8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.8GHz, Comet Lake.
Release date: Q2 2020.


Release date ≈ Q4 2020.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 65,269 user samples
65,268 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 8th / 1275
Gaming 99%
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Desktop 99%
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Workstation 100%
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1 User Benchmark
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 103% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 103% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 1275
Gaming 103%
Desktop 105%
Workstation 104%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98.6 % 103 % +5%
Avg. Memory Latency
92.5 Pts Lower memory latency.
79.6 Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
147 Pts 179 Pts Faster single-core speed.
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
290 Pts 368 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
561 Pts 682 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1033 Pts 1115 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
OC Memory Latency
97.2 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
79.6 Pts
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
157 Pts 179 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
311 Pts 368 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
620 Pts 682 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1170 Pts +5% 1115 Pts
Market Share
Based on 38,722,960 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
89 % Much more popular.
50 %
8 Months 2+ Months Much more recent.
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1666 Pts +3% 1623 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1539 Pts 1623 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.

Intel’s tenth generation octa-core hyperthreaded i7-10700K is one of the fastest high-end desktop CPUs ever made. A simple overclock yields all 16 threads running at a staggering 5.1 GHz. Gaming and desktop performance is second only to the flagship i9-10900K. Although a new (Z490) LGA1200 motherboard is required, it will remain compatible with Rocket Lake CPUs which are due later this year. The 10700K’s $400 USD price tag puts it in a similar price band to AMD’s 12-core hyperthreaded Ryzen 9 3900X, however, the 10700K’s faster cores combined with its lower memory latency, yield a 12% effective speed advantage over the 3900X. Intra-generationally comparing the 10700K and 10600K shows that the 10600K offers almost identical gaming performance for 34% less money. [Jun '20 CPUPro]


i7-i9 Rocket Lake ES? Possibly T SKU? [Jan '21 GamingEliot]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2021 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]


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