CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3970X vs 9370 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Cast your vote Do you agree or disagree with CPUBoss?

Thanks for adding your opinion. Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest news!
VS

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 3970X

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 3970X

Report a correction

CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Core i7 3970X vs the AMD FX 9370.

Front view of AMD FX 9370

Reasons to consider the
AMD FX 9370

Report a correction

CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD FX 9370 vs the Intel Core i7 3970X.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3970X vs FX 9370

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 3970X
19,564
FX 9370
11,930

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 9370
2,366

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 3970X
2,690,000 MB/s
FX 9370
2,520,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 3970X
19,956
FX 9370
11,795

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 3970X
20,836
FX 9370
11,555

GeekBench

Core i7 3970X
21,346
FX 9370
11,795

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 3970X
12,923
FX 9370
9,524

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 9370
1,619

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3970X  vs
FX 9370 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 4.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4 GHz 4.7 GHz
Cores Hexa core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 2011
AM3+
Is unlocked Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 150W 220W
Annual home energy cost 36.13 $/year 53 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 131.4 $/year 192.72 $/year
Performance per watt 8.17 pt/W 4.86 pt/W
Typical power consumption 121.88W 178.75W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s

details

Core i7 3970X  vs
FX 9370 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 8
L2 cache 2 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 15 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 35 23
Voltage range 0.6 - 1.35V 1.91 - 2V
Operating temperature Unknown - 66.8°C Unknown - 57°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.57 GHz 4.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.44 GHz 4.87 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.57 GHz 4.9 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A
Intel Core i7 3970X
Report a correction
AMD FX 9370
Report a correction

Read more

Comments

comments powered by Disqus