Intel Core i7-3960X vs. AMD Phenom II X4 970

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-3960X CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Phenom II X4 970
Intel Core i7-3960X AMD Phenom II X4 970
3.30 GHz Frequency 3.50 GHz
3.90 GHz Turbo (1 Core)
3.90 GHz Turbo (All Cores)
6 Cores 4
Yes Hyperthreading No
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
Sandy Bridge E Architecture Deneb
DDR3-1600 Memory DDR2-1066
4 Memory channels 2
Max. Memory
No ECC No
L2 Cache
15.00 MB L3 Cache 6.00 MB
PCIe version
PCIe lanes
32 nm Technology 45nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
LGA 2011 Socket AM3
130W TDP (PL1) 125W
Yes AES-NI No
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V, AMD-RVI
Q4/2011 Release date Q3/2010
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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.

Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
159 (100%)
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AMD Phenom II X4 970 AMD Phenom II X4 970
4x 3.50 GHz
92 (58%)
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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.

Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
1158 (100%)
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AMD Phenom II X4 970 AMD Phenom II X4 970
4x 3.50 GHz
355 (31%)
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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.

Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
836 (100%)
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AMD Phenom II X4 970 AMD Phenom II X4 970
4x 3.50 GHz
439 (53%)
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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.

Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
4973 (100%)
Amazon
AMD Phenom II X4 970 AMD Phenom II X4 970
4x 3.50 GHz
1491 (30%)
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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.

Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
3314 (100%)
Amazon
AMD Phenom II X4 970 AMD Phenom II X4 970
4x 3.50 GHz
1869 (56%)
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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.

Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
19300 (100%)
Amazon
AMD Phenom II X4 970 AMD Phenom II X4 970
4x 3.50 GHz
6545 (34%)
Amazon



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.

Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
1.57 (100%)
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AMD Phenom II X4 970 AMD Phenom II X4 970
4x 3.50 GHz
1.06 (68%)
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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.

Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
11.35 (100%)
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AMD Phenom II X4 970 AMD Phenom II X4 970
4x 3.50 GHz
4.18 (37%)
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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.

Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
12712 (100%)
Amazon
AMD Phenom II X4 970 AMD Phenom II X4 970
4x 3.50 GHz
4361 (34%)
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