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Intel Core i7-9700K

The Intel Core i7-9700K is a high end desktop processor based on the Coffee Lake architecture. It offers an open multiplicator for easy overclocking and integrates 8 cores (no Hyperthreading therefore also 8 threads) clocked at 3.6 - 4.9 GHz and it needs a new Z390 based mainboard.

Thanks to the two additional cores, the performance in multi-threaded applications is even better than the old Core i8-8700K with 6 cores and Hyperthreading. As a high end desktop CPU, the i9-9700K is suited even for very demanding applications and perfect for 3D 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 95 Watt, so if the CPU is used in laptops a big and chunky cooling system is needed to avoid throttling and lower clock speeds under sustained loads. When overclocking the CPU, the power consumption can easily rise up to 200 Watt and higher.

SeriesIntel Core i7 (Desktop)
CodenameCoffee Lake-S
Series: Core i7 (Desktop) Coffee Lake-S
» Intel Core i7-9700K3600 - 4900 MHz8 / 816 MB
Intel Core i7-8086K (compare)3700 - 5000 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8700K (compare)3700 - 4700 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8700 (compare)3200 - 4600 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Clock Rate3600 - 4900 MHz
Level 1 Cache512 KB
Level 2 Cache2 MB
Level 3 Cache16 MB
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 8
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)95 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14++ nm
Die Size178 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketFCLGA1151
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
Starting Price$385 U.S.
Announcement Date10/08/2018
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 9700K

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1433     avg: 1449     median: 1449 (33%)     max: 1465 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 203     avg: 205.5     median: 205 (94%)     max: 208 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
2.4 Points (119%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 7624     avg: 7653     median: 7653 (79%)     max: 7682 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 42677     avg: 42777.5     median: 42777 (65%)     max: 42878 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
120.5 seconds (1%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
270 fps (100%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 12844     avg: 13016.4     median: 12928 (86%)     max: 13447 Points
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
421.1 Seconds (2%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 53605     avg: 54313.2     median: 54484 (76%)     max: 54680 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 14489     avg: 15024.8     median: 14657 (75%)     max: 16091 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 81711     avg: 82657.6     median: 82294 (53%)     max: 83908 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 83615     avg: 83781     median: 83781 (100%)     max: 83947 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 81896     avg: 84164     median: 84164 (97%)     max: 86432 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 12856     avg: 13012     median: 13018 (33%)     max: 13171 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 18241     avg: 18436.8     median: 18332 (56%)     max: 18780 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
27774 Points (34%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
4825 Points (99%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
243502 Points (84%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
26471 Points (88%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
5744 Points (96%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 5925     avg: 5984     median: 5984 (94%)     max: 6043 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 28792     avg: 29225.5     median: 29225 (51%)     max: 29659 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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