Intel Core i5-8400T vs Intel Core i7-8850H

Compare Intel 8th Generation Core i5 6 core CPU vs Intel 8th Generation Core i7 6 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

49 %
40% slightly better overall score
35 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

74 %
68% significantly better gaming score
44 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

41 %
28% slightly better multitasking score
32 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

39 %
25% slightly better heavy workload score
31 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

16% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

18% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2 GHz
3 GHz
52% significantly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

3 GHz
4 GHz
30% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

35 W
28% slightly lower TDP
45 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots


Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

128 GiB
100% significantly more supported memory
64 GiB

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
384 KiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

2 MiB
2 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

9 MiB
12 MiB
33% slightly more L3 cache

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

344th of 1,327
511th of 1,327


The product line

8th Generation Core i5
8th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2018
May 2018

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i5-8400T vs Core i7-8850H comparison

In our benchmarks, the Core i5-8400T beats the Core i7-8850H in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-8850H in all gaming tests too.

Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count but the Core i7-8850H has more threads. Our comparison shows that the Core i7-8850H has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-8400T. Also, the Core i7-8850H has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i5-8400T CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-8850H CPU because of its slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. In terms of cache, both these CPUs have the same amount of L2 cache. The Core i7-8850H also has slightly more L3 cache.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. For instance, the Core i5-8400T has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.


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