Intel Core i7-970 vs AMD Ryzen 3 2300X
Comparing Core i7-970 and Ryzen 3 2300X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Core i7-970 and Ryzen 3 2300X quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-970 and Ryzen 3 2300X performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
4 × 8 GT / s
64 KB (per core)
256 KB (per core)
512K (per core)
12 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
Maximum core temperature
64 bit support
VID voltage range
Information on Core i7-970 and Ryzen 3 2300X compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
Power consumption (TDP)
Technologies and extensions
Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-970 and Ryzen 3 2300X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Demand Based Switching
Core i7-970 and Ryzen 3 2300X technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-970 and Ryzen 3 2300X are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-970 and Ryzen 3 2300X.
Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB / s
43.71 GB / s
ECC memory support
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-970 and Ryzen 3 2300X.
Max number of PCIe lanes
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-970 and Ryzen 3 2300X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
i7-970 17.42 +0.5%
Ryzen 3 2300X 17.33
i7-970 8352 +0.5%
Ryzen 3 2300X 8309
Let's see how good Core i7-970 and Ryzen 3 2300X are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Advantages of Intel Core i7-970
0.5% faster in synthetic tests
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 3 2300X
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 130 watts)
MMX (MultiMedia Extensions - the very first (1996) SIMD instruction expansion for Intel desktop CPUs, works with 64-bit registers)
SSE (Streaming SIMD Instructions - a SIMD instruction extension working with 128-bit registers)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
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 i7-970 or Ryzen 3 2300X?
Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core i7-970 and AMD Ryzen 3 2300X. The differences in performance seem too small.
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