Average Bench: 80.5% (60th of 1122)

more Based on 7,221 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: 66%Average: 80.5% Great: 98%
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4930K averaged just 19.4% 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 784Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 796Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4930K is 32.5%. 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 98.7Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 101Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,221 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.2 SC Int 98.7 122
77.4 SC Float 101 124
81 SC Mixed 100 123
79.9% 99.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
307 QC Int 393 485
312 QC Float 400 494
309 QC Mixed 396 490
89.8% 396 Pts
Min Avg Max
662 MC Int 784 937
653 MC Float 784 944
672 MC Mixed 796 954
118% 788 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 120
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 449
QC Float 459
QC Mixed 466
104% 458 Pts
MC Int 826
MC Float 825
MC Mixed 853
125% 835 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 117
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 451
QC Float 400
QC Mixed 457
99% 436 Pts
MC Int 887
MC Float 890
MC Mixed 892
133% 890 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89
SC Float 93.6
SC Mixed 85.2
71% 89.3 Pts
QC Int 434
QC Float 452
QC Mixed 445
100% 444 Pts
MC Int 933
MC Float 932
MC Mixed 940
140% 935 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $598 @ launch in Sep '13
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Desktop 75%
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Workstation 72%
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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.

Terrible (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

1 day ago.

Can handle all the latest titles


Excellent

2 months ago.

очень хороший проц


Excellent

4 years ago.


Terrible

10 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

4 years ago.

One of the best priced Intel 2011 socket CPUs


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


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