First gaming benchmarks surface for Intel Core i7 9700K (Battlefield 1, DOOM, Far Cry 5 and more)

Intel will soon release its brand new CPUs and the first gaming benchmarks for its new Core i7 CPU have surfaced. Elchapuzasinformatico has just published its performance review in which it included and benchmarked six PC games.

The PC games that Elchapuzasinformatico benchmarked are: Doom, Far Cry 5, Resident Evil 7, Total War: Warhammer 2, Battlefield 1 and Rise of the Tomb Raider. For these gaming tests, Elchapuzasinformatico used an MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming Z and ran them at 1920×1080.

As we can see, the Intel Core i7 9700K offers the best gaming performance, however the gap between in most cases is relatively small. The biggest performance gap appears in Far Cry 5 in which the Intel Core i7 9700K is 11fps faster than the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X. Furthermore, it appears that some games were GPU limited (like Rise of the Tomb Raider). As such, and as we’ve already said in the past, it would be wise to benchmark CPUs at really low resolutions like 720p.

The Intel Core i7 9700K is not Intel’s flagship CPU. While this new i7 features eight CPU cores, it does not support Hyper Threading. Intel’s new i9 CPU, the Intel Core i9 9900K will feature eight CPU cores and will support up to 16 threads thanks to Hyper Threading, though it’s still unknown whether it will be available at a competitive price.

We’ll be sure to share the first gaming benchmarks for the Intel Core i9 9900K as soon as we get our hands on them so stay tuned for more!