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Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz vs Intel Core i7-980 @ 3.33GHz

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 i7-980 @ 3.33GHz+ ADD
Price$186.42
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Socket TypeLGA2011LGA1366
CPU ClassDesktopDesktop
Clockspeed3.5 GHz3.3 GHz
Turbo SpeedUp to 4.0 GHzUp to 3.6 GHz
# of Physical Cores6 (Threads: 12)6 (Threads: 12)
Max TDP150W130W
Yearly Running Cost$27.38$23.73
First Seen on ChartQ1 2012Q3 2011
# of Samples340245
Single Thread Rating18331560
CPU Mark83967032

CPU Mark Rating
As of 25th of June 2022 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
8,396
Intel Core i7-980 @ 3.33GHz
7,032
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price)
As of 25th of June 2022 - Higher results represent better value
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
45.04
Intel Core i7-980 @ 3.33GHz
43.90
CPU Single Thread Rating
As of 25th of June 2022 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
1,833
Intel Core i7-980 @ 3.33GHz
1,560

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 i7-980 @ 3.33GHz
Max TDP150W130W
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.