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Intel Core i7-3970X

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Intel I7-3970X 3.5GHZ 15M

15 February 2014
Overall 8

Intel Core i7-3970X Sandy Bridge-E CPU Review

16 May 2013
  • Conclusion: The on problem with the Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition is pricing. When Intel slaps the “Extreme Edition” moniker on a product, you know it’s going to command a premium, and the Core i7-3970X is no different. As of today, this processor is available at about $999 - $1029 . That is a tall order for all but the most affluent PC enthusiasts, and although the processor is uber fast, it doesn’t represent the best value, obviously.
  • Pros: Extreme Performance, Unlocked, Huge Cache, High Clocks
  • Cons: Ultra Expensive, No QuickSync, Pumps Out The BTUs
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Intel Core i7-3960x vs. i7-3970x: A Clash of Titans

22 January 2013
  • Excerpt: With the Intel Core i7-3970X taking the crown for the fastest six-core processor for the desktop market, how can this 150W TDP monster compare to its younger brother, the i7-3960X? Can the $10 difference in price justify its performance and stability? In this review the Core i7-3960X and the Core i7-3970X go head-to-head in some real-world application benchmarks. [review_ad] Understandable.
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Expert Review

22 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Processors progressed much in 2012. The LGA1155 and AM3+ platforms were improved, and the whole new FM2 platform entered the market. As a result, the desktop version of LGA2011 was cannibalized and paled into insignificance. Its cheapest CPU, Core i7-3820, yields to Core i7-3770, which offers integrated graphics, four cores, and newer microarchitecture for the same money.
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Intel Core i7 3970X review: the fastest even faster

13 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Take a Core i7 3960X, add 200 MHz, and you get the 3970X. How does it perform?
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Overall 9

Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition Processor Review

X-bit labs
6 December 2012
  • Summary: Intel Core i7-3960X has been the fastest processors for high-performance desktop systems for an entire year. But time has come for it to step down: today Intel offers Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition. Although the newcomer is hardly any different from its predecessor, we decided to subject it to detailed features and performance testing in our lab.
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Overall 9

Expert Review

Tweak Town
28 November 2012
  • Excerpt: As soon as we hear that Extreme Edition label at the end of an Intel processor we know two things; one it's the flagship processor for the company; second it's going to cost a bucketload of money. This is a formula that has been tried and true since the introduction of the Extreme Edition series processors.
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Review: Intel Core i7-3970X

PC Authority
6 March 2013

Intel Core i7-3970X Processor Extreme Edition

iXBT Labs
23 December 2012

Intel Core i7-3970X

1 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Intel tiene en la actualidad las CPU más potentes del mercado y aunque el interés de la gente parece ir poco a poco hacia otro tipo de soluciones sin duda este procesador aun marca la pauta en rendimiento.
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