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Front view of Intel Core i7 3970X

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Intel Core i7 3970X

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Core i7 3970X vs the AMD Athlon 64 FX 62.

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AMD Athlon 64 FX 62

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Athlon 64 FX 62 vs the Intel Core i7 3970X.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3970X vs Athlon 64 FX 62

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3970X  vs
Athlon 64 FX 62 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Hexa core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 2011
AM2

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core i7 3970X  vs
Athlon 64 FX 62 
Threads 12 2
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 66.8°C Unknown - 63°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.57 GHz 3.15 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.44 GHz 3.35 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 7,133.8 1,024.8
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.57 GHz 3.15 GHz

power consumption

TDP 150W 125W
Annual home energy cost 36.13 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 131.4 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 8.17 pt/W 0.64 pt/W
Typical power consumption 121.88W 101.56W
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