Average Bench: 78.2% (153rd of 1276)

Based on 10,658 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EA, , 1F8BFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-8950HK CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 52%Average: 78.2% Great: 92%
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Good average bench

The Intel Core i9-8950HK averaged 21.7% 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. Memory Latency 83.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 116Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-8950HK is 40.3%. 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 699Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 590Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,658 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.3 Memory 83.4 93.7
56.8 1-Core 116 139
103 2-Core 221 267
81% 140 Pts
Min Avg Max
155 4-Core 396 515
289 8-Core 590 788
63.4% 493 Pts
Min Avg Max
330 64-Core 699 945
46.9% 699 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.2
1-Core 139
2-Core 272
95% 168 Pts
4-Core 529
8-Core 801
85% 665 Pts
64-Core 924
62% 924 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.9
1-Core 136
2-Core 259
93% 162 Pts
4-Core 493
8-Core 708
78% 601 Pts
64-Core 845
57% 845 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.1
1-Core 135
2-Core 249
91% 158 Pts
4-Core 464
8-Core 706
75% 585 Pts
64-Core 800
54% 800 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 91
1-Core 135
2-Core 260
93% 162 Pts
4-Core 414
8-Core 581
65% 497 Pts
64-Core 666
45% 666 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.3
1-Core 130
2-Core 239
86% 151 Pts
4-Core 423
8-Core 609
67% 516 Pts
64-Core 747
50% 747 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.1
1-Core 121
2-Core 221
82% 142 Pts
4-Core 370
8-Core 633
63% 502 Pts
64-Core 749
50% 749 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.7
1-Core 119
2-Core 211
77% 135 Pts
4-Core 402
8-Core 342
52% 372 Pts
64-Core 443
30% 443 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,534,525 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i9-8950HK Builds (Compare 4,920 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

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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

10 months 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


Average

7 months ago.

It's pretty fast but it doesn't get cooled well in a notebook.


Good

18 months ago.

More Powerfull… Can more save power.


Poor

1 month ago.

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


Good

20 months ago.

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


Excellent

22 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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