Average Bench: 77% (229th of 1369)

Based on 15,192 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EA, , 1F8BFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-8950HK CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 52%Average: 77% Great: 91%
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Good average bench

The Intel Core i9-8950HK averaged 23.0% 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 82.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 115Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-8950HK is 39.6%. 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 Speed 707Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 578Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,192 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.5 Memory 82.7 93.2
56.3 1-Core 115 138
97.9 2-Core 218 271
78.3% 138 Pts
Min Avg Max
156 4-Core 386 509
248 8-Core 578 781
60% 482 Pts
Min Avg Max
295 64-Core 707 956
43.7% 707 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 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.6
1-Core 138
2-Core 237
88% 155 Pts
4-Core 470
8-Core 786
77% 628 Pts
64-Core 979
61% 979 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.3
1-Core 119
2-Core 222
82% 144 Pts
4-Core 391
8-Core 574
60% 482 Pts
64-Core 656
41% 656 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.3
1-Core 119
2-Core 194
76% 131 Pts
4-Core 361
8-Core 517
55% 439 Pts
64-Core 610
38% 610 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.2
1-Core 86.6
2-Core 174
68% 116 Pts
4-Core 314
8-Core 531
51% 422 Pts
64-Core 672
42% 672 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 66
1-Core 119
2-Core 205
72% 130 Pts
4-Core 392
8-Core 669
64% 531 Pts
64-Core 792
49% 792 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.9
1-Core 71.8
2-Core 136
57% 94.3 Pts
4-Core 292
8-Core 489
48% 390 Pts
64-Core 671
42% 671 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.5
1-Core 126
2-Core 201
76% 134 Pts
4-Core 296
8-Core 414
45% 355 Pts
64-Core 510
32% 510 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 56,941,856 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i9-8950HK Builds (Compare 2,844 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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Excellent

29 days ago.

This processor helped develop a data migration plan. Tested file loading and import to SQL server on this processor and it ran faster than on the client's server when deployed there. It was loading tens of thousands of records per second.


Average

2 years ago.

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


Good

3 years ago.

More Powerfull… Can more save power.


Poor

9 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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