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Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
  • The pricing history data shows the price for a single Processor. For multiple Processors, multiply the price shown by the number of CPUs.

Is the Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz Good for Gaming?

This is a fairly old CPU that is no longer competitive with newer CPUs. [More ...]

Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz

Description:

Class: Desktop

Socket: LGA2011

Clockspeed: 3.5 GHz

Turbo Speed: 4.0 GHz

Cores: 6 Threads: 12

Typical TDP: 150 W

Cache per CPU Package:
L1 Instruction Cache: 6 x 32 KB
L1 Data Cache: 6 x 32 KB
L2 Cache: 6 x 256 KB
L3 Cache: 15 MB

Other names: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3970X CPU @ 3.50GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q1 2012

CPUmark/$Price: 44.28

Overall Rank: 1149

Last Price Change: $189.88 USD (2023-03-26)

Average CPU Mark
rating
8408

Single Thread Rating: 1839
Samples: 342*
*Margin for error: Low



PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 12,716
Thread: 2,067

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz

Integer Math31,860 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math12,734 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers39 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting21,435 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption2,678 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression147,053 KBytes/Sec
Physics701 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions5,948 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,839 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 23rd of February 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 20th of February 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 20th of February 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

MerchantPricePurchase
Amazon.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
NewEgg.com$189.88 USDBuy Now!
BestBuy.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
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Pricing History


CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs
As of 24th of February 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,426
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,356
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,668
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
22,589
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,013
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,916
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,354
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,775
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,385
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,186
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
8,408
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 24th of February 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
212.90
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
153.70
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
140.12
Intel Core i9-12900K
117.16
Intel Core i9-13900K
104.26
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.76
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
44.28
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
32.49
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Single Thread Rating
As of 24th of February 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,643
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,176
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,040
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,932
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,840
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,705
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,360
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,933
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
2,661
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,568
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
1,839
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL1969818 - Dec 14 2023 [Overclocked]
9665
BL1750582 - Feb 21 2023
8781
BL1721740 - Jan 15 2023 [Overclocked]
10246
BL1650336 - Oct 16 2022
8288
BL1600937 - Jul 24 2022 [Overclocked]
9842
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
As of 24th of February 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
8,408
Intel Core i7-4930K @ 3.40GHz vs Intel Core i7-3970X
9,392 (+11.7%)
Intel Core i7-5930K @ 3.50GHz vs Intel Core i7-3970X
10,293 (+22.4%)
Intel Core i7-990X @ 3.47GHz vs Intel Core i7-3970X
7,104 (-15.5%)
Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz vs Intel Core i7-3970X
9,653 (+14.8%)
Intel Core i5-9400F @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i7-3970X
9,486 (+12.8%)
Intel Core i7-3930K @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i7-3970X
8,200 (-2.5%)
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G vs Intel Core i7-3970X
6,768 (-19.5%)
Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz vs Intel Core i7-3970X
6,467 (-23.1%)
Intel Core i5-10400T @ 2.00GHz vs Intel Core i7-3970X
9,906 (+17.8%)
AMD FX-9590 Eight-Core vs Intel Core i7-3970X
6,769 (-19.5%)
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X vs Intel Core i7-3970X
28,616 (+240.3%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs Intel Core i7-3970X
21,917 (+160.7%)

Is the Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 24th of February 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,260
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,075
Intel Core i9-14900F
8,868
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,561
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,409
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,189
Intel Core i9-14900KF
8,034
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,859
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,798
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7945WX
7,602
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,542
Intel Core i5-14600K
7,534
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz
1,896