Intel Core i5-9300H to i9-9980HK: More Specs Leaked

Credit: IntelCredit: IntelAlthough Intel publicly announced its new 9th-generation H-series processors for laptops last month, the chipmaker was keen not to spill all the beans. But fear not, as a Chinese user on the Baidu forums has apparently done the work for Intel.

Credit: BaiduCredit: Baidu

Intel had accidentally listed the basic specifications for the Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 Coffee Lake-H Refresh (CFL-HR) chips. The latest leak helps fill out some of the previous missing blanks. Given this information comes from a leaker, take it with a grain of salt.

CPU ModelCores /
Threads
Base Clock
Single-Core Boost ClockMulti-Core Boost ClockL3 Cache 
IGP Base Clock
IGP Boost ClockUnlocked MultiplierTDP
Core i9-9980HK8 / 162.4 GHz5 GHz4.2 GHz16 MB350 MHz1250 MHzYes45W
Core i9-9880H8 / 16
2.3 GHz
4.8 GHz4.1 GHz16 MB
350 MHz
1200 MHz
No45W
Core i7-9850H
6 / 12
2.6 GHz
4.6 GHz4.1 GHz12 MB
350 MHz
1150 MHz
No
45W
Core i7-9750H6 / 12
2.6 GHz4.5 GHz4.0 GHz12 MB350 MHz
1150 MHz
No
45W
Core i5-9400H4 / 82.5 GHz4.3 GHz4.1 GHz8 MB350 MHz
1100 MHz
No
45W
Core i5-9300H4 / 8
2.4 GHz4.1 GHz4.0 GHz8 MB350 MHz
1050 MHz
No
45W

The Core i9 and Core i7 models come with eight and six Hyper-threaded cores, respectively. The Core i9 chips sport 16MB of L3 cache while the Core i7 models have 12MB. As for the lower-tier Core i5 parts, they feature four Hyper-threaded cores and 8MB of L3 cache. Regardless of the model, all 9th-generation H-series processors adhere to a 45W TDP (thermal design power).

The Coffee Lake-H Refresh chips are outfitted with Intel's Gen9.5 graphics solution, which hints the processors are fabbed on Intel's improved 14nm process. There's a high possibility that they will carry the same UHD Graphics 630 iGPU (integrated Graphics Processing Unit) that is present in the previous Coffee Lake-H (CFL-H) models. The iGPU's base clock is fixed at 350MHz, but its boost clock varies depending on the processor's model.

The Core i9-9980HK is the flagship for this new wave of mobile processors, and it's also the only one to be blessed with an unlocked multiplier for overclocking. It runs with a 2.4GHz base clock but flaunts an impressive 5GHz single-core boost and 4.2GHz all-core boost. The Core i9-9880H comes in second place with a 2.3GHz base clock, 4.8GHz single-core boost, and 4.1GHz all-core boost.

Both the Core i7-9850H and i7-9750H reportedly share the same 2.6GHz base clock. However, the Core i7-9850H has a 100MHz higher single-core and all-core boost. As for the Core i5 parts, the Core i5-9400H and Core i5-9300H run with a 2.5GHz and 2.4GHz respective base clock. The first features a 4.3GHz single-core and 4.1GHz all-core boost, while the latter has a 4.1GHz single-core and 4GHz all-core boost.

The aforementioned processors are slated to launch in the second quarter of this year and will undoubtedly find their way into gaming laptops and high-performance mobile workstations.