Intel Core i7-3970X vs AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G

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Intel Core i7-3970X
Intel Core i7-3970X
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AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G
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Price now 419$
Games supported 97%

General info

Comparing Core i7-3970X and Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating784783
Value for money2.3010.15
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
Seriesno dataAMD Ryzen 5
Architecture codenameSandy Bridge-E (2011−2013)Raven Ridge (2017−2018)
Release date1 November 2012 (9 years ago)10 May 2018 (4 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$593$169
Current price$389 (0.7x MSRP)$419 (2.5x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Core i7-3970X and Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores6 (Hexa-Core)4 (Quad-Core)
Threads128
Base clock speed3.5 GHz3.6 GHz
Boost clock speed4 GHz3.9 GHz
L1 cache64 KB (per core)128K (per core)
L2 cache256 KB (per core)512K (per core)
L3 cache15 MB (shared)4 MB (shared)
Chip lithography32 nm14 nm
Die size435 mm2210 mm2
Maximum core temperature67 °Cno data
Maximum case temperature (TCase)70 °Cno data
Number of transistors2,270 million4,950 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier+no data

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-3970X and Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration11 (Uniprocessor)
SocketFCLGA2011AM4
Thermal design power (TDP)150 Watt65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-3970X and Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVXno data
AES-NI++
AVX++
vPro-no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Turbo Boost Technology2.0no data
Hyper-Threading Technology+no data
Idle States+no data
Thermal Monitoring+no data
Smart Response+no data
Demand Based Switching-no data

Security technologies

Core i7-3970X and Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT-no data
EDB+no data
Identity Protection+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-3970X and Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G are enumerated here.

AMD-Vno data+
VT-d+no data
VT-x+no data
EPT+no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i7-3970X and Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3DDR4 Dual-channel
Maximum memory size64.45 GB64 GB
Max memory channels42
Maximum memory bandwidth51.2 GB/s46.933 GB/s
ECC memory support-+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardno dataAMD Radeon RX Vega 11

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-3970X and Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G.

PCIe version2.03.0
PCI Express lanes4012

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i7-3970X 8.33
Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G 8.33
  • Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

i7-3970X 8396
Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G 8399
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Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i7-3970X and Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 7.4 Mh/s no data

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Novelty 1 November 2012 10 May 2018
Cost $593 $169
Boost clock speed 4000 3900
Base clock speed 3500 3600
Chip lithography 32 nm 14 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 150 Watt 65 Watt

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AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G

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Competitors of Core i7-3970X by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-3970X from AMD is Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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Competitors of Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G from Intel is Core i7-3970X, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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User rating

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