Average Bench: 82.5% (50th of 1089)

more Based on 5,200 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306E4, , 1FABFBFF000306E4, 4000000000010000, 0000000000000000, 00000000BC80E000, 00000000BC29C000, 00000000DC89F000, 00000000BC89F000, 1F8BFBFF000306E4 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4930K CPU @ 3.40GHz

The Intel i7-4930K has six cores rather the standard four. The additional two cores improve multi-core throughput by 50% but leave single and dual-core speeds unchanged. Comparing the 4930K to the 3930K, its predecessor, shows that little has changed in terms of performance. At peak performance when both processors are overclocked the 4930K leads by around 7%. As well superb multi-core performance, both processors also have very strong single and dual core performance. The main downside to the 4930K is the fact that it still runs on the same FCLGA2011 platform as its predecessor, as a result purchasing it would effectively mean buying into a technology that is over three years old. In most cases, it would probably make sense to wait for a Haswell based hexacore. [Mar '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 68%Average: 82.5% Great: 101%
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4930K averaged just 17.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-4930K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Multi Core Integer Speed 800Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 817Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4930K is 33.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4930K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 101Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 102Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,200 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.5 SC Int 101 126
86 SC Float 104 128
82.6 SC Mixed 102 127
81.7% 102 Pts
Min Avg Max
301 QC Int 399 495
320 QC Float 412 504
323 QC Mixed 407 499
92% 406 Pts
Min Avg Max
661 MC Int 800 966
689 MC Float 808 973
690 MC Mixed 817 979
121% 808 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 128
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 129
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 484
QC Float 521
QC Mixed 502
114% 502 Pts
MC Int 984
MC Float 976
MC Mixed 994
148% 985 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96
SC Float 97
SC Mixed 96.5
77% 96.5 Pts
QC Int 360
QC Float 375
QC Mixed 377
84% 371 Pts
MC Int 727
MC Float 739
MC Mixed 749
111% 738 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.9
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 101
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 347
QC Float 382
QC Mixed 389
84% 373 Pts
MC Int 459
MC Float 556
MC Mixed 497
75% 504 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $598 @ launch in Sep '13
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Desktop 74%
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Workstation 73%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-4930K Processor (12M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz)
Code NameIvy Bridge E
Launch DateQ3'13
Processor Numberi7-4930K
# of Cores6
# of Threads12
Cache12 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2, AVX, AES
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed3.4 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.9 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
QPI Links0
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP130 W

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1333/1600/1866
Memory Channels4
Memory Bandwidth59.7 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
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

Intel 3rd Generation Core i7...

Models: BX80633I74930K CM8063301292702

Added 4 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

3 months ago.

This CPU is what it is advertised to do. 7 months old and it has yet to stutter.


Excellent

8 months ago.

очень хороший проц


Excellent

6 days ago.

Can handle all the latest titles


Excellent

4 years ago.


Terrible

7 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

3 years ago.

One of the best priced Intel 2011 socket CPUs


Excellent

4 months ago.

Have a mild overclock and it runs everything I throw at it. No complaints at all.


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