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Intel Core i7-970 @ 3.20GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i7-970 @ 3.20GHz 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 i7-970 @ 3.20GHz Good for Gaming?

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Intel Core i7-970 @ 3.20GHz

Description:

Class: Desktop

Socket: LGA1366

Clockspeed: 3.2 GHz

Turbo Speed: 3.5 GHz

Cores: 6 Threads: 12

Typical TDP: 130 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: 12 MB

Other names: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 970 @ 3.20GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 970 @ 3.20GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q3 2010

CPUmark/$Price: 12.52

Overall Rank: 1498

Last Price Change: $523.26 USD (2024-05-07)

Average CPU Mark
rating
6553

Single Thread Rating: 1467
Samples: 389*
*Margin for error: Low



PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 7,849
Thread: 1,429

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i7-970 @ 3.20GHz

Integer Math27,700 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math11,628 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers29 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting15,091 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption2,506 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression112,463 KBytes/Sec
Physics449 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions3,046 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,467 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 15th of June 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i7-970 @ 3.20GHz

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 11th of June 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 11th of June 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$523.26 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 15th of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,288
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,403
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
39,172
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,626
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,030
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,904
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,306
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,760
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,503
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,178
Intel Core i7-970 @ 3.20GHz
6,553
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 15th of June 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
208.96
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
159.31
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
157.32
Intel Core i9-12900K
138.01
Intel Core i9-13900K
129.13
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.66
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
53.37
Intel Core i7-970 @ 3.20GHz
12.52
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 15th of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,631
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,167
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,034
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,922
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,837
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,699
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
3,471
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,361
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,931
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,567
Intel Core i7-970 @ 3.20GHz
1,467
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i7-970 @ 3.20GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2104416 - May 19 2024 [Overclocked]
8419
BL2104387 - May 19 2024 [Overclocked]
8231
BL2066713 - Apr 01 2024
6162
BL2058935 - Mar 23 2024
7238
BL2057728 - Mar 21 2024
6817
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i7-970 @ 3.20GHz
As of 15th of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i7-970 @ 3.20GHz
6,553
Intel Core i7-3820 @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i7-970
5,761 (-12.1%)
Intel Core i7-3930K @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i7-970
8,205 (+25.2%)
AMD FX-8150 Eight-Core vs Intel Core i7-970
5,234 (-20.1%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT vs Intel Core i7-970
18,649 (+184.6%)
Intel Core i7-9850HL @ 1.90GHz vs Intel Core i7-970
7,563 (+15.4%)
Intel Core i7-980 @ 3.33GHz vs Intel Core i7-970
6,926 (+5.7%)
Intel Core i7-980X @ 3.33GHz vs Intel Core i7-970
6,831 (+4.2%)
Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.40GHz vs Intel Core i7-970
5,485 (-16.3%)
Intel Core i7-2600 @ 3.40GHz vs Intel Core i7-970
5,347 (-18.4%)
Intel Core i7-4765T @ 2.00GHz vs Intel Core i7-970
5,123 (-21.8%)
Intel Core i7-5820K @ 3.30GHz vs Intel Core i7-970
9,839 (+50.1%)
Intel Core i7-995X @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i7-970
7,862 (+20.0%)

Is the Intel Core i7-970 @ 3.20GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 15th of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
9,438
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,272
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,048
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,552
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,394
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,135
Intel Core i9-14900KF
8,011
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,884
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,791
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,540
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,532
Intel Core i7-14700KF
7,522
Intel Core i7-970 @ 3.20GHz
1,299