Average Bench: 76.4% (76th of 1122)

more Based on 13,282 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]

ADVERTISEMENT
Poor: 61%Average: 76.4% Great: 93%
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-3930K averaged 23.6% 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 713Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 740Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3930K is 31.7%. 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 96.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 96.7Pts
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 13,282 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.8 SC Int 96.7 117
77 SC Float 96.7 117
77.8 SC Mixed 96.7 117
77.3% 96.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
279 QC Int 375 463
285 QC Float 375 462
287 QC Mixed 374 463
84.9% 375 Pts
Min Avg Max
589 MC Int 713 859
604 MC Float 736 887
611 MC Mixed 740 896
109% 730 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
SC Int 111
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 111
88% 111 Pts
QC Int 419
QC Float 417
QC Mixed 399
93% 412 Pts
MC Int 824
MC Float 850
MC Mixed 856
126% 843 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 92
SC Float 93.4
SC Mixed 92.7
74% 92.7 Pts
QC Int 356
QC Float 348
QC Mixed 356
80% 354 Pts
MC Int 677
MC Float 700
MC Mixed 702
104% 693 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 98.6
SC Mixed 97.1
80% 99.7 Pts
QC Int 337
QC Float 340
QC Mixed 356
78% 344 Pts
MC Int 618
MC Float 607
MC Mixed 616
92% 614 Pts
13,282 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,345,084 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $652 @ launch in Nov '11
AmazonUS $6006 months
Send price feedback
Typical Core i7-3930K Builds (Compare 3,209 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,754

Popular Core i7-3930K compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your CPU? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 2018 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 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

Powering Intel® Intelligent Systems...

Added 5 years ago.

Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

12 days ago.

Never failed performance all these years later


Excellent

28 days ago.

Great Value vs. performance and features


Disliked

8 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

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 days ago.

BEST CPU EVER!!!!


Terrible

3 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.

Review  hexus.net/...

Overclocking Guide

Image  img.hexus.net/...
CPU-Z Overclocked to 4.6 MHz

CPU-Z Overclocked to 4.6 MHz

Image  img.hexus.net/...
CPU-Z (Stock Clock)

CPU-Z (Stock Clock)


Terrible

10 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

12 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!


Your
opinion?
1122 Processors (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different CPUs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $245AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $155SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback