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Intel Core i5-9400H vs Intel Core i7-9850H vs Intel Core i5-9300H

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 i7-9850H

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The Intel Core i7-9850H is a high-end processor for laptops with six cores based on the Coffee Lake architecture (2019 refresh, CFL-HR). The processor clocks at between 2.6 and 4.6 GHz (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. Compared to the predecessor, the Core i7-8850H, the 9850H offers only improved clock rates.

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. Compared to the i7-8850H, the performance improved only slightly.

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.

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.

ModelIntel Core i5-9400HIntel Core i7-9850HIntel Core i5-9300H
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 i7-9850H « 2.6 - 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 i5-8300H2.3 - 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 i5-9300H « 2.4 - 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 MHz2600 - 4600 MHz2400 - 4100 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB384 KB256 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1.5 MB1 MB
L3 Cache8 MB12 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 86 / 124 / 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 - 1150 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1050 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
max. Temp.100 °C
$250 U.S.
Manufacturerark.intel.com

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-9850H
32.9 pt (46%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-9300H
30.2 pt (42%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 425     avg: 439.5     median: 439.5 (49%)     max: 454 Points
min: 398     avg: 415.2     median: 419 (47%)     max: 427 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1800     avg: 2114     median: 2114 (5%)     max: 2428 Points
min: 1530     avg: 1727     median: 1737 (4%)     max: 1877 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
823 Points (5%)
min: 1114     avg: 1205     median: 1230 (8%)     max: 1272 Points
min: 717     avg: 784     median: 790 (5%)     max: 850 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 192     avg: 193.8     median: 193 (58%)     max: 196.5 Points
min: 169     avg: 172.6     median: 172 (52%)     max: 176 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
9.4 Points (12%)
12.5 Points (16%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.1 Points (53%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
7169 Points (43%)
min: 6421     avg: 6561     median: 6572 (40%)     max: 6677 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
31938 Points (23%)
min: 21798     avg: 24198     median: 24623 (18%)     max: 25656 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
42090 Points (29%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
9224 Points (11%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
278 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
8.3 s (2%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
5621 Points (9%)
5663 Points (9%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 25786     avg: 29714     median: 31087 (18%)     max: 32268 MIPS
min: 20736     avg: 22008     median: 22133 (13%)     max: 23155 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 5020     avg: 5066     median: 5086 (61%)     max: 5092 MIPS
min: 4542     avg: 4592     median: 4609 (55%)     max: 4626 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
68.3 fps (24%)
49.4 fps (17%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
201.3 fps (46%)
193.7 fps (45%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 7     avg: 8.4     median: 9 (16%)     max: 9.1 fps
min: 5.7     avg: 6.1     median: 6 (11%)     max: 6.5 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.8 GB/s (0%)
0.5 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
1.2 GB/s (21%)
0.8 GB/s (14%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
7.4 GB/s (19%)
4.7 GB/s (12%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 411     avg: 459.3     median: 415 (3%)     max: 552 Seconds
min: 588     avg: 611     median: 602 (4%)     max: 643 Seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 9137     avg: 10056     median: 10056 (21%)     max: 10975 Points
min: 7787     avg: 8354     median: 8107 (17%)     max: 9169 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
8.2 s (2%)
9.1 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
18.1 s (1%)
20.3 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
467.6 s (2%)
496 s (2%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 26292     avg: 34763     median: 37665 (33%)     max: 40333 Points
26995 Points (24%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 9987     avg: 11361     median: 11512 (31%)     max: 12585 Points
min: 7499     avg: 8987     median: 9107 (25%)     max: 10557 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 54664     avg: 57802     median: 56870 (46%)     max: 61872 Points
min: 52412     avg: 55875     median: 56000 (46%)     max: 58466 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 49250     avg: 54277     median: 54947 (45%)     max: 58074 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 58114     avg: 58963     median: 58413 (49%)     max: 61541 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 8390     avg: 9853     median: 9841 (25%)     max: 11328 Points
min: 5356     avg: 7678     median: 7828.5 (20%)     max: 8903 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 14059     avg: 15802     median: 15330 (27%)     max: 18016 Points
min: 9387     avg: 11376     median: 11698 (21%)     max: 12349 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 4588     avg: 5605     median: 5953 (25%)     max: 6275 Points
min: 3165     avg: 4074     median: 4189 (18%)     max: 4861 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1150 Points (49%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
5270 Points (9%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1135     avg: 1169     median: 1169 (5%)     max: 1203 Points
min: 1095     avg: 1118     median: 1123 (5%)     max: 1137 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 5353     avg: 5620     median: 5619.5 (18%)     max: 5886 Points
min: 3697     avg: 4014     median: 4146 (13%)     max: 4200 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 5320     avg: 5509     median: 5594 (56%)     max: 5614 Points
min: 4704     avg: 4898     median: 4901 (49%)     max: 5089 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 18098     avg: 22010     median: 23715 (26%)     max: 24218 Points
min: 14853     avg: 16246     median: 16541 (18%)     max: 17684 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
5376 Points (73%)
5266 Points (72%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
20077 Points (49%)
16911 Points (41%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 14195     avg: 15338     median: 15527.5 (28%)     max: 16101 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 3596     avg: 3854     median: 3854.5 (75%)     max: 4109 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1010     avg: 1018     median: 1015 (1%)     max: 1028 ms
min: 1079     avg: 1138     median: 1108.5 (1%)     max: 1349 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
86.6 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 38630     avg: 39090     median: 39091 (34%)     max: 39548 Points
min: 22225     avg: 32344     median: 33646 (30%)     max: 34957 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
222 Points (46%)

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

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-9850H → 149% n=1

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-9300H → 96% n=1

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