Intel Core i7-3970X: specs and benchmarks
Intel started Core i7-3970X sales on November 2012 at a recommended price of $593. This is Sandy Bridge-E architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 6 cores and 12 threads, and is based on 32 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4.00 GHz and an unlocked multiplier.
Compatibility-wise, this is a FCLGA2011 processor with a TDP of 150 Watt and a maximum temperature of 70 °C. It supports DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600 memory.
It provides good benchmark performance at 39.85 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.