AMD A10-7700K vs. Intel Core i7-3970X

CPU comparison with benchmarks


AMD A10-7700K CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-3970X
AMD A10-7700K Intel Core i7-3970X
AMD A Family Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition
AMD A10-7000 CPU group Intel Core i 3000X
4 Generation 3
Kaveri (Steamroller) Architecture Sandy Bridge E
Mobile Segment Desktop / Server
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CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

4 Cores 6
4 Threads 12
3.50 GHz Frequency 3.50 GHz
3.80 GHz Turbo (1 Core) 4.00 GHz
3.80 GHz Turbo (All Cores) 4.00 GHz
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

AMD Radeon R7 - 384 (Kaveri) GPU no iGPU
0.72 GHz GPU frequency
GPU (Turbo)
6 GPU Generation
28 nm Technology
2 Max. displays
6 Execution units
384 Shader
2 GB Max. GPU Memory
12 DirectX Version

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode Codec AVC No
Decode Codec VC-1 No
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

DDR3-1866 Memory DDR3-1600
Max. Memory
2 Memory channels 4
No ECC No
L2 Cache
4.00 MB L3 Cache 15.00 MB
PCIe version
PCIe lanes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

95 W TDP (PL1) 150 W
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-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical detailsTechnical details

28 nm Technology 32 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
FM2+ Socket LGA 2011
AMD-V Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d (C2 Stepping)
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q1/2014 Release date Q4/2012
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Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD A10-7700K AMD A10-7700K
4x 3.50 GHz (3.80 GHz)
57 (42%)
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Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6x 3.50 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
135 (100%)
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Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD A10-7700K AMD A10-7700K
4x 3.50 GHz (3.80 GHz)
231 (22%)
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Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6x 3.50 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
1065 (100%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD A10-7700K AMD A10-7700K
4x 3.50 GHz (3.80 GHz)
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6x 3.50 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
801 (100%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD A10-7700K AMD A10-7700K
4x 3.50 GHz (3.80 GHz)
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6x 3.50 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
4981 (100%)
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

AMD A10-7700K AMD A10-7700K
AMD Radeon R7 - 384 (Kaveri) @ 0.72 GHz
533 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
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0 (0%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD A10-7700K AMD A10-7700K
4x 3.50 GHz (3.80 GHz)
1910 (57%)
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Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6x 3.50 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
3350 (100%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD A10-7700K AMD A10-7700K
4x 3.50 GHz (3.80 GHz)
5765 (30%)
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Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6x 3.50 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
19425 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD A10-7700K AMD A10-7700K
4x 3.50 GHz (3.80 GHz)
0.95 (59%)
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Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6x 3.50 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
1.61 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD A10-7700K AMD A10-7700K
4x 3.50 GHz (3.80 GHz)
3.08 (30%)
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Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6x 3.50 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
10.12 (100%)
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Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

AMD A10-7700K AMD A10-7700K
4x 3.50 GHz (3.80 GHz)
4321 (34%)
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Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6x 3.50 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
12790 (100%)
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