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Intel Core i7-3970X

Introduction

The Intel Core i7-3970X is a desktop processor of the Core i7 (Sandy Bridge-E EE) generation, launched on Nov 1st, 2012. It comes with 6 cores and 12 threads, clocked at 3500 MHz and consumes up to 150 Watts.

Specifications

Codename
Generation
Core i7 (Sandy Bridge-E EE)
Market
Release Date
Nov 1st, 2012
Process Size
TDP
150 W
Frequency
3500 MHz
Turbo Frequency
4000 MHz
Cores
6
Threads
12
Cache L1
64K (per core)
Cache L2
256K (per core)
Integrated Graphics
N/A
Memory Support
DDR3 Quad-channel
ECC Memory
No
PCI-Express
Gen 3
Features
AES-NI, AVX, EIST, HTT, Intel 64, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4.2, SSSE3, VT-d, VT-x, XD bit

Benchmarks

Blender bmw27
Blender is the most popular 3D content creation software. It has its own Benchmark, which is widely used to determining the rendering performance of processors and graphics cards. Benchmark measures the time needed to render bmw27 scene.
Geekbench 5 Multi-thread
GeekBench is a cross-platform benchmarking utility. It runs a series of tests that simulate real world tasks. GeekBench multi-thread utilizes all cores, this makes it suitable for benchmarking servers.
Geekbench 5 Single-thread
GeekBench is a cross-platform benchmarking utility. It runs a series of tests that simulate real world tasks. GeekBench single-thread utilizes only one thread. The majority of applications (MS Word, web browsers, games) rarely utilize more than one thread at a time which makes this test suitable for measuring typical workloads.

Conclusion

Global performance
38%
Global multi-thread performance
20%
Global single-thread performance
44%
Desktop performance
38%
Desktop multi-thread performance
20%
Desktop single-thread performance
44%
Multi-thread performance — shows multi-thread performance compared to the fastest processor.
Single-thread performance — shows single-thread performance compared to the fastest processor.
Global performance — shows performance compared to the fastest processor.
Desktop performance — shows performance compared to the fastest desktop processor.
Mobile performance — shows performance compared to the fastest mobile processor.
Server performance — shows performance compared to the fastest server processor.
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