Average Bench: 77% (47th of 968)

Based on 7,829 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: 63%Average: 77% Great: 93%
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-3930K averaged 23.0% 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 711Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 738Pts

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 98Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 98Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,829 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.4 SC Int 97.8 118
76.8 SC Float 98 117
78.9 SC Mixed 98 118
78.3% 97.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
287 QC Int 378 459
305 QC Float 376 459
296 QC Mixed 377 462
85.5% 377 Pts
Min Avg Max
600 MC Int 711 872
608 MC Float 733 895
618 MC Mixed 738 901
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 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 113
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 445
QC Float 442
QC Mixed 438
100% 442 Pts
MC Int 809
MC Float 820
MC Mixed 824
122% 817 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.3
SC Float 95.3
SC Mixed 95
76% 94.9 Pts
QC Int 372
QC Float 369
QC Mixed 371
84% 371 Pts
MC Int 680
MC Float 703
MC Mixed 706
104% 697 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 91.9
SC Float 91.6
SC Mixed 92.1
74% 91.9 Pts
QC Int 371
QC Float 362
QC Mixed 361
83% 365 Pts
MC Int 687
MC Float 707
MC Mixed 712
105% 702 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,691,116 CPUs tested.

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Gaming 89%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
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Workstation
Workstation 64%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $1,694

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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

21 days ago.

power


Excellent

4 years ago.

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Excellent

28 days ago.

good


Poor

4 years ago.

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


Very good

19 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.


Excellent

4 days 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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