Our first contender – the Core i9-9880H is the top of the line ninth generation processor from Intel. It aims to challenge every challenger and laptop cooling with its eight cores and sixteen threads. In the other corner we have the relatively modest Core i5-9300H, which sits at a lot lower pricetag and should be a hell lot easier to handle.
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Intel Core i9-9880H is built on a 14nm FinFET manufacturing process and uses 45W of power. It has a whopping eight cores and sixteen threads, working at a Base frequency of 2.30 GHz and a Turbo one of 4.80 GHz. While its competitor – the Core i5-9300H – is built on the same 14nm FinFET technology and is rated at the same 45W, it is equipped with only half of the number of cores/threads. Additionally, the Base frequency is slightly higher at 2.40 GHz, while in Turbo “only” reaches up to 4.10 GHz. Cache-wise, the Core i9 has 16MB, whereas the Core i5 has, again, half of that – 8MB.
On the GPU side, they are both using the Intel UHD Graphics 630 iGPU, where the Core i9-9880H can pump it to 1200 MHz and the Core i5-9300H – to 1050 MHz.
The results we got are proportional to the number of cores/threads of each processor.
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
At the end of the day, the Core i9-9880H is almost twice better than the Core i5-9300H. This is absolutely logical since it has twice the number of cores and twice the amount of Cache. However, this beast is not meant for everybody. If you are willing to pay the premium price tag, you should think of getting a bulkier device that can take advantage of all of that power.
All laptops equipped with the Intel Core i9-9880H
All laptops equipped with the Intel Core i5-9300H