Intel Core i7 970 

Released July, 2010
  • 3.2 GHz
  • Hexa core

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 980X
14,564
Core i7 4770K
14,184

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 970
2,376
Core i7 980X
2,586

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 970
1,630,000 MB/s
Core i7 4770K
4,810,000 MB/s
Core i7 980X
1,710,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 970
13,330
Core i7 980X
14,533
Core i7 4770K
14,351

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 970
14,174
Core i7 4770K
15,778
Core i7 980X
15,418

GeekBench

Core i7 970
14,503
Core i7 4770K
18,498
Core i7 980X
15,418

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 970
8,447
Core i7 4770K
10,016
Core i7 980X
8,879

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i7 970
1,391
Core i7 980X
1,454

Reviews Word on the street for the Intel Core i7 970


8.0

8.0

9.5

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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