If somebody said a while ago we are going to be casually comparing a six-core laptop CPU versus an eight-core laptop CPU we probably would have laughed. However, this is now a reality and we are eager to see what can the new Core i9-9880H achieve against one of the most powerful laptop CPUs – the Core i7-9750H.
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As we mentioned Intel Core i9-9880H comes with two more cores and four more threads than the Core i7-9750H. However, it is still rated at 45W of TDP. In addition to that, both of the devices are built upon a 14nm FinFET architecture. Apart from the eight cores and sixteen threads, the Core i9-9880H can reach up to 4.80 GHz in Turbo mode, compared to 4.50 GHz of the Core i7-9750H. However, the Core i7 has a slight advantage in the Base clock speeds – 2.60 GHz versus 2.30 GHz of the Core i9.
Memory-wise both of them can push up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM at 2666 MHz and feature the same Intel UHD Graphics 630 internal graphics card. Last but not least, there is the Cache – 16MB for the Core i9-9880H and 12MB for the Core i7-9750H.
Intel Core i9-9880H scores one of the highest results for a laptop CPU in these tests.
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)
No one is going to argue here – the Core i9-9880H is the better CPU here. With its eight cores and sixteen threads, it is clearly going to be one of the best choices for 3D modeling, video editing and even gaming. It not only scores around 21% higher result in the synthetic benchmarks but has a lot more potential than the Core i7-9750H. Especially, when there is a sufficient cooling solution present on the laptop. However, don’t expect that to be an easy job.
All laptops equipped with the Intel Core i9-9880H
All laptops equipped with the Intel Core i7-9750H