Average Bench: 77.7% (39th of 959)

Based on 5,699 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206D7, , 1FABFBFF000206D7 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: 62%Average: 77.7% Great: 94%
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-3930K averaged 22.2% 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 720Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 747Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3930K is 31.4%. 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 98.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 98.4Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,699 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.2 SC Int 98.1 119
78 SC Float 98.3 119
77.3 SC Mixed 98.4 119
78.6% 98.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
288 QC Int 382 460
289 QC Float 382 465
296 QC Mixed 381 464
86.5% 382 Pts
Min Avg Max
563 MC Int 720 874
593 MC Float 742 900
608 MC Mixed 747 911
110% 737 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 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 100
SC Float 99.2
SC Mixed 100
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 369
QC Float 392
QC Mixed 372
86% 378 Pts
MC Int 748
MC Float 770
MC Mixed 776
115% 765 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 99.6
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 101
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 378
QC Float 348
QC Mixed 364
82% 363 Pts
MC Int 749
MC Float 762
MC Mixed 772
114% 761 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 99.3
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 100
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 376
QC Float 374
QC Mixed 362
84% 370 Pts
MC Int 684
MC Float 711
MC Mixed 693
104% 696 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91
SC Float 91.8
SC Mixed 91.7
73% 91.5 Pts
QC Int 358
QC Float 342
QC Mixed 329
78% 343 Pts
MC Int 588
MC Float 646
MC Mixed 653
94% 629 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 31.7
SC Float 31.9
SC Mixed 31.5
25% 31.7 Pts
QC Int 126
QC Float 126
QC Mixed 127
29% 126 Pts
MC Int 466
MC Float 558
MC Mixed 634
82% 552 Pts
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Desktop 72%
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Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

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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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2 days 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

3 years ago.

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Poor

4 years ago.

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


Very good

17 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.


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