Average Bench: 93.5% (23rd of 1264)

Based on 29,509 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9700 CPU @ 3.00GHz
Poor: 82%Average: 93.5% Great: 99%
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-9700 averaged just 6.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-9700 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 134Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 527Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-9700 is just 16.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-9700 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 970Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 88.6Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 29,509 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.3 Memory 88.6 95.2
116 1-Core 134 142
230 2-Core 266 282
92.2% 163 Pts
Min Avg Max
446 4-Core 527 558
734 8-Core 975 1,098
93.6% 751 Pts
Min Avg Max
734 64-Core 970 1,096
65.1% 970 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.8
1-Core 138
2-Core 274
95% 168 Pts
4-Core 549
8-Core 1,021
98% 785 Pts
64-Core 1,035
69% 1,035 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.9
1-Core 129
2-Core 258
91% 160 Pts
4-Core 540
8-Core 980
95% 760 Pts
64-Core 926
62% 926 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.6
1-Core 140
2-Core 279
95% 169 Pts
4-Core 555
8-Core 1,030
98% 792 Pts
64-Core 1,067
72% 1,067 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.9
1-Core 140
2-Core 276
94% 168 Pts
4-Core 549
8-Core 1,075
100% 812 Pts
64-Core 1,016
68% 1,016 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 89
1-Core 134
2-Core 257
91% 160 Pts
4-Core 543
8-Core 881
90% 712 Pts
64-Core 913
61% 913 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.4
1-Core 137
2-Core 269
94% 165 Pts
4-Core 507
8-Core 863
86% 685 Pts
64-Core 890
60% 890 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.2
1-Core 91.9
2-Core 171
69% 115 Pts
4-Core 292
8-Core 385
44% 339 Pts
64-Core 384
26% 384 Pts
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Typical Core i7-9700 Builds (Compare 3,872 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

System: HP OMEN by HP Obelisk Desktop 875-0xxx

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $553

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-9700 Processor
Launch DateQ2'19
Processor Numberi7-9700
# 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
Clock Speed3.00 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.70 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP65 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)

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 TypesDDR4-2666
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
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)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

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Average (edit your comment) Add link

8 days ago.

I'm still disappointed about the low of hyper threading in the i7 line other than that it's a great performing cpu with a low tdp don't think it doesn't get toasty though and the intel's provided heatsink is terrible.


Poor

1 month ago.

magnificent processor for both gaming and work


Excellent

11 months ago.

have one runs very good almost the same as 9700k notice no difference at all in any of my games. 2 avg frame rate drop and is cheaper


Average

2 months ago.

Unless significantly cheaper than the 9700K, there's no reason to buy the 9700 as most settings are locked down. There is no way to overclock (other than changing PL1 & PL2) as core ratio is controlled by the processor, that means all core turbo is stuck at 4.5 Ghz regardless of what you set in the BIOS. Ring ratio is also capped at 4.3 Ghz. BLCK overclock is also limited at 102 Mhz. However, the 9700 is only 2% - 6% behind the 9700k with a 5 Ghz all core overclock, coupled by the low latency ring bus, it's still faster than the 3700x in gaming


Good

5 months ago.

It's not the best, but if you don't need any overclocking, it's perfect and does the job nicely for what it costs...


Excellent

12 months ago.

8 core budget pc monster


Average

11 months ago.

Offered pretty much same performance as i7-9700K but without ability to OC and has lower base clock and all-core boost clock. Would opt to buy i7-9700K instead because this CPU is priced same as the OC-able counterpart.


Good

1 month ago.

It's great for tasking and games, but I would rather get a 9700k than this.


Terrible

9 months ago.

could use some overclocking features


Good

8 months ago.

It's a processor and it...processes things


Terrible

10 months ago.

Intel seriously need a major rethink...


Excellent

13 months ago.

A quite balance choice, even though the price is not far from 9700k. If you are not interesting in OC and just want a stable gaming environment, a good choice is here.


Excellent

11 months ago.

Has worked phenomenally.


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