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Intel Core i7-2600K vs Core i7-970

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3DMark Fire Strike Physics Score

Core i7-970 7520 points
Core i7-2600K 4950 points
Difference: 2570 (52%)

Specification Charts

Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i7-970 38.4 GT/s
Core i7-2600K 27.2 GT/s
Difference: 11.2 (41%)

Core Speed

Core i7-2600K 3.4 GHz
Core i7-970 3.2 GHz
Difference: 0.2 (6%)


Core i7-970 12
Core i7-2600K 8
Difference: 4 (50%)


Core i7-970 130 Watts
Core i7-2600K 95 Watts
Difference: 35 (37%)

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Model Core i7-2600K Core i7-970
Manufacturer Intel Intel
Architecture Sandy Bridge Westmere
Core Speed 3.4 GHz 3.2 GHz
Hyperthreading Yes Yes
Cores / Modules 4 6
Total Threads 8 12
Turbo 1/2/3/4 1/1/1/1/2/2
L2 Cache 4 x 256 KB 6 x 256 KB
L3 Cache 8 MB 12 MB
GPU Model HD Graphics 3000 N/A
TDP 95 Watts 130 Watts
Socket LGA 1155 LGA 1366
Released 2011-01-01 2010-07-01