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Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz vs Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz

The values for the CPUs below are determined from thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and are updated daily.

×Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz×Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz+ ADD
Price$186.42
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Socket TypeLGA2011FCLGA1151-2
CPU ClassDesktopDesktop
Clockspeed3.5 GHz3.6 GHz
Turbo SpeedUp to 4.0 GHzUp to 4.3 GHz
# of Physical Cores6 (Threads: 12)6 (Threads: 6)
Max TDP150W95W
Yearly Running Cost$27.38$17.34
First Seen on ChartQ1 2012Q4 2017
# of Samples3402411
Single Thread Rating(% diff. to max in group)1833(-29.7%)2609(0.0%)
CPU Mark(% diff. to max in group)8396(-17.8%)10211(0.0%)

CPU Mark Rating
As of 3rd of July 2022 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
8,396
Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz
10,211
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price)
As of 3rd of July 2022 - Higher results represent better value
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
45.04
Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz
55.19
CPU Single Thread Rating
As of 3rd of July 2022 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
1,833
Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz
2,609

Estimated Energy Usage Cost
Estimated Energy Adjustable Values
Average hours of use per dayAverage CPU Utilization (0-100%)1Power cost, $ per kWh2
1Average user usage is typically low and can vary from task to task. An estimate load 25% is nominal.
2Typical power costs vary around the world. Check your last power bill for details. Values of $0.15 to $0.45 per kWh are typical.
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHzIntel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz
Max TDP150W95W
Power consumption per day (kWh)NANA
Running cost per dayNANA
Power consumption per year (kWh)NANA
Running cost per yearNANA
Shown CPU power usage is based on linear interpolation of Max TDP (i.e. max load). Actual CPU power profile may vary.