Average Bench: 81.8% (164th of 1385)

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
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship

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.

Strengths

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.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 1,017Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 745Pts
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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 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 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.9
1-Core 83.1
2-Core 210
68% 123 Pts
4-Core 434
8-Core 722
70% 578 Pts
64-Core 949
59% 949 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.6
1-Core 104
2-Core 206
72% 129 Pts
4-Core 404
8-Core 695
67% 549 Pts
64-Core 971
60% 971 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.3
1-Core 117
2-Core 214
74% 134 Pts
4-Core 341
8-Core 594
56% 468 Pts
64-Core 797
49% 797 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.8
1-Core 72.3
2-Core 146
60% 99.3 Pts
4-Core 287
8-Core 477
47% 382 Pts
64-Core 753
47% 753 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.5
1-Core 38.1
2-Core 120
46% 76 Pts
4-Core 290
8-Core 525
49% 407 Pts
64-Core 719
44% 719 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 58,832,011 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i9-9980HK Builds (Compare 2,641 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
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Desktop
Desktop 77%
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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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16 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.


Excellent

21 days ago.

As strong as i9 9900k and use less power


Good

3 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.


Good

21 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 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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