Intel Core i9-9880H

Intel Core i9-9880H Benchmark and Specs

Intel Core i9-9880H Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 2 GHz 8 core Intel 9th Generation Core i9 BGA 1440 CPU rating. Is the Core i9-9880H good for gaming?

Benchmark Score

41 %
Very Good score from 2 samples
High uncertainty
Very Good
191st of 627
447th of 627
2 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

41 %


Very Good

54 %



38 %

Heavy Workloads


37 %

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software



Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

Cinebench R23

Cinebench R23

Multi threaded benchmark

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

The Intel Core i9-9880H compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

Intel Core i7-12700H
78 %
Intel Core i7-10870H
53 %
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
52 %
Intel Core i5-10505
50 %
Intel Core i7-8700
49 %
Intel Core i9-9880H
41 %
Intel Core i7-7700K
37 %


Clock Speed 2.3 GHz
Turbo Speed 4.8 GHz
Cores 8
Threads 16
L1 Cache 512 KiB
L2 Cache 2048 KiB
L3 Cache 16 MiB
PCIe Revision 3
PCIe Lanes 16
Socket BGA 1440
Family 9th Generation Core i9
Memory Type DDR4-2666
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 128 GiB
Release Date 2019-05-01
Supports ECC Memory No
Has Unlocked Multiplier No
TDP 45 W

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Intel Core i9-9880H

The Core i9-9880H is a 8 core CPU from Intel released in 2019. This chip has a very good overall score at 41% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 54%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i9-9880H scores 38% and 37% respectively. Indeed, this is a good rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i9-9880H has 8 cores and 16 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 2.3 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 a locked multiplier, so you are not able to overclock it beyond this frequency.

As for memory, the Core i9-9880H 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 128 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 i9-9880H has 512 KiB of level 1 cache, 2 MiB of level 2 cache and 16 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 i9-9880H 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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