Average Bench: 93.7% (78th of 1369)

Based on 76,059 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9700 CPU @ 3.00GHz
Poor: 79%Average: 93.7% Great: 100%
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-9700 averaged just 6.2% 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 533Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed 270Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-9700 is 20.6%. 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 973Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 969Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 76,059 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.1 Memory 88.1 95.2
110 1-Core 135 144
220 2-Core 270 287
90.7% 165 Pts
Min Avg Max
429 4-Core 533 567
710 8-Core 969 1,118
90.1% 751 Pts
Min Avg Max
733 64-Core 973 1,117
60.2% 973 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.4
1-Core 140
2-Core 280
95% 172 Pts
4-Core 560
8-Core 1002
94% 781 Pts
64-Core 1,043
64% 1,043 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.9
1-Core 137
2-Core 271
94% 168 Pts
4-Core 538
8-Core 892
87% 715 Pts
64-Core 984
61% 984 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 93
1-Core 138
2-Core 251
91% 161 Pts
4-Core 552
8-Core 813
85% 682 Pts
64-Core 975
60% 975 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.1
1-Core 136
2-Core 264
92% 164 Pts
4-Core 542
8-Core 883
87% 713 Pts
64-Core 906
56% 906 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 88
1-Core 138
2-Core 278
92% 168 Pts
4-Core 550
8-Core 1009
93% 779 Pts
64-Core 873
54% 873 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.3
1-Core 139
2-Core 276
92% 168 Pts
4-Core 537
8-Core 844
85% 690 Pts
64-Core 889
55% 889 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.5
1-Core 140
2-Core 276
92% 168 Pts
4-Core 534
8-Core 974
90% 754 Pts
64-Core 998
62% 998 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.6
1-Core 132
2-Core 262
90% 161 Pts
4-Core 507
8-Core 947
87% 727 Pts
64-Core 956
59% 956 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.6
1-Core 131
2-Core 258
86% 157 Pts
4-Core 496
8-Core 1,005
88% 750 Pts
64-Core 1,003
62% 1,003 Pts
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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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1 month ago.

Excellent performance for production applications


12 days ago.

Runs slower :): during virtualization lol


6 months ago.

magnificent processor for both gaming and work


9 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


2 years 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


2 years 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


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...


3 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.


2 years 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


2 years ago.

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


3 years ago.

Intel seriously need a major rethink...


3 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.


3 years ago.

Has worked phenomenally.

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