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

General info

Comparing Core i7-3970X and Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
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Value for money (0-100)
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AMD Ryzen 5
Architecture codename
Sandy Bridge-E
Raven Ridge
Release date
1 November 2012
12 February 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
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Technical specs

Core i7-3970X and Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-3970X and Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Base frequency
3.5 GHz
3.6 GHz
Maximum frequency
4 GHz
3.9 GHz
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
128K (per core)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
512K (per core)
L3 cache
15 MB (shared)
4 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
14 nm
Die size
435 mm2
210 mm2
Maximum core temperature
67 °C
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Maximum case temperature (TCase)
70 °C
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Transistor count
2,270 million
4,950 million
64 bit support
VID voltage range
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Information on Core i7-3970X and Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1 (Uniprocessor)
Power consumption (TDP)
150 Watt
65 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 extensions
Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX
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Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
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Turbo Boost
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Idle States
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Thermal Monitoring
Smart Response
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Demand Based Switching
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Security technologies

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

Virtualization technologies

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

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-3970X and Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
DDR4 Dual-channel
Maximum memory size
64.45 GB
64 GB
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
51.2 GB/s
43.71 GB/s
ECC memory support

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i7-3970X and Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G.
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Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-3970X and Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G.
PCIe revision
Max number of PCIe lanes

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-3970X and Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i7-3970X 10.55
Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G 10.56 +0.1%


i7-3970X 8574
Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G 8584 +0.1%

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
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-3970X and Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i7-3970X

Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G

0.1% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (12 February 2018 vs 1 November 2012)
Cheaper ($169 vs $593)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 150 watts)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

So, Core i7-3970X or Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core i7-3970X and AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G. The differences in performance seem too small.
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