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Intel Core i7-970 @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz

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

×Intel Core i7-970 @ 3.20GHz×Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz+ ADD
Price$482.521$434.261
Socket TypeLGA1366LGA1155
CPU ClassDesktopDesktop
Clockspeed3.2 GHz3.3 GHz
Turbo SpeedUp to 3.5 GHzUp to 3.7 GHz
# of Physical Cores6 (Threads: 12)4 (Threads: 4)
Max TDP130W95W
Yearly Running Cost$23.73$17.34
First Seen on ChartQ2 2010Q4 2010
# of Samples3577126
Cross-Platform Rating156039457
Single Thread Rating14951701
CPU Mark67394101
1 - Last seen price from our affiliates NewEgg.com & Amazon.com.

CPU Mark Rating
As of 2nd of March 2021 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core i7-970 @ 3.20GHz
6,739
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz
4,101
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price)
As of 2nd of March 2021 - Higher results represent better value
Intel Core i7-970 @ 3.20GHz
13.97
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz
9.44
CPU Single Thread Rating
As of 2nd of March 2021 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core i7-970 @ 3.20GHz
1,495
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz
1,701

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 i7-970 @ 3.20GHzIntel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz
Max TDP130W95W
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.