Intel Core Ultra 9 185H Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core Ultra 9 185H was released in Q4/2023 and has 16 cores. The processor can process 22 threads simultaneously and uses a mainboard with the socket BGA 2049. In the Geekbench 5 benchmark, the Intel Core Ultra 9 185H achieved a result of 1,873 points (single-core) or 13,796 points (multi-core).
Intel Core Ultra 9 185H

CPU lineage

In this classification you can see to which group of processors the Intel Core Ultra 9 185H belongs. We also show the direct predecessor and successor of Intel Core Ultra 9 185H.

Name: Intel Core Ultra 9 185H
Family: Intel Core Ultra 9 (1)
CPU group: Intel Core Ultra 100H (5)
Architecture: Meteor Lake H
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 1
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core Ultra 9 185H has 16 cores. The clock frequency of the Intel Core Ultra 9 185H is 2.30 GHz (5.10 GHz). An initial performance assessment can be made using the number of CPU cores.

CPU Cores / Threads: 16 / 22
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A-Core: 6x Redwood Cove
B-Core: 8x Crestmont
C-Core: 2x Crestmont
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
A-Core Frequency: 2.30 GHz (5.10 GHz)
B-Core Frequency: 1.80 GHz (3.80 GHz)
C-Core Frequency: 1.00 GHz (2.50 GHz)

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.

AI hardware: Intel AI engine
AI specifications: Intel AI Boost @ 1.4 GHz (OpenVINO, WindowsML, DirectML, ONNX RT)

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core Ultra 9 185H has an integrated graphics that the system can use to efficiently play back videos. The Intel Core Ultra 9 185H has the Intel Iris Xe 8 Core Graphics 128 EUs (Meteor Lake) installed, which has 128 streaming multiprocessors (1024 shaders).

GPU name: Intel Iris Xe 8 Core Graphics 128 EUs (Meteor Lake)
GPU frequency: 0.60 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 2.35 GHz
Compute units: 128
Shader: 1024
Hardware Raytracing: Yes
Release date: Q4/2023
Max. displays: 4
Generation: --
Direct X: 12.2
Technology: 5 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 32 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors with integrated graphics can process video codecs faster. Support for modern codecs can significantly increase system efficiency during video playback.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode
VP9: Decode
AV1: Decode / Encode
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core Ultra 9 185H supports a maximum of 96 GB memory. Depending on the mainboard, the processor can use a maximum of 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum bandwidth of the main memory of 120.0 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
LPDDR5X-7500
DDR5-5600
120.0 GB/s
89.6 GB/s
Max. Memory: 96 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 5.0 x 20
PCIe Bandwidth: 78.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Core Ultra 9 185H has a TDP of 45 W. Based on the TDP, the system manufacturer can and must adapt the cooling solution to the processor.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 45 W
TDP (PL2): 115 W
TDP up: 65 W
TDP down: 35 W
Tjunction max.: 110 °C

Technical details

Modern production reduces the waste heat of a processor and increases its efficiency. The Intel Core Ultra 9 185H is made in 7 nm and has 42.00 MB cache.

Technology: 7 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: BGA 2049
L2-Cache: 18.00 MB
L3-Cache: 24.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 11, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
Release date: Q4/2023
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core Ultra 9 185H have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.

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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.
Apple M2 Apple M2
8C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
1874
Apple M2 (8-GPU) Apple M2 (8-GPU)
8C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
1874
Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
1874
Intel Core Ultra 9 185H Intel Core Ultra 9 185H
16C 22T @ 5.10 GHz
1873
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
1872
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
1872
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 8640U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 8640U
6C 12T @ 4.90 GHz
1869

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 i7-12800HX Intel Core i7-12800HX
16C 24T @ 2.00 GHz
13824
Intel Core i7-12850HX Intel Core i7-12850HX
16C 24T @ 2.00 GHz
13824
Intel Core i5-13600HX Intel Core i5-13600HX
14C 20T @ 4.40 GHz
13816
Intel Core Ultra 9 185H Intel Core Ultra 9 185H
16C 22T @ 4.50 GHz
13796
Intel Core i9-12900TE Intel Core i9-12900TE
16C 24T @ 3.00 GHz
13738
Intel Core i5-13500HX Intel Core i5-13500HX
14C 20T @ 4.10 GHz
13650
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
13620

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 i7-13800HE Intel Core i7-13800HE
14C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
2527
Intel Core i7-13800HRE Intel Core i7-13800HRE
14C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
2527
Intel Core i7-13650HX Intel Core i7-13650HX
14C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
2524
Intel Core Ultra 9 185H Intel Core Ultra 9 185H
16C 22T @ 5.10 GHz
2522
Intel Core Ultra 7 165H Intel Core Ultra 7 165H
16C 22T @ 5.00 GHz
2502
Intel Core i9-12900T Intel Core i9-12900T
16C 24T @ 4.90 GHz
2499
Intel Core i3-14100 Intel Core i3-14100
4C 8T @ 4.70 GHz
2498

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 i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
11424
Intel Core i7-12700E Intel Core i7-12700E
12C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
11321
Intel Core i7-12700T Intel Core i7-12700T
12C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
11303
Intel Core Ultra 9 185H Intel Core Ultra 9 185H
16C 22T @ 4.50 GHz
11274
Intel Core i9-11900KF Intel Core i9-11900KF
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
11167
Intel Core i7-12700TE Intel Core i7-12700TE
12C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
11080
AMD Ryzen 5 8500G AMD Ryzen 5 8500G
6C 12T @ 4.45 GHz
11063

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.
Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
Apple M2 Pro (16 Core) @ 1.40 GHz
5680
Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
Apple M1 Pro (16 Core) @ 1.30 GHz
5300
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
Apple M3 Pro (14 Core) @ 1.40 GHz
4970
Intel Core Ultra 9 185H Intel Core Ultra 9 185H
Intel Iris Xe 8 Core Graphics 128 EUs (Meteor Lake) @ 2.35 GHz
4658
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-00-1DE) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-00-1DE)
Qualcomm Adreno X Elite/Plus @ 1.20 GHzNot verified
4600
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100)
Qualcomm Adreno X Elite/Plus @ 1.20 GHzNot verified
4600
Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU)
Apple M1 Pro (14 Core) @ 1.30 GHz
4580

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 Xeon Gold 5317 Intel Xeon Gold 5317
12C 24T @ 3.40 GHz
27414
Apple M3 Pro (12-CPU 18-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (12-CPU 18-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
27304
AMD EPYC 72F3 AMD EPYC 72F3
8C 16T @ 3.90 GHz
27253
Intel Core Ultra 9 185H Intel Core Ultra 9 185H
16C 22T @ 4.50 GHz
27215
Intel Xeon Gold 6252 Intel Xeon Gold 6252
24C 48T @ 2.70 GHz
27157
Intel Core i5-13600T Intel Core i5-13600T
14C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
27145
Intel Core i9-12900H Intel Core i9-12900H
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
27130

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 i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
787
Intel Core i5-13500 Intel Core i5-13500
14C 20T @ 4.20 GHz
780
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
8C 16T @ 5.20 GHz
774
Intel Core Ultra 9 185H Intel Core Ultra 9 185H
16C 22T @ 4.50 GHz
767
Intel Core i5-12600KF Intel Core i5-12600KF
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
766
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
766
Intel Core i5-14400F Intel Core i5-14400F
10C 16T @ 2.50 GHz
759

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.
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
8381
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
12C 24T @ 3.80 GHz
8183
AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT
12C 24T @ 4.10 GHz
8118
Intel Core Ultra 9 185H Intel Core Ultra 9 185H
16C 22T @ 2.30 GHz
8097
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 2.80 GHz
8088
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-78-100) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-78-100)
12C 12T @ 1.00 GHzNot verified
7924
AMD Ryzen 9 3900 AMD Ryzen 9 3900
12C 24T @ 3.10 GHz
7875

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