AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs. Intel Core i7-3970X

CPU comparison with benchmarks


AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-3970X
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Intel Core i7-3970X
3.70 GHz Frequency 3.50 GHz
4.60 GHz Turbo (1 Core) 4.00 GHz
4.20 GHz Turbo (All Cores) 4.00 GHz
6 Cores 6
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
normal Core architecture normal
GPU
GPU frequency
GPU (Turbo)
GPU Generation
Technology
DirectX Version
Max. displays
Execution units
Shader
Max. GPU Memory
No Codec h264 No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec JPEG No
Vermeer (Zen 3) Architecture Sandy Bridge E
DDR4-3200 Memory DDR3-1600
2 Memory channels 4
128 GB Max. Memory
Yes ECC No
3.00 MB L2 Cache
32.00 MB L3 Cache 15.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version
20 PCIe lanes
7 nm Technology 32 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
AM4 Socket LGA 2011
65W TDP (PL1) 150W
Yes AES-NI Yes
AMD-V, SEV Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Q4/2020 Release date Q4/2012
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Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
1572 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6x 3.50 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
11268 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6x 3.50 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 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 Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
604 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6x 3.50 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 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 Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
4562 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6x 3.50 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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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 Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
258 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6x 3.50 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
135 (52%)
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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 Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
1970 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6x 3.50 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
1065 (54%)
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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 Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
1572 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6x 3.50 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
801 (51%)
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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 Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
8420 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6x 3.50 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
4981 (59%)
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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 Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
Amazon
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 Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
Amazon
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 Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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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 Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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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 Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
22180 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6x 3.50 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
12790 (58%)
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