Intel Core i5-9300H vs Core i5-8260U

General info

Comparing Core i5-9300H and Core i5-8260U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.

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Value for money (0-100)
1.65
 
3.15
Market segment
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i5
 
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Architecture codename
Coffee Lake
 
Coffee Lake
Launch date
30 April 2019 (1 year ago)
 
1 October 2019 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$250
 
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Price now
$861
 
$449

Technical specs

Core i5-9300H and Core i5-8260U basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores
4
 
4
Threads
8
 
8
Base clock speed
2.4 GHz
 
1.6 GHz
Boost clock speed
4.1 GHz
 
3.9 GHz
L1 cache
256 KB
 
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L2 cache
1 MB
 
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L3 cache
8 MB
 
6 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Chip lithography
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
126 mm2
 
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Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
100 °C
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-9300H and Core i5-8260U compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.

Number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
FCBGA1440
 
FCBGA1528
Thermal design power (TDP)
45 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-9300H and Core i5-8260U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
-
vPro
-
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Speed Shift
+
 
+
My WiFi
+
 
+
Turbo Boost Technology
2.0
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology
+
 
+
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
+
 
+
Smart Response
no data
 
+

Security technologies

Core i5-9300H and Core i5-8260U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT
-
 
-
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
+
 
+
MPX
+
 
-
Identity Protection
+
 
+
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-9300H and Core i5-8260U are enumerated here.

AMD-V
+
 
-
VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i5-9300H and Core i5-8260U.

Supported memory types
DDR4-2666, LPDDR3-2133
 
DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
Maximum memory size
128 GB
 
64 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
41.8 GB/s
 
37.5 GB/s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Max video memory
64 GB
 
32 GB
Quick Sync Video
+
 
+
Clear Video
+
 
+
Clear Video HD
+
 
+
Graphics max frequency
1.05 GHz
 
1.1 GHz
InTru 3D
+
 
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Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-9300H and Core i5-8260U integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported
3
 
3
eDP
+
 
+
DisplayPort
+
 
+
HDMI
+
 
+
DVI
+
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-9300H and Core i5-8260U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution support
+
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@30Hz
 
4096x2304@24Hz
Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over VGA
N/A
 
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Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i5-9300H and Core i5-8260U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX
12
 
12
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-9300H and Core i5-8260U.

PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
16

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of Core i5-9300H and Core i5-8260U. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i5-9300H 9.00 +0.3%
i5-8260U 8.97

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different tests, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario.

i5-9300H 7896 +0.3%
i5-8260U 7869

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-9300H and Core i5-8260U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i5-9300H

0.3% better performance in benchmarks

More powerful video core

HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)

AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)

AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)

Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)

Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)

AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)

x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)

MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion

Advantages of Intel Core i5-8260U

Somewhat newer (1 October 2019 vs 30 April 2019)

Cheaper ($449 vs $861)

Lower power consumption (15 vs 45 watts)

So, Core i5-9300H or Core i5-8260U?

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