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Intel Core i7-3970X vs Core i7-7700K

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Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i7-3970X 42 GT/s
Core i7-7700K 33.6 GT/s
Difference: 8.4 (25%)

Core Speed

Core i7-7700K 4.2 GHz
Core i7-3970X 3.5 GHz
Difference: 0.7 (20%)


Core i7-3970X 12
Core i7-7700K 8
Difference: 4 (50%)


Core i7-3970X 150 Watts
Core i7-7700K 91 Watts
Difference: 59 (65%)

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Model Core i7-3970X Core i7-7700K
Manufacturer Intel Intel
Architecture Sandy Bridge-E Kaby Lake-S (14 nm)
Core Speed 3.5 GHz 4.2 GHz
Hyperthreading Yes Yes
Cores / Modules 6 4
Total Threads 12 8
Turbo 2/2/3/4/5/5 4.5 GHz
L2 Cache 6 x 256 KB 4 x 256 KB
L3 Cache 15 MB 8 MB
GPU Model N/A HD Graphics 630
TDP 150 Watts 91 Watts
Socket LGA 2011 LGA 1151
Released 2012-11-01 January 2017