Intel Core i7-9700K: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i7-9700K

Summary

Intel started Core i7-9700K sales on October 2018. This is high-end Coffee Lake S architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 8 cores and 8 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4.90 GHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a LGA-1151 processor with a TDP of 95 Watt and a maximum temperature of 72 °C. It supports DDR4-2666 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 60.39 percent of a leader's which is Intel Core i9-9980XE.

General info

Of Core i7-9700K processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
12.79
 
Type
Desktop
 
Achitecture codename
Coffee Lake S
 
Release date
October 2018
 
Price now
$405
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i7-9700K's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-9700K's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
8
 
Number of threads
8
 
Maximum frequency
4.9 GHz
 
of 5
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
of 768
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
of 16384
L3 cache
12 MB (shared)
 
of 65536
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
of 7
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
of 105
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
of 105
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-9700K compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
of 8
Socket
LGA-1151
 
Power consumption (TDP)
95 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-9700K. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
+
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading
-
 
TSX
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
SIPP
+
 

Security technologies

Core i7-9700K technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 
Secure Key
+
 
MPX
+
 
Identity Protection
+
 
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
OS Guard
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-9700K are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-9700K.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2666
 
Maximum memory size
128 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
41.6 GB / s
 

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i7-9700K.
Graphics max frequency
1.2 GHz
 
Max video memory
64 GB
 
Quick Sync
+
 
Clear Video
+
 
Clear Video HD
+
 
InTru 3D
+
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-9700K's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
3
 

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-9700K's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
+
 
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@24Hz
 
Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-9700K's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
OpenGL
4.5
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i7-9700K's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-9700K. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

60.39

3DMark06 CPU

12928

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

7653

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

42778

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

2.37

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

15.8

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

206

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

1449

WinRAR 4.0

7396

x264 encoding pass 1

270

x264 encoding pass 2

95

TrueCrypt AES

8.1

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

4825

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

27774

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core

5744

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core

26471

Passmark

17589

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i7-9700K is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i7-9700K performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-9700K from AMD is Ryzen 7 PRO 2700X, which is slower by 2% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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