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Intel Core i5-9400H vs Intel Core i9-9880H vs Intel Core i5-8400H

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 Core i5-8400H

► remove from comparison Intel i5-8400H

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.

ModelIntel Core i5-9400HIntel Core i9-9880HIntel Core i5-8400H
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-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
Clock2500 - 4300 MHz2300 - 4800 MHz2500 - 4200 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB512 KB256 KB
L2 Cache1 MB2 MB1 MB
L3 Cache8 MB16 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 88 / 164 / 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 - 1200 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
max. Temp.100 °C
Manufacturerark.intel.com

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
4657 Points (4%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1140     avg: 1174     median: 1174 (50%)     max: 1208 Points
1128 Points (48%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 441     avg: 459     median: 465 (52%)     max: 474 Points
393 Points (44%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 2953     avg: 3271     median: 3235 (8%)     max: 3712 Points
1793 Points (4%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
823 Points (5%)
min: 1317     avg: 1506     median: 1508 (10%)     max: 1721 Points
min: 753     avg: 762     median: 761.5 (5%)     max: 770 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 181     avg: 190.1     median: 190 (57%)     max: 198 Points
min: 168     avg: 170.4     median: 170.4 (51%)     max: 172.8 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
9.4 Points (12%)
18.9 Points (25%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.1 Points (52%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
6967 Points (42%)
6659 Points (40%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
42456 Points (31%)
21711 Points (16%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
118.7 s (1%)
230.8 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
5.4 s (1%)
7.2 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
6683 Points (11%)
5391 Points (9%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 39455     avg: 42728     median: 42138 (24%)     max: 46591 MIPS
22023 MIPS (13%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 4837     avg: 4943     median: 4924 (59%)     max: 5068 MIPS
4553 MIPS (54%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
102.4 fps (36%)
45.3 fps (16%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
217 fps (50%)
185.2 fps (43%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 10.6     avg: 11.2     median: 11.1 (20%)     max: 11.86 fps
6.5 fps (11%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.7 GB/s (0%)
0.5 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
1 GB/s (17%)
0.8 GB/s (13%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
7.5 GB/s (20%)
4.6 GB/s (12%)
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
1151 Seconds (15%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 293     avg: 336.5     median: 334.5 (2%)     max: 384 Seconds
596 Seconds (4%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.621     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (14%)     max: 0.6904 sec
0.7 sec (15%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 11788     avg: 12226     median: 12225.5 (26%)     max: 12663 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
8.5 s (2%)
9 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
18.9 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
476.5 s (2%)
498.3 s (2%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 12593     avg: 15310     median: 15556 (42%)     max: 17046 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
40635 Points (34%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 10705     avg: 12582     median: 12214 (31%)     max: 15206 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 14940     avg: 18040     median: 18580 (33%)     max: 20125 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 6412     avg: 7482     median: 7221 (30%)     max: 9138 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
min: 1115     avg: 1176     median: 1176 (50%)     max: 1237 Points
1127 Points (48%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 7109     avg: 7231     median: 7231 (13%)     max: 7353 Points
4352 Points (8%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1139     avg: 1188     median: 1186 (5%)     max: 1239 Points
1118 Points (5%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6841     avg: 7034     median: 7100 (22%)     max: 7161 Points
4211 Points (13%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 5166     avg: 5409     median: 5457 (55%)     max: 5605 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 28192     avg: 29022     median: 29077 (32%)     max: 29798 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 715     avg: 919     median: 934 (1%)     max: 1044 ms
987 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 38079     avg: 43238     median: 40443 (36%)     max: 50837 Points
49389 Points (43%)
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
155.3 Points (45%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
184 Points (38%)
209 Points (44%)
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
940 Points (36%)
1127 Points (43%)
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
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

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

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i9-9880H → 183% n=1

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

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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