Average Bench: 96.5% (99th of 1445)

Based on 198,859 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: 86%Average: 96.5% Great: 104%
Gaming
Gaming 97%
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Desktop
Desktop 97%
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Workstation
Workstation 96%
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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 547Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 142Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-10700K is just 17.6%. 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 969Pts
Avg. Multi Core Speed 1,453Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 198,859 samples)
Min Avg Max
81 Memory 91.1 96.7
115 1-Core 142 153
232 2-Core 280 304
94.4% 171 Pts
Min Avg Max
447 4-Core 547 602
822 8-Core 969 1,111
91.4% 758 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,161 64-Core 1,453 1,573
89.9% 1,453 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
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 94.8
1-Core 153
2-Core 305
101% 184 Pts
4-Core 591
8-Core 1,074
100% 832 Pts
64-Core 1,609
100% 1,609 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.9
1-Core 152
2-Core 302
100% 182 Pts
4-Core 596
8-Core 1,130
103% 863 Pts
64-Core 1,597
99% 1,597 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.7
1-Core 148
2-Core 291
98% 178 Pts
4-Core 580
8-Core 1005
96% 792 Pts
64-Core 1,551
96% 1,551 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 95
1-Core 146
2-Core 290
98% 177 Pts
4-Core 578
8-Core 1,085
99% 831 Pts
64-Core 1,525
94% 1,525 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.5
1-Core 152
2-Core 303
100% 183 Pts
4-Core 578
8-Core 1,030
97% 804 Pts
64-Core 1,555
96% 1,555 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $400 @ launch in May '20
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Typical Core i7-10700K Builds (Compare 16,651 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
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Gaming 143%
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Desktop
Desktop 101%
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Workstation
Workstation 142%
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Motherboard: MSI MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI - $271

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,143

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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...

Added 4 years ago.

Terrible

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Poor

2 months ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

11 days ago.

Fastest PC for work and best for gaming..


Terrible

2 years ago.

solid processor. excellent in performing gaming


Good

3 years ago.


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years 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

2 years ago.

Amazing value, easily found for $200.


Good

3 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

3 years ago.

Best as of 2020


Excellent

3 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

3 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

3 years ago.

affordable and worth


Good

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 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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