Average Bench: 99.3% (4th of 1196)

Based on 101,751 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EC, BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9700K CPU @ 3.60GHz

Intel’s Core i7-9700K is an unlocked 9th generation Coffee Lake CPU. It is an 8 core, 8 thread processor. The 9700K features 12 MB of cache, a 95W TDP and Intel UHD 630 graphics. Like the other 9th generation chips, it is compatible with Intel’s new Z390 chipset as well as last years Z370 chipset (with an updated BIOS). The 9700K has stock base / boost clocks of 3.6 / 4.6 GHz and a single core boost of 4.9 GHz (compared to 3.6, 4.7 and 5.0 GHz for the flagship 9900K). This translates to almost identical single, quad and octa core performance between the 9900K and 9700K. Mainstream PC games do not benefit from more than eight threads, so at $350 (25% cheaper than the 9900K), the 9700K offers far better value for money to gamers. That said for purely gaming there is very little reason not to consider the i5-9600K which, when overclocked, offers almost equivalent gaming performance but at a 35% discount[Oct '18 CPUPro]

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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-9700K averaged just 0.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-9700K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,063Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 143Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-9700K is 31.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-9700K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,079Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 284Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 101,751 samples)
Min Avg Max
112 1-Core 143 158
225 2-Core 284 314
100% 213 Pts
Min Avg Max
448 4-Core 563 627
829 8-Core 1,063 1,222
101% 813 Pts
Min Avg Max
861 64-Core 1,079 1,224
72.4% 1,079 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 155
2-Core 308
109% 231 Pts
4-Core 623
8-Core 1,223
114% 923 Pts
64-Core 1,218
82% 1,218 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 154
2-Core 310
109% 232 Pts
4-Core 620
8-Core 1,215
113% 918 Pts
64-Core 1,214
82% 1,214 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 145
2-Core 285
101% 215 Pts
4-Core 572
8-Core 1109
104% 841 Pts
64-Core 1,127
76% 1,127 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 138
2-Core 274
97% 206 Pts
4-Core 547
8-Core 1,053
99% 800 Pts
64-Core 1,078
72% 1,078 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $380 @ launch in Oct '18
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Desktop 136%
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Workstation 113%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING - $230

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $1,375

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-9700K Processor (12M Cache, up to 4.90 GHz)
Code NameCoffee Lake
Launch DateQ4'18
Processor Numberi7-9700K
# of Cores8
# of Threads8
Cache12 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$374.00 - $385.00
Clock Speed3.60 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.90 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP95 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015D (130W)

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 Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2666
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth41.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
TSX-NIYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)Yes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

9th generation Coffee Lake processor...

Added 13 months ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

1 day ago.

my i3 6100u beats it by 50%. that cpu gets 98.9 average and my i3 got 103% :)


Good

6 hrs ago.

Amazing CPU, so much power.


Excellent

1 hr ago.

awesome


Excellent

2 days ago.

It's a great processor paired with GTX 2070S


Poor

5 days ago.

i have it


Good

7 days ago.

Good


Poor

8 days ago.

best cpu for price and performance ratio


Good

12 days ago.

Little pricey but has good performance.


Good

5 days ago.

dsdsd


Excellent

6 days ago.

epic


Poor

8 days ago.

excelente


Good

10 days ago.

INTEL FAKE NEWS alert i7 without Hyper threading only 8 Cores


Terrible

22 days ago.

i7


Excellent

8 days ago.

woo pee dooo


Poor

14 days ago.

Better


Excellent

25 days ago.

Bad price for proformence


Good

28 days ago.

Intel just does it better . . .


Terrible

2 months ago.

Its one of the most powerfull CPUs i have ever seen!


Good

13 months ago.


Terrible

2 months ago.

I have this processor and its a beast!


Excellent

15 days ago.

super good


Good

5 months ago.

I am testing this site veracity


Terrible

3 months ago.

This is a i7 8700K with 2 more cores, although in actual multi-core performance they are nearly identical. This is pretty much a rebrand and it has the same multi-core performance thanks to the 8700K's 12 threads compared to 8. Rebrand crap.


Good

12 months ago.

The cooling issue from previous generations is finally solved, and it's also gotten 8 cores now. Price is still a thing that has to be improved, but it definitely competes with AMD's Ryzen line-up.


Terrible

5 months ago.

price SUCKS


Terrible

1 month ago.

A laughable CPU. Get Zen 2 instead of wasting your money on an 8 Thread CPU in 2019 that is already being beat by it's older 12 Thread cousin the 8700K in AAA games. Add that to the weak efficiency of 9th Gen.


Excellent

8 months ago.

Bought on the 29th of Jan 2019 - I'll let you know (computer: Osiris)


Terrible

10 months ago.

발열


Poor

1 month ago.

3700x has equal performance for less.


Poor

10 months ago.

It does not seem to give a noticeable improvement over the 8700k.


Poor

3 months ago.

Fast now but limited for the future by only having eight threads. AMD does not even offer gaming CPUs with less then 12 threads anymore.


Poor

12 months ago.

The fact that they laucnhed it at a higher price than the 8700ks average launch price and the removal of Hyperthreading makes me question this "i7" in its name.


Poor

12 months ago.

Come on, Intel. I usually choose you over AMD, but don't push me too far. Double the price for less threads and a wimpy performance gain? I don't think so.


Excellent

3 days ago.

yezr ill have 3 more plz


Terrible

4 months ago.

No hyperthreding


Good

1 month ago.

Spectacular gaming CPU that can overclock very well


Excellent

8 months ago.

Very fast overclocksble cpu


Excellent

6 months ago.

Fast, powerful and cool


Excellent

5 months ago.

hell yeah this f******* fired up at 5.2ghz 1.3v core lmao


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