Intel Core i9-8950HK vs Xeon E-2176M

Intel Core i9-8950HK
Intel Xeon E-2176M

General info

Comparing Core i9-8950HK and Xeon E-2176M processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
7.28
 
9.00
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i9
 
Intel Xeon E
Achitecture codename
Coffee Lake
 
Coffee Lake
Release date
April 2018
 
1 March 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
$583
 
$450
Price now
$583
 
$450

Technical specs

Core i9-8950HK and Xeon E-2176M 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 Xeon E-2176M performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
6
 
6
Number of threads
12
 
12
Maximum frequency
4.8 GHz
 
4.4 GHz
L1 cache
384 KB
 
384 KB
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
1.5 MB
L3 cache
12 MB
 
12 MB
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
149 mm2
 
149 mm2
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
n/d
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
-

Compatibility

Information on Core i9-8950HK and Xeon E-2176M compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
FCBGA1440
 
BGA-1440
Power consumption (TDP)
95 Watt
 
45 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i9-8950HK and Xeon E-2176M. 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
2.0
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
+
 
+
TSX
+
 
+
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
+
 
+
SIPP
-
 
+

Security technologies

Core i9-8950HK and Xeon E-2176M 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 i9-8950HK and Xeon E-2176M are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i9-8950HK and Xeon E-2176M.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2666, LPDDR3-2133
 
DDR4-2666, LPDDR3-2133
Maximum memory size
64 GB
 
64 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
41.8 GB / s
 
41.8 GB / s
ECC memory support
-
 
+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i9-8950HK and Xeon E-2176M.
Integrated graphics
Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1200 MHz)
 
Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 MHz)
Max video memory
64 GB
 
64 GB
Quick Sync
+
 
+
Clear Video
+
 
+
Clear Video HD
+
 
+
Graphics max frequency
1.2 GHz
 
1.2 GHz
InTru 3D
+
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i9-8950HK and Xeon E-2176M integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
3
eDP
+
 
+
DisplayPort
+
 
+
HDMI
+
 
+
DVI
+
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i9-8950HK and Xeon E-2176M integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
+
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@30Hz
 
4096x2304@30Hz
Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over VGA
N / A
 
N / A

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i9-8950HK and Xeon E-2176M integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
12
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i9-8950HK and Xeon E-2176M.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i9-8950HK and Xeon E-2176M. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i9-8950HK 29.64 +4.8%
Xeon E-2176M 28.27

3DMark06 CPU

i9-8950HK 11055 +13.3%
Xeon E-2176M 9757

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

i9-8950HK 7149 +2.5%
Xeon E-2176M 6973

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

i9-8950HK 36591 +13.9%
Xeon E-2176M 32132

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

i9-8950HK 2 +9.8%
Xeon E-2176M 2

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

i9-8950HK 13 +7.3%
Xeon E-2176M 12

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

i9-8950HK 195 +4.3%
Xeon E-2176M 187

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

i9-8950HK 1192 +8.9%
Xeon E-2176M 1095

wPrime 32

i9-8950HK 8
Xeon E-2176M 5 +51.3%

WinRAR 4.0

i9-8950HK 6421 +38.8%
Xeon E-2176M 4625

x264 encoding pass 1

i9-8950HK 225 +10.3%
Xeon E-2176M 204

x264 encoding pass 2

i9-8950HK 78 +23.8%
Xeon E-2176M 63

TrueCrypt AES

i9-8950HK 7 +4.3%
Xeon E-2176M 7

Passmark

i9-8950HK 14212 +4.8%
Xeon E-2176M 13557

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i9-8950HK and Xeon E-2176M are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i9-8950HK

4.8% faster in synthetic tests
Unlocked

Advantages of Intel Xeon E-2176M

Cheaper ($450 vs $583)
Less power hungry (45 vs 95 watts)
vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)
SIPP
ECCMemory

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