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Front view of Intel Core i7 3970X

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 3970X

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 350 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 0.12 GHz Around 30.2x higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.57 GHz vs 0.13 GHz More than 34.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.44 GHz vs 0.12 GHz More than 38.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Nov, 2012 vs Jan, 1997 Release date over 16 years later
Front view of AMD K5 PR166

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AMD K5 PR166

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD K5 PR166 vs the Intel Core i7 3970X.

Features Key features of the Core i7 3970X  vs K5 PR166 

clock speed

Core i7 3970X
3.5 GHz
K5 PR166
0.12 GHz

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i7 3970X
4.57 GHz
K5 PR166
0.13 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i7 3970X
4.44 GHz
K5 PR166
0.12 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3970X  vs
K5 PR166 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 0.12 GHz

features

Has a NX bit Yes No

power consumption

Typical power consumption 121.88W N/A

details

Core i7 3970X  vs
K5 PR166 
Manufacture process 32 nm 350 nm

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.57 GHz 0.13 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.44 GHz 0.12 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.57 GHz 0.13 GHz
Intel Core i7 3970X
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AMD K5 PR166
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