Intel Core i5-9300H 9th Gen Higher-End Quad-Core Laptop Processor

The 9th Generation Intel Core i5-9300H is a higher-end processor for laptops. With its four processing cores, two computing threads per core, and a maximal clock speed of 4.1 GHz, the i5-9300H is a good solution for laptops that need a lot of computing power. For instance, gaming- or workstation-type notebooks. The processor’s thermal design power is 45 Watts, as opposed to 15 Watts of processors for ordinary mainstream laptops. Because of that, the i5-9300H needs a good cooling solution which usually requires a bulkier laptop chassis and isn’t among battery life-friendly laptop CPUs.

Intel Core i5-9300H Benchmark

Intel Core i5-9300H Benchmark

The Intel Core i5-9300H is near the top of laptop processor benchmark charts. It however lags behind the six-core i7-9750H from the same 9th Gen H-series family. The 9th Gen i5-9300H is only slightly faster than its 8th Gen i5-8300H precursor. It’s not a surprise, because the i5-9300H has only slightly higher clock speeds as the main difference.

The 9th Gen Intel Core i5-9300H features the same Intel UHD 630 integrated graphics you can find in other 9th Gen Intel Core H-processors and also in their 8th Gen counterparts. The Intel UHD 630 is only an entry-level graphics processor, suitable only for the most basic 3D game rendering. But, these H-series Intel Core chips are mostly used in high-performance laptops with gaming-level dedicated video cards, so low performance of the UHD 630 isn’t a big problem. It is primarily used as a power-saving graphics processor in situations when the computing task doesn’t require high GPU power.

Note: The benchmark scores of the listed processors are averages measured across various devices with these processors. The scores and real-world performance of the Intel Core i5-9300H and compared CPUs may vary depending on the notebooks' other components, settings, cooling, and other factors. However, the benchmark results are good indicators of the processors' performance.

Specifications of the Intel Core i5-9300H

Here's the specs sheet of the Intel Core i5-9300H:

Processor Name Intel Core i5-9300H
CPU Family 9th Generation Intel Core "Coffee Lake"
Number of Cores Quad-core / 2 computing threads per core
CPU Clock Speed 2.4 - 4.1 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)
Year of Release 2019

Written by Dan on July 20, 2019

User Reviews and Q&A on the Intel Core i5-9300H

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Current rating: 4 out of 5 stars
  1. 4 out of 5

    Christian Bello

    Not a bad CPU at all it just drains your battery really quickly, but the performance is insanely good.

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    • BIG SNOKE

      U gay?

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    • Donkey Kong

      How about U big boy Snoke? Fancy some man meat?

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