Average Bench: 76.9% (79th of 1129)

more Based on 14,307 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: 63%Average: 76.9% Great: 93%
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-3930K averaged 23.1% 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 708Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 733Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3930K is 30.5%. 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 97.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 97.8Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,307 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.7 SC Int 97.2 118
75.3 SC Float 97.5 117
80.2 SC Mixed 97.8 118
78% 97.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
294 QC Int 377 464
296 QC Float 378 465
296 QC Mixed 377 466
85.5% 377 Pts
Min Avg Max
587 MC Int 708 865
600 MC Float 732 890
599 MC Mixed 733 892
109% 724 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 105
84% 106 Pts
QC Int 420
QC Float 424
QC Mixed 420
96% 421 Pts
MC Int 781
MC Float 800
MC Mixed 807
119% 796 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.7
SC Float 98
SC Mixed 97.6
78% 97.1 Pts
QC Int 376
QC Float 380
QC Mixed 376
86% 377 Pts
MC Int 686
MC Float 694
MC Mixed 713
104% 698 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.6
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 94.1
78% 98.1 Pts
QC Int 392
QC Float 395
QC Mixed 396
89% 394 Pts
MC Int 190
MC Float 190
MC Mixed 198
29% 193 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 39.3
SC Float 48.7
SC Mixed 49.8
37% 45.9 Pts
QC Int 304
QC Float 296
QC Mixed 302
68% 301 Pts
MC Int 611
MC Float 624
MC Mixed 615
92% 617 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,488,464 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $652 @ launch in Nov '11
AmazonUS $6008 months
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Typical Core i7-3930K Builds (Compare 2,724 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 114%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 71%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,980

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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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1 month ago.

Never failed performance all these years later


Excellent

2 months ago.

Great Value vs. performance and features


Disliked

10 months ago.

Comment 

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 months ago.

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


Terrible

5 months 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.


Excellent

5 years ago.

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Terrible

12 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

14 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!


Excellent

1 month ago.

My 3930k has been easily overclocked to 4.7GHz and has running well at that same clockspeed for ~5 years. Still holds up extremely well and manages a 98.8% Gaming Score compared to a standard 108% Gaming Score for an 8700k.


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