Average Bench: 98.4% (22nd of 1307)

Based on 92,565 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: 90%Average: 98.4% Great: 105%
Gaming
Gaming 98%
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Desktop
Desktop 99%
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Workstation
Workstation 100%
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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-10700K averaged just 1.5% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 146Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,537Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-10700K is just 15.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-10700K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Memory Latency 92.2Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,035Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 92,565 samples)
Min Avg Max
82 Memory 92.2 97
128 1-Core 146 156
261 2-Core 288 310
98.8% 175 Pts
Min Avg Max
482 4-Core 561 614
902 8-Core 1,035 1,170
99.4% 798 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,397 64-Core 1,537 1,653
103% 1,537 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 98.5
1-Core 158
2-Core 316
107% 191 Pts
4-Core 634
8-Core 1,238
116% 936 Pts
64-Core 1,312
88% 1,312 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.4
1-Core 137
2-Core 283
97% 172 Pts
4-Core 606
8-Core 1,182
110% 894 Pts
64-Core 1,188
80% 1,188 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 97.5
1-Core 132
2-Core 290
98% 173 Pts
4-Core 488
8-Core 847
84% 668 Pts
64-Core 1,511
101% 1,511 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $400 @ launch in May '20
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Typical Core i7-10700K Builds (Compare 10,949 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 151%
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Desktop
Desktop 103%
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Workstation
Workstation 152%
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Motherboard: MSI MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI - $229

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,505

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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 11 months ago.

Good

4 days ago.

overpowered to the max love it


Good

3 days 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.


Good

3 months ago.

It's the 9700K with hyper threading on a different socket.


Excellent

2 days ago.

I have this model myself and it's absolutely amazing


Poor

10 days ago.

less expensive better preformance


Good

9 months ago.


Good

9 days ago.

solid processor. excellent in performing gaming


Excellent

5 months ago.

+10 dollars more expensive, +10 FPS, why not, good deal


Excellent

5 months ago.

Intel Core i7-10700K is the best PROCESSOR!!!


Excellent

11 months ago.

9900K with 9700k price


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Good

8 months 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

6 months ago.

Best as of 2020


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 months 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

5 months ago.

affordable and worth


Excellent

5 months 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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