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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?

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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: 34.18

Overall Rank: 1227

Last Price Change: $249.88 USD (2024-05-24)

Average CPU Mark
rating
8541

Single Thread Rating: 1850
Samples: 350*
*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 Math32,467 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math12,707 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers42 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting21,399 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption2,705 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression146,594 KBytes/Sec
Physics729 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions6,102 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,850 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 19th of June 2024.

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

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 19th of June 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 19th of June 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

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Pricing History


CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs
As of 19th of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,287
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,406
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
39,168
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,627
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,032
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,904
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,302
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,759
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,507
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,178
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
8,541
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 19th of June 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
219.27
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
161.17
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
158.91
Intel Core i9-12900K
138.03
Intel Core i9-13900K
129.40
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.66
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
53.83
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
34.18
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 19th of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,631
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,166
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,034
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,922
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,837
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,698
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
3,470
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,361
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,931
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,567
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
1,850
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2117168 - Jun 05 2024
8708
BL2116537 - Jun 04 2024
8676
BL2114531 - Jun 01 2024
9718
BL2110570 - May 27 2024
8727
BL2107775 - May 23 2024
8625
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 19th of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
8,541
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 3.30GHz vs Intel Core i7-3970X
8,406 (-1.6%)
Intel Core i7-980 @ 3.33GHz vs Intel Core i7-3970X
6,926 (-18.9%)
AMD FX-9590 Eight-Core vs Intel Core i7-3970X
6,770 (-20.7%)
Intel Core i7-5930K @ 3.50GHz vs Intel Core i7-3970X
10,331 (+21.0%)
AMD FX-8150 Eight-Core vs Intel Core i7-3970X
5,234 (-38.7%)
Intel Core i7-8700T @ 2.40GHz vs Intel Core i7-3970X
10,172 (+19.1%)
Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz vs Intel Core i7-3970X
9,653 (+13.0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X vs Intel Core i7-3970X
9,099 (+6.5%)
Intel Core i5-10300H @ 2.50GHz vs Intel Core i7-3970X
8,408 (-1.6%)
Intel Core i7-3930K @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i7-3970X
8,204 (-3.9%)
Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz vs Intel Core i7-3970X
8,066 (-5.6%)
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X vs Intel Core i7-3970X
28,526 (+234.0%)

Is the Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 19th of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
9,424
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,274
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,044
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,545
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,394
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,139
Intel Core i9-14900KF
8,008
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,884
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,791
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,538
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,532
Intel Core i7-14700KF
7,524
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
1,949