Intel Core i9-9980HK

Intel Core i9-9980HK Benchmark

Intel Core i9-9980HK Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 2 GHz 8 core Intel 9th Generation Core i9 BGA 1440 CPU rating. Is the Core i9-9980HK good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

71 %
Very Good score from 1 sample
High uncertainty

Ranked 158th out of 1,335 in the CPU Database.

Overall Gaming Multitasking Heavy Workloads
71 % 65 % 73 % 75 %
Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good

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3DMark Physics
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6,450 1,109 8,280

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CPU Comparison

The Intel Core i9-9980HK compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

Intel Core i9-9980HK
71 %
Intel Core i5-10600
66 %
AMD Ryzen 7 1700
56 %
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
52 %
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
52 %
Intel Core i5-10500
50 %
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
42 %


Clock Speed 2.4 GHz
Turbo Speed 5 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 Yes
TDP 45 W

Intel Core i9-9980HK

The Core i9-9980HK is a 8 core CPU from Intel released in 2019. This chip has a very good overall score at 71% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 65%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i9-9980HK scores 73% and 75% respectively. Indeed, this is a very good rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i9-9980HK 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 2.4 GHz and a turbo speed of 5 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 i9-9980HK 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 i9-9980HK 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 i9-9980HK 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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