Average Bench: 68.5% (122nd of 980)

more Based on 9,401 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206D7, , 0FEBFBFF000206D7, BFEBFBFF000206D6, 1FABFBFF000206D7 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60 GHz, Intel Core i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60GHz
Poor: 56%Average: 68.5% Great: 83%
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3820 averaged 31.4% 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

Multi Core Integer Speed 480Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 334Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3820 is 26.3%. 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 496Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 497Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,401 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.3 SC Int 96.7 116
77.8 SC Float 97.3 117
76.8 SC Mixed 97.1 115
77.6% 97 Pts
Min Avg Max
266 QC Int 334 416
271 QC Float 338 416
265 QC Mixed 336 409
76.2% 336 Pts
Min Avg Max
405 MC Int 480 574
418 MC Float 496 596
415 MC Mixed 497 598
73.5% 491 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
SC Int 104
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 102
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 353
QC Float 349
QC Mixed 353
80% 352 Pts
MC Int 497
MC Float 520
MC Mixed 523
77% 513 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 98.2
SC Float 98.8
SC Mixed 98.6
79% 98.5 Pts
QC Int 325
QC Float 325
QC Mixed 329
74% 327 Pts
MC Int 472
MC Float 489
MC Mixed 481
72% 481 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 96.6
SC Float 97.4
SC Mixed 97.5
78% 97.2 Pts
QC Int 301
QC Float 300
QC Mixed 310
69% 304 Pts
MC Int 489
MC Float 501
MC Mixed 507
75% 499 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 82.5
SC Float 88.6
SC Mixed 94.8
71% 88.6 Pts
QC Int 317
QC Float 295
QC Mixed 315
70% 309 Pts
MC Int 481
MC Float 481
MC Mixed 490
73% 484 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.6
SC Float 95.1
SC Mixed 91.1
75% 94.3 Pts
QC Int 297
QC Float 318
QC Mixed 316
70% 310 Pts
MC Int 466
MC Float 480
MC Mixed 488
72% 478 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.1
SC Float 89.4
SC Mixed 96.1
74% 92.5 Pts
QC Int 281
QC Float 312
QC Mixed 292
67% 295 Pts
MC Int 458
MC Float 452
MC Mixed 469
69% 460 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 0 GHz, turbo 0 GHz (avg)
SC Int 30.2
SC Float 31.2
SC Mixed 27.2
24% 29.5 Pts
QC Int 93.5
QC Float 101
QC Mixed 82.9
21% 92.6 Pts
MC Int 138
MC Float 144
MC Mixed 139
21% 140 Pts
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Gaming 87%
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Desktop
Desktop 67%
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Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

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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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27 days ago.

5 years later sill killer. Great 4C/8T. Sandy Bridge was the last great Intel processor. 90% SC improvement over Core 2 Quad just a few years earlier. The fastest CPUs are only 45% faster at best 5 years later.


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1 month ago.

Done an amazing job for 5 years. Still plays CPU intensive games with no problem.


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