Intel Core i9-9980HK: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i9-9980HK


Intel started Core i9-9980HK sales 30 April 2019. This is high-end Coffee Lake architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 8 cores and 16 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 5000 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a FCBGA1440 processor with a TDP of 45 Watt.

It provides outstanding benchmark performance at 75.39 percent of a leader's which is Intel Core i9-9980XE.

General info

Of Core i9-9980HK processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
Intel Core i9
Achitecture codename
Coffee Lake
Release date
30 April 2019

Technical specs

Core i9-9980HK's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i9-9980HK's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Maximum frequency
5 GHz
L1 cache
512 KB
of 768
L2 cache
2 MB
of 16384
L3 cache
16 MB
of 65536
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
of 7
64 bit support


Information on Core i9-9980HK compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Power consumption (TDP)
45 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i9-9980HK. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-9980HK are enumerated here.

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i9-9980HK. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance


Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core


Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core


Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i9-9980HK is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i9-9980HK performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i9-9980HK from AMD is Ryzen 5 3550H, which is slower by 38% and lower by 55 positions in our rating.

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