Intel Core i7-9700

Intel Core i7-9700 Benchmark

Intel Core i7-9700 Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 3 GHz 8 core Intel 9th Generation Core i7 LGA 1151 CPU rating. Is the Core i7-9700 good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

65 %
Very Good score from 4 samples
Medium uncertainty

Ranked 197th out of 1,335 in the CPU Database.

Overall Gaming Multitasking Heavy Workloads
65 % 92 % 56 % 54 %
Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good

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6,344 1,191 7,068

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CPU Comparison

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Intel Core i7-10700
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Intel Core i7-9700
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64 %
Intel Core i3-12100
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AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
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Clock Speed 3 GHz
Turbo Speed 4.7 GHz
Cores 8
Threads 8
L1 Cache 512 KiB
L2 Cache 2048 KiB
L3 Cache 12 MiB
PCIe Revision 3
PCIe Lanes 16
Socket LGA 1151
Family 9th Generation Core i7
Memory Type DDR4-2666
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 128 GiB
Release Date 2019-05-01
Supports ECC Memory No
Has Unlocked Multiplier No
TDP 65 W

Intel Core i7-9700

The Core i7-9700 is a 8 core CPU from Intel released in 2019. This chip has a very good overall score at 65% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 92%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i7-9700 scores 56% and 54% respectively. Indeed, this is a very good rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i7-9700 has 8 cores and 8 threads. This chip has no simultaneous multithreading support, as it has the same number of cores as threads. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 3 GHz and a turbo speed of 4.7 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow. This CPU has a locked multiplier, so you are not able to overclock it beyond this frequency.

As for memory, the Core i7-9700 makes use of DDR4-2666 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 128 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled. Error correcting memory is not supported on this processor.

In terms of cache, the Core i7-9700 has 512 KiB of level 1 cache, 2 MiB of level 2 cache and 12 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 3. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs. It has a total of 16 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i7-9700 CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 65 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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