Intel Core i9-8950HK vs Intel Core i7-8750H vs Intel Core i5-9300H

Intel Core i9-8950HK

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The Intel Core i9-8950HK is a high-end processor for laptops with six cores based on the Coffee Lake architecture and was announced early 2018. The processor clocks at between 2.9- 4.8 GHz (4.3 GHz with 6 cores) and can execute up to twelve 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.

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 50% compared to a similar clocked Kaby Lake processor.

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 i7-8750H

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The Intel Core i7-8750H 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 2.2 and 4.1 GHz (4 GHz with 4 cores, 3.9 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 i7-7820HQ (2.9 - 3.9 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.

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.

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Intel Core i9-9980HK2.4 - 5 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-9880H2.3 - 4.8 GHz8 / 1616 MB
» Intel Core i9-8950HK2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2186M2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2276M2.8 - 4.7 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9850H2.6 - 4.6 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9750H2.6 - 4.5 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2176M2.7 - 4.4 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8850H2.6 - 4.3 GHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i7-8750H2.2 - 4.1 GHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i5-9400H2.5 - 4.3 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-9300HF2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-9300H2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8400H2.5 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8300H2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i3-8100H3 GHz4 / 48 MB
Intel Core i9-9980HK2.4 - 5 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-9880H2.3 - 4.8 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-8950HK2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2186M2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2276M2.8 - 4.7 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9850H2.6 - 4.6 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9750H2.6 - 4.5 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2176M2.7 - 4.4 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8850H2.6 - 4.3 GHz6 / 129 MB
» Intel Core i7-8750H2.2 - 4.1 GHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i5-9400H2.5 - 4.3 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-9300HF2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-9300H2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8400H2.5 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8300H2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i3-8100H3 GHz4 / 48 MB
Intel Core i9-9980HK2.4 - 5 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-9880H2.3 - 4.8 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-8950HK2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2186M2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2276M2.8 - 4.7 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9850H2.6 - 4.6 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-9750H2.6 - 4.5 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon E-2176M2.7 - 4.4 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8850H2.6 - 4.3 GHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i7-8750H2.2 - 4.1 GHz6 / 129 MB
Intel Core i5-9400H2.5 - 4.3 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-9300HF2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i5-9300H2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8400H2.5 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8300H2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i3-8100H3 GHz4 / 48 MB
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iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1200 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1100 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1050 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$583 U.S.$250 U.S.
Intel Coffee Lake i9-8950HKIntel Coffee Lake i7-8750HIntel Coffee Lake i5-9300H

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i9-8950HK
50.1 pt (51%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-8750H
48.7 pt (49%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-9300H
44.6 pt (45%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 387     avg: 443     median: 442.5 (69%)     max: 498 Points
min: 403     avg: 412     median: 412.5 (64%)     max: 418 Points
min: 398     avg: 415     median: 419 (65%)     max: 427 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 2379     avg: 2652     median: 2651.5 (25%)     max: 2924 Points
min: 2142     avg: 2377     median: 2336.5 (22%)     max: 2707 Points
min: 1530     avg: 1727     median: 1737 (17%)     max: 1877 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1051     avg: 1220     median: 1223.5 (27%)     max: 1391 Points
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min: 863     avg: 1113     median: 1116 (25%)     max: 1251 Points
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min: 717     avg: 784     median: 790 (18%)     max: 850 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 185     avg: 196     median: 195 (72%)     max: 206 Points
min: 163     avg: 172     median: 173 (64%)     max: 177 Points
min: 169     avg: 173     median: 172 (63%)     max: 176 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 11.95     avg: 13.6     median: 13.2 (27%)     max: 15.14 Points
min: 9.54     avg: 12.2     median: 12.3 (25%)     max: 13.54 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 2.1     avg: 2.2     median: 2.2 (71%)     max: 2.34 Points
min: 1.89     avg: 2     median: 2 (63%)     max: 2 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 6978     avg: 7282     median: 7149 (64%)     max: 7735
min: 6236     avg: 6479     median: 6471 (58%)     max: 6645
min: 6421     avg: 6561     median: 6572 (59%)     max: 6677
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 32438     avg: 36321     median: 36591 (62%)     max: 39380
min: 29664     avg: 33163     median: 33595 (56%)     max: 35307
min: 21798     avg: 24198     median: 24623 (41%)     max: 25656
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
41678 Points (40%)
min: 33944     avg: 42290     median: 43494 (42%)     max: 46384 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
9576 Points (72%)
min: 8472     avg: 8542     median: 8498 (64%)     max: 8665 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
245 s (3%)
min: 125.49     avg: 158     median: 156.8 (2%)     max: 180.545 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
8.1 s (2%)
min: 4.35     avg: 7.1     median: 5.5 (1%)     max: 16.26 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 6401     avg: 6421     median: 6420.5 (41%)     max: 6440
5310 (34%)
5663 (36%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
3034 MIPS (2%)
min: 28826     avg: 30674     median: 31144 (24%)     max: 33257 MIPS
min: 20736     avg: 22008     median: 22133 (17%)     max: 23155 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
5080 MIPS (33%)
min: 4599     avg: 4621     median: 4629 (30%)     max: 4630 MIPS
min: 4542     avg: 4592     median: 4609 (30%)     max: 4626 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 69.13     avg: 77.9     median: 77.9 (35%)     max: 86.7 fps
min: 64.15     avg: 67.2     median: 67.2 (30%)     max: 70.2 fps
49.4 fps (22%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 216.025     avg: 225     median: 224.9 (66%)     max: 233.8 fps
min: 193.5     avg: 200     median: 200.3 (59%)     max: 207.1 fps
194 fps (57%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
8.8 fps (28%)
min: 7.56     avg: 8.2     median: 7.8 (25%)     max: 9.55 fps
01020Tooltip
min: 5.7     avg: 6.1     median: 6 (19%)     max: 6.5 fps
01020Tooltip
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.688     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (31%)     max: 0.79 GB/s
0.7 GB/s (30%)
0.5 GB/s (21%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 1.1     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (32%)     max: 1.3 GB/s
1.2 GB/s (32%)
0.8 GB/s (23%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 6.6     avg: 7.2     median: 7.2 (27%)     max: 7.8 GB/s
7 GB/s (26%)
4.7 GB/s (17%)
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
411 Seconds (3%)
min: 395.5     avg: 456     median: 469.3 (3%)     max: 485.9 Seconds
min: 588     avg: 611     median: 602 (4%)     max: 643 Seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 9478     avg: 11037     median: 11055 (61%)     max: 11682 Points
min: 7531     avg: 10078     median: 10294.5 (57%)     max: 10832 Points
min: 7787     avg: 8354     median: 8107 (45%)     max: 9169 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 8.217     avg: 8.4     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 8.6 s
min: 8.98     avg: 9.3     median: 9.3 (2%)     max: 9.45 s
9.1 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 18.112     avg: 18.7     median: 18.7 (1%)     max: 19.2 s
min: 20.26     avg: 21     median: 21.1 (1%)     max: 21.39 s
20.3 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 451.786     avg: 466     median: 466.4 (2%)     max: 481.1 s
min: 509.122     avg: 524     median: 524 (2%)     max: 536.64 s
496 s (2%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 37453     avg: 41216     median: 41216 (48%)     max: 44979 Points
min: 27882     avg: 36281     median: 37117 (43%)     max: 41516 Points
26995 Points (31%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 9974     avg: 12990     median: 13112 (54%)     max: 14879 Points
min: 7869     avg: 11044     median: 11474.5 (47%)     max: 13112 Points
min: 7499     avg: 8987     median: 9107 (37%)     max: 10557 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 57291     avg: 62439     median: 62509 (40%)     max: 72135 Points
min: 43026     avg: 55905     median: 56773 (37%)     max: 58897 Points
min: 52412     avg: 55875     median: 56000 (36%)     max: 58466 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 57931     avg: 59811     median: 59810.5 (64%)     max: 61690 Points
min: 51146     avg: 56438     median: 56720 (60%)     max: 58704 Points
min: 49250     avg: 54277     median: 54947 (58%)     max: 58074 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 24411     avg: 49357     median: 61055 (63%)     max: 62605 Points
min: 55371     avg: 57714     median: 57465.5 (59%)     max: 60233 Points
min: 58114     avg: 58963     median: 58413 (60%)     max: 61541 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 6733     avg: 10551     median: 10817 (27%)     max: 12404 Points
min: 4876     avg: 9924     median: 10149 (26%)     max: 11320 Points
min: 5356     avg: 7678     median: 7828.5 (20%)     max: 8903 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 10277     avg: 15847     median: 16455 (42%)     max: 18605 Points
min: 8551     avg: 15199     median: 15533 (39%)     max: 17219 Points
min: 9387     avg: 11376     median: 11698 (30%)     max: 12349 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 4293     avg: 5791     median: 6191.5 (43%)     max: 6481 Points
min: 2859     avg: 5724     median: 5858 (41%)     max: 7037 Points
min: 3165     avg: 4074     median: 4189 (29%)     max: 4861 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 21023     avg: 23100     median: 23881 (42%)     max: 24397
min: 20725     avg: 21871     median: 21920 (39%)     max: 22665
min: 14195     avg: 15338     median: 15527.5 (28%)     max: 16101
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 4511     avg: 4592     median: 4567 (94%)     max: 4698
min: 3734     avg: 3995     median: 4008 (82%)     max: 4163
min: 3596     avg: 3854     median: 3854.5 (79%)     max: 4109
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
22018 (34%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4888 (99%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 4548     avg: 4839     median: 4868.5 (75%)     max: 4997
5266 (81%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 17048     avg: 19665     median: 19875 (48%)     max: 22006
16911 (41%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 5464     avg: 5645     median: 5665.5 (77%)     max: 5785
min: 4669     avg: 4982     median: 5040 (69%)     max: 5146
min: 4704     avg: 4898     median: 4901 (67%)     max: 5089
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 21980     avg: 23919     median: 24399.5 (39%)     max: 24898
min: 17709     avg: 21069     median: 21648 (34%)     max: 23313
min: 14853     avg: 16246     median: 16541 (26%)     max: 17684
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1095     avg: 1118     median: 1123 (67%)     max: 1137