Average Bench: 68.7% (105th of 961)

more Based on 7,463 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206D7, , 0FEBFBFF000206D7, BFEBFBFF000206D6, 1FABFBFF000206D7 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60GHz
Poor: 56%Average: 68.7% Great: 84%
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3820 averaged 31.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Single Core Integer Speed 97.3Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 482Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3820 is 27.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-3820 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 498Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 499Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,463 samples)
Min Avg Max
78 SC Int 97.3 119
77.9 SC Float 97.5 119
76.8 SC Mixed 97.6 119
78% 97.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
262 QC Int 334 419
273 QC Float 338 420
267 QC Mixed 336 420
76.2% 336 Pts
Min Avg Max
410 MC Int 482 585
430 MC Float 498 603
423 MC Mixed 499 607
73.8% 493 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 121
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 121
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 438
QC Float 480
QC Mixed 478
105% 465 Pts
MC Int 612
MC Float 630
MC Mixed 634
94% 625 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 112
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 409
QC Float 375
QC Mixed 402
90% 395 Pts
MC Int 531
MC Float 540
MC Mixed 543
81% 538 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 100
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 101
80% 101 Pts
QC Int 338
QC Float 347
QC Mixed 344
78% 343 Pts
MC Int 481
MC Float 506
MC Mixed 508
75% 498 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 102
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 103
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 337
QC Float 328
QC Mixed 337
76% 334 Pts
MC Int 485
MC Float 505
MC Mixed 459
72% 483 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.4
SC Float 94.5
SC Mixed 94.8
76% 94.9 Pts
QC Int 334
QC Float 350
QC Mixed 344
78% 343 Pts
MC Int 496
MC Float 510
MC Mixed 512
76% 506 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.8
SC Float 98.3
SC Mixed 98.5
79% 98.5 Pts
QC Int 361
QC Float 366
QC Mixed 339
81% 355 Pts
MC Int 481
MC Float 497
MC Mixed 497
74% 492 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 5.9 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.5
SC Float 92.7
SC Mixed 92.2
74% 92.5 Pts
QC Int 362
QC Float 358
QC Mixed 348
81% 356 Pts
MC Int 356
MC Float 360
MC Mixed 357
54% 357 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 66.8
SC Float 77.8
SC Mixed 77.1
59% 73.9 Pts
QC Int 321
QC Float 339
QC Mixed 344
76% 335 Pts
MC Int 482
MC Float 497
MC Mixed 501
74% 493 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 46.9
SC Float 38.1
SC Mixed 36.5
32% 40.5 Pts
QC Int 88.2
QC Float 102
QC Mixed 103
22% 97.8 Pts
MC Int 137
MC Float 130
MC Mixed 114
19% 127 Pts
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Gaming 60%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-3820 Processor (10M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge E
Launch DateQ1'12
Processor Numberi7-3820
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache10 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2, AVX, AES
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
VID Voltage Range0.600V – 1.350V
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed3.6 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.8 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Max TDP130 W

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
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