Average Bench: 76% (209th of 1316)

Based on 12,375 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EA, , 1F8BFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-8950HK CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 49%Average: 76% Great: 90%
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i9-8950HK averaged 23.9% 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 83Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 114Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-8950HK is 40.8%. 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 664Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 553Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,375 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.5 Memory 83 93.1
50.9 1-Core 114 138
79.8 2-Core 212 268
79.2% 136 Pts
Min Avg Max
134 4-Core 375 502
194 8-Core 553 758
59.8% 464 Pts
Min Avg Max
265 64-Core 664 918
44.6% 664 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 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.5
1-Core 125
2-Core 248
89% 155 Pts
4-Core 455
8-Core 657
72% 556 Pts
64-Core 759
51% 759 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.7
1-Core 120
2-Core 243
86% 150 Pts
4-Core 455
8-Core 653
72% 554 Pts
64-Core 770
52% 770 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.3
1-Core 127
2-Core 244
88% 154 Pts
4-Core 447
8-Core 620
69% 534 Pts
64-Core 737
49% 737 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 82
1-Core 134
2-Core 253
88% 156 Pts
4-Core 482
8-Core 678
75% 580 Pts
64-Core 826
55% 826 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.1
1-Core 126
2-Core 231
84% 147 Pts
4-Core 389
8-Core 574
62% 482 Pts
64-Core 711
48% 711 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.7
1-Core 117
2-Core 213
78% 136 Pts
4-Core 379
8-Core 650
65% 515 Pts
64-Core 790
53% 790 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.8
1-Core 125
2-Core 243
83% 148 Pts
4-Core 404
8-Core 518
61% 461 Pts
64-Core 677
45% 677 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 77
1-Core 116
2-Core 206
77% 133 Pts
4-Core 370
8-Core 567
60% 469 Pts
64-Core 666
45% 666 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 46,610,596 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i9-8950HK Builds (Compare 7,110 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 11%
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

19 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

15 months 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

10 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 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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