Intel Core i7 9700T vs i7 10700K

We compared two 8-core desktop CPUs: the 2.0 GHz Intel Core i7 9700T 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 9700T
Advantages of Intel Core i7 10700K
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • Newer - released 1-year later
  • Has 4096 KB larger L3 cache size
  • 19% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5.1 GHz vs 4.3 GHz)
  • Around 4.2 GB/s (10%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • 14% faster in a single-core Geekbench v6 test - 1737 vs 1521 points

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 384.3 MB/sec 666.5 MB/sec
Clang compilation 45.9 Klines/sec 72.6 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 115.3 pages/sec 183.1 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 171.8 Mpixels/sec 295.4 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 144.9 pages/sec 168.7 pages/sec
Background blur 34.3 images/sec 38.6 images/sec
Photo processing 43.9 images/sec 64.9 images/sec
Ray tracing 8.49 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 31.6 GOps/sec 67 GOps/sec
Floating point math 27.2 GOps/sec 41.6 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 42M Primes/sec 56M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 19.1M Strings/sec 37.2M Strings/sec
Data encryption 3.4 GBytes/sec 6.8 GBytes/sec
Data compression 149 MBytes/sec 298.1 MBytes/sec
Physics 679 Frames/sec 947 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 11.7B Matrices/sec 19.5B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]

Value for money

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Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 9700T and i7 10700K


Vendor Intel Intel
Released April 23, 2019 May 1, 2020
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Coffee Lake Comet Lake
Model number i7-9700T i7-10700K
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 630 UHD Graphics 630


Performance Cores
P-Cores 8 8
P-Threads 8 16
Base Frequency (P) 2.0 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.3 GHz 5.1 GHz
Total Cores 8 8
Total Threads 8 16
Bus Frequency - 100 MHz
Multiplier 20x 38x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s 8 GT/s
L1 Cache 32K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 256K (per core) 256K (per core)
L3 Cache 12MB (shared) 16MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No Yes


Fabrication process 14 nm 14 nm
TDP (PL1) 35 W 125 W
Socket LGA-1151 LGA-1200
Peak 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 - DDR4-2666 - DDR4-2933
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 41.6 GB/s 45.8 GB/s
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Core i7 9700T official page Intel Core i7 10700K official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 16
Extended instructions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2 -

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