Intel Core i9-8950HK vs Intel Core i7-8750H vs Intel Core i9-9980HK

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 i9-9980HK

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The Intel Core i9-9980HK 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 2.4 - 5 GHz and can execute up to sixteen threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. The 5 GHz can only be reached using the "Thermal Velocity Boost" which allows one core to boost to 5 GHz (+100 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 and higher clock speeds (boost).

According to Intel, the CPU is manufactured in an improved 14nm (14nm++) process. The i9-9980HK is the fastest model of the Coffee-Lake-H (refresh) 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 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 33% compared to a similar clocked 6-core processor. According to first benchmarks, the mobile variant can reach the performance of the Core i9-9900K if the cooling is sufficient.

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.

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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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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 - 1250 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 - i9-9980HK
59.2 pt (60%)
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: 431     avg: 471     median: 478.5 (75%)     max: 505 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: 2974     avg: 3530     median: 3475 (33%)     max: 4150 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: 1327     avg: 1656     median: 1624 (36%)     max: 1930 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: 181     avg: 199     median: 201 (74%)     max: 215 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: 14.81     avg: 16.7     median: 17.2 (35%)     max: 18.04 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: 2.25     avg: 2.3     median: 2.3 (73%)     max: 2.4 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: 7709     avg: 8346     median: 7969.5 (71%)     max: 9734
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: 39440     avg: 44697     median: 44455 (75%)     max: 50439
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
41678 Points (40%)
min: 33944     avg: 42290     median: 43494 (42%)     max: 46384 Points
55742 Points (53%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
9576 Points (72%)
min: 8472     avg: 8542     median: 8498 (64%)     max: 8665 Points
10359 Points (78%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
245 s (3%)
min: 125.49     avg: 158     median: 156.8 (2%)     max: 180.545 s
min: 110.381     avg: 115     median: 115.3 (1%)     max: 120.202 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
min: 3.788     avg: 4.4     median: 4.4 (1%)     max: 4.941 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 6401     avg: 6421     median: 6420.5 (41%)     max: 6440
5310 (34%)
min: 7266     avg: 7351     median: 7351 (47%)     max: 7436
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: 39566     avg: 41756     median: 41688 (33%)     max: 44081 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: 5283     avg: 5426     median: 5389.5 (35%)     max: 5642 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: 92.75     avg: 93.8     median: 93.8 (42%)     max: 94.8 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: 237.5     avg: 238     median: 238.1 (70%)     max: 238.7 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: 10.8     avg: 11.5     median: 11.4 (36%)     max: 12.348 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%)
1 GB/s (42%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 1.1     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (32%)     max: 1.3 GB/s
1.2 GB/s (32%)
1.7 GB/s (46%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 6.6     avg: 7.2     median: 7.2 (27%)     max: 7.8 GB/s
7 GB/s (26%)
min: 10.1     avg: 10.2     median: 10.2 (38%)     max: 10.3 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: 317.4     avg: 398     median: 348.4 (2%)     max: 527 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.5 sec (12%)
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: 11256     avg: 12585     median: 13208 (73%)     max: 13290 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
min: 7.639     avg: 7.8     median: 7.7 (2%)     max: 7.856 s
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
min: 16.839     avg: 17.1     median: 17.1 (1%)     max: 17.262 s
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
min: 424.384     avg: 432     median: 432.2 (2%)     max: 440.081 s
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
49107 Points (57%)
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: 9056     avg: 15688     median: 16079.5 (66%)     max: 18260 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: 64033     avg: 64733     median: 65047 (42%)     max: 65119 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: 64156     avg: 64682     median: 64841 (69%)     max: 65049 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: 60812     avg: 63911     median: 64615.5 (67%)     max: 65599 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: 13173     avg: 15303     median: 15694.5 (40%)     max: 16935 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: 11758     avg: 19893     median: 20357 (51%)     max: 22463 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: 5540     avg: 8487     median: 8884.5 (62%)     max: 10162 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
7968 Points (100%)
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
31724 (56%)
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
4871 (100%)
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
6002 (93%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 17048     avg: 19665     median: 19875 (48%)     max: 22006
30099 (73%)
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