Average Bench: 77.1% (58th of 980)

more Based on 9,208 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206D7, , 00000000BC83B000, 00000000BC80D000, 0000000000000000, 0FABFBFF000206D7, 1FABFBFF000206D7, 00000000BC80C000, 1F8BFBFF000206D7, 1789FBFF000206D7, 0F8BFBFF000206D7 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz

The 3930K has an outstanding multi-core performance profile, almost as good as you can buy at any budget, which considering its relatively reasonable price tag really make it stand out from the crowd. The reason for the extraordinary multi-core benchmark scores is down to the 3930K's six cores. Having six cores effectively results in a 50% lead over quad core cpus and a 200% percent lead over dual core cpu's. Typical desktop users rarely use more than two cores simultaneously thus rendering the additional four cores largely redundant for consumer use. In terms of regular use this CPU will offer virtually no better real world performance than the leaders in my Desktop CPU Group Test. For server orientated workloads the 3930K offers both outstanding performance and superb value for money. [Jun '13 CPUPro]

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Poor: 61%Average: 77.1% Great: 94%
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-3930K averaged 22.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-3930K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Multi Core Integer Speed 717Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 745Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3930K is 32.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-3930K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Floating Point Speed 98Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 97.9Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,208 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.8 SC Int 97.4 118
78.2 SC Float 98 119
79.5 SC Mixed 97.9 118
78.2% 97.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
293 QC Int 378 467
295 QC Float 378 465
295 QC Mixed 378 466
85.7% 378 Pts
Min Avg Max
605 MC Int 717 867
633 MC Float 740 890
632 MC Mixed 745 896
110% 734 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 122
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 490
QC Float 486
QC Mixed 489
111% 489 Pts
MC Int 909
MC Float 923
MC Mixed 947
139% 927 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 111
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 112
89% 112 Pts
QC Int 414
QC Float 414
QC Mixed 422
94% 417 Pts
MC Int 838
MC Float 859
MC Mixed 864
128% 854 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 99.1
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 100
80% 99.8 Pts
QC Int 376
QC Float 363
QC Mixed 380
85% 373 Pts
MC Int 739
MC Float 771
MC Mixed 773
114% 761 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 92.2
SC Float 92.1
SC Mixed 93
74% 92.4 Pts
QC Int 355
QC Float 363
QC Mixed 369
82% 362 Pts
MC Int 687
MC Float 706
MC Mixed 710
105% 701 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92
SC Float 92.6
SC Mixed 92.4
74% 92.3 Pts
QC Int 362
QC Float 365
QC Mixed 352
82% 360 Pts
MC Int 670
MC Float 692
MC Mixed 682
102% 681 Pts
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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-3930K Processor (12M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge E
Launch DateQ4'11
Processor Numberi7-3930K
# of Cores6
# of Threads12
Cache12 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2, AVX, AES
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
VID Voltage Range0.600-1.350V
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed3.2 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.8 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Max TDP130 W
DescriptionThis product includes VT-d support only on the C2 stepping. Stepping information can be viewed via the menu on the left.

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333/1600
Memory Channels4
Memory Bandwidth51.2 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
Max # of PCI Express Lanes40

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Smart Response TechYes

Package

Package Size52.5mm x 45.0mm
Max CPU Configuration1

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

LGA2011 Socket

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Excellent

1 month ago.

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The 3930 is a incredibly durable, overclockable and versatile processor. After 3 years it's still going strong. It's a highly capable chip that is suitable for high end gaming, software development and 3d game development—Feb '16


Excellent

1 month ago.

power


Excellent

4 years ago.

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Excellent

3 months ago.

good


Terrible

28 days ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

4 years ago.

Not worth the money. Stick with the 3770K and save half of your cash.


Very good

22 months ago.

Cheers I do multi tasking, video rendering , I plan to upgrade but this chip can go to 5.2ghz its ran 4.8ghz since day one no troubles and still get faster speeds then the majority of the newer cpus. Just lucky I could a good OC chip. I couldn't get past 4.7 at first till I watercooled the mosfets.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Love this baby. I have it up to 4.8 ghz with an AIO water cooler. I mean, this thing is flippin fast, testing above the level of a 7700k stock. I disabled HT...and man am I glad i did. 6 cores and 6 threads is MORE than enough for anything really. Pretty good considering i got this for freezies!


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