Intel Core i7-9700KF 8-Core 3.6GHz

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How well can the Core i7-9700KF 8-Core 3.6GHz run games
Core i7-9700KF 8-Core 3.6GHz Performance Specification
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3.6 GHz
4.9 GHz
8 cores
8 threads
Coffee Lake
LGA 1151
64 Bit
Core i7-9700KF 8-Core 3.6GHz Game Requirement Analysis

The Core i7-9700KF 8-Core 3.6GHz is a high-end CPU based on Intel's 9th Gen 14nm, Coffee Lake refresh microarchitecture. It offers 8 physical cores (8 logical) initially clocked at 3.6GHz, which may go up to 4.9GHz using Turbo Boost. The 9700KF is almost identical to the Core i7-9700K aside from the lack of integrated graphics.

It has an unlocked multiplier and can therefore be overclocked using traditional methods.

It has 12MB of SmartCache. Intel SmartCache refers to the architecture that allows all cores to dynamically share access to the last level cache. Level 3 cache is a static memory bank of a processor and it is used to feed it instructions. This processor also supports DDR4 based RAMs with maximum memory support of 64GB.

The Core i7-9700KF 8-Core 3.6GHz has a maximum Thermal Power Design of 95W. It is on par with competitor processors.

Among its many advanced features are Intel Optane Memory support, Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 and Virtualization technology.

The Core i7-9700KF 8-Core 3.6GHz does not feature integrated graphics.

This CPU is likely to offer decent computational performance and will not be a bottleneck in all but the most CPU-intensive AAA games in 2019.

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Core i7-9700KF 8-Core 3.6GHz vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Resident Evil 8 53% 13%
New World 70% 55%
Battlefield 2042 56% 37%
Grand Theft Auto VI 55% 26%
Far Cry 6 55% 29%
Forza Horizon 5 68% 55%
FIFA 22 67% 58%
Dying Light 2 69% 38%
Star Citizen 52% 52%
Battlefield 6 56% 37%
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