Average Bench: 92.9% (49th of 1323)

Based on 66,441 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9700 CPU @ 3.00GHz
Poor: 81%Average: 92.9% Great: 99%
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-9700 averaged just 7.1% 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.


Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 133Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 265Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-9700 is just 17.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-9700 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 950Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 88.6Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 66,441 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.7 Memory 88.6 95.4
116 1-Core 133 141
234 2-Core 265 281
92% 162 Pts
Min Avg Max
442 4-Core 521 553
712 8-Core 950 1,093
91.7% 736 Pts
Min Avg Max
723 64-Core 950 1,090
63.8% 950 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 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.9
1-Core 142
2-Core 282
98% 172 Pts
4-Core 554
8-Core 1,093
101% 823 Pts
64-Core 1064
71% 1064 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.1
1-Core 143
2-Core 285
97% 173 Pts
4-Core 554
8-Core 1106
102% 830 Pts
64-Core 1,099
74% 1,099 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.6
1-Core 138
2-Core 275
95% 168 Pts
4-Core 549
8-Core 1,088
101% 818 Pts
64-Core 1,085
73% 1,085 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.7
1-Core 137
2-Core 270
96% 168 Pts
4-Core 524
8-Core 1,015
95% 769 Pts
64-Core 1,008
68% 1,008 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 91
1-Core 139
2-Core 280
96% 170 Pts
4-Core 531
8-Core 1,075
99% 803 Pts
64-Core 1,097
74% 1,097 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.6
1-Core 133
2-Core 255
92% 160 Pts
4-Core 531
8-Core 1,053
98% 792 Pts
64-Core 1,046
70% 1,046 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.7
1-Core 136
2-Core 272
94% 166 Pts
4-Core 531
8-Core 988
94% 760 Pts
64-Core 876
59% 876 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.2
1-Core 134
2-Core 260
93% 162 Pts
4-Core 498
8-Core 841
84% 669 Pts
64-Core 998
67% 998 Pts
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Gaming 72%
Desktop 92%
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Workstation 66%
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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)


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


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
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)Yes


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

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechYes


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2 months ago.

The damn processor does not update properly and will shut itself down after a week of no use. Complete piece of garbage, and would now buy AMD over Intel any day.


8 months ago.

magnificent processor for both gaming and work


3 months ago.

65Watt TDP, 8 full cores, internal gpu as a backup, stable responsive system, price. Works great, don't need a 'spaceheater' K series. Boxed cooler is crap, but so are AMD's. Get a Hyper 212 tower cooler - 28-58 degrees, ambiant 22. Set to Intel spec. in Bios PL1=TDP=65 (Watt) PL2=1.25*PL1=80(Watt) Tau=28(Seconds) Motherboard man. fact. put too much PL1,PL2 and Tau. for 'high scores' in Bios.

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complete system


12 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


17 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


10 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...


2 years ago.

8 core budget pc monster


2 years 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.


16 months ago.

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


2 years ago.

could use some overclocking features


23 months ago.

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


2 years ago.

Intel seriously need a major rethink...


2 years 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.


2 years ago.

Has worked phenomenally.

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