     max: 21.74 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
498.3 s (2%)
min: 546     avg: 551     median: 548.5 (2%)     max: 559 s
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 6234     avg: 8139     median: 8154 (22%)     max: 9415 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 48575     avg: 52494     median: 53016 (43%)     max: 56026 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 48063     avg: 51178     median: 51009 (41%)     max: 55273 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 45639     avg: 53927     median: 56262.5 (47%)     max: 57543 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 6260     avg: 7613     median: 7857 (20%)     max: 8471 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 9136     avg: 10979     median: 11196 (20%)     max: 11971 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 3270     avg: 3571     median: 3571 (15%)     max: 3872 Points
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Single-Core
1493 Points (40%)
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Multi-Core
4963 Points (20%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1127 Points (48%)
990 Points (42%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
4352 Points (8%)
3270 Points (6%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1118 Points (5%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
4211 Points (13%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
4770 Points (48%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
14790 Points (16%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
15050 Points (27%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
3740 Points (73%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
987 ms (1%)
min: 1095     avg: 1146     median: 1133 (1%)     max: 1209 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
88.5 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
49389 Points (43%)
min: 30806     avg: 32869     median: 33251 (29%)     max: 34659 Points
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
155.3 Points (45%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
209 Points (44%)
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
1127 Points (43%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-9400H → 100% n=1

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-8400H → 93% n=1

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-8300H → 99% n=1

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