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Intel Core i7-9700

Intel i7-9700

The Intel Core i7-9700 is a high end desktop processor based on the Coffee Lake architecture. It integrates 8 cores (no Hyperthreading therefore also 8 threads) clocked at 3 - 4.7 GHz. Compared to the similar named Core i7-9700K, the 9700 has no open multiplicator for easy overclocking, offers lower clock speeds and offers a reduced TDP.

Compared to the old Core i7-8700, the 9700 offers two more real cores but no Hyperthreading. Therefore, the performance gain is not that big - depending on the app. The single core performance was slightly improved thanks to the higher Turbo clocks. As a high end desktop CPU, the i7-9700 is well suited for demanding tasks and gaming.

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 graphics card is clocked at up to 1.2 GHz and offers no advantage compared to previous generations. As it is a very low end GPU, only some low demanding games like Hearthstone can be played with it (see GPU page for benchmarks).

Intel specifies the TDP at 65 Watt (instead of the 95W of the faster models) and therefore the CPU wont need a high end desktop cooling system.

SeriesIntel Coffee Lake
CodenameCoffee Lake-R

Series: Coffee Lake Coffee Lake-R

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Intel Core i9-9900K compare3.6 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i7-9700K compare3.6 - 4.9 GHz8 / 8 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-9700 « 3 - 4.7 GHz8 / 8 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9600K compare3.7 - 4.6 GHz6 / 6 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9900T compare2.1 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9400F compare2.9 - 4.1 GHz6 / 6 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i3-9100F compare3.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Clock Rate3000 - 4700 MHz
Level 1 Cache512 KB
Level 2 Cache2 MB
Level 3 Cache12 MB
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 8
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)65 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14++ nm
Die Size178 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4-2666 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1200 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date04/23/2019


Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
34 pt (47%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1254 Points (8%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
49666 Points (34%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
155.8 s (2%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
10.5 fps (18%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
8.3 s (2%)
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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