Intel Core i7-9750H 9th Gen Fast Six-Core Laptop Processor

The 9th Generation Intel Core i7-9750H is the most frequently used processor in the 2019 gaming, workstation, and other high-performance laptops. It is also among the most powerful laptop CPUs, thanks to its six-core design with two computing threads per core, maximal clock speed of 4.5 GHz, and 12MB of cache. The processor’s great computing performance comes at a cost of relatively high power consumption of 45 Watts. For comparison, a typical processor for mainstream laptops consumes 15 Watts. So, the i7-9750H requires a good cooling solution, which oftentimes means bulkier laptop chassis designs, and it isn’t optimized for a long battery life. That’s, however, typical for gaming & high-performance laptop processors.

Intel Core i7-9750H Benchmark

Intel Core i7-9750H Benchmark

Benchmarks of the 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H clearly show the processor is among the fastest ones. Although even faster laptop processors are available, the i7-9750H is probably the most optimal solution for high-end notebooks when it comes to the price / performance ratio. For gaming & workstation laptop shoppers who want to save money, Intel offers the 9th Gen i5-9300H quad-core, which is also a very decent higher-end laptop CPU. Furthermore, the precursor of the i7-9750H – the 8th Gen i7-8750H, is very close performance-wise to the new version. Therefore, it can be a good CPU choice too, if the laptop with it is offered at a lower price than the same laptop with the i7-9750H.

The Intel Core i7-9750H features the Intel UHD 630 graphics processing unit, which is on the low end when it comes to 3D game rendering performance. But that’s not overly important since most of the laptops with the i7-9750H have full-blown gaming-class dedicated video cards besides the CPU’s UHD 630.

Specifications of the Intel Core i7-9750H

Here's the specs sheet of the Intel Core i7-9750H:

Processor Name

Intel Core i7-9750H

CPU Family

9th Generation Intel Core "Coffee Lake"

Number of Cores

Six-core / 2 threads per core

CPU Clock Speed

2.6 – 4.5 GHz

Cache Size


Memory Support

DDR4 (2666 MHz max. speed)

DDR3 (2133 MHz max. speed)

Integrated Graphics

Intel UHD 630

Power Consumption

45 Watts

Production Technology


Typical Use

Gaming & high-performance laptops


Intel HyperThreading

Intel QuickSync Video

Intel TurboBoost


Year of Release


Written by Dan on July 20, 2019

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