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Intel Core i5-9400H vs Intel Core i9-9880H vs Intel Xeon E-2176M

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 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 Xeon E-2176M

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The Intel Xeon E-2176M is a high-end processor for professional laptops with six cores based on the Coffee Lake architecture. The processor clocks at between 2.7 - 4.4 GHz (4.1 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 Xeon E-2176M is the second fastest model after the Xeon E-2178M / Core i9-8950HK in early 2018. Compared to the similar consumer Core i7-8850H, the mobile Xeon offers support for ECC main memory, is slightly higher clocked and offers more L3 cache.

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.

Graphics

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 iGPU is unchanged to the older Intel HD Graphics 630 an maybe only slightly higher clocked. 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.

ModelIntel Core i5-9400HIntel Core i9-9880HIntel Xeon E-2176M
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 i9-9880H « 2.3 - 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 i5-8300H2.3 - 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-2176M « 2.7 - 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
Clock2500 - 4300 MHz2300 - 4800 MHz2700 - 4400 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB512 KB384 KB
L2 Cache1 MB2 MB1.5 MB
L3 Cache8 MB16 MB12 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 88 / 166 / 12
TDP45 Watt45 Watt45 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm14 nm
SocketFCBGA1440FCBGA1440
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 - 1200 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i9-9880H
34.1 pt (47%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 8504     avg: 8670     median: 8747 (8%)     max: 8758 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1140     avg: 1174     median: 1174 (50%)     max: 1208 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 441     avg: 459     median: 465 (52%)     max: 474 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 2953     avg: 3271     median: 3235 (8%)     max: 3712 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
823 Points (5%)
min: 1317     avg: 1506     median: 1508 (10%)     max: 1721 Points
min: 987     avg: 1067     median: 1095 (7%)     max: 1118 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 181     avg: 190.1     median: 190 (57%)     max: 198 Points
min: 169     avg: 181.7     median: 187 (56%)     max: 189 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
9.4 Points (12%)
18.9 Points (25%)
min: 9.32     avg: 11.3     median: 12.3 (16%)     max: 12.4 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.1 Points (52%)
min: 1.99     avg: 2.1     median: 2 (51%)     max: 2.12 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
6967 Points (42%)
100%
1 E-2176M +
min: 6928     avg: 7681     median: 6973 (42%)     max: 9142 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
42456 Points (31%)
min: 31923     avg: 35912     median: 32132 (23%)     max: 43681 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
118.7 s (1%)
min: 147     avg: 163.3     median: 163.3 (2%)     max: 179.6 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
5.4 s (1%)
100%
1 E-2176M +
min: 4.909     avg: 5.3     median: 5.3 (1%)     max: 5.77 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
6683 Points (11%)
min: 3947     avg: 4625     median: 4624.5 (7%)     max: 5302 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 39455     avg: 42728     median: 42138 (24%)     max: 46591 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 4837     avg: 4943     median: 4924 (59%)     max: 5068 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
102.4 fps (36%)
min: 58.2     avg: 63.1     median: 63.1 (22%)     max: 67.9 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
217 fps (50%)
min: 195.8     avg: 203.6     median: 203.6 (47%)     max: 211.3 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 10.6     avg: 11.2     median: 11.1 (20%)     max: 11.86 fps
8.7 fps (15%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.7 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.601     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (0%)     max: 0.756 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
1 GB/s (17%)
110%
1 E-2176M +
min: 1     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (19%)     max: 1.2 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
7.5 GB/s (20%)
min: 6.1     avg: 6.9     median: 6.9 (18%)     max: 7.6 GB/s
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 293     avg: 336.5     median: 334.5 (2%)     max: 384 Seconds
min: 465.8     avg: 510     median: 509.9 (4%)     max: 554 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: 7203     avg: 9007     median: 9757 (21%)     max: 10061 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
8.5 s (2%)
100%
1 E-2176M +
min: 8.508     avg: 8.6     median: 8.6 (2%)     max: 8.69 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
18.9 s (1%)
100%
1 E-2176M +
min: 18.78     avg: 19     median: 19 (1%)     max: 19.26 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
476.5 s (2%)
100%
1 E-2176M +
min: 475.2     avg: 477     median: 477 (2%)     max: 478.8 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 E-2176M +
min: 38520     avg: 39431     median: 39431 (35%)     max: 40342 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 12593     avg: 15310     median: 15556 (42%)     max: 17046 Points
min: 10234     avg: 11628     median: 11727 (32%)     max: 12923 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 E-2176M +
min: 30521     avg: 44313     median: 44313 (36%)     max: 58105 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 E-2176M +
min: 30553     avg: 43412     median: 43412 (35%)     max: 56271 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
40635 Points (34%)
147%
1 E-2176M +
min: 59124     avg: 59647     median: 59646.5 (50%)     max: 60169 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 10705     avg: 12582     median: 12214 (31%)     max: 15206 Points
min: 5617     avg: 8399     median: 9331 (24%)     max: 10250 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 14940     avg: 18040     median: 18580 (33%)     max: 20125 Points
min: 11097     avg: 13737     median: 14418 (26%)     max: 15696 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 6412     avg: 7482     median: 7221 (30%)     max: 9138 Points
min: 3916     avg: 4729     median: 4728.5 (20%)     max: 5541 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1115     avg: 1176     median: 1176 (50%)     max: 1237 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 7109     avg: 7231     median: 7231 (13%)     max: 7353 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1139     avg: 1188     median: 1186 (5%)     max: 1239 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6841     avg: 7034     median: 7100 (22%)     max: 7161 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 5166     avg: 5409     median: 5457 (55%)     max: 5605 Points
min: 4077     avg: 4660     median: 4660 (47%)     max: 5243 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 28192     avg: 29022     median: 29077 (32%)     max: 29798 Points
min: 19388     avg: 20690     median: 20689.5 (23%)     max: 21991 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 715     avg: 919     median: 934 (1%)     max: 1044 ms
100%
1 E-2176M +
min: 1048     avg: 1054     median: 1054 (1%)     max: 1060 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 E-2176M +
76.2 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 38079     avg: 43238     median: 40443 (36%)     max: 50837 Points
min: 35521     avg: 36102     median: 36101.5 (32%)     max: 36682 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
184 Points (38%)
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
940 Points (36%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
85.2 Watt (15%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 99.9     avg: 131.6     median: 131.6 (24%)     max: 163.2 Watt
110%
1 E-2176M +
88.9 Watt (16%)
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
6.4 Watt (7%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 10.5     avg: 12.5     median: 12.5 (9%)     max: 14.4 Points per Watt
101%
1 E-2176M +
12.6 Points per Watt (9%)

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

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i9-9880H → 192% n=2

Average Benchmarks Intel Xeon E-2176M → 132% n=2

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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