Intel Core i7-3970X vs Intel Core i7-3930k

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-3970X CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-3930k
Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3930k
Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition Family Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition
Intel Core i 3000X CPU group Intel Core i 3000X
3 Generation 3
Sandy Bridge E Architecture Sandy Bridge E
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

6 Cores 6
12 Threads 12
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.50 GHz Frequency 3.20 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.80 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.80 GHz

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency
GPU (Turbo)
GPU Generation
Technology
Max. displays
Execution units
Shader
Max. GPU Memory
DirectX Version

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

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

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

DDR3-1600 Memory DDR3-1600
Max. Memory
4 Memory channels 4
-- Bandwidth --
No ECC No
L2 Cache
15.00 MB L3 Cache 12.00 MB
PCIe version
PCIe lanes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

150 W TDP (PL1) 130 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical detailsTechnical details

32 nm Technology 32 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
LGA 2011 Socket LGA 2011
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d (C2 Stepping) Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d (C2 Stepping)
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q4/2012 Release date Q4/2011
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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.

Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-3930k Intel Core i7-3930k
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
269 (100%)
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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.

Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-3930k Intel Core i7-3930k
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
1986 (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.

Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
801 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3930k Intel Core i7-3930k
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
785 (98%)
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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
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
4981 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3930k Intel Core i7-3930k
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
4576 (92%)
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CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
2623 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3930k Intel Core i7-3930k
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
2588 (99%)
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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
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
12790 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3930k Intel Core i7-3930k
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
12139 (95%)
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Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.

Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-3930k Intel Core i7-3930k
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
427.7 (100%)
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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
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
135 (96%)
Intel Core i7-3930k Intel Core i7-3930k
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
140 (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.

Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
1065 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3930k Intel Core i7-3930k
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
1045 (98%)
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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
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
3350 (95%)
Intel Core i7-3930k Intel Core i7-3930k
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
3542 (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.

Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
19425 (94%)
Intel Core i7-3930k Intel Core i7-3930k
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
20711 (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.

Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
1.61 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3930k Intel Core i7-3930k
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
1.53 (95%)
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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
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
10.12 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3930k Intel Core i7-3930k
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
10.16 (100%)
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