Intel Core i7 970 

Released July, 2010
  • 3.2 GHz
  • Hexa core
5.2 Out of 10

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core i7 970 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Core i7 970
9.8
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core i7 970
5.6
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Core i7 970
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Core i7 970
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Core i7 970
5.1
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Core i7 970
n.d.
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Core i7 970
5.2

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i7 970

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 970
13,895
Core i7 920
7,014
Core i7 870
8,046

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 970
2,376
Core i7 920
1,959
Core i7 870
2,243

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 970
1,630,000 MB/s
Core i7 870
142,100 MB/s
Core i7 920
143,700 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 970
13,330
Core i7 920
7,125
Core i7 870
7,874

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 970
14,174
Core i7 920
7,791
Core i7 870
8,534

GeekBench

Core i7 970
14,503
Core i7 920
9,242
Core i7 870
10,143

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 970
8,447
Core i7 920
4,958
Core i7 870
5,398

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i7 970
1,391
Core i7 920
1,164
Core i7 870
1,300

Reviews Word on the street for the Intel Core i7 970


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Overall

8.6 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.46 GHz
Cores Hexa core
Socket type LGA 1366
Is unlocked No

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing No
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. AES
  3. SSE
  4. SSE2
  5. SSE4.1
  6. SSE3
  7. Supplemental SSE3
  8. SSE4.2
  9. SSE4
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

integrated graphics

GPU None

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3-1066
  2. DDR3-800
  3. DDR3
Channels Triple Channel
Supports ECC No
Maximum bandwidth 25,599.99 MB/s
Maximum memory size 24,576 MB

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 12 threads
L2 cache 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm
Transistor count 1,170,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 24
Voltage range 0.8 - 1.38V
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.9°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 70
Overclock review score 5
Overclocked clock speed 4.44 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.56 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 4,185.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.44 GHz

power consumption

TDP 130W
Annual home energy cost 50.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 144.8 $/year
Performance per watt 4.13 pt/W
Idle power consumption 80.4W
Peak power consumption 165.3W
Typical power consumption 144.07W

bus

Architecture QPI
Data rate 19,200 MB/s
Transfer rate 4,800 MT/s
Clock speed 2,400 MHz
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