Real World Speed
Performance profile from 18,316 user samples
18,316 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 98th / 1158
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
76.7 % 92.8 % Faster effective speed.
+21%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
97.4 Pts 118 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+22%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
376 Pts 451 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+20%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
731 Pts 918 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+26%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
115 Pts 131 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+14%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
463 Pts 512 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+11%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
876 Pts 1,036 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+18%
Market Share
Based on 17,039,024 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 136 % Hugely more popular.
+115%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.14 % 1.61 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,052%
Price
Price (score)
$495 224 USD Hugely cheaper.
+121%
Value
Value For Money
62.9 % 105 % Much better value.
+67%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
130 Watts 82.3 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+58%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6.22 cores +4%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Slightly higher thread count.
+8%
11.1 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 13.6 nm Hugely newer manufacturing.
+136%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.47 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+8%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz 4.11 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
114 Pts 127 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+11%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
116 Pts 137 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+18%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
458 Pts 493 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+8%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
457 Pts 535 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+17%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
848 Pts 988 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+16%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
873 Pts 1,071 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+23%
Age
Newest
90 Months 20.8 Months Hugely more recent.
+333%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge-E   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA2011   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None   —
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The 3930K has an outstanding multi-core performance profile, almost as good as you can buy at any budget, which considering its relatively reasonable price tag really make it stand out from the crowd. The reason for the extraordinary multi-core benchmark scores is down to the 3930K's six cores. Having six cores effectively results in a 50% lead over quad core cpus and a 200% percent lead over dual core cpu's. Typical desktop users rarely use more than two cores simultaneously thus rendering the additional four cores largely redundant for consumer use. In terms of regular use this CPU will offer virtually no better real world performance than the leaders in my Desktop CPU Group Test. For server orientated workloads the 3930K offers both outstanding performance and superb value for money. [Jun '13 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 2019 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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