Intel Core i7-11700 vs Intel Core i7-11700K

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-11700 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-11700K
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700K

CPU comparison

Intel Core i7-11700 or Intel Core i7-11700K - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Core i7-11700 has 8 cores with 16 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.90 GHz. Up to 128 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i7-11700 was released in Q1/2021.

The Intel Core i7-11700K has 8 cores with 16 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 5.00 GHz. The CPU supports up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i7-11700K was released in Q1/2021.
Intel Core i7 (298) Family Intel Core i7 (298)
Intel Core i 11000 (22) CPU group Intel Core i 11000 (22)
11 Generation 11
Rocket Lake S Architecture Rocket Lake S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
Intel Core i7-10700 Predecessor Intel Core i7-10700K
Intel Core i7-12700 Successor Intel Core i7-12700K

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i7-11700 has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 16 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i7-11700 is 2.50 GHz (4.90 GHz) while the Intel Core i7-11700K has 8 CPU cores and 16 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i7-11700K is at 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz).

Intel Core i7-11700 Characteristic Intel Core i7-11700K
8 Cores 8
16 Threads 16
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? Yes
2.50 GHz Frequency 3.60 GHz
4.90 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 5.00 GHz
3.80 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.50 GHz

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

Intel Core i7-11700 Characteristic Intel Core i7-11700K
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i7-11700 or Intel Core i7-11700K has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

Intel UHD Graphics 750 GPU Intel UHD Graphics 750
0.35 GHz GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
1.30 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.30 GHz
12 GPU Generation 12
14 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
32 Compute units 32
256 Shader 256
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
64 GB Max. GPU Memory 64 GB
12 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Intel UHD Graphics 750 GPU Intel UHD Graphics 750
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VP8 Decode
Decode Codec AV1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i7-11700 can use up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 51.2 GB/s. The Intel Core i7-11700K supports up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 51.2 GB/s.

Intel Core i7-11700 Characteristic Intel Core i7-11700K
DDR4-3200 Memory DDR4-3200
128 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
51.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
No ECC No
4.00 MB L2 Cache 4.00 MB
16.00 MB L3 Cache 16.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 4.0
20 PCIe lanes 20
39.4 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 39.4 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Core i7-11700 is 65 W, while the Intel Core i7-11700K has a TDP of 125 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Intel Core i7-11700 Characteristic Intel Core i7-11700K
65 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 125 W
224 W @ 56 s TDP (PL2) 251 W @ 56 s
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down 95 W
100 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i7-11700 is manufactured in 14 nm and has 20.00 MB cache. The Intel Core i7-11700K is manufactured in 14 nm and has a 20.00 MB cache.

Intel Core i7-11700 Characteristic Intel Core i7-11700K
14 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX-512 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
LGA 1200 Socket LGA 1200
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q1/2021 Release date Q1/2021
323 $ Release price 374 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 6 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i7-11700 (97%)
Intel Core i7-11700K (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 8 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i7-11700 (88%)
Intel Core i7-11700K (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
90 (98%)
Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
92 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
742 (92%)
Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
806 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
1545 (98%)
Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
1569 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
14327 (95%)
Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
15011 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
1721 (96%)
Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
1794 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
9872 (92%)
Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
10765 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
2196 (99%)
Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
2213 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
9387 (87%)
Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
10731 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
589 (96%)
Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
612 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
5472 (96%)
Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
5709 (100%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
Intel UHD Graphics 750 @ 1.30 GHz
666 (100%)
Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
Intel UHD Graphics 750 @ 1.30 GHz
666 (100%)

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
145 (67%)
Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
215 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
20144 (83%)
Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
24332 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
620 (97%)
Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
642 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 2.50 GHz
5920 (94%)
Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
6283 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700K
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