Average Bench: 77.7% (70th of 1110)

more Based on 12,617 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: 64%Average: 77.7% Great: 93%
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
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 718Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 742Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3930K is 29.3%. 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 98.4Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 97.5Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,617 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.8 SC Int 97.5 117
79.4 SC Float 98.4 117
78.4 SC Mixed 98.3 117
78.4% 98.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
292 QC Int 380 462
302 QC Float 383 464
305 QC Mixed 382 465
86.6% 382 Pts
Min Avg Max
565 MC Int 718 867
582 MC Float 739 894
589 MC Mixed 742 895
110% 733 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 124
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 493
QC Float 477
QC Mixed 489
110% 486 Pts
MC Int 910
MC Float 937
MC Mixed 938
139% 928 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 123
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 122
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 464
QC Float 448
QC Mixed 472
104% 461 Pts
MC Int 864
MC Float 888
MC Mixed 893
132% 882 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 121
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 121
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 440
QC Float 463
QC Mixed 455
103% 452 Pts
MC Int 861
MC Float 894
MC Mixed 890
132% 881 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 5.6 GHz, turbo 7.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 115
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 458
QC Float 458
QC Mixed 458
104% 458 Pts
MC Int 854
MC Float 881
MC Mixed 884
131% 873 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 110
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 111
88% 111 Pts
QC Int 413
QC Float 413
QC Mixed 426
94% 417 Pts
MC Int 829
MC Float 852
MC Mixed 856
127% 846 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,332,833 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $652 @ launch in Nov '11
AmazonUS $6004 months
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Gaming 102%
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Desktop 73%
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Workstation
Workstation 69%
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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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10 days ago.

Never failed performance all these years later


Disliked

7 months 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

2 days ago.

Good for 3D rendering - 6 years in full power on watercooling - 100%


Excellent

5 years ago.

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Terrible

1 month ago.

Bought it for 120$ used this year and managed to put together an 800$ 6 core build. It delivers outstanding multicore performance and I have not had a need to overclock it yet.


Terrible

8 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

5 years ago.

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


Very good

2 years 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

10 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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