Intel Core i9-8950HK vs Intel Core i7-7820HK – benchmarks and performance comparison

In today’s article, once again the object of interest is the new 8th gen Core i9-8950HK mobile processor which was revealed a couple of days ago. After we put it side by side with the gold medalist in our Top Laptop CPU Ranking – the AMD Ryzen 7 1700, it is now time to see how it stacks up against the 7th gen Intel Core i7-7820HK.

Specs overview

As the first Core i9 member of mobile Intel CPUs, the Core i9-8950HK is based on the Coffee Lake architecture featuring a total of 6 cores and 12 threads. It is manufactured through a 14 nm process and supports the HyperThreading technology thanks to which the processor is able to execute 12 sets of instructions at the same time. In addition, the new CPU reaches base frequencies of up to 2.9 GHz and a 4.8 GHz turbo speed. Other specifications include 2 MB L3 cache, dual-channel DDR4-2666 RAM, and 45 W TDP. In addition, the processor is paired with an Intel UHD Graphics 630 graphics card clocked at 350 – 1200 MHz.

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