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Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
  • The pricing history data shows the price for a single Processor. For multiple Processors, multiply the price shown by the number of CPUs.

Is the Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz Good for Gaming?

This is a fairly old CPU that is no longer competitive with newer CPUs. [More ...]

Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz

Description:

Class: Desktop

Socket: LGA2011

Clockspeed: 3.5 GHz

Turbo Speed: 4.0 GHz

Cores: 6 Threads: 12

Typical TDP: 150 W

Cache per CPU Package:
L1 Instruction Cache: 6 x 32 KB
L1 Data Cache: 6 x 32 KB
L2 Cache: 6 x 256 KB
L3 Cache: 15 MB

Other names: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3970X CPU @ 3.50GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q1 2012

CPUmark/$Price: 44.56

Overall Rank: 1175

Last Price Change: $189.88 USD (2023-03-26)

Average CPU Mark
rating
8461

Single Thread Rating: 1840
Samples: 344*
*Margin for error: Low



PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 12,716
Thread: 2,067

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz

Integer Math32,113 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math12,749 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers40 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting21,445 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption2,688 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression147,258 KBytes/Sec
Physics708 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions6,032 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,840 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 14th of April 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 9th of April 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 9th of April 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

MerchantPricePurchase
Amazon.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
NewEgg.com$189.88 USDBuy Now!
BestBuy.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
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Pricing History


CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs
As of 14th of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,353
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,360
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,653
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
22,579
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,015
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,911
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,326
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,768
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,428
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,183
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
8,461
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 14th of April 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
212.82
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
153.63
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
140.09
Intel Core i9-12900K
117.17
Intel Core i9-13900K
104.13
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.73
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
44.56
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
32.43
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Single Thread Rating
As of 14th of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,637
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,173
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,037
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,929
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,839
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,704
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,361
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,932
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
2,661
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,568
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
1,840
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2051873 - Mar 15 2024
8472
BL2043010 - Mar 06 2024
9619
BL1969818 - Dec 14 2023 [Overclocked]
9665
BL1750582 - Feb 21 2023
8781
BL1721740 - Jan 15 2023 [Overclocked]
10246
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
As of 14th of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
8,461
Intel Core i7-4930K @ 3.40GHz vs Intel Core i7-3970X
9,403 (+11.1%)
Intel Core i7-5930K @ 3.50GHz vs Intel Core i7-3970X
10,290 (+21.6%)
Intel Core i7-990X @ 3.47GHz vs Intel Core i7-3970X
7,106 (-16.0%)
Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz vs Intel Core i7-3970X
9,656 (+14.1%)
Intel Core i5-9400F @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i7-3970X
9,474 (+12.0%)
Intel Core i7-3930K @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i7-3970X
8,208 (-3.0%)
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G vs Intel Core i7-3970X
6,767 (-20.0%)
Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz vs Intel Core i7-3970X
6,462 (-23.6%)
Intel Core i5-10400T @ 2.00GHz vs Intel Core i7-3970X
9,825 (+16.1%)
AMD FX-9590 Eight-Core vs Intel Core i7-3970X
6,771 (-20.0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X vs Intel Core i7-3970X
28,575 (+237.7%)
AMD Ryzen 5 7600 vs Intel Core i7-3970X
27,249 (+222.0%)

Is the Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 14th of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
9,843
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,258
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,073
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,571
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,404
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,182
Intel Core i9-14900KF
7,996
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,883
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,796
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7945WX
7,573
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,532
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,528
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
1,908