Average Bench: 76.4% (80th of 1206)

Based on 6,802 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EA, , 1F8BFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-8950HK CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 45%Average: 76.4% Great: 91%
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i9-8950HK averaged 23.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i9-8950HK near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 119Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 226Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-8950HK is 45.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-8950HK performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 734Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 611Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,802 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.5 1-Core 119 139
128 2-Core 226 273
81.7% 172 Pts
Min Avg Max
205 4-Core 411 507
263 8-Core 611 799
65.7% 511 Pts
Min Avg Max
326 64-Core 734 965
49.2% 734 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 134
2-Core 258
93% 196 Pts
4-Core 486
8-Core 699
77% 593 Pts
64-Core 857
58% 857 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 127
2-Core 244
88% 186 Pts
4-Core 473
8-Core 673
74% 573 Pts
64-Core 831
56% 831 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 130
2-Core 244
89% 187 Pts
4-Core 459
8-Core 670
73% 564 Pts
64-Core 731
49% 731 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 132
2-Core 234
88% 183 Pts
4-Core 441
8-Core 512
64% 477 Pts
64-Core 646
43% 646 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 124
2-Core 241
86% 182 Pts
4-Core 448
8-Core 636
70% 542 Pts
64-Core 785
53% 785 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 118
2-Core 225
81% 171 Pts
4-Core 455
8-Core 710
74% 583 Pts
64-Core 925
62% 925 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 1.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 72.9
2-Core 84.2
41% 78.6 Pts
4-Core 97.4
8-Core 150
16% 124 Pts
64-Core 179
12% 179 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,130,765 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i9-8950HK Builds (Compare 12,585 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i9-8950HK Processor (12M Cache, up to 4.60 GHz)
Code NameCoffee Lake
Launch DateQ2'18
Processor Numberi9-8950HK
# of Cores6
# of Threads12
Cache12 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$583.00
Clock Speed2.90 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.80 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI
Max TDP45 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.20 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2666, LPDDR3-2133
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth41.8 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NIYes
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
My WiFi TechYes
Speed Shift TechnologyYes

Package

Package Size42mm x 28mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1440

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

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Good

4 days ago.

Um 111% beats The 8700K More of these CPU's will give the true average, my advice is to change the userbenchmark to realtime in task manager


Good

6 months ago.

More Powerfull… Can more save power.


Excellent

4 months ago.

Much faster than my 8700K desktop. Unrars superfast, plays StarCraft and Destiny on ultimate settings, @ 3K, never tears and looks great!


Good

8 months ago.

Overclockable even if its not neceserry to run latest tiltles on full HD and ultra settigs ;D


Excellent

11 months ago.

Could handle heavy work such as gaming and video editing,and when paired with the RTX 2080 makes great performance


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