Intel's Fastest Processor

Intel Core i7-3970X Processor


Processor Number   i7-3970X                      
Launch DateQ4'12
# of Cores6
# of Threads12
Cache15.0 MB
Clock Speed3.50 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.00 GHz
Cache15.0 MB
Bus/Core Ratio35
Bus TypeDMI
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2, AVX
Lithography32 nm
Max TDP150
VID Voltage Range0.6V-1.35V

Memory Specifications
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)64 GB
Memory TypesDDR3-1066/1333/1600
# of Memory Channels4
Max Memory Bandwidth51.2
Physical Address Extensions-
Physical Address Extensions-

Graphics Specifications
Processor Graphics  No                                
Graphics Base Frequency-
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency-
Intel® Quick Sync Video-
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology-
Intel® Wireless Display-
Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI)-
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology-
Dual Display Capable -
Expansion Options
PCI Express Revision  2.0                                
Max # of PCI Express Lanes40
PCI Express Configurations -
Package Specifications
Max CPU Configuration 1                                    
Package Size52.5mm x 45.0mm
Processing Die Size-
# of Processing Die Transistors-
Graphics and IMC Lithography-
Graphics and IMC Die Size-
# of Graphics and IMC Die Transistors-

Advanced Technologies
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology  2.0                                 
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) Yes
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology No
Intel® 64 Yes
Intel® Demand Based Switching-
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechnologyYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Execute Disable Bit Yes
Intel® Demand Based Switching-


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