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Intel Core i7-3970X vs Core i9 9900KF

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Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i9 9900KF 57.6 GT/s
Core i7-3970X 42 GT/s
Difference: 15.6 (37%)

Core Speed

Core i9 9900KF 3.6 GHz
Core i7-3970X 3.5 GHz
Difference: 0.1 (3%)


Core i9 9900KF 16
Core i7-3970X 12
Difference: 4 (33%)


Core i7-3970X 150 Watts
Core i9 9900KF 95 Watts
Difference: 55 (58%)

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Model Core i7-3970X Core i9 9900KF
Manufacturer Intel Intel
Architecture Sandy Bridge-E Coffee Lake-S
Core Speed 3.5 GHz 3.6 GHz
Hyperthreading Yes Yes
Cores / Modules 6 8
Total Threads 12 16
Turbo 2/2/3/4/5/5 5.0
L2 Cache 6 x 256 KB 8 x 256KB
L3 Cache 15 MB 16MB
GPU Model N/A
TDP 150 Watts 95 Watts
Socket LGA 2011 LGA 1151
Released 2012-11-01 January 2019