Intel Core i9-8950HK vs Intel Core i7-8750H vs Intel Core i7-9750H

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 i7-9750H

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The Intel Core i7-9750H 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 4.5 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 i7-8750H, the 9750H offers improved clock rates and more L3 cache.

The Coffee Lake architecture is similar to Kaby Lake and differs only in the amount of cores (now max. eight 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 i7-9850H 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.

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Series: Coffee Lake Coffee Lake-H
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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Dual-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 - 1200 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1100 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1150 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$583 U.S.
Intel Coffee Lake i9-8950HKIntel Coffee Lake i7-8750H

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 - i7-9750H
51.8 pt (52%)
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: 416     avg: 443     median: 442 (69%)     max: 486 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: 2017     avg: 2564     median: 2599 (25%)     max: 3133 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: 952     avg: 1182     median: 1188 (26%)     max: 1306 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: 170     avg: 184     median: 185.5 (68%)     max: 194 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
min: 11.26     avg: 13     median: 13.1 (26%)     max: 14.11 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
min: 1.96     avg: 2.1     median: 2.1 (67%)     max: 2.19 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: 6659     avg: 6923     median: 6970 (62%)     max: 7214
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: 28251     avg: 33539     median: 34445 (58%)     max: 36304
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
41678 Points (40%)
min: 33944     avg: 42290     median: 43494 (42%)     max: 46384 Points
min: 37188     avg: 40129     median: 38960 (37%)     max: 44238 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
9576 Points (72%)
min: 8472     avg: 8542     median: 8498 (64%)     max: 8665 Points
min: 9069     avg: 9165     median: 9081 (68%)     max: 9346 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
245 s (3%)
min: 125.49     avg: 158     median: 156.8 (2%)     max: 180.545 s
154 s (2%)
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
4.9 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 6401     avg: 6421     median: 6420.5 (41%)     max: 6440
5310 (34%)
min: 6160     avg: 6396     median: 6395.5 (41%)     max: 6631
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: 28512     avg: 32357     median: 33303 (26%)     max: 35174 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: 4580     avg: 4846     median: 4865 (32%)     max: 5090 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
min: 69.6     avg: 70.3     median: 70.3 (32%)     max: 70.9 fps
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
min: 211     avg: 215     median: 214.8 (63%)     max: 218.6 fps
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
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min: 7.1     avg: 8.7     median: 8.8 (28%)     max: 10.7 fps
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.688     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (31%)     max: 0.79 GB/s
0.7 GB/s (30%)
min: 0.7     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (30%)     max: 0.75 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 1.1     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (32%)     max: 1.3 GB/s
1.2 GB/s (32%)
min: 1.2     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (34%)     max: 1.3 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 6.6     avg: 7.2     median: 7.2 (27%)     max: 7.8 GB/s
7 GB/s (26%)
min: 7.3     avg: 7.4     median: 7.4 (27%)     max: 7.4 GB/s
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: 342.1     avg: 433     median: 435.2 (3%)     max: 494.9 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.608     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (14%)     max: 0.695 sec
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