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Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i7-4960X 43.2 GT/s
Core i7-3970X 42 GT/s
Difference: 1.2 (3%)

Core Speed

Core i7-4960X 3.6 GHz
Core i7-3970X 3.5 GHz
Difference: 0.1 (3%)

Threads

Core i7-3970X 12
Core i7-4960X 12
Difference: 0 (0%)

TDP

Core i7-3970X 150 Watts
Core i7-4960X 130 Watts
Difference: 20 (15%)

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Model Core i7-3970X Core i7-4960X
Manufacturer Intel Intel
Architecture Sandy Bridge-E Ivy Bridge-E
Core Speed 3.5 GHz 3.6 GHz
Hyperthreading Yes Yes
Cores / Modules 6 6
Total Threads 12 12
Turbo 2/2/3/4/5/5 1/1/2/3/3/4
L2 Cache 6 x 256 KB 6 x 256 KB
L3 Cache 15 MB 15 MB
GPU Model N/A N/A
TDP 150 Watts 130 Watts
Socket LGA 2011 LGA 2011
Released 2012-11-01 2013-09-01
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