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Intel Core i3 8121U vs Core i7-3970X

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Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i7-3970X 42 GT/s
Core i3 8121U 8.8 GT/s
Difference: 33.2 (377%)

Core Speed

Core i7-3970X 3.5 GHz
Core i3 8121U 2.2 GHz
Difference: 1.3 (59%)

Threads

Core i7-3970X 12
Core i3 8121U 4
Difference: 8 (200%)

TDP

Core i7-3970X 150 Watts
Core i3 8121U 15 Watts
Difference: 135 (900%)

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Model Core i3 8121U Core i7-3970X
Manufacturer Intel Intel
Architecture Cannon Lake Sandy Bridge-E
Core Speed 2.2 GHz 3.5 GHz
Hyperthreading Yes Yes
Cores / Modules 2 6
Total Threads 4 12
Turbo 3.2 GHz 2/2/3/4/5/5
L2 Cache 6 x 256 KB
L3 Cache 4MB 15 MB
GPU Model N/A
TDP 15 Watts 150 Watts
Socket LGA 2011
Released 2018 2012-11-01
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