Intel Core i7 11700K vs i7 10700K

We compared two 8-core desktop CPUs: the 3.6 GHz Intel Core i7 11700K against the 3.8 GHz i7 10700K. 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
Multi-Core Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of power consumption
Integrated Graphics
iGPU capabilities for gaming and 3D-intensive tasks
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating
The "iGPU" and "Power Efficiency" have a minor impact on the NanoReview Score when comparing desktop CPUs.

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 10700K and 11700K
Advantages of Intel Core i7 11700K
  • Newer - released 11-months later
  • 36% faster in a single-core Geekbench v6 test - 2363 vs 1737 points
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • Around 4.2 GB/s (9%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
Advantages of Intel Core i7 10700K
  • 2% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5.1 GHz vs 5 GHz)

Test in Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs across various tasks

Cinebench R23

Reputable cross-platform benchmark for high-performance processors
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

GeekBench v6

The new version of this benchmark emulates common operations often used in real-world apps
Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
File compression 690.8 MB/sec 666.5 MB/sec
Clang compilation 86.1 Klines/sec 72.6 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 220.5 pages/sec 183.1 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 332.6 Mpixels/sec 295.4 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 225.9 pages/sec 168.7 pages/sec
Background blur 49.5 images/sec 38.6 images/sec
Photo processing 84.9 images/sec 64.9 images/sec
Ray tracing 19.8 Mpixels/sec 15.7 Mpixels/sec
Sources: GeekBench [1], [2]


Synthetic test that focuses on raw computational performance for low-level functions
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Integer math 87.2 GOps/sec 67 GOps/sec
Floating point math 51.5 GOps/sec 41.6 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 67M Primes/sec 56M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 37.3M Strings/sec 37.2M Strings/sec
Data encryption 16 GBytes/sec 6.8 GBytes/sec
Data compression 325.1 MBytes/sec 298.1 MBytes/sec
Physics 1041 Frames/sec 947 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 23.1B Matrices/sec 19.5B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]

Value for money

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Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 11700K and i7 10700K


Vendor Intel Intel
Released March 16, 2021 May 1, 2020
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Rocket Lake Comet Lake
Model number i7-11700K i7-10700K
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 750 UHD Graphics 630


Performance Cores
P-Cores 8 8
P-Threads 16 16
Base Frequency (P) 3.6 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 5 GHz 5.1 GHz
Total Cores 8 8
Total Threads 16 16
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 36x 38x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s 8 GT/s
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 256K (per core)
L3 Cache 16MB (shared) 16MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes


Fabrication process 14 nm 14 nm
TDP (PL1) 125 W 125 W
Socket LGA-1200 LGA-1200
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 750 Intel UHD Graphics 630
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 350 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1300 MHz 1200 MHz
Shading Units 256 192
TMUs 64 24
ROPs 32 3
Execution Units 32 24
TGP 15 W 15 W
Max. Resolution 3840x2160 - 60 Hz 4096x2304 - 60 Hz

Memory Support

Memory types - DDR4-3200 - DDR4-2933
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 50 GB/s 45.8 GB/s
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Core i7 11700K official page Intel Core i7 10700K official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 16

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So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i7 10700K or i7 11700K?
I'm CtrlAltDel 25 November 2021 21:30
I have both (10700k + MSI z490 since 12/2020 and 11700k + MSI z590 since 05/2021) and each one works pretty well, for gaming and virtualization, multi-tasking when you have a lot of things running... etc. I do recommend any of these i7 as a good choice. But the 12th is coming, so think about that too.
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ThatLooksWeird 06 October 2021 00:04
I was running a 6700K on z170 before, then I bought the 10700K from Microcenter for $270 to go with my new Z490. Then I read that the Z490 chipset could run an 11700K. So yesterday I returned the 10700K and picked up the 11700K for $85 more. Besides being generally a bit faster, the extra four lanes of PCIe were a HUGE selling point since now I can run NVME while keeping 16 lanes for my GPU. And if my GPU ever dies, I still have roughly the equivalent of a gtx280 with the integrated UHD750. If you're considering a 10700K at this point, I'd just get the 11700K which is dropping in price as the 12th gen approaches. I'm sleeping good after this upgrade.
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Reg Watson 14 July 2021 14:51
I am only just upgrading to 11700K from an I7 4790K that I've had since 2013. It's still a beast of a chip in my eyes.
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Derek Tadman 19 August 2021 02:07
I'm upgrading from an i5 2500K that I've been running at 4.5 Ghz for seven years. My x17 r1 convinced me to upgrade the workstation ;D
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Song 24 April 2021 08:34
Anyone that had brought a 10th gen intel was definitely not necessary to change the 11th gen. There's only slightly CPU improvement, it will more worth waiting for the 12th gen or even future CPU. My two cents.....
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Too expensive 06 April 2021 19:33
Compared to 10700K, is way too expensive. Is 100% more expensive. I could find 10700K for $249. While the other is $500 or a bit more. And for around 8~9% more speed (overrall) there is NO point of it.
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Jon 23 April 2021 17:49
11700k is 399 at micro center
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Pavlos 16 March 2021 22:36
I have already bought Intel Core i7 10700K 2 weeks ago and i7 11700K didn't exist and wasnt available in the market.
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