Intel Core i9-8950HK is one of the latest processors from Intel with one of the best performances so far from an Intel processor. With the power of a 6 core hardware, the processor is one of the best in its class. Targetting the power-users, the product is a bit costly however still worth the price cause of its high-performance. Comes with a 2.90 GHz CPU frequency that can be boosted upto 4.80 GHz, the processor is suitable for high-end gaming and video editing. The integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 630 graphics will support the processor to perform even faster during the gameplays and rendering.
It supports both DDR4, LPDDR3 RAMs of upto 64GB in size. But the maximum useable RAM size will vary based on several factors. If you have a DDR4 RAM with the latest technology you are good to go upto 64GB. If not, you might have to check it further. Coming with a 12 MB SmartCache the i9-8950HK provides 8 GT/s DMI of Bus Speed. The processor also supports 4K for enhanced visual experience on upto 3 displays. The maximum available resolution is 4096×2304@30Hz. So overall, it is a great processor to buy for high-end editing or gaming purposes coupled with some pretty powerful resources.
|Number of Cores||6|
|Number of Threads||12|
|Processor Base Frequency||2.90 GHz|
|Max Turbo Frequency||4.80 GHz|
|Cache||12 MB SmartCache|
|Bus Speed||8 GT/s DMI|
|Thermal Design Power||45 W|
|Max Memory Size||64 GB|
|Memory Types||DDR4-2666, LPDDR3-2133|
|Max # of Memory Channels||2|
|Max Memory Bandwidth||41.8 GB/s|
|ECC Memory Support|
|Processor Graphics||Intel® UHD Graphics 630|
|Graphics Base Frequency||350 MHz|
|Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency||1.20 GHz|
|Graphics Video Max Memory||64 GB|
|4K Support||Yes, at 60Hz|
|DirectX Support||DirectX 12|
|OpenGL Support||OpenGL 4.5|
|Number of Displays Supported||3|
I bought a new PC and installed the i9-8950HK processor. The processor is good. Performs pretty good. When compared to the previous AMD processors I used, like the Ryzen, this one has a great advantage, especially in the graphics. The games running very smoothly on this processor which I faced some troubles playing on the AMD processor. So, yeah, a good processor for gaming and high performance stuff.
i9-8950HK is coming with the Intel® UHD Graphics 630 integrated graphics that provide me enough performance for running entry-level games on my PC. The fun fact is that, even with the integrated graphics, I am able to run games smoothly better than some GT graphics cards from NVIDIA. Apart from just gaming, the processor also is a great addition for video editing and related stuff which needs a lot of system resources. I am currently using it with 64 GB's of RAM. I haven't installed any extra graphics cards yet (cause I am able to run almost anything that I tried until now.) So, if it works like this, I do not think that I will be going for a dedicated graphics card.