Intel Core i7-9700KF: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i7-9700KF

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i7-9700KF sales 7 January 2019 at a recommended price of $374. This is Coffee Lake 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 FCLGA1151 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 35.49 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X.

General info

Of Core i7-9700KF processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
12.10
 
Type
Desktop
 
Series
Intel Core i7
 
Achitecture codename
Coffee Lake
 
Release date
7 January 2019
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$374
 
Price now
$420
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i7-9700KF's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-9700KF'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 (FX-9590)
Bus support
4 × 8 GT / s
 
L1 cache
512 KB
 
of 896 (Core i9-7940X)
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
of 8192 (FX-8350)
L3 cache
12 MB (shared)
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
of 105 (Core i7-5557U)
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-9700KF 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
 
Socket
FCLGA1151
 
Power consumption (TDP)
95 Watt
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-9700KF. 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 i7-9700KF 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 i7-9700KF are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-9700KF.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2666
 
Maximum memory size
128 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
41.6 GB / s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i7-9700KF's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

35.49

Passmark

17020

Game benchmarks

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

Relative perfomance

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

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-9700KF from AMD is Ryzen 7 2700X, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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