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Intel Core i7-3970X vs Core i7-4790K

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Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i7-3970X 42 GT/s
Core i7-4790K 32 GT/s
Difference: 10 (31%)

Core Speed

Core i7-4790K 4.0 GHz
Core i7-3970X 3.5 GHz
Difference: 0.5 (14%)


Core i7-3970X 12
Core i7-4790K 8
Difference: 4 (50%)


Core i7-3970X 150 Watts
Core i7-4790K 88 Watts
Difference: 62 (70%)

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Model Core i7-3970X Core i7-4790K
Manufacturer Intel Intel
Architecture Sandy Bridge-E Haswell
Core Speed 3.5 GHz 4.0 GHz
Hyperthreading Yes Yes
Cores / Modules 6 4
Total Threads 12 8
Turbo 2/2/3/4/5/5 2/3/4/4
L2 Cache 6 x 256 KB 4 x 256 KB
L3 Cache 15 MB 8 MB
GPU Model N/A HD Graphics 4600
TDP 150 Watts 88 Watts
Socket LGA 2011 LGA 1150
Released 2012-11-01 2014-06-01