Average Bench: 93.5% (44th of 1316)

Based on 58,923 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 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 86%
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 16.8%. 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 963Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 88.7Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 58,923 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.8 Memory 88.7 95.1
118 1-Core 134 142
234 2-Core 267 281
92.6% 163 Pts
Min Avg Max
448 4-Core 527 555
708 8-Core 973 1,096
93.4% 750 Pts
Min Avg Max
753 64-Core 963 1,090
64.7% 963 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 94.4
1-Core 144
2-Core 288
99% 175 Pts
4-Core 567
8-Core 1,111
104% 839 Pts
64-Core 1,124
75% 1,124 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.1
1-Core 138
2-Core 276
97% 170 Pts
4-Core 552
8-Core 1,087
101% 819 Pts
64-Core 1,035
70% 1,035 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.3
1-Core 128
2-Core 263
92% 162 Pts
4-Core 515
8-Core 875
88% 695 Pts
64-Core 992
67% 992 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.2
1-Core 137
2-Core 272
95% 167 Pts
4-Core 498
8-Core 890
87% 694 Pts
64-Core 919
62% 919 Pts
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Typical Core i7-9700 Builds (Compare 7,633 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $561

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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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4 days 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.


Excellent

4 months ago.

magnificent processor for both gaming and work


Good

8 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

12 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


Poor

6 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

22 months ago.

8 core budget pc monster


Average

21 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

11 months ago.

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


Terrible

20 months ago.

could use some overclocking features


Good

19 months ago.

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


Terrible

21 months ago.

Intel seriously need a major rethink...


Excellent

23 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

22 months ago.

Has worked phenomenally.


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