Intel Core i7-3970X Sandy Bridge-E CPU Review: Intel's Flagship 6-Core

It’s no secret that Intel is readying processors based in its Haswell microarchitecture. The new chips are due to be released in the not too distant future and feature a number of noteworthy enhancements, including a much more powerful integrated graphics core.

When Haswell arrives though, it will supplant current Ivy Bridge-based processors, which target more mainstream market segments than the product we’ll be showing you today. For the foreseeable future, Intel’s big dog remains Sandy Bridge-E, the monstrous six-core beast which utilizes the X79 Express chipset and socket LGA 2011.

Prior to the arrival of Haswell, we figured it would be a good idea to show you just what Intel’s current flagship desktop processor can do. That processor is the Core i7-3970X...

Via:  HotHardware
LanceStrikers one year ago

Nice to hear but this one might be super expensive that ordinary people cant afford to buy :(

ChuckRenninger one year ago

the 3960X is $1049.99 on newegg... this is the sir, are correct.

ChuckRenninger one year ago

And what happened to Ivy Bridge-E?

Dave_HH one year ago

Ivy Bridge-E hasn't been released yet... ;-)

Johnny3D one year ago

Looks to be a pretty incredible processor. Like the others have pointed out, well beyond what I could even begin to afford for a PC.

shadizzle one year ago

If you have actual use for this chip, it is a monster and worth every penny from a productivity perspective IMO. Def. not cheap, thats why we have the 3930K otherwise :)

mike coyne one year ago

Great Reviews on new Intel I7 3970X. I like this. Very impressed that it can run at 4.80 GHz. plenty power for this i7 3970X.

Tjphelan1 one year ago

I would prefer my 3770k price for performance. The 3970 and x79 platform is more for bragging rights then anything else.

AKnudson one year ago

When are the pecs for the haswell proccessors going to be released? i want to buy a 3970x when they do. I've been saving up and can't wait.

asdacap one year ago

I though it would smoke FX-8350 by a very large margin. But surprisingly, only about 60% faster. I'm quite impressed with AMD , albeit much higher power consumption, but hey, its 4 times cheaper.

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