Intel Core i7-970 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i7-970 has 6 cores with 12 threads and is based on the 1. gen of the Intel Core i7 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the LGA 1366 socket and was released in Q3/2010. The Intel Core i7-970 scores 582 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 3,263 points.
Intel Core i7-970

At a glance

Name: Intel Core i7-970
Family: Intel Core i7 (298)
CPU group: Intel Core i7 900 (4)
Architecture: Gulftown
Technology: 32 nm
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 1
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i7-970 has 6 CPU cores and can calculate 12 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i7-970 is 3.20 GHz (3.46 GHz). The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 6 / 12
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 6x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 3.20 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.46 GHz
Turbo Frequency (6 Cores): --

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to 24 GB memory in 3 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 25.6 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR3-1066
25.6 GB/s
Max. Memory: 24 GB
Memory channels: 3
ECC: No
PCIe:
PCIe Bandwidth: --

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 130 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 130 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

The Intel Core i7-970 is made in 32 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 13.50 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 32 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 1366
L2-Cache: 1.50 MB
L3-Cache: 12.00 MB
AES-NI: No
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Release date: Q3/2010
Release price: 594 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

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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.
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8C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
585
Intel Core i5-2435M Intel Core i5-2435M
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
584
Intel Core i5-4460T Intel Core i5-4460T
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
584
Intel Core i7-970 Intel Core i7-970
6C 12T @ 3.46 GHz
582
Intel Xeon D-1557 Intel Xeon D-1557
12C 24T @ 2.10 GHz
582
Intel Xeon D-1559 Intel Xeon D-1559
12C 24T @ 2.10 GHz
582
Intel Core i5-2430M Intel Core i5-2430M
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
581

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.
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4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
3269
Intel Core i7-4900MQ Intel Core i7-4900MQ
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
3268
Intel Core i3-9300T Intel Core i3-9300T
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
3265
Intel Core i7-970 Intel Core i7-970
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
3263
Intel Xeon E5-2623 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2623 v4
4C 8T @ 2.90 GHz
3254
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
3250
Intel Xeon D-2123IT Intel Xeon D-2123IT
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
3249

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
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2C 2T @ 2.90 GHz
626
Intel Pentium G3250 Intel Pentium G3250
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
624
Intel Pentium G4560T Intel Pentium G4560T
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
621
Intel Core i7-970 Intel Core i7-970
6C 12T @ 3.46 GHz
620
Intel Celeron G3900 Intel Celeron G3900
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
620
Intel Core i7-2920XM Intel Core i7-2920XM
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
618
Intel Core i5-3360M Intel Core i5-3360M
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
618

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
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2C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
2677
Intel Core i7-3940XM Intel Core i7-3940XM
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
2670
Intel Xeon E5-2609 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2609 v3
6C 6T @ 1.90 GHz
2658
Intel Core i7-970 Intel Core i7-970
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
2654
Intel Core i7-5700EQ Intel Core i7-5700EQ
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
2648
Samsung Exynos 990 Samsung Exynos 990
8C 8T @ 2.73 GHz
2645
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2C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
2637

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.
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4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
6584
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
6572
Intel Core i7-6700HQ Intel Core i7-6700HQ
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
6520
Intel Core i7-970 Intel Core i7-970
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
6517
Intel Core i7-4770R Intel Core i7-4770R
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
6517
Intel Core i5-10310U Intel Core i5-10310U
4C 8T @ 1.70 GHz
6502
Intel Core i7-4820K Intel Core i7-4820K
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
6500

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.
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4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
2218
Intel Core i3-1125G4 Intel Core i3-1125G4
4C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
2211
Intel Core i5-9500T Intel Core i5-9500T
6C 6T @ 2.20 GHz
2211
Intel Core i7-970 Intel Core i7-970
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
2209
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3350G AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3350G
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
2207
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
2207
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4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
2199

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