Intel Core i7-9700K Review & Specs

Intel Core i7-9700K 8 Cores 4.9 GHz LGA1151 95W BX80684I79700K

Intel Core i7-9700K 8 Cores 4.9 GHz LGA1151 95W BX80684I79700K

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8 Cores / 8 Threads
3.60 GHz up to 4.90 GHz / 12 MB Cache
Compatible only with Motherboards based on Intel 300 Series Chipsets
Intel Optane Memory Supported
Intel UHD Graphics 630

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Specs Overview

Model BX80684I79700K
Release Date October 2018

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Series Core i7 9th Gen
Core Name Coffee Lake
Socket LGA1151
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630
CPU Cores 8
CPU Threads 8
CPU Clock Rate 3600MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4900MHz
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 128GB
Cache L3 12MB

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9th Gen Intel Core i7-9700K desktop processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 offers powerful performance for gaming, creating and productivity. Thermal solution NOT included in the box. ONLY compatible with 300 series chipset based motherboard.

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Intel's new Core i9-9900K takes the performance crown in the mainstream segment but for a premium. Its brother the Core i7-9700K, is a cheaper option but something about an i7 without HyperThreading just doesn't seem right. But pricewise, the i7-9700K manages to beat the Core i7-8700K making it a considerable upgrade for a bit more. From a purely g ...


The Core i7-9700K ends up as an alternative rather than something that's clearly better or worse than the i9-9900K. It delivers great gaming performance and uses less power, striking an interesting balance between competing...


For the enthusiasts among us who have some breathing room in their budgets, Core i7-9700K is a much smarter choice for gaming than the pricey Core i9-9900K. It serves up similar performance at a significantly lower price. It's no slouch in heavier...

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