Average Bench: 74.5% (314th of 1445)

Based on 14,729 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EA, , 1F8BFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-8950HK CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 49%Average: 74.5% Great: 90%
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i9-8950HK averaged 25.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 81.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 110Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-8950HK is 41.5%. 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 668Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 553Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,729 samples)
Min Avg Max
59.7 Memory 81.2 93
46.7 1-Core 110 137
89.9 2-Core 209 265
75.8% 133 Pts
Min Avg Max
143 4-Core 368 493
213 8-Core 553 755
57.2% 460 Pts
Min Avg Max
199 64-Core 668 922
41.4% 668 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.1
1-Core 127
2-Core 246
86% 154 Pts
4-Core 437
8-Core 644
67% 541 Pts
64-Core 800
50% 800 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.6
1-Core 115
2-Core 220
80% 141 Pts
4-Core 388
8-Core 541
58% 464 Pts
64-Core 666
41% 666 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.7
1-Core 109
2-Core 209
76% 134 Pts
4-Core 391
8-Core 564
60% 477 Pts
64-Core 732
45% 732 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.3
1-Core 111
2-Core 231
79% 141 Pts
4-Core 391
8-Core 609
62% 500 Pts
64-Core 721
45% 721 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.2
1-Core 104
2-Core 212
77% 135 Pts
4-Core 338
8-Core 523
53% 430 Pts
64-Core 651
40% 651 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.4
1-Core 113
2-Core 205
76% 133 Pts
4-Core 368
8-Core 566
58% 467 Pts
64-Core 682
42% 682 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.4
1-Core 110
2-Core 215
74% 133 Pts
4-Core 405
8-Core 584
62% 494 Pts
64-Core 671
42% 671 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 75
1-Core 87.7
2-Core 180
65% 114 Pts
4-Core 293
8-Core 491
48% 392 Pts
64-Core 634
39% 634 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.6
1-Core 73.7
2-Core 138
58% 96.6 Pts
4-Core 178
8-Core 269
28% 224 Pts
64-Core 377
23% 377 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 67,951,544 CPUs tested

Typical Core i9-8950HK Builds (Compare 4,646 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 72%
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

6 months 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

3 years ago.

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


Good

4 years ago.

More Powerfull… Can more save power.


Poor

2 years ago.

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


Good

5 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 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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