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Intel Core i5 8600K vs Core i7-3970X

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Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i7-3970X 42 GT/s
Core i5 8600K 21.6 GT/s
Difference: 20.4 (94%)

Core Speed

Core i5 8600K 3.6 GHz
Core i7-3970X 3.5 GHz
Difference: 0.1 (3%)


Core i7-3970X 12
Core i5 8600K 6
Difference: 6 (100%)


Core i7-3970X 150 Watts
Core i5 8600K 95 Watts
Difference: 55 (58%)

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Model Core i5 8600K Core i7-3970X
Manufacturer Intel Intel
Architecture Coffee Lake Sandy Bridge-E
Core Speed 3.6 GHz 3.5 GHz
Hyperthreading No Yes
Cores / Modules 6 6
Total Threads 6 12
Turbo 4.3 GHz 2/2/3/4/5/5
L2 Cache 6 x 256 KB
L3 Cache 9MB 15 MB
GPU Model UHD 630 N/A
TDP 95 Watts 150 Watts
Socket LGA 1151 LGA 2011
Released August 2017 2012-11-01