Intel Core i5-8300H 8th Gen High-End Quad-Core Laptop Processor

The 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8300H quad-core is among the fastest laptop processors on the market. It’s a cheaper substitute for the even faster i7-8750H with six cores. Both can be usually found in gaming and other high-performance laptops. On the other hand, these 45-Watt chips are power hungry and can run hot, so they require robust cooling systems. Also, they are not battery life-friendly. These are their main disadvantages in comparison to the popular 15-Watt mainstream laptop processors, such as the i5-8250U or i7-8550U.

Intel Core i5-8300H Benchmark

Intel Core i5-8300H Benchmark

The benchmark results clearly show the Intel Core i5-8300H is near the top when it comes to processing power. This means the i5-8300H is a good solution for users who play hardware-demanding games, as well as for professionals like videographers, photographers, and designers. The average PC users running only everyday programs like web browsers, text editors, or movie players, wouldn’t notice extra performance of the i5-8300H over the regular U-series Intel Core chips.

The Intel Core i5-8300H features the Intel UHD 630 integrated graphics. That’s a basic graphics processor. But, entry-level performance of the UHD 630 isn’t an issue in most cases, since the laptops with the i5-8300H usually have a good dedicated video card.

Note: Performance and benchmark scores of the Intel Core i5-8300H may vary depending on the notebook's other components, settings, cooling, and other factors. However, benchmark results are good indicators of its performance in comparison to other chips.

Specifications of the Intel Core i5-8300H

Here's the specs sheet of the Intel Core i5-8300H:

Processor Name Intel Core i5-8300H
CPU Family 8th Generation Intel Core "Coffee Lake"
Number of Cores Quad-core / 2 computing threads per core
CPU Clock Speed 2.3 - 4 GHz
Cache Size 8MB
Memory Support DDR4 (2666 MHz max. speed)

DDR3 (2133 MHz max. speed)
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD 630
Power Consumption 45 Watts
Production Technology 14-nanometer
Typical Use Gaming & high-performance laptops
Notable Technologies Intel HyperThreading (enables two computing threads per physical processor core)

Intel QuickSync Video (speeds up conversion of video files)

Intel TurboBoost (dynamically boosts performance of cores, depending on power and thermal headroom)

Virtualization (allows the processor to run multiple virtual platforms)
User Benchmark Average CPU Score 73.9
Year of Release 2018

Written by Dan on June 25, 2018

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