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Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz vs Intel Core i7-4790S @ 3.20GHz

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

×Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz×Intel Core i7-4790S @ 3.20GHz+ ADD
Price$179.99
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$199.991
Socket TypeLGA2011LGA1150
CPU ClassDesktopDesktop
Clockspeed3.5 GHz3.2 GHz
Turbo SpeedUp to 4.0 GHzUp to 4.0 GHz
# of Physical Cores6 (Threads: 12)4 (Threads: 8)
Max TDP150W65W
Yearly Running Cost$27.38$11.86
First Seen on ChartQ1 2012Q2 2014
# of Samples334698
Cross-Platform Rating1787814965
Single Thread Rating18202212
CPU Mark81526978
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CPU Mark Rating
As of 22nd of June 2021 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
8,152
Intel Core i7-4790S @ 3.20GHz
6,978
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price)
As of 22nd of June 2021 - Higher results represent better value
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
45.29
Intel Core i7-4790S @ 3.20GHz
34.89
CPU Single Thread Rating
As of 22nd of June 2021 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
1,820
Intel Core i7-4790S @ 3.20GHz
2,212

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.
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHzIntel Core i7-4790S @ 3.20GHz
Max TDP150W65W
Power consumption per day (kWh)NANA
Running cost per dayNANA
Power consumption per year (kWh)NANA
Running cost per yearNANA
Shown CPU power usage is based on linear interpolation of Max TDP (i.e. max load). Actual CPU power profile may vary.