Average Bench: 92% (130th of 1442)

Based on 79,875 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9700 CPU @ 3.00GHz
Poor: 74%Average: 92% Great: 99%
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-9700 averaged just 7.9% 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. Quad Core Speed 522Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 133Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-9700 is 25.4%. 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 Speed 911Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 886Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 79,875 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.8 Memory 86.9 95.1
107 1-Core 133 141
217 2-Core 264 281
89.1% 161 Pts
Min Avg Max
419 4-Core 522 561
643 8-Core 886 1,043
85.6% 704 Pts
Min Avg Max
691 64-Core 911 1,069
56.4% 911 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.1
1-Core 145
2-Core 288
98% 176 Pts
4-Core 573
8-Core 1,112
100% 842 Pts
64-Core 1,116
69% 1,116 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.7
1-Core 139
2-Core 279
95% 171 Pts
4-Core 552
8-Core 1,105
98% 828 Pts
64-Core 1065
66% 1065 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.6
1-Core 138
2-Core 275
91% 167 Pts
4-Core 544
8-Core 931
89% 737 Pts
64-Core 985
61% 985 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 82
1-Core 138
2-Core 277
90% 166 Pts
4-Core 549
8-Core 1,063
96% 806 Pts
64-Core 1,037
64% 1,037 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.6
1-Core 134
2-Core 276
88% 163 Pts
4-Core 546
8-Core 1,063
95% 804 Pts
64-Core 934
58% 934 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.5
1-Core 138
2-Core 272
93% 168 Pts
4-Core 455
8-Core 679
71% 567 Pts
64-Core 686
42% 686 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 56.3
1-Core 130
2-Core 263
78% 150 Pts
4-Core 492
8-Core 769
78% 631 Pts
64-Core 774
48% 774 Pts
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Gaming 70%
Desktop 91%
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Workstation 64%

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

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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 days ago.

i like it because i use it it is better ina rchitecture and has more cores


2 months ago.

magnificent processor for both gaming and work


2 years 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.

Info  www.userbenchmark.com/...

complete system


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


22 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...


4 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.


3 years ago.

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


4 years ago.

could use some overclocking features


4 years ago.

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


4 years ago.

Intel seriously need a major rethink...


6 months ago.

Not bad at all in 2023. 8 cores and 8 threads makes this processor very useful for playing and recording/streaming, and having Chrome and other applications open in the background. The speed is nice, the base clock is a bit slow at 3.0 GHz but a turbo up to 4.5 GHz is great. Even though the unlocked version is probably a way better option, this one still holds it's own.


4 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.


4 years ago.

Has worked phenomenally.

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