Intel Core i7 10700K vs i7 10700

We compared two 8-core desktop CPUs: the 3.8 GHz Intel Core i7 10700K against the 2.9 GHz i7 10700. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 10700 and 10700K
Advantages of Intel Core i7 10700K
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • 6% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5.1 GHz vs 4.8 GHz)
  • 10% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1381 vs 1253 points
Advantages of Intel Core i7 10700
  • Consumes up to 48% less energy than the Core i7 10700K – 65 vs 125 Watt


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
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Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 10700K and i7 10700


Vendor Intel Intel
Released May 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Comet Lake-S Comet Lake
Model number i7-10700K i7-10700
Socket LGA-1200 LGA-1200
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 630 UHD Graphics 630


Cores 8 8
Threads 16 16
Base Frequency 3.8 GHz 2.9 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 5.1 GHz 4.8 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 38x 29x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s 8 GT/s
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 256K (per core) 256K (per core)
L3 Cache 16MB (shared) 16MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes No


Fabrication process 14 nm 14 nm
TDP 125 W 65 W
Max. temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 Intel UHD Graphics 630
GPU Base Clock 350 MHz 350 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1200 MHz 1200 MHz
Shading Units 192 192
TMUs 24 24
ROPs 3 3
Execution Units 24 24
TGP 15 W 15 W
Max. Resolution 4096x2304 - 60 Hz 4096x2304 - 60 Hz

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2933 DDR4-2933
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 45.8 GB/s 45.8 GB/s
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Core i7 10700K official page Intel Core i7 10700 official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 16

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So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i7 10700 or i7 10700K?
Jason 14 January 2021 20:52
Get 10700F and mobo that allows changing the tdp to 125w and save money.
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Giorgi 22 June 2020 17:35
I bought an I7 10700K and I'm wondering if it's better or worse than an I7 10700 compared to temperature...On this comparison site You report that the i7 10700K works on 125 TDP with max temperature 95C. On the other hand the i7 10700 works only on 65 TDP with max temperature 100C. .How its possible??????? with smaller TDP bigger max temperature??.................. Maybe should i have to return the K and get non K?Really its very easy to me and i am gonna even save some money....I know if not plan overclock the K there is not a hug difference in performance. I strongly care about the longevity..... Here is the comparison site
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Rod 23 June 2020 00:06
I would go with the i7-10700 because really the only selling point of the K is it's unlocked. You have the same amount of threads (16) in both. If it's going to be a gaming system, most of the work is handled by the GPU.
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