Core i7-3970X 6-Core 3.50GHz
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Core i7-3970X 6-Core 3.50GHz Game Requirement Analysis

Core i7-3970X 6-Core 3.5GHz is an extreme processor based on the 32nm, Sandy Bridge architecture.


It offers 6 Physical Cores (12 Logical), initially clocked at 3.5GHz, which may go up to 4.0GHz and 15MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, HyperThreading, Turbo Boost and Virtualization are activated and the processor has multiplier unlocked.


The processor DOES NOT integrated any graphics. and has a rated board TDP of 130W.


Compared to Core i7-3770K there's an overall 34% performance boost. Its performance is exceptionally good and enough for even the most demanding applications.


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Ragequit0605's Rig
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0% better
0% worse.
Oh wait yeah, this IS my CPU.

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MrSotoK's Rig
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Lol.

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wolfe1924's Rig
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damn 12% worse lol

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adnansyrian's Rig
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164% wrose :( :( what would i say? :( :( :( ..
just look at my GPU .. HAHA :v

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GreedyMuffin's Rig
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5% bette ^!^

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Pakistani's Rig
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lol here what i see is that the 5820K is 2% worse than this :P

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nRgfrozen5's Rig
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This CPU is 107% better than my CPU

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lordbovril2's Rig
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119% worse
dayum

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remixex's Rig
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104% better than mine hoooly crap xD to think they are in the same GD rating (at least now)

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mydreamrigmaza90210's Test Rig
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only 22% worst.

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MAXIMUMTROLLING's Test Rig
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Nonetheless, your CPU is still a beast. I think the same applies to your rig in general :D

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alexander123520's Rig
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i play skyrim with 137 texture mods on ultra on 60 fps at my resolution it is pretty good cpu

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debat0r's Rig
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You'd be able to with an i5 too.
Are you sure your rig is real? Pip's gonna be all over you when he sees this, so if it's not or you can't prove it, you'd better change it to your real one ;)

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I want to know as well-that's a rig over $10K. Also the motherboard he has supports Core2 processors-not the latest i7 Extremes. Also, CFX Asus Ares II? What?? That's $3K itself. $1K for the CPU. Then the RAM is $500. And the monitor is around $10K (the only one I could find was the NEC MD205MG-1) at least. That's $14K itself.
I suggest you put your real rig there soon, alexander (unless you prove that is your real rig).
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mydreamrigmaza90210's Test Rig
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He's changed it now.

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andy8800's Rig
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Wow, nice PC dude. surely be able to max games for years to come

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bubzyz's Rig
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I'm gonna have to call bs on the rig due to too many inconsistencies.

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i7 Extreme on 775 socket and G41 chipset..!!? IMPOSSIBLE…!!!!! If you can affort that ultra high end hardware, why your monitor is only 19 inch!!!?? and there is none of 19 inch monitor can reach 2560x2048 resolution. Your rig is BIG BULL SH*T…!!! FREAK…!!!

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There's no use in getting so mad.

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thasan1's Rig
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kid wants some attention so what? like debator said no use getting mad.

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Calm down dude!! its not worth it, Alexander is probably laughing that your going nuts for nothing. No offence okay?

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just put your real rig bro on your profile so what if your rig is low spec the important thing is that your rig can run games like battlefield 3 even in low settings

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Yea there is no shame in having core 2 quad … lmao

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whats so special about it? 15 mb of cache, a special socket and chipset and extra 700 bucks. so far not impressed…

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It indeed doesn't make any sense to buy this :)

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mydreamrigmaza90210's Test Rig
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unless you have cash to burn, and want to make everyone jelly

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I would honestly (if I wanted an i7) go for the 3770K. There's no point in getting this unless you have the reasons that maza90210 said.

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i wonder if bill gates has this. i mean he has alot of cash to burn.i bet

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nah, he has a custom made microsoft CPU, top secret stuff. with an exclusive 5 SLI titan Bill gates edition, that only he and Jen-Hsun Huang own

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but can it run crysis 3?

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it could probably run Crysis 3 on 4 43" screens at ultra with smooth framerates

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i wonder if obama has that kinda build..

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Obama probably has Pentium 4 xD

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obama don't need a PC TBH

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I think obama just has a macbook pro or something

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yeah probably some mainstream laptop or an apple

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Chuck Norris plays Crysis 3 in Ultra settings via seven 43" screens with Core 2 duo build

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what is better than this ? nothing O.O ?

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the haswell version?

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isnt out yet :)

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Because of the price, I think a lot of things are better than this ;)

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true, even a heavily OC'd 3570k could beat this

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Not beat as in 'beat', but certainly come so close that it doesn't make any sense to buy this (or anything higher than i5 for gaming anyways…)

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unless you have the cash to burn

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