Average Bench: 76.5% (74th of 1084)

more Based on 10,786 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: 76.5% Great: 93%
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-3930K averaged 23.5% 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 710Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 737Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3930K is 29.9%. 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 97.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 97Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,786 samples)
Min Avg Max
76 SC Int 96.5 116
77.2 SC Float 97.4 116
77.2 SC Mixed 97 116
77.6% 96.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
292 QC Int 375 464
295 QC Float 376 462
295 QC Mixed 375 461
85.1% 375 Pts
Min Avg Max
591 MC Int 710 853
603 MC Float 733 881
623 MC Mixed 737 878
109% 727 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 116
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 445
QC Float 463
QC Mixed 455
103% 455 Pts
MC Int 862
MC Float 887
MC Mixed 891
132% 880 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 100
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 402
QC Float 401
QC Mixed 400
91% 401 Pts
MC Int 745
MC Float 768
MC Mixed 769
114% 761 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92
SC Float 92.7
SC Mixed 92.5
74% 92.4 Pts
QC Int 368
QC Float 369
QC Mixed 367
84% 368 Pts
MC Int 665
MC Float 680
MC Mixed 669
101% 672 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91
SC Float 91.2
SC Mixed 90.7
73% 91 Pts
QC Int 358
QC Float 351
QC Mixed 360
81% 357 Pts
MC Int 651
MC Float 682
MC Mixed 657
99% 663 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 83
SC Float 85
SC Mixed 84.8
67% 84.3 Pts
QC Int 355
QC Float 334
QC Mixed 351
79% 347 Pts
MC Int 674
MC Float 705
MC Mixed 703
104% 694 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $652 @ launch in Nov '11
AmazonUS $6002 months
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Gaming 103%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
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Workstation
Workstation 68%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,806

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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


Disliked

5 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

4 years ago.

Review  hexus.net/...

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Excellent

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.


Terrible

7 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

8 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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