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Intel Core i7 9700 vs i7 8700

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.0 GHz Intel Core i7 9700 with 8-cores against the 3.2 GHz i7 8700 with 6-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

Review

General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Performance
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 8700 and 9700
Advantages of Intel Core i7 9700
  • Newer - released 1-year and 6-months later
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • 2% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.7 GHz vs 4.6 GHz)

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
1213
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
8463
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
2768
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
13311
12905
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
1218
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
6970

Specifications

Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 9700 and i7 8700

General

Vendor Intel Intel
Released April 23, 2019 October 5, 2017
Launch price 323 USD 303 USD
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Model number i7-9700 i7-8700
Socket LGA-1151 LGA-1151
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 630 UHD Graphics 630

Performance

Cores 8 6
Threads 8 12
Base Frequency 3.0 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.7 GHz 4.6 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 30x 32x
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 12MB (shared) 12MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No

Power

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

iGPU

Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 Intel UHD Graphics 630
GPU Base Clock 350 MHz 350 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1000 MHz 1000 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
iGPU FLOPS
0.38 TFLOPS
0.38 TFLOPS

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2666 DDR4-2666
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 41.6 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
ECC Support No No

Misc

Official site Intel Core i7 9700 official page Intel Core i7 8700 official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 16
Extended instructions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2 SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2

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Comments

So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i7 8700 or i7 9700?
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Timothy 27 April 2021 12:13
The i7-8700 due to its slightly lower price and more threads, higher base frequency since their is a very low performance by the ninth gen
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