Intel Core i9-8950HK vs AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
Comparing Core i9-8950HK and Ryzen 7 4700U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Core i9-8950HK and Ryzen 7 4700U quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i9-8950HK and Ryzen 7 4700U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
64K (per core)
128K (per core)
256K (per core)
512K (per core)
12 MB (shared)
12 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
Maximum core temperature
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
64 bit support
Information on Core i9-8950HK and Ryzen 7 4700U compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
Power consumption (TDP)
Technologies and extensions
Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i9-8950HK and Ryzen 7 4700U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Flex Memory Access
Core i9-8950HK and Ryzen 7 4700U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Yes with Intel® ME
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-8950HK and Ryzen 7 4700U are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i9-8950HK and Ryzen 7 4700U.
Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i9-8950HK and Ryzen 7 4700U.
Available interfaces and connections of Core i9-8950HK and Ryzen 7 4700U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
Graphics image quality
Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i9-8950HK and Ryzen 7 4700U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
Max resolution over eDP
Max resolution over DisplayPort
Max resolution over VGA
Graphics API support
APIs supported by Core i9-8950HK and Ryzen 7 4700U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i9-8950HK and Ryzen 7 4700U.
Max number of PCIe lanes
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i9-8950HK and Ryzen 7 4700U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
Ryzen 7 4700U 17.62 +25.8%
i9-8950HK 11055 +30.1%
Ryzen 7 4700U 8497
Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
i9-8950HK 7149 +28.3%
Ryzen 7 4700U 5573
Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
i9-8950HK 36591 +53.5%
Ryzen 7 4700U 23834
Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
i9-8950HK 195 +8.9%
Ryzen 7 4700U 179
Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
i9-8950HK 1192 +15.2%
Ryzen 7 4700U 1035
Ryzen 7 4700U 8 +2.4%
i9-8950HK 6421 +65.1%
Ryzen 7 4700U 3888
x264 encoding pass 1
i9-8950HK 225 +17.8%
Ryzen 7 4700U 191
x264 encoding pass 2
i9-8950HK 78 +36.8%
Ryzen 7 4700U 57
i9-8950HK 7 +44%
Ryzen 7 4700U 5
Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core
i9-8950HK 4567 +5%
Ryzen 7 4700U 4351
Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core
i9-8950HK 23881 +15.6%
Ryzen 7 4700U 20656
Ryzen 7 4700U 14327 +25.8%
Let's see how good Core i9-8950HK and Ryzen 7 4700U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Advantages of Intel Core i9-8950HK
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)
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)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
25.8% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (6 January 2020 vs 2 April 2018)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 14 nm)
Less power hungry (25 vs 95 watts)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
So, Core i9-8950HK or Ryzen 7 4700U?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Ryzen 7 4700U.
Should you still have questions on choice between Core i9-8950HK and Ryzen 7 4700U, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.