Average Bench: 78.5% (38th of 961)

Based on 5,826 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: 65%Average: 78.5% Great: 94%
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-3930K averaged 21.4% 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 727Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 756Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3930K is 29.1%. 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 99.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 99.6Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,826 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.1 SC Int 99.5 120
77.6 SC Float 99.5 119
80.5 SC Mixed 99.6 119
79.6% 99.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
303 QC Int 386 467
308 QC Float 384 465
309 QC Mixed 385 466
87.4% 385 Pts
Min Avg Max
612 MC Int 727 871
635 MC Float 750 900
633 MC Mixed 756 908
111% 744 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 4.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 128
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 127
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 494
QC Float 499
QC Mixed 492
112% 495 Pts
MC Int 926
MC Float 961
MC Mixed 961
142% 949 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 113
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 433
QC Float 476
QC Mixed 481
105% 463 Pts
MC Int 895
MC Float 922
MC Mixed 932
137% 916 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 112
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 111
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 447
QC Float 437
QC Mixed 444
100% 443 Pts
MC Int 886
MC Float 911
MC Mixed 918
136% 905 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 100
SC Float 99
SC Mixed 99.8
80% 99.6 Pts
QC Int 316
QC Float 377
QC Mixed 378
81% 357 Pts
MC Int 683
MC Float 724
MC Mixed 701
105% 702 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.8
SC Float 83.4
SC Mixed 82.5
66% 81.9 Pts
QC Int 355
QC Float 352
QC Mixed 357
80% 355 Pts
MC Int 652
MC Float 672
MC Mixed 681
100% 668 Pts
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Desktop 73%
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Workstation 66%
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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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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.

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Poor

4 years ago.

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


Very good

18 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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