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Intel Core i7-3970X

Physical

Socket: Intel Socket 2011
Process Size: 32 nm
Transistors: 2270 million
Die Size: 435 mm²
Package: FC-LGA10
tCaseMax: 70°C

Performance

Frequency: 3500 MHz
Turbo Clock: up to 4000 MHz
Base Clock: 100 MHz
Multiplier: 35.0x
Voltage: 1.35 V
TDP: 150 W

Architecture

Market: Desktop
Production Status: unknown
Released: Nov 2012
Codename: Sandy Bridge-E
Part#: SR0WR
Memory Support: DDR3

Cores

# of Cores: Six-core
SMP # CPUs: 1
Integrated Graphics: N/A

Cache

Cache L1: 64 KB (per core)
Cache L2: 256 KB (per core)
Cache L3: 15360 KB (shared)

Features

  • MMX
  • SSE
  • SSE2
  • SSE3
  • SSSE3
  • SSE4.2
  • AVX
  • EIST
  • Intel 64
  • XD bit
  • VT-x
  • VT-d
  • Hyper-Threading
  • AES-NI

Notes

This processor comes with an unlocked BCLK multiplier, allowing users to set the multiplier value higher than shipped value, to facilitate better overclocking. It is branded under the Extreme Edition label.