Average Bench: 88.7% (53rd of 1158)

Based on 3,657 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EA, , 1F8BFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-8950HK CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 49%Average: 88.7% Great: 106%
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i9-8950HK averaged just 11.3% 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

Multi Core Integer Speed 744Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 861Pts

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-8950HK is 56.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-8950HK performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 118Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 427Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,657 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.7 SC Int 118 137
69.3 SC Float 126 148
65.5 SC Mixed 121 142
97.4% 122 Pts
Min Avg Max
221 QC Int 415 512
240 QC Float 451 548
208 QC Mixed 427 522
97.7% 431 Pts
Min Avg Max
376 MC Int 744 936
492 MC Float 861 1,080
393 MC Mixed 786 1,000
119% 797 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
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)
SC Int 137
SC Float 145
SC Mixed 140
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 506
QC Float 543
QC Mixed 530
119% 526 Pts
MC Int 914
MC Float 1,071
MC Mixed 972
147% 986 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 138
SC Float 149
SC Mixed 148
116% 145 Pts
QC Int 489
QC Float 552
QC Mixed 508
117% 516 Pts
MC Int 897
MC Float 1,046
MC Mixed 955
144% 966 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 134
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 147
115% 144 Pts
QC Int 492
QC Float 526
QC Mixed 499
114% 506 Pts
MC Int 886
MC Float 1,022
MC Mixed 929
141% 946 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 129
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 138
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 426
QC Float 505
QC Mixed 444
104% 458 Pts
MC Int 777
MC Float 888
MC Mixed 811
123% 825 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 132
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 136
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 445
QC Float 498
QC Mixed 440
104% 461 Pts
MC Int 742
MC Float 851
MC Mixed 784
118% 792 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 119
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 131
103% 128 Pts
QC Int 412
QC Float 427
QC Mixed 400
94% 413 Pts
MC Int 539
MC Float 331
MC Mixed 702
79% 524 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 125
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 131
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 426
QC Float 428
QC Mixed 388
94% 414 Pts
MC Int 714
MC Float 810
MC Mixed 740
113% 755 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,144,395 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i9-8950HK Builds (Compare 7,874 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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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

20 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


Terrible

1 month ago.

High price


Good

4 months ago.

More Powerfull… Can more save power.


Good

3 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 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 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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