Average Bench: 83.2% (118th of 1316)

Based on 5,309 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9980HK CPU @ 2.40GHz
Poor: 64%Average: 83.2% Great: 94%
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i9-9980HK averaged just 16.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i9-9980HK near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 124Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 240Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9980HK is 30.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-9980HK performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 989Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 761Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,309 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.2 Memory 82.8 93.7
72.7 1-Core 124 143
145 2-Core 240 279
84.9% 149 Pts
Min Avg Max
277 4-Core 449 538
433 8-Core 761 987
76.3% 605 Pts
Min Avg Max
433 64-Core 989 1,285
66.3% 989 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.6
1-Core 127
2-Core 255
90% 158 Pts
4-Core 481
8-Core 890
85% 686 Pts
64-Core 1,107
74% 1,107 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 81
1-Core 136
2-Core 266
90% 161 Pts
4-Core 526
8-Core 894
89% 710 Pts
64-Core 1,088
73% 1,088 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.5
1-Core 125
2-Core 261
87% 155 Pts
4-Core 507
8-Core 835
85% 671 Pts
64-Core 965
65% 965 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.4
1-Core 134
2-Core 260
86% 155 Pts
4-Core 490
8-Core 854
84% 672 Pts
64-Core 1,069
72% 1,069 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.6
1-Core 126
2-Core 222
83% 143 Pts
4-Core 406
8-Core 676
68% 541 Pts
64-Core 978
66% 978 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.2
1-Core 121
2-Core 229
82% 143 Pts
4-Core 409
8-Core 670
68% 540 Pts
64-Core 971
65% 971 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.6
1-Core 91.2
2-Core 182
68% 116 Pts
4-Core 364
8-Core 714
66% 539 Pts
64-Core 945
63% 945 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.2
1-Core 91.1
2-Core 182
68% 116 Pts
4-Core 364
8-Core 691
65% 527 Pts
64-Core 954
64% 954 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,036,120 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i9-9980HK Builds (Compare 6,165 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i9-9980HK Processor
Launch DateQ2'19
Processor Numberi9-9980HK
# of Cores8
# of Threads16
Cache16 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Clock Speed2.40 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency5.00 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 Frequency1.25 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size128 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
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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11 days ago.

Not bad for a portable laptop that requires the use of a strong CPU. It doesn't match the i9-9900K's performance, but it's a lot faster then some of the newest desktop processors. I would recommend going with the i9-8950HK as it's a little cheaper and just as good. NOTE: The i9-8950HK has 6 cores and 12 threads opposed to the i9-9980HK harboring 8 cores and 16 threads.


Poor

3 months ago.

As strong as i9 9900k and use less power


Good

19 months ago.

Being the strongest laptop CPU currently, this 8 core/16 thread monster mobile CPU delivers nearly similar performance as the desktop i9-9900K while probably generating less heat and consuming less power thanks to lower base clock and lower TDP. Edit : wrong core/thread count, i'm not concentrating properly at the writing of this.

Info  ark.intel.com/...

More info about this CPU goes here.


Good

2 months ago.

Same performance as i7-10750H. But could do better on multi-tasking.


Excellent

10 months ago.

Versatile CPU that can handle complex, multi-threaded projects and can be tweaked to run as fast as any laptop out there on the market.


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