Intel Core i9-8950HK

Intel Core i9-8950HK Benchmark and Specs

Intel Core i9-8950HK Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 3 GHz 6 core Intel 8th Generation Core i9 BGA 1440 CPU rating. Is the Core i9-8950HK good for gaming?

Benchmark Score

43 %
Very Good score from 1 sample
High uncertainty
Very Good
178th of 622
308th of 622
1 benchmarks

CPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this CPU in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.


Very Good

43 %


Very Good

63 %



37 %

Heavy Workloads


36 %

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Alternative benchmarks

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Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

Geekbench 5 (multi)

Geekbench 5 (multi)

Multi threaded benchmark

Geekbench 5 (single)

Geekbench 5 (single)

Single threaded benchmark

Geekbench 6 (multi)

Geekbench 6 (multi)

Multi threaded benchmark

Geekbench 6 (single)

Geekbench 6 (single)

Single threaded benchmark


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CPU Comparison

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Intel Core i9-8950HK
43 %
Intel Core i5-10500T
40 %
Intel Core i7-7700K
37 %
Intel Core i3-10300
37 %
AMD Ryzen 5 3400G
34 %
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
32 %
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
28 %


Clock Speed 2.9 GHz
Turbo Speed 4.8 GHz
Cores 6
Threads 12
L1 Cache 384 KiB
L2 Cache 1536 KiB
L3 Cache 12 MiB
PCIe Revision 3
PCIe Lanes 16
Socket BGA 1440
Family 8th Generation Core i9
Memory Type DDR4-2666
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 64 GiB
Release Date 2018-05-01
Supports ECC Memory No
Has Unlocked Multiplier Yes
TDP 45 W

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Intel Core i9-8950HK

The Core i9-8950HK is a 6 core CPU from Intel released in 2018. This chip has a very good overall score at 43% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 63%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i9-8950HK scores 37% and 36% respectively. Indeed, this is a good rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i9-8950HK has 6 cores and 12 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 2.9 GHz and a turbo speed of 4.8 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow. This CPU has an unlocked multiplier and allows for overclocking. With adequate cooling and a good power supply, it's possible to run this CPU at a higher clock speed.

As for memory, the Core i9-8950HK makes use of DDR4-2666 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 64 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled. Error correcting memory is not supported on this processor.

In terms of cache, the Core i9-8950HK has 384 KiB of level 1 cache, 1 MiB of level 2 cache and 12 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 3. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs. It has a total of 16 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i9-8950HK CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 45 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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