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Intel Core i5-9400H vs Intel Core i7-9850H 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 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 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 i7-9850HIntel 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 i7-9850H « 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 i7-8850H « 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 MHz2600 - 4600 MHz2600 - 4300 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB384 KB384 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1.5 MB1.5 MB
L3 Cache8 MB12 MB9 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 86 / 126 / 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 - 1150 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1150 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
max. Temp.100 °C
$395 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 - i7-8850H
31.9 pt (44%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
5742 Points (5%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1096 Points (47%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 425     avg: 439.5     median: 439.5 (49%)     max: 454 Points
min: 422     avg: 435.3     median: 441 (49%)     max: 443 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1800     avg: 2114     median: 2114 (5%)     max: 2428 Points
min: 2302     avg: 2516     median: 2522 (6%)     max: 2724 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
823 Points (5%)
min: 1114     avg: 1205     median: 1230 (8%)     max: 1272 Points
min: 929     avg: 1122     median: 1090 (7%)     max: 1276 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 192     avg: 193.8     median: 193 (58%)     max: 196.5 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%)
12.5 Points (16%)
min: 10.95     avg: 12.9     median: 13.9 (18%)     max: 14.02 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.1 Points (53%)
min: 2     avg: 2     median: 2 (51%)     max: 2.08 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
7169 Points (43%)
min: 6658     avg: 6758     median: 6766 (41%)     max: 6841 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
31938 Points (23%)
min: 31284     avg: 34134     median: 34216.5 (25%)     max: 36819 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%)
5922 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: 30761     avg: 31802     median: 30851 (18%)     max: 33794 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 5020     avg: 5066     median: 5086 (61%)     max: 5092 MIPS
min: 4558     avg: 4684     median: 4689 (56%)     max: 4804 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
68.3 fps (24%)
min: 64.9     avg: 71.4     median: 71.4 (25%)     max: 77.8 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
201.3 fps (46%)
min: 214.2     avg: 216.1     median: 216.1 (50%)     max: 218 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 7     avg: 8.4     median: 9 (16%)     max: 9.1 fps
min: 7.35     avg: 8.1     median: 7.6 (13%)     max: 9.2 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.8 GB/s (0%)
0.7 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
1.2 GB/s (21%)
1.2 GB/s (21%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
7.4 GB/s (19%)
7.4 GB/s (19%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 411     avg: 459.3     median: 415 (3%)     max: 552 Seconds
min: 401     avg: 461.7     median: 490.1 (3%)     max: 494.1 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.679     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (15%)     max: 0.702 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 9137     avg: 10056     median: 10056 (21%)     max: 10975 Points
min: 7821     avg: 9758     median: 10516 (22%)     max: 10938 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
8.2 s (2%)
8.7 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
18.1 s (1%)
19.6 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
467.6 s (2%)
483 s (2%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 26292     avg: 34763     median: 37665 (33%)     max: 40333 Points
43508 Points (38%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 9987     avg: 11361     median: 11512 (31%)     max: 12585 Points
min: 10412     avg: 11789     median: 11475 (31%)     max: 13258 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 54664     avg: 57802     median: 56870 (46%)     max: 61872 Points
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: 8390     avg: 9853     median: 9841 (25%)     max: 11328 Points
min: 7210     avg: 9823     median: 9689 (25%)     max: 11359 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 14059     avg: 15802     median: 15330 (27%)     max: 18016 Points
min: 11232     avg: 15307     median: 16278 (29%)     max: 17107 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 4588     avg: 5605     median: 5953 (25%)     max: 6275 Points
min: 4099     avg: 5052     median: 4941 (21%)     max: 6116 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1150 Points (49%)
1121 Points (47%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
5270 Points (9%)
4908 Points (9%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1135     avg: 1169     median: 1169 (5%)     max: 1203 Points
1006 Points (4%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 5353     avg: 5620     median: 5619.5 (18%)     max: 5886 Points
4860 Points (15%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 5320     avg: 5509     median: 5594 (56%)     max: 5614 Points
min: 5044     avg: 5258     median: 5261 (53%)     max: 5464 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 18098     avg: 22010     median: 23715 (26%)     max: 24218 Points
min: 20696     avg: 22439     median: 22631.5 (25%)     max: 23797 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
5376 Points (73%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
20077 Points (49%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1010     avg: 1018     median: 1015 (1%)     max: 1028 ms
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
min: 38630     avg: 39090     median: 39091 (34%)     max: 39548 Points
min: 33685     avg: 35133     median: 35232 (31%)     max: 36544 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
194 Points (40%)
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
830 Points (32%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-9400H → 100% n=2

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-9850H → 141% n=2

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-8850H → 140% n=2

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