Intel Core i7-9700KF vs Intel Core i9-11950H

Compare Intel 9th Generation Core i7 8 core CPU vs Intel 11th Generation Core i9 8 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

70 %
75 %
7% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

96 %
97 %
1% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

62 %
69 %
11% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

59 %
68 %
15% slightly better heavy workload score

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Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
38% slightly higher clock speed
3 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

5 GHz
5 GHz
2% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

95 W
45 W
111% significantly lower TDP

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

25% slightly more pcie lanes

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

128 GiB
128 GiB

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

512 KiB
768 KiB
49% significantly more L1 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

12 MiB
24 MiB
100% significantly more L3 cache

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

157th of 1,327
137th of 1,327


The product line

9th Generation Core i7
11th Generation Core i9

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2019
May 2021

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i7-9700KF vs Core i9-11950H benchmarks

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i9-11950H performs better than the Core i7-9700KF. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-9700KF in all gaming tests too.

Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count but the Core i9-11950H has more threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i7-9700KF has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i9-11950H. Despite this, the Core i9-11950H has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Core i9-11950H outputs less heat than Core i7-9700KF thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. For instance, the Core i7-9700KF has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.


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