Average Bench: 70% (93rd of 956)

more Based on 6,301 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: 60%Average: 70% Great: 84%
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3820 averaged 30.0% 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 98.8Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 340Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3820 is 24.8%. 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 503Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 505Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,301 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.3 SC Int 98.8 120
84.6 SC Float 99 119
84 SC Mixed 99.2 120
79.2% 99 Pts
Min Avg Max
272 QC Int 340 418
281 QC Float 343 422
280 QC Mixed 343 421
77.6% 342 Pts
Min Avg Max
420 MC Int 488 589
432 MC Float 503 609
436 MC Mixed 505 609
74.7% 498 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 120
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 476
QC Float 468
QC Mixed 464
106% 469 Pts
MC Int 610
MC Float 629
MC Mixed 631
93% 623 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 401
QC Float 395
QC Mixed 394
90% 397 Pts
MC Int 529
MC Float 552
MC Mixed 529
80% 536 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.6
SC Float 97.1
SC Mixed 97.2
78% 97.6 Pts
QC Int 361
QC Float 382
QC Mixed 383
85% 375 Pts
MC Int 481
MC Float 495
MC Mixed 497
74% 491 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 100
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 366
QC Float 344
QC Mixed 353
80% 354 Pts
MC Int 489
MC Float 502
MC Mixed 504
75% 498 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98
SC Float 96.7
SC Mixed 97.9
78% 97.5 Pts
QC Int 330
QC Float 333
QC Mixed 330
75% 331 Pts
MC Int 461
MC Float 480
MC Mixed 480
71% 473 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.3
SC Float 98.3
SC Mixed 98.1
79% 98.2 Pts
QC Int 328
QC Float 325
QC Mixed 328
74% 327 Pts
MC Int 469
MC Float 468
MC Mixed 495
72% 478 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.8
SC Float 97
SC Mixed 97.2
78% 97 Pts
QC Int 278
QC Float 289
QC Mixed 323
67% 297 Pts
MC Int 455
MC Float 425
MC Mixed 453
67% 444 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85.1
SC Float 84.2
SC Mixed 85
68% 84.8 Pts
QC Int 330
QC Float 337
QC Mixed 334
76% 333 Pts
MC Int 420
MC Float 434
MC Mixed 437
64% 430 Pts
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Typical Core i7-3820 Builds (Compare 1,241 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
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Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus P9X79 - $300

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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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