Intel Core i7-970 Specs

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Specifications of the Intel Core i7-970 processor dedicated to the desktop sector, it has 6 cores, 12 threads, a maximum frequency of 3.5GHz. The table below makes it possible to observe well the lithography, the number of transistors (if present), the offered cache memory, the maximum capacity of RAM memory that we can get, the type of compatible memory, the release date, the maximum number of PCIe lanes, the values obtained in the Passmark platform, Cinebench R15 and Geekbench 4.


Processor Intel Core i7-970
Market (main) Desktop
ISA x86-64 (64 bit)
Microarchitecture Westmere
Core name Gulftown
Family Core i7-900
Part number(s), S-Spec BX80613I7970,
Release date Q3 2010
Lithography 32 nm
Transistors 1,170,000,000
Cores 6
Threads 12
Base frequency 3.2 GHz
Turbo frequency 3.5 GHz
Bus speed 4.8 GT/s
Cache memory 12 MB
Max memory capacity 24 GB
Memory types DDR3 800/1066
Max # of memory channels 3
Max memory bandwidth 25.6 GB/s
Max PCIe lanes 16
TDP 130 W
Suggested PSU 650W ATX Power Supply
GPU integrated graphics None
Socket LGA1366
Compatible motherboard Socket LGA 1366 Motherboard 
Maximum temperature 67.9°C
CPU-Z single thread 269
CPU-Z multi thread 2,090
Cinebench R15 single thread 99
Cinebench R15 multi-thread 1,001
Cinebench R20 single thread 175
Cinebench R20 multi-thread 1,776
Cinebench R23 single thread 469
Cinebench R23 multi-thread 2,483
PassMark single thread 1,487
PassMark CPU Mark 6,765
(Windows 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 single core
(Windows 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 multi-core
GFLOPS performance
113.3 GFLOPS
(Multi-core / watt performance)
Performance / watt ratio
121 pts / W

Performances :

Performance comparison between this processor and those of equivalent power, for this we consider the results generated on benchmark softwares such as Geekbench 4.

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Performance comparison on the CPU-Z benchmark software for IT processors:

CPU-Z - Multi-thread & single thread score
AMD Ryzen 5 3350G 428
Intel Core i5-9500T 383
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3400GE 444
Intel Core i3-9350KF 588
Intel Core i5-9400T 382
Intel Core i7-970 269
Intel Core i3-9100F 465
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AF 433
AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 429
Intel Core i3-9100 375

CPU-Z is a system information software that provides the name of the processor, its model number, the codename, the cache levels, the package, the process. It can also gives data about the mainboard, the memory. It makes real time measurement, with finally a benchmark for the single thread, as well as for the multi thread.

Performance comparison on the Cinebench R15 benchmark platform for IT devices:

Cinebench R15 - Multi-thread & single thread score
Intel Core i9-9900T 190
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X 200
AMD Ryzen 5 3500X 190
Intel Core i5-10400T 157
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 180
Intel Core i7-970 99
Intel Core i5-9400F 177
Intel Core i5-9400 174
Intel Core i3-10325 198
Intel Core i5-9500F 185

Cinebench R15 evaluates the performance of CPU calculations by restoring a photorealistic 3D scene. The scene has 2,000 objects, 300,000 polygons, uses sharp and fuzzy reflections, bright areas, shadows, procedural shaders, antialiasing, and so on. The faster the rendering of the scene is created, the more powerful the PC is, with a high number of points.

Performance comparison on the Cinebench R20 benchmark platform for computers:

Cinebench R20 - Multi-thread & single thread score
Intel Core i3-10320 448
Intel Core i3-10100 440
Intel Core i3-10100F 427
Intel Core i3-9350KF 472
Intel Core i5-9400T 364
Intel Core i7-970 175
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3400GE 400
Intel Core i3-9100 456
Intel Core i3-9100F 393
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AF 360

Cinebench R20 is a multi-platform test software which allows to evaluate the hardware capacities of a device such as a computer, a tablet, a server. This version of Cinebench takes into account recent developments in processors with multiple cores and the latest improvements in rendering techniques. The evaluation is ultimately even more relevant.

Performance comparison on the Cinebench R23 benchmark platform for computer processors:

Cinebench R23 - Multi-thread & single thread score
AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 982
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AF 893
AMD Athlon 3000G 1,063
AMD Ryzen 3 5300G 1,120
Intel Pentium Gold G6400 956
Intel Core i7-970 469
Intel Core i3-10300 446
Intel Celeron J4125 435
Intel Celeron J4115 354

Cinebench R23 is cross-platform testing software that allows you to assess the hardware capabilities of a device such as a computer, tablet, server. This version of Cinebench takes into account recent developments in processors with multiple cores and the latest improvements in rendering techniques. The evaluation is ultimately even more relevant. The test scene contains no less than 2,000 objects and more than 300,000 polygons in total.

Performance comparison on the Passmark benchmark platform for computing machines:

PassMark - CPU Mark
Intel Core i3-9350KF 2,721
AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 2,250
Intel Core i3-9300 2,676
Intel Core i3-9100 2,497
Intel Core i3-9100F 2,517
Intel Core i7-970 1,487
Intel Core i3-9100T 2,550
AMD Athlon 3000G 2,080
Intel Pentium Gold G6400 2,479
Intel Pentium Silver J5040 1,421

PassMark is a benchmarking software that performs several performance tests including prime numbers, integers, floating point, compression, physics, extended instructions, encoding, sorting. The higher the score is, the higher is the device capacity.

On Windows: performance comparison in Geekbench 4 with Windows operating system.

Geekbench 4 - Multi-core & single core score - Windows 64-bit
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4350G 4,794
Intel Core i3-10100F 5,222
Intel Core i5-9500T 4,506
Intel Core i3-10100 5,101
Intel Core i3-9350K 5,380
Intel Core i7-970 3,317
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 4,620
Intel Core i5-9400T 4,002
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3400G 4,348
Intel Core i3-9100F 4,942

On Linux: performance comparison in Geekbench 4 with Linux operating system.

Geekbench 4 - Multi-core & single core score - Linux 64-bit
Intel Core i3-9100 5,214
Intel Core i3-10100 4,771
Intel Core i3-9100F 5,253
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3400GE 4,518
Intel Core i7-9700F 5,909
Intel Core i7-970 2,650
Intel Core i5-9400 4,187
Intel Pentium Gold G5420 4,709
AMD Athlon 3000G 4,292
Intel Celeron J4125 2,104

On MAC OS X: performance comparison in Geekbench 4 with MAC OS X operating system.

Geekbench 4 - Multi-core & single core score - Mac OS X 64-bit
Intel Core i3-10100 5,428
Intel Core i3-9350KF 5,897
Intel Core i3-10100F 5,274
Intel Core i3-9100F 5,247
Intel Core i3-9100 5,098
Intel Core i7-970 2,845
Intel Core i3-9100T 4,507

Geekbench 4 is a complete benchmark platform with several types of tests, including data compression, images, AES encryption, SQL encoding, HTML, PDF file rendering, matrix computation, Fast Fourier Transform, 3D object simulation, photo editing, memory testing. This allows us to better visualize the respective power of these devices. For each result, we took an average of 250 values on the famous benchmark software.

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List of benchmarks:

CPU-ZCinebench R15Cinebench R20Cinebench R23Geekbench 4 on LinuxGeekbench 4 on Mac OS XGeekbench 4 on WindowsPassMarkGFLOPS performance


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See also:

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