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Intel Core i7-3970X vs AMD FX-8120

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Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i7-3970X 42 GT/s
FX-8120 24.8 GT/s
Difference: 17.2 (69%)

Core Speed

Core i7-3970X 3.5 GHz
FX-8120 3.1 GHz
Difference: 0.4 (13%)

Threads

Core i7-3970X 12
FX-8120 8
Difference: 4 (50%)

TDP

Core i7-3970X 150 Watts
FX-8120 125 Watts
Difference: 25 (20%)

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Model Core i7-3970X FX-8120
Manufacturer Intel AMD
Architecture Sandy Bridge-E Bulldozer-Zambezi
Core Speed 3.5 GHz 3.1 GHz
Hyperthreading Yes No
Cores / Modules 6 8/4
Total Threads 12 8
Turbo 2/2/3/4/5/5 3.4
L2 Cache 6 x 256 KB 4 x 2 MB
L3 Cache 15 MB 8 MB
GPU Model N/A
TDP 150 Watts 125 Watts
Socket LGA 2011 AM3+
Released 2012-11-01 2011-10-12
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