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Intel Core i7-10700K (10700KF) CPU

MSRP 374 USDExt score 80%

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Product Overview

Intel Core i7-10700K is a desktop PC microprocessor in Intel's 10th-gen Core, Comet Lake family. A K-series processor, it is unlocked and therefore one of the few Intel CPUs that can be overclocked.
The Core i7-10700K comes with 8 cores and 16 threads and a single-core maximum frequency of 5.1GHz via Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0. It sports the same Intel UHD Graphics 630 integrated GPU found in earlier Coffee Lake processors.
The i7-10700K can also run at a TDP-down frequency of 3.5GHz. When configured, it runs at 95W TDP rather than the default 125W, trading some performance for higher efficiency.
Alongside the i7-10700K, Intel also markets the Core i7-10700KF. The "F" designation means the i7-10700KF does not come with the integrated graphics. Intel debuted this concept in 2019 in order to salvage chips with defective GPUs that are otherwise perfect. As a result, the i7-10700KF shares with the i7-10700K all specifications except for the difference in integrated graphics. For desktop users with discrete graphics installed, the F-series chip may be an interesting option, thanks to its lower MSRP.
As a third refinement based on the 14nm Skylake process, the Comet Lake desktop processors offer an increase in core count, clock speed, and cache capacity over its predecessor. All Comet Lake Core processors feature hyperthreading, allowing two threads to run on every core.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Snappy single-threaded performance
  • Fast Turbo Max 3.0
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Not as powerful as the Core i7-10700K

What external reviewers found***

Ext 80% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Competitive overclocking performance at overclocking
  • Competitive single-threaded performance at stock settings
Cons
  • No integrated heat spreader
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

CPU Socket
FCLGA1200
PCI Express
16 lanes of 3.0 (1x16, 2x8, or 1x8 + 2x4)

Construction

Form Factor
Desktop microprocessor
Lithography
14 nm
Platform
Comet Lake

Dimensions

Size | Depth
37.5 mm
Size | Width
37.5 mm

Function

Graphics
Operating Temperature
Max 100°C T Junction
Processor | Cores
8 cores
Processor | Threads
16 threads
Resolution
Security
Intel AES New Instructions, Secure Key, Intel OS Guard, Intel Trusted Execution, Intel Boot Guard
Supported Technologies
Intel Optane Memory, Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0, Intel vPro, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, Intel Virtualization Technology, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Thermal Solution
PCG 2015D

Performance

Cache
16 MB Intel Smart Cache
Frequency
3.8 GHz Base | 3.5 GHz TDP-down | 5.1 GHz single core / 4.7 GHz all cores Turbo
Memory | Capacity
Supports up to 128GB
Memory | Type
DDR4 2933MHz, max 2 channels, max 45.8 GB/s bandwidth
Power Consumption
125 W TDP / 95 W TDP TDP-down

Production

Debut
2020 Q2

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

tomshardware[1]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following***:
The Core i7-10700K gives you nearly the same gaming performance as the Core i9-10900K, but for $110 less. You also get extremely competitive single-threaded performance at stock settings. AMD recently announced a new line of Ryzen XT processors that should bring slight performance improvements over the existing chips.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Competitive single-threaded performance at stock settings
  • Competitive overclocking performance at overclocking
Cons
  • No integrated heat spreader

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Intel Core i7-10700K Review: Taking the Gaming Shine Off Core i9. [tomshardware]. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-core-i7-10700k-cpu-review. 2020-06-24. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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