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Intel Core i7-4960X @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz

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

×Intel Core i7-4960X @ 3.60GHz×Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz+ ADD
Price$1850
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Socket TypeLGA2011LGA2011
CPU ClassDesktopDesktop
Clockspeed3.6 GHz3.5 GHz
Turbo SpeedUp to 4.0 GHzUp to 4.0 GHz
# of Physical Cores6 (Threads: 12)6 (Threads: 12)
Max TDP130W150W
Yearly Running Cost$23.73$27.38
First Seen on ChartQ1 2013Q1 2012
# of Samples479335
Cross-Platform Rating2259218198
Single Thread Rating20791832
CPU Mark99438262

CPU Mark Rating
As of 21st of September 2021 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core i7-4960X @ 3.60GHz
9,943
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
8,262
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price)
As of 21st of September 2021 - Higher results represent better value
Intel Core i7-4960X @ 3.60GHz
5.37
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
43.49
CPU Single Thread Rating
As of 21st of September 2021 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core i7-4960X @ 3.60GHz
2,079
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
1,832

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 i7-4960X @ 3.60GHzIntel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
Max TDP130W150W
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.