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Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz vs AMD FX-9590 Eight-Core

The values for the CPUs below are determined from thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and are updated daily.

×Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz×AMD FX-9590 Eight-Core+ ADD
Price$599.99
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$489.95
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Socket TypeLGA2011AM3+
CPU ClassDesktopDesktop
Clockspeed3.5 GHz4.7 GHz
Turbo SpeedUp to 4.0 GHzUp to 5.0 GHz
# of Physical Cores6 (Threads: 12)8 (in 4 physical modules)
Max TDP150W220W
Yearly Running Cost$27.38$40.15
First Seen on ChartQ1 2012Q2 2013
# of Samples3273040
Cross-Platform Rating1862916287
Single Thread Rating18161826
CPU Mark84626696

CPU Mark Rating
As of 30th of November 2020 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
8,462
AMD FX-9590 Eight-Core
6,696
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price)
As of 30th of November 2020 - Higher results represent better value
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
14.10
AMD FX-9590 Eight-Core
13.67
CPU Single Thread Rating
As of 30th of November 2020 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
1,816
AMD FX-9590 Eight-Core
1,826

Estimated Energy Usage Cost
Estimated Energy Adjustable Values
Average hours of use per dayAverage CPU Utilization (0-100%)1Power cost, $ per kWh2
1Average user usage is typically low and can vary from task to task. An estimate load 25% is nominal.
2Typical power costs vary around the world. Check your last power bill for details. Values of $0.15 to $0.45 per kWh are typical.
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Max TDP150W220W
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Shown CPU power usage is based on linear interpolation of Max TDP (i.e. max load). Actual CPU power profile may vary.