[Comparison] Intel Core i9-10980HK vs Intel Core i9-9980HK – the newer Core i9-10980HK is better by 13% in 3D Rendering and by 6% in Photoshop

Today we have a comparison between two monstrous processors. We are putting the Intel Core i9-10980HK against its last-gen counterpart – the Intel Core i9-9980HK to see how much of an improvement Intel has made in their jump from one generation to the next. You can see where these two processors stand in our Top Laptop CPU Ranking.

Here you can find more information about both CPUs: Intel Core i9-10980HK / Intel Core i9-9980HK

Specs table

Intel Core i9-10980HKIntel Core i9-9980HK
Manufacturing process14nm14nm
ArchitectureComet Lake HCoffee Lake HR
Frequency: Base/Max2.40GHz/5.10GHz2.40GHz/5.00GHz
Memory typeDDR4-2933DDR4-2666, LPDDR3-2133
Integrated graphicsIntel UHD Graphics 630Intel UHD Graphics 630


CPU benchmarks

It’s no surprise that the newer Intel Core i9-10980HK took the win against the Intel Core i9-9980HK. We saw performance gains of 13% in Cinebench 15 and 6% in Photoshop. After all, it would be a shame if you have your older CPU perform better than your new one.


The newer Intel Core i9-10980HK is better than the Intel Core i9-9980HK by 13% in our 3D Rendering test with Cinebench 15 and 6% in 2D Rendering with Adobe Photoshop. That was to be expected since newer generations bring small improvements that, while some people might find negligible, contribute to the increased performance.

All laptops with the Intel Core i9-10980HK:

All laptops with the Intel Core i9-9980HK:

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