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Intel Core i7-3970X vs AMD Ryzen 5 1500X

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Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i7-3970X 42 GT/s
Ryzen 5 1500X 28 GT/s
Difference: 14 (50%)

Core Speed

Core i7-3970X 3.5 GHz
Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz
Difference: 0 (0%)

Threads

Core i7-3970X 12
Ryzen 5 1500X 8
Difference: 4 (50%)

TDP

Core i7-3970X 150 Watts
Ryzen 5 1500X 65 Watts
Difference: 85 (131%)

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Model Core i7-3970X Ryzen 5 1500X
Manufacturer Intel AMD
Architecture Sandy Bridge-E 14nm
Core Speed 3.5 GHz 3.5 GHz
Hyperthreading Yes Yes
Cores / Modules 6 4
Total Threads 12 8
Turbo 2/2/3/4/5/5 3.7 GHz
L2 Cache 6 x 256 KB 2MB
L3 Cache 15 MB 16MB
GPU Model N/A
TDP 150 Watts 65 Watts
Socket LGA 2011 AM4
Released 2012-11-01 April 2017
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Core i7-3970X

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Ryzen 5 1500X

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