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Intel Core i7 9700K Unlocked 9th Gen Desktop Processor/CPU Retail

Intel Core i7 9700K, S 1151, Coffee Lake Refresh, 8 Core, 8 Thread, 3.6GHz, 4.9GHz Turbo, 12MB, 1200MHz GPU, 95W, Box

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Scan code: LN92493 Manufacturer code: BX80684I79700K
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Unlocked 9th Gen i7 Processor - Intel Coffee Lake 9700K CPU

Intel 9th Gen i7 CPU

DESIGNED FOR THE WORLD’S BEST GAMERSExperience exceptional performance, immersive entertainment and simple convenience with 9th Gen Intel Core processors. The i7 9700K processor extends all the capabilities that users love from previous generation CPUs with even more advanced innovations that deliver new levels of performance immersing you into your computer on a variety of form factors. The 9700K features all the latest Intel technologies to allow you to have the best computing experience, and this particular CPU is unlocked allowing you to overclock it to your gaming or production needs for additional performance headroom.

Please Note: Although the Intel 9th CPUs are compatible with a range of Intel 300-series motherboards utilizing the LGA 1151 socket, for optimum power delivery, maximum performance, & the best possible overclocking experience, we recommend using a Intel Z390 motherboard with these processors.

3.6 GHzBase

4.9 GHzTurbo

8 / 8Cores / Threads

12MBCache Size

Intel i7 9700K Performance

9th Gen i7 Performance

EXCEPTIONAL I7 PERFORMANCEThe 9th Generation Intel Core processors redefine mainstream desktop PC performance. The i7 9700K features eight cores for more processing power and efficient multi-tasking. The Unlocked feature on this chip allows for overclocking enabling you to tweak the performance. Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology has also increased the maximum turbo frequency of 4.9 GHz, and it features up to 12 MB of cache memory for ultra smooth gameplay and responsiveness. The 9th gen i7 processor allows you to enjoy excellent gaming and VR experiences.

Immersive VR Experience

Intel VR

put yourself in the game A high-performance processor is key to achieving a balanced platform to make your VR experiences great. Attach your premium head-mounted display (HMD) to an Intel Core i9, i7 or i5 processor based PC, and prepare to be amazed. The performance of the 9700K processor allows for a very smooth virtual reality experience. Keep in mind that great VR experiences involve the entire platform, not just any one component. The ideal combination of processor, graphics, I/O connectivity, display, and audio are required, but be assured that this 9th Gen i7 Intel Processor won’t let you down.

Portfolio of Processors


9TH GEN PROCESSOR FAMILY The 9th Generation Intel Core processor family is a great investment in your desktop experiences—whether for gaming, entertainment, or general-purpose computing wherever your life takes you. From the jaw-dropping performance of the Intel Core i9 processor with eight cores to the practical capabilities of the Intel Core i5 processors, our latest generation of desktop processors fits a wide range of budgets and needs. Whether you’re a performance-hungry professional, an exceptional enthusiast, or a first-time buyer, there is a 9th Generation Intel Core processor that will enable the experiences you seek.

Ultra-High Definition Entertainment

9th gen 4k UHD

Stream and play in 4K UHD Desktop computers based on the 9th Gen Intel processors integrate advanced media technologies that bring premium, high-quality content to your desktop to deliver smooth streaming of premium 4K UHD entertainment to your PC.

Push Past the Limit with Overclocking!

power of oveclocking

WHAT IS OVERCLOCKING?Increase processing power by fine-tuning your system to run your processor at higher settings than the default specification.

power of oveclocking

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?Higher processor settings can allow you to increase game configurations, play at higher frame rates and enable smoother gameplay for the ultimate gaming experience.

power of oveclocking

HOW EASY IS IT TO OVERCLOCK?Intel® XTU is an overclocking toolkit that lets you easily change your settings and benchmark speeds to tune your system to its highest possible frequency.

UNLOCKED CPU •Maximum processor frequency with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0.
•Altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life of the processor and other system components, and may reduce system stability and performance. Product warranties may not apply if the processor is operated beyond its specifications. Check with the manufacturers of system and components for additional details.

© 2018 Intel Corporation. Intel, the Intel logo and Intel Core are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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Intel Core i7 9700K, S 1151, Coffee Lake Refresh, 8 Core, 8 Thread, 3.6GHz, 4.9GHz Turbo, 12MB, 1200MHz GPU, 95W, Box is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good compatibility My CPU is a Stepping D - Revision R0 according to CPU-Z 1.92, works very well with a Z370 and a Z390 motherboard I own, the Z370 needed a bios update for compatibility which was done previously anyway with a i7-8700 CPU. Temperature at full gaming load on the Z390 chipset was about 65c max on two games I tested (Red Dead R edemption 2 and Jedi Fallen Order) cooler/heatsink used was a noctua NH-U12S push pull with noctua's NF-F12 Focused Flow fans and thermal paste used was Noctua NT-H2 (small blob in centre of CPU),all 8 cores auto overclocked by motherboard bios to 4.6GHz and was consistent at that speed playing Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order but RDR2 was inconsistent at 3.6 then 4.6 then a max seen at 4.7GHz then back down to 3.6, not an extensive gaming test by any stretch of the imagination but RDR2 could be a poorly optimised game on some setups like mine, the GPU used was the RTX 2080Ti Founders Edition. There appears to be no need whatsoever for the two eight pin CPU leads plugged into the Z390, there is only one eight pin CPU 12v socket on the Z370 anyway and there were no problems when gaming on that chipset so I presume the extra power is better to have when going for the maximum manual overclock on the Z390? Last but not least and based on my own somewhat limited experience the i7-9700k I got is prefered over my i7-8700. Operating system used was Windows 10 Pro 64bit. PC case used was a basic midi tower with only one 120mm intake case fan blowing across the motherboard and other components and one side panel removed when gaming.
Date published: 2020-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As good as it gets Amazing processor not the cheapest but pretty much the cheapest price to power ratio happily runs @4.9GHz without any messing. I have it paired with an RTX2080 both water-cooled and it eats pretty much anything I throw at it on ultra settings...
Date published: 2020-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good value 8 core processor It does what it says on the tin and good value. I'm getting a reliable 4.9ghz overclock and occaisionally 5.0ghz - but of course, your mileage may vary.
Date published: 2020-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Great CPU for the price. I used this in a new build PC with a AIO Consair H115i Platinum.
Date published: 2020-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For pc gaming there is no better cpu at present I have recently upgraded my pc in preparation for the release of the 3080ti gpu later this year Prior to this cpu I had the i56600k and used it alongside the 1080ti. I game at 4k ultra so the gpu does the vast majority of the work. I have really hammered my i5 over the years and it was very worn out. And it highly likely an i5 would bottleneck the 3080ti I have been using my new cpu for almost a month now and it's brilliant. A massive upgrade for day to day pc tasks. I use it with the Noctua nhd15 as this cpu needs plenty of cooling. Over clocking is easy but I don't need a heavy OC as my gpu does most of the work when gaming. I got all cores up the 5hz without problem just to see it runs. It ran fine but unnecessary for my needs so I have turned this oc down. For gaming this the best cpu for gaming at present. I've used amd and Intel for gaming but prefer Intel Thanks to scan for their usually brilliant service and will probably buy the 3080ti from them
Date published: 2020-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Love this CPU. Works great will handle gaming and video editing very well.
Date published: 2020-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product Yes I would recommend the 9700 K for gaming . I had no issues temperature is running pretty stable. Never needed to overclocked the processor. I tried red redemption 2 with 2080 TI fully maxed out running smooth. And temperatures Never exceeded more than 70° Playing for nearly 6 hours.. But I heard a lot of people had trouble running red redemption 2 Yes I did had issues but I couldn't find any maybe I was the lucky one
Date published: 2019-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product great service As expected this is one of the best processors out now. OC wise no issue if you have a good cooling in place. I constantly keep it at 4.6GHz without any problems temps under 70*C full load. Definitely recommend it if you trying to build gaming rig. Best price/performance on the market in my opinion. SCAN services were also spotless. The parcel came in lots and I mean LOTS of bubble wrap to keep it safe. Great Service.
Date published: 2019-12-22
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What socket and chipset does this cpu require?

Asked by: BigMalc
I recently purchased the i7-9700k and it works great in my Z370 motherboard and Z390 motherboard, the Z370 motherboard needed a bios update to make the Z370 compatible with the i7-9700k. The Z370 was only 8th gen compatible when I first got it. I was able to flash to a compatible bios file using my i7-8700. Double check manufacturers websites for CPU BIOS file compatibility, they should always have the BIOS and CPU compatibility list to check, that's what I did anyway.
Answered by: midimuzikman
Date published: 2020-07-18
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Intel Core i7 9700K Unlocked 9th Gen Desktop Processor/CPU Retail
Intel Core i7 9700K Unlocked 9th Gen Desktop Processor/CPU Retail