Average Bench: 86.3% (32nd of 1182)

Based on 460 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9980HK CPU @ 2.40GHz
Poor: 61%Average: 86.3% Great: 98%
Gaming
Gaming 86%
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Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
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Very good average bench

The Intel Core i9-9980HK averaged just 13.7% 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 131Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 255Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9980HK is 37.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-9980HK performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,131Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 854Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 460 samples)
Min Avg Max
102 1-Core 131 147
183 2-Core 255 288
91.4% 193 Pts
Min Avg Max
339 4-Core 485 554
481 8-Core 854 1,029
83.9% 669 Pts
Min Avg Max
611 64-Core 1,131 1,412
75.9% 1,131 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 147
2-Core 296
104% 221 Pts
4-Core 564
8-Core 1,078
102% 821 Pts
64-Core 1,409
95% 1,409 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 145
2-Core 288
102% 216 Pts
4-Core 566
8-Core 1,017
99% 791 Pts
64-Core 1,313
88% 1,313 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 148
2-Core 286
102% 217 Pts
4-Core 558
8-Core 1,032
99% 795 Pts
64-Core 1306
88% 1306 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 142
2-Core 269
97% 205 Pts
4-Core 548
8-Core 1,006
97% 777 Pts
64-Core 1,332
89% 1,332 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 145
2-Core 268
98% 206 Pts
4-Core 547
8-Core 935
93% 741 Pts
64-Core 1,319
88% 1,319 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 135
2-Core 269
95% 202 Pts
4-Core 534
8-Core 1,000
95% 767 Pts
64-Core 1,417
95% 1,417 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 148
2-Core 293
104% 221 Pts
4-Core 520
8-Core 1031
96% 776 Pts
64-Core 1,374
92% 1,374 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 140
2-Core 276
98% 208 Pts
4-Core 498
8-Core 979
91% 738 Pts
64-Core 1,409
95% 1,409 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 135
2-Core 260
93% 197 Pts
4-Core 485
8-Core 775
80% 630 Pts
64-Core 1,197
80% 1,197 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,161,736 CPUs tested.

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Gaming
Gaming 16%
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Desktop
Desktop 101%
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Workstation
Workstation 78%
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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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Excellent

1 month ago.

As strong as i9 9900k and use less power


Terrible

22 days ago.

AMD is destroying Intel.


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