Intel Core i7-9750H vs Intel Core i5-9300H – benchmarks and performance comparison

Let’s say you are searching for a new laptop and you saw that Intel just released their new processors. Then, one by one, manufacturers begin releasing laptops with the aforesaid CPUs and now you are wondering – should I get the Core i5-9300H or the Core i7-9750H? Well, that’s a good question that we will try to answer.

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Specs overview

These CPUs are built on the same 14nm architecture and use the same amount of power – 45W. However, the Core i7-9750H has six cores (twelve threads), while the Core i5-9300H is equipped with four cores (eight threads). Additionally, the Core i7 works at 2.60 GHz Base frequency and is able to reach up to 4.50 GHz in Turbo mode. Its competitor has a slightly lower Base clock speed – 2.40 GHz, and even further lower Turbo of 4.10 GHz. Moreover, the Core i7-9750H has 12 MB of Cache, whereas the Core i5-9300H is equipped with 8 MB.

On the iGPU side, both of them feature the Intel UHD Graphics 630, although the Core i7-9750H utilizes it at a slightly greater level, being able to push it with 100 MHz more.

You can check out the full specs of the Intel Core i7-9750H and the Intel Core i5-9300H.


Expectedly, the Core i7-9750H obliviated its competitor in the synthetic benchmarks.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)

Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)


If we take in mind only the pure performance output – the Core i7-9750H is the clear winner – it is nearly 50% better than the Core i5-9300H. Despite that, there is still a huge market in front of the Core i5-9300H. Not only it is cheaper than its counterpart, but it produces less heat and in gameplay, there should hardly be any difference between the two, especially if you are not streaming.

All laptops equipped with the Intel Core i7-9750H

All laptops equipped with the Intel Core i5-9300H

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