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Intel Core i5-9400H vs Intel Core i5-8400H vs Intel Core i7-8850H

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 i7-8850H

► remove from comparison Intel i7-8850H

The Intel Core i7-8850H 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 2.6 and 4.3 GHz (4.1 with 4 cores, 4 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 i7-7920HQ (3.1 - 4.1 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 i5-9400HIntel Core i5-8400HIntel Core i7-8850H
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 i7-8850H « 2.6 - 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 i5-8300H2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i3-8100H3 GHz4 / 4 cores8 MB L3
Clock2500 - 4300 MHz2500 - 4200 MHz2600 - 4300 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB256 KB384 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB1.5 MB
L3 Cache8 MB8 MB9 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 84 / 86 / 12
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 - 1150 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
Manufacturerark.intel.comark.intel.com
max. Temp.100 °C
$395 U.S.

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-8850H
31.9 pt (44%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
4657 Points (4%)
5742 Points (5%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1128 Points (48%)
1096 Points (47%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
393 Points (44%)
min: 422     avg: 435.3     median: 441 (49%)     max: 443 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
1793 Points (4%)
min: 2302     avg: 2516     median: 2522 (6%)     max: 2724 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
823 Points (5%)
min: 753     avg: 762     median: 761.5 (5%)     max: 770 Points
min: 929     avg: 1122     median: 1090 (7%)     max: 1276 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 168     avg: 170.4     median: 170.4 (51%)     max: 172.8 Points
min: 176     avg: 180.4     median: 181.5 (55%)     max: 185 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
9.4 Points (12%)
min: 10.95     avg: 12.9     median: 13.9 (18%)     max: 14.02 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 2     avg: 2     median: 2 (51%)     max: 2.08 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
6659 Points (40%)
min: 6658     avg: 6758     median: 6766 (41%)     max: 6841 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
21711 Points (16%)
min: 31284     avg: 34134     median: 34216.5 (25%)     max: 36819 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
230.8 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
7.2 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
5391 Points (9%)
5922 Points (9%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
22023 MIPS (13%)
min: 30761     avg: 31802     median: 30851 (18%)     max: 33794 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
4553 MIPS (54%)
min: 4558     avg: 4684     median: 4689 (56%)     max: 4804 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
45.3 fps (16%)
min: 64.9     avg: 71.4     median: 71.4 (25%)     max: 77.8 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
185.2 fps (43%)
min: 214.2     avg: 216.1     median: 216.1 (50%)     max: 218 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
6.5 fps (11%)
min: 7.35     avg: 8.1     median: 7.6 (13%)     max: 9.2 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.5 GB/s (0%)
0.7 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.8 GB/s (13%)
1.2 GB/s (21%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
4.6 GB/s (12%)
7.4 GB/s (19%)
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
1151 Seconds (15%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
596 Seconds (4%)
min: 401     avg: 461.7     median: 490.1 (3%)     max: 494.1 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.7 sec (15%)
min: 0.679     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (15%)     max: 0.702 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 7821     avg: 9758     median: 10516 (22%)     max: 10938 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9 s (2%)
8.7 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
19.6 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
498.3 s (2%)
483 s (2%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
43508 Points (38%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 10412     avg: 11789     median: 11475 (31%)     max: 13258 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 49043     avg: 56648     median: 58913.5 (48%)     max: 59720 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 49398     avg: 53724     median: 53724 (44%)     max: 58050 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 38527     avg: 46153     median: 46152.5 (39%)     max: 53778 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 7210     avg: 9823     median: 9689 (25%)     max: 11359 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 11232     avg: 15307     median: 16278 (29%)     max: 17107 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 4099     avg: 5052     median: 4941 (21%)     max: 6116 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%)
1121 Points (47%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
4352 Points (8%)
4908 Points (9%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1118 Points (5%)
1006 Points (4%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
4211 Points (13%)
4860 Points (15%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 5044     avg: 5258     median: 5261 (53%)     max: 5464 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 20696     avg: 22439     median: 22631.5 (25%)     max: 23797 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
987 ms (1%)
min: 981     avg: 1078     median: 1064.5 (1%)     max: 1220 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
76.1 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
49389 Points (43%)
min: 33685     avg: 35133     median: 35232 (31%)     max: 36544 Points
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
155.3 Points (45%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
209 Points (44%)
194 Points (40%)
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
1127 Points (43%)
830 Points (32%)

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

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

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-8850H → 132% n=1

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