Average Bench: 80.8% (45th of 985)

more Based on 4,773 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: 67%Average: 80.8% Great: 97%
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4930K averaged just 19.1% 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 776Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 791Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4930K is 30.3%. 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 99.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 101Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,773 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.8 SC Int 99.9 120
86.8 SC Float 103 123
82.9 SC Mixed 101 122
81% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
319 QC Int 391 476
330 QC Float 405 489
317 QC Mixed 397 481
90.2% 398 Pts
Min Avg Max
656 MC Int 776 925
654 MC Float 783 935
667 MC Mixed 791 946
117% 783 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 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.4
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 123
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 482
QC Float 497
QC Mixed 491
111% 490 Pts
MC Int 912
MC Float 924
MC Mixed 929
138% 922 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 120
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 477
QC Float 486
QC Mixed 472
108% 479 Pts
MC Int 910
MC Float 921
MC Mixed 930
138% 920 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz
SC Int 105
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 107
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 424
QC Float 431
QC Mixed 421
96% 426 Pts
MC Int 823
MC Float 826
MC Mixed 839
124% 829 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 104
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 385
QC Float 383
QC Mixed 356
85% 375 Pts
MC Int 802
MC Float 816
MC Mixed 828
122% 816 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.3
SC Float 98.7
SC Mixed 97.3
78% 97.4 Pts
QC Int 368
QC Float 383
QC Mixed 376
85% 376 Pts
MC Int 710
MC Float 715
MC Mixed 720
107% 715 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $598 @ launch in Sep '13
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Gaming 103%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
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Workstation
Workstation 71%
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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

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29 days ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

очень хороший проц


Excellent

7 days ago.

Can handle all the latest titles


Excellent

3 years ago.


Terrible

4 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

3 years ago.

One of the best priced Intel 2011 socket CPUs


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


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