Average Bench: 77.1% (220th of 1355)

Based on 14,696 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EA, , 1F8BFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-8950HK CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 57%Average: 77.1% Great: 89%
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Good average bench

The Intel Core i9-8950HK averaged 22.8% 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 83.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 115Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-8950HK is 32.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-8950HK performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 700Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 578Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,696 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.6 Memory 83.7 93.4
67.2 1-Core 115 136
128 2-Core 215 262
80.1% 138 Pts
Min Avg Max
202 4-Core 382 489
314 8-Core 578 749
61.6% 480 Pts
Min Avg Max
379 64-Core 700 912
47% 700 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 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 94
1-Core 128
2-Core 257
92% 160 Pts
4-Core 485
8-Core 734
78% 609 Pts
64-Core 927
62% 927 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.8
1-Core 122
2-Core 239
88% 152 Pts
4-Core 432
8-Core 752
74% 592 Pts
64-Core 948
64% 948 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.8
1-Core 129
2-Core 236
85% 149 Pts
4-Core 420
8-Core 633
68% 526 Pts
64-Core 785
53% 785 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.8
1-Core 118
2-Core 224
82% 142 Pts
4-Core 389
8-Core 538
60% 464 Pts
64-Core 725
49% 725 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.6
1-Core 125
2-Core 226
82% 143 Pts
4-Core 405
8-Core 603
65% 504 Pts
64-Core 704
47% 704 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.7
1-Core 122
2-Core 238
82% 146 Pts
4-Core 393
8-Core 605
64% 499 Pts
64-Core 722
48% 722 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.7
1-Core 123
2-Core 210
81% 138 Pts
4-Core 334
8-Core 521
55% 428 Pts
64-Core 656
44% 656 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 62.8
1-Core 61.1
2-Core 138
52% 87.3 Pts
4-Core 234
8-Core 168
29% 201 Pts
64-Core 626
42% 626 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 53,522,714 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i9-8950HK Builds (Compare 8,892 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 74%
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

2 years 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

2 years ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

More Powerfull… Can more save power.


Poor

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

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years 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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