Intel Core i5-9500F vs Intel Core i7-9700KF

Comparative analysis of Intel Core i5-9500F and Intel Core i7-9700KF processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Security & Reliability, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score, Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core.



Reasons to consider the Intel Core i5-9500F

  • Around 46% lower typical power consumption: 65 Watt vs 95 Watt
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt vs 95 Watt

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i7-9700KF

  • 2 more cores, run more applications at once: 8 vs 6
  • 2 more threads: 8 vs 6
  • Around 11% higher clock speed: 4.90 GHz vs 4.40 GHz
  • Around 7% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2812 vs 2619
  • Around 32% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 17198 vs 13021
Specifications (specs)
Number of cores 8 vs 6
Number of threads 8 vs 6
Maximum frequency 4.90 GHz vs 4.40 GHz
PassMark - Single thread mark 2812 vs 2619
PassMark - CPU mark 17198 vs 13021

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Core i5-9500F
CPU 2: Intel Core i7-9700KF

PassMark - Single thread mark
PassMark - CPU mark
Name Intel Core i5-9500F Intel Core i7-9700KF
PassMark - Single thread mark 2619 2812
PassMark - CPU mark 13021 17198
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 0 0
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 6164
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 29776

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Core i5-9500F Intel Core i7-9700KF


Architecture codename Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Launch date 23 Apr 2019 Q1'19
Launch price (MSRP) $192-202
Place in performance rating 353 67
Processor Number i5-9500F i7-9700KF
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
Series 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processors
Status Launched


Base frequency 3.00 GHz 3.60 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3 8 GT/s DMI3
L1 cache 384 KB
L2 cache 1.5 MB
L3 cache 9 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 100 °C 100°C
Maximum frequency 4.40 GHz 4.90 GHz
Number of cores 6 8
Number of threads 6 8
64 bit support


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


Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1 1
Sockets supported FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt 95 Watt
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Thermal Solution PCG 2015D (130W)


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

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
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)
Secure Boot

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel SSE4.1, Intel SSE4.2, Intel AVX2 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Intel 64
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


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