Intel Core i7-6900K vs Intel Core i7-9700KF

Physical Specifications

Socket Intel Socket 2011-3 Intel Socket 1151
Foundry Intel Intel
Process size 14 nm 14 nm
Transistors unknown unknown
Die size unknown unknown
Package FC-LGA14C
tCaseMax 72°C 72°C
tJMax 100°C


Frequency 3.2 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock up to 3.7 GHz up to 4.9 GHz
Base clock 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 32.0x 36.0x
Multiplier unlocked No Yes
TDP 140 W 95 W

Architecture Details

Vertical Segment Desktop Desktop
Production status Active Active
Release date May 31st, 2016 Jan 8th, 2019
Codename Broadwell-E Coffee Lake
Generation Core i7 Core i7
Part SR2PB BX80684I79700KFBXC80684I7970KFCM8068403874219SRFAC
Memory support DDR4 DDR4-2666 MHz Dual-channel
ECC memory No No
PCI Express Gen 2 Gen 3, 16 Lanes(CPU only)


Total Cores 8 8
Total Threads 16 8
SMP # CPUs 1 1
Integrated graphics


Cache L1 32K (per core) 64K (per core)
Cache L2 256K (per core) 256K (per core)
Cache L3 20MB (shared) 12MB (shared)

Features & Technologies

AES-NI Yes Yes
AVX Yes Yes
AVX2 Yes Yes
BMI1 Yes Yes
BMI2 Yes Yes
Boost 2.0 Yes Yes
EIST Yes Yes
F16C Yes Yes
FMA3 Yes Yes
HTT Yes Yes
Intel 64 Yes Yes
MMX Yes Yes
SSE Yes Yes
SSE2 Yes Yes
SSE3 Yes Yes
SSE4.2 Yes Yes
SSSE3 Yes Yes
TXT Yes Yes
VT-d Yes Yes
VT-x Yes Yes
XD bit Yes Yes


Notes This processor comes with an unlocked BCLK multiplier, allowing users to set the multiplier value higher than shipped value, to facilitate better overclocking.


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