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Intel Core i7-970 vs Core i7-980X

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3DMark Fire Strike Physics Score

Core i7-980X 7930 points
Core i7-970 7520 points
Difference: 410 (5%)

Specification Charts

Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i7-980X 39.6 GT/s
Core i7-970 38.4 GT/s
Difference: 1.2 (3%)

Core Speed

Core i7-980X 3.3 GHz
Core i7-970 3.2 GHz
Difference: 0.1 (3%)


Core i7-970 12
Core i7-980X 12
Difference: 0 (0%)


Core i7-970 130 Watts
Core i7-980X 130 Watts
Difference: 0 (0%)

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Model Core i7-970 Core i7-980X
Manufacturer Intel Intel
Architecture Westmere Westmere
Core Speed 3.2 GHz 3.3 GHz
Hyperthreading Yes Yes
Cores / Modules 6 6
Total Threads 12 12
Turbo 1/1/1/1/2/2 1/1/1/1/2/2
L2 Cache 6 x 256 KB 6 x 256 KB
L3 Cache 12 MB 12 MB
GPU Model N/A N/A
TDP 130 Watts 130 Watts
Socket LGA 1366 LGA 1366
Released 2010-07-01 2010-03-01