Average Bench: 78% (184th of 1316)

Based on 10,925 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EA, , 1F8BFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-8950HK CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 51%Average: 78% Great: 92%
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Good average bench

The Intel Core i9-8950HK averaged 22.0% 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 84.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 115Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-8950HK is 40.6%. 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 Mixed Speed 693Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 581Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,925 samples)
Min Avg Max
71 Memory 84.1 93.2
51.2 1-Core 115 138
91.2 2-Core 216 268
80.5% 139 Pts
Min Avg Max
165 4-Core 389 507
252 8-Core 581 772
62.3% 485 Pts
Min Avg Max
318 64-Core 693 938
46.5% 693 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 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.8
1-Core 137
2-Core 269
92% 163 Pts
4-Core 499
8-Core 725
79% 612 Pts
64-Core 672
45% 672 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.7
1-Core 135
2-Core 262
90% 160 Pts
4-Core 506
8-Core 692
78% 599 Pts
64-Core 845
57% 845 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.6
1-Core 133
2-Core 261
90% 159 Pts
4-Core 488
8-Core 685
76% 586 Pts
64-Core 793
53% 793 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.9
1-Core 130
2-Core 232
87% 150 Pts
4-Core 428
8-Core 582
66% 505 Pts
64-Core 680
46% 680 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.1
1-Core 114
2-Core 246
85% 149 Pts
4-Core 419
8-Core 634
68% 527 Pts
64-Core 731
49% 731 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 1.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 51.3
1-Core 35.2
2-Core 72.2
34% 52.9 Pts
4-Core 134
8-Core 372
30% 253 Pts
64-Core 918
62% 918 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,129,182 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i9-8950HK Builds (Compare 6,422 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 74%
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

15 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

12 months ago.

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


Good

23 months ago.

More Powerfull… Can more save power.


Poor

7 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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