Intel Core i7-9700K

Intel 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 Coffee Lake
CodenameCoffee Lake-R
Series: Coffee Lake Coffee Lake-R
Intel Core i9-9900KS compare4 - 5 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-9900K compare3.6 - 5 GHz8 / 1616 MB
» Intel Core i7-9700K3.6 - 4.9 GHz8 / 812 MB
Intel Core i7-9700 compare3 - 4.7 GHz8 / 812 MB
Intel Core i5-9600K compare3.7 - 4.6 GHz6 / 69 MB
Intel Core i9-9900T compare2.1 - 4.4 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i5-9400F compare2.9 - 4.1 GHz6 / 69 MB
Intel Core i3-9100F compare3.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 46 MB
Clock Rate3600 - 4900 MHz
Level 1 Cache512 KB
Level 2 Cache2 MB
Level 3 Cache12 MB
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 8
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)95 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
Starting Price$385 U.S.
Announcement Date10/08/2018
Product Link (external)Intel Coffee Lake i7-9700K


Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1433     avg: 1449     median: 1449 (32%)     max: 1465 Points
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
13 fps (41%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 81711     avg: 82658     median: 82294 (53%)     max: 83908 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 83615     avg: 83781     median: 83781 (89%)     max: 83947 Points
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