Average Bench: 96.6% (58th of 1369)

Based on 190,101 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000A0654, BFEBFBFF000A0655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-10700K CPU @ 3.80GHz

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]

Poor: 85%Average: 96.6% Great: 104%
Gaming
Gaming 97%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 97%
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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-10700K averaged just 3.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-10700K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Quad Core Speed 544Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 144Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-10700K is just 19%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-10700K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Octa Core Speed 975Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 91.8Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 190,101 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.6 Memory 91.8 97.1
114 1-Core 144 156
232 2-Core 281 307
95% 172 Pts
Min Avg Max
445 4-Core 544 601
774 8-Core 975 1,101
91.4% 759 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,182 64-Core 1,485 1,622
91.9% 1,485 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.6
1-Core 154
2-Core 311
102% 187 Pts
4-Core 590
8-Core 1,079
100% 835 Pts
64-Core 1,561
97% 1,561 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.1
1-Core 151
2-Core 296
99% 180 Pts
4-Core 567
8-Core 1,082
98% 824 Pts
64-Core 1,502
93% 1,502 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.8
1-Core 147
2-Core 293
97% 177 Pts
4-Core 573
8-Core 1,021
96% 797 Pts
64-Core 1,510
94% 1,510 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.3
1-Core 144
2-Core 285
96% 174 Pts
4-Core 548
8-Core 953
91% 751 Pts
64-Core 1,453
90% 1,453 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.1
1-Core 146
2-Core 292
97% 177 Pts
4-Core 532
8-Core 984
91% 758 Pts
64-Core 1,543
96% 1,543 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $400 @ launch in May '20
AmazonUS $23022 hrs
EbayUS $29919 mins
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Typical Core i7-10700K Builds (Compare 10,093 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 148%
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Desktop
Desktop 101%
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Workstation
Workstation 149%
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Motherboard: MSI MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI - $145

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,061

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-10700K Processor
Launch DateQ2'20
Processor Numberi7-10700K
# of Cores8
# of Threads16
Cache16 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Clock Speed3.80 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency5.10 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP125 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015D

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.20 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size128 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2933
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth45.8 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Turbo Boost 3.0 TechYes
Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)Yes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1200

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

10th generation Comet Lake processor...

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15 days ago.

overclockable and cheap compared to the big boys.


Good

20 days ago.

https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/33742301


Excellent

6 months ago.

Very powerful cpu, but it's also a bit hotter then I've expected. So, be sure your cooler can deal with this cpu


Poor

9 months ago.

cheaper than i9-10900k but almost the same power only 1% diffrence :/


Excellent

15 months ago.

Good performance for 3d modeling rendering (like for processor).


Excellent

4 months ago.

It's almost 100x better than the ryzen 3 3200g, at only barely double the price.


Excellent

1 month ago.

i have one of these and it really works well but it has a loud fan but its ok.


Terrible

15 months ago.

solid processor. excellent in performing gaming


Good

2 years ago.


Excellent

21 months ago.

The best 8C/16T cpu on the market, hands down. Best 8 core (price/perf) cpu for a while now.


Excellent

17 months ago.

I really want to but this CPU next time when I built PC. 8C 16T and high base clock fit my condition very well.


Excellent

11 months ago.

Amazing value, easily found for $200.


Good

2 years ago.

Decent if you can pick it up for around $350 at micro center, but the normal $400 asking price is a bit steep. While the 10600k is a higher value right now, the 10700k could be seen as the minimum from Intel for "future proofing" against the next generation of games that will be made for PS5/Xbox which are powered by an 8-core zen 2 chip. I don't doubt 6-core desktop chips will still play the games well, but there should be even more scaling to be had from having a few extra cores in many titles. Some will cite that last gen consoles were also 8 cores and quad cores were fine then on the desktop, but Jaguar cores had IPC comparable to Athlon 64 Windsor cores which was awful even at the time, and did not have SMT meaning a quad core i7 offered as many logical cores as the ps4/xbone did while having massively higher IPC in spite of their physical core deficit; the next gen Zen 2 cpu's will leverage competitive IPC along with SMT (8c + 16t) to the fullest extent, and it only seems logical to match that as a minimum for a gaming rig you don't plan to upgrade for at least 5 years.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Best as of 2020


Excellent

2 years ago.

ultimate in practical speed. Perfect blend of usable cores/threads with an easy 5ghz on all cores at 1.3v (or lower)


Excellent

2 years ago.

Runs surprisingly cool thanks to the thinning of the die on these 10-series chips, and a great cinebench score too considering it's not a Zen! (4960)


Excellent

2 years ago.

affordable and worth


Good

6 months ago.

This CPU runs great, and stays cool with good cooling. Very happy with i711700k


Excellent

2 years ago.

I hit 5.4GHz all core with stable benchmark tonight with my 10700k. Very pleased with it. Whether it’s baking heavy simulations (multi core) in Blender or tearing up the latest and greatest games, this little guy is a beast.

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