Intel Core i7-9700F processor review

Core i7-9700F processor released by Intel; release date: 23 April 2019. At the time of release, the processor cost $323, $335. The processor is designed for desktop-computers and based on Coffee Lake microarchitecture.

CPU is locked to prevent overclocking. Total number of cores - 8, threads - 8. Maximum CPU clock speed - 4.70 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 100 °C. Manufacturing process technology - 14 nm. Cache size: L1 - 512 KB, L2 - 2 MB, L3 - 12 MB.

Supported memory types: DDR4-2666. Maximum memory size: 128 GB.

Supported socket types: FCLGA1151. Maximum number of processors in a configuration - 1. Power consumption (TDP): 65 Watt.


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PassMark - Single thread mark 2832
PassMark - CPU mark 13931
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 0
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1207
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 6657

Specifications (specs)


Architecture codename Coffee Lake
Launch date 23 April 2019
Launch price (MSRP) $323, $335
Place in performance rating 452
Processor Number i7-9700F
Vertical segment Desktop


64 bit support
Base frequency 3.00 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
L1 cache 512 KB
L2 cache 2 MB
L3 cache 12 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 100 °C
Maximum frequency 4.70 GHz
Number of cores 8
Number of threads 8


ECC memory support
Max memory channels 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 41.6 GB/s
Maximum memory size 128 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-2666


Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Sockets supported FCLGA1151
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2015C (65W)


Max number of PCIe lanes 16
PCI Express revision 3.0
PCIe configurations 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Scalability 1S Only

Security & Reliability

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Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX)
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel SSE4.1, Intel SSE4.2, Intel AVX2
Intel 64
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® TSX-NI
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Thermal Monitoring


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Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)