CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3970X vs MT-34

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

TDP

Value

Performance Per Dollar

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 3970X

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Intel Core i7 3970X

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Newer manufacturing process 32 nms vs 90 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 95% higher clock speed
Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
Much better PassMark score 12,923 vs 414 Around 31.2x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,047 vs 457 Around 4.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.64 GHz vs 2.19 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Slightly newer Nov, 2012 vs Mar, 2005 Release date over 7 years later
More cores 6 vs 1 5 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 12 vs 1 11 more threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.99 GHz vs 2.69 GHz More than 85% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better performance per watt 8.14 pt/W vs 2.66 pt/W More than 3x better performance per watt
Front view of AMD Turion 64 technology MT-34

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AMD Turion 64 technology MT-34

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Much lower typical power consumption 19.5W vs 121.88W 6.2x lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.33 MB/core More than 3x more l2 cache per core
Significantly higher Maximum Operating Temperature 95 °C vs 66.8 °C More than 40% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 21.02 $/year vs 131.4 $/year 6.2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 5.78 $/year vs 36.14 $/year 6.2x lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3970X vs Turion 64 technology MT-34

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3970X  vs
Turion 64 technology MT-34 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Hexa core Single core
Socket type
LGA 2011
754
Is hyperthreaded Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
SSE3
SSE2
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
AES
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power consumption

TDP 150W 24W
Annual home energy cost 36.14 $/year 5.78 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 131.4 $/year 21.02 $/year
Performance per watt 8.14 pt/W 2.66 pt/W
Typical power consumption 121.88W 19.5W

details

Core i7 3970X  vs
Turion 64 technology MT-34 
Threads 12 1
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nms 90 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 66.8°C Unknown - 95°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.64 GHz 2.19 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.99 GHz 2.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.64 GHz 2.19 GHz
Intel Core i7 3970X
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AMD Turion 64 technology MT-34
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