Average Bench: 79.6% (32nd of 953)

Based on 5,319 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: 66%Average: 79.6% Great: 96%
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-3930K averaged 20.4% 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 736Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 765Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3930K is 29.8%. 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 101Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 101Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,319 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.3 SC Int 100 122
80.7 SC Float 101 120
81.4 SC Mixed 101 121
80.5% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
312 QC Int 391 477
313 QC Float 390 474
312 QC Mixed 391 475
88.5% 390 Pts
Min Avg Max
617 MC Int 736 888
638 MC Float 759 913
639 MC Mixed 765 921
113% 753 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 112
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 112
89% 112 Pts
QC Int 442
QC Float 444
QC Mixed 439
100% 442 Pts
MC Int 823
MC Float 848
MC Mixed 853
126% 841 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 441
QC Float 435
QC Mixed 440
100% 439 Pts
MC Int 813
MC Float 839
MC Mixed 842
125% 831 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 101
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 104
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 415
QC Float 410
QC Mixed 341
88% 389 Pts
MC Int 771
MC Float 792
MC Mixed 800
118% 788 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.8
SC Float 92.4
SC Mixed 92.5
74% 92.6 Pts
QC Int 366
QC Float 363
QC Mixed 360
82% 363 Pts
MC Int 681
MC Float 701
MC Mixed 707
104% 697 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.9
SC Float 95.6
SC Mixed 99.6
78% 98 Pts
QC Int 341
QC Float 355
QC Mixed 332
78% 343 Pts
MC Int 675
MC Float 677
MC Mixed 672
101% 675 Pts
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Desktop 74%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,698

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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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3 days ago.

3930K are powerful, best used with water cooling, excellent with two or three GPU in SLI or Crossfire. and very durable. They require a solid power supply, about like an FX-8350. Find one for under $200 and you can build a great system with today's efficient GPU's.


Good

27 days ago.

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Liked

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

3 years ago.

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


Very good

15 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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