Intel Core i7-9750H vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-9750H CPU1 vs CPU2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Intel Core i7-9750H Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

CPU comparison

Intel Core i7-9750H or Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Core i7-9750H has 6 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.50 GHz. Up to 128 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i7-9750H was released in Q2/2019.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.84 GHz. The CPU supports up to 16 GB of memory in 4 memory channels. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 was released in Q1/2021.
Intel Core i7 (298) Family Qualcomm Snapdragon (102)
Intel Core i 9000H (11) CPU group Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (2)
9 Generation 8
Coffee Lake H Refresh Architecture Kryo 680
Mobile Segment Mobile
Intel Core i7-8750H Predecessor --
Intel Core i7-10750H Successor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i7-9750H has 6 CPU cores and can calculate 12 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i7-9750H is 2.60 GHz (4.50 GHz) while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 has 8 CPU cores and 8 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is at 2.84 GHz.

Intel Core i7-9750H Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
6 Cores 8
12 Threads 8
normal Core architecture hybrid (Prime / big.LITTLE)
Yes Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
2.60 GHz (4.50 GHz) A-Core 2.84 GHz
1x Kryo 680 Prime
-- B-Core 2.42 GHz
3x Kryo 680 Gold
-- C-Core 1.80 GHz
4x Kryo 680 Silver

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

Intel Core i7-9750H Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
-- AI hardware Qualcomm AI engine
-- AI specifications Hexagon 780 @ 26 TOPS

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i7-9750H or Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

Intel UHD Graphics 630 GPU Qualcomm Adreno 660
0.35 GHz GPU frequency 0.84 GHz
1.15 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
9.5 GPU Generation 6
14 nm Technology 5 nm
3 Max. displays 0
24 Compute units --
192 Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
64 GB Max. GPU Memory --
12 DirectX Version 12.1

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Intel UHD Graphics 630 GPU Qualcomm Adreno 660
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i7-9750H can use up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 42.7 GB/s. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 supports up to 16 GB of memory in 4 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 51.2 GB/s.

Intel Core i7-9750H Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
DDR4-2666 Memory LPDDR5-6400
128 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 4 (Quad Channel)
42.7 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache 1.00 MB
12.00 MB L3 Cache 8.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version --
16 PCIe lanes --
15.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Core i7-9750H is 45 W, while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 has a TDP of --. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Intel Core i7-9750H Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
45 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) --
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
35 W TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Core i7-9750H is manufactured in 14 nm and has 12.00 MB cache. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is manufactured in 5 nm and has a 9.00 MB cache.

Intel Core i7-9750H Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
14 nm Technology 5 nm
Monolithic Chip design Chiplet
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) Armv8-A (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions --
BGA 1440 Socket --
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization None
Yes AES-NI No
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Android
Q2/2019 Release date Q1/2021
390 $ Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i7-9750H (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (92%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i7-9750H (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (58%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i7-9750H Intel Core i7-9750H
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
1132 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
1088 (96%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i7-9750H Intel Core i7-9750H
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
5149 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
3250 (63%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i7-9750H Intel Core i7-9750H
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
1354 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
1174 (87%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i7-9750H Intel Core i7-9750H
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
5679 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
3151 (55%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Core i7-9750H Intel Core i7-9750H
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.15 GHz
442 (26%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Qualcomm Adreno 660 @ 0.84 GHz
1720 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Core i7-9750H Intel Core i7-9750H
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
11055 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
6125 (55%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i7-9750H Intel Core i7-9750H
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
64 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i7-9750H Intel Core i7-9750H
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
397 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i7-9750H Intel Core i7-9750H
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
1113 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i7-9750H Intel Core i7-9750H
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
6912 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i7-9750H Intel Core i7-9750H
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
441 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i7-9750H Intel Core i7-9750H
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
2653 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
0 (0%)

AnTuTu 9 Benchmark

The AnTuTu 9 benchmark is very well suited to measuring the performance of a smartphone. AnTuTu 9 is quite heavy on 3D graphics and can now also use the "Metal" graphics interface. In AnTuTu, memory and UX (user experience) are also tested by simulating browser and app usage. AnTuTu version 9 can compare any ARM CPU running on Android or iOS. Devices may not be directly comparable when benchmarked on different operating systems.

In the AnTuTu 9 benchmark, the single-core performance of a processor is only slightly weighted. The rating is made up of the multi-core performance of the processor, the speed of the working memory, and the performance of the internal graphics.
Intel Core i7-9750H Intel Core i7-9750H
6C 12T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
816812 (100%)

AnTuTu 8 Benchmark

The AnTuTu 8 Benchmark measures the performance of a SoC. AnTuTu benchmarks the CPU, GPU, Memory as well as the UX (User Experience) by simulating browser and app usage. AnTuTu can benchmark any ARM CPU that runs under Android or iOS. Devices may not be directly compareable if the benchmark has been performed under different operating systems.

In the AnTuTu 8 benchmark, the single-core performance of a processor is only slightly weighted. The evaluation consists of the multi-core performance of the processor, the speed of the RAM and the performance of the internal graphics.
Intel Core i7-9750H Intel Core i7-9750H
6C 12T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
715600 (100%)

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
Intel Core i7-9750H Intel Core i7-9750H
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
103 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
0 (0%)

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
Intel Core i7-9750H Intel Core i7-9750H
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
307 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
0 (0%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i7-9750H Intel Core i7-9750H
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
451 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
0 (0%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i7-9750H Intel Core i7-9750H
6C 12T @ 2.60 GHz
2814 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i7-9750H Intel Core i7-9750H
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
184 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i7-9750H Intel Core i7-9750H
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
1182 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
0 (0%)

Performance for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. The performance is given in the number (trillions) of arithmetic operations per second (TOPS).
Intel Core i7-9750H Intel Core i7-9750H
6C 12T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
26 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core i7-9750H Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Apple MacBook Pro 15 (2019)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 (2019)
ASUS ROG Strix G
ZBOX Magnus EN72070V
ZBOX Magnus EN72080V
ASUS Zenfone 8 mini

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