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Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz 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 i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz×Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz+ ADD
Price$396.96
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Socket Type LGA 1151LGA2011
CPU ClassDesktopDesktop
Clockspeed4.2 GHz3.5 GHz
Turbo SpeedUp to 4.5 GHzUp to 4.0 GHz
# of Physical Cores4 (Threads: 8)6 (Threads: 12)
Max TDP95W150W
Yearly Running Cost$17.34$27.38
First Seen on ChartQ4 2016Q1 2012
# of Samples9130332
Cross-Platform Rating1803316723
Single Thread Rating27641763
CPU Mark97107829

CPU Mark Rating
As of 22nd of January 2021 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz
9,710
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
7,829
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price)
As of 22nd of January 2021 - Higher results represent better value
Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz
24.46
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
5.72
CPU Single Thread Rating
As of 22nd of January 2021 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz
2,764
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
1,763

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 TDP95W150W
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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.