Average Bench: 81.8% (197th of 1426)

Based on 8,965 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9980HK CPU @ 2.40GHz
Poor: 62%Average: 81.8% Great: 95%
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 77%

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i9-9980HK averaged just 18.1% 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.


Avg. Memory Latency 82.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 121Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9980HK is 33.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-9980HK performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Speed 1,017Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 745Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 8,965 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.3 Memory 82.6 94.2
72.6 1-Core 121 144
143 2-Core 234 282
81.4% 146 Pts
Min Avg Max
266 4-Core 436 534
392 8-Core 745 982
71.6% 591 Pts
Min Avg Max
573 64-Core 1,017 1,365
62.9% 1,017 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.6
1-Core 145
2-Core 285
97% 175 Pts
4-Core 571
8-Core 1,011
95% 791 Pts
64-Core 1,493
92% 1,493 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.6
1-Core 136
2-Core 271
92% 166 Pts
4-Core 500
8-Core 878
83% 689 Pts
64-Core 1,225
76% 1,225 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 92
1-Core 131
2-Core 259
90% 161 Pts
4-Core 477
8-Core 857
80% 667 Pts
64-Core 1,185
73% 1,185 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.9
1-Core 130
2-Core 260
87% 158 Pts
4-Core 508
8-Core 808
81% 658 Pts
64-Core 810
50% 810 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.5
1-Core 128
2-Core 245
88% 156 Pts
4-Core 444
8-Core 724
72% 584 Pts
64-Core 1,008
62% 1,008 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.8
1-Core 131
2-Core 259
86% 157 Pts
4-Core 493
8-Core 839
81% 666 Pts
64-Core 1,050
65% 1,050 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.2
1-Core 119
2-Core 229
81% 144 Pts
4-Core 367
8-Core 576
58% 472 Pts
64-Core 820
51% 820 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.1
1-Core 123
2-Core 224
80% 142 Pts
4-Core 375
8-Core 552
58% 464 Pts
64-Core 702
43% 702 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 85
1-Core 105
2-Core 202
75% 131 Pts
4-Core 95.1
8-Core 535
32% 315 Pts
64-Core 636
39% 636 Pts
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Gaming 13%
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Desktop 77%
Workstation 12%
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System: Dell XPS 15 7590


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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


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


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
Identity Protection TechYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
My WiFi TechYes
Speed Shift TechnologyYes


Package Size42mm x 28mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1440

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo


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10 months ago.

The i9-9980HK is well over two years old as of September 2021. Might as well seek out the newer i9-11980HK for the ultimate performance. Not saying that this particular i9 is bad, but the newer mobile i9s are just so much faster than their predecessors. Compared to the i9-9900K, the i9-9980HK is just 10% slower on average, but remember the TDP of the i9-9980HK is lower than that of the i9-9900K, resulting in slightly decreased performance. Other than that, there's not a big difference between the desktop i9-9900K and the i9-9980HK.


11 months ago.

As strong as i9 9900k and use less power


4 years 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.


2 years ago.

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


3 years 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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