Intel Core i7-3970X vs. AMD FX-8370E

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-3970X CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD FX-8370E
Intel Core i7-3970X AMD FX-8370E
3.50 GHz Frequency 3.30 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo (1 Core) 4.30 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo (All Cores) 3.80 GHz
6 Cores 8
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 Vishera
DDR3-1600 Memory DDR3-1866
4 Memory channels 2
Max. Memory
No ECC Yes
L2 Cache
15.00 MB L3 Cache 8.00 MB
PCIe version
PCIe lanes
32 nm Technology 32 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
LGA 2011 Socket AM3+
150W TDP (PL1) 95W
Yes AES-NI Yes
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V
Q4/2012 Release date Q3/2014
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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 i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6x 3.50 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
135 (100%)
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AMD FX-8370E AMD FX-8370E
8x 3.30 GHz (4.30 GHz)
98 (73%)
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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 i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6x 3.50 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
1065 (100%)
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AMD FX-8370E AMD FX-8370E
8x 3.30 GHz (4.30 GHz)
616 (58%)
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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 i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6x 3.50 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
801 (100%)
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AMD FX-8370E AMD FX-8370E
8x 3.30 GHz (4.30 GHz)
0 (0%)
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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 i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6x 3.50 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
4981 (100%)
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AMD FX-8370E AMD FX-8370E
8x 3.30 GHz (4.30 GHz)
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.

Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6x 3.50 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
3350 (100%)
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AMD FX-8370E AMD FX-8370E
8x 3.30 GHz (4.30 GHz)
2195 (66%)
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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 i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6x 3.50 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
19425 (100%)
Amazon
AMD FX-8370E AMD FX-8370E
8x 3.30 GHz (4.30 GHz)
10347 (53%)
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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.

Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6x 3.50 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
1.61 (100%)
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AMD FX-8370E AMD FX-8370E
8x 3.30 GHz (4.30 GHz)
1.14 (71%)
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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 i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6x 3.50 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
10.12 (100%)
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AMD FX-8370E AMD FX-8370E
8x 3.30 GHz (4.30 GHz)
6.43 (64%)
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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 i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6x 3.50 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
12790 (100%)
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AMD FX-8370E AMD FX-8370E
8x 3.30 GHz (4.30 GHz)
8402 (66%)
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