Average Bench: 64.8% (122nd of 1182)

more Based on 22,069 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206D7, , 00000000BC83B000, 00000000BC80D000, 0000000000000000, 0FABFBFF000206D7, 1FABFBFF000206D7, 00000000BC80C000, 1F8BFBFF000206D7, 1789FBFF000206D7, 0F8BFBFF000206D7 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz

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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Poor: 53%Average: 64.8% Great: 78%
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3930K averaged 35.2% 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 97.1Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 193Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3930K is 24.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-3930K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 721Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 589Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,069 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.8 1-Core 97.1 116
160 2-Core 193 231
68.3% 145 Pts
Min Avg Max
297 4-Core 373 457
474 8-Core 589 720
61.3% 481 Pts
Min Avg Max
566 64-Core 721 880
48.4% 721 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 104
2-Core 205
73% 154 Pts
4-Core 433
8-Core 692
72% 563 Pts
64-Core 851
57% 851 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 97.8
2-Core 191
68% 144 Pts
4-Core 374
8-Core 580
61% 477 Pts
64-Core 711
48% 711 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 90.1
2-Core 195
66% 143 Pts
4-Core 377
8-Core 595
62% 486 Pts
64-Core 704
47% 704 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 92.1
2-Core 183
65% 138 Pts
4-Core 366
8-Core 569
60% 468 Pts
64-Core 699
47% 699 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,360,478 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $652 @ launch in Nov '11
AmazonUS $49514 mins
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Typical Core i7-3930K Builds (Compare 4,421 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 71%
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Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $1,937

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-3930K Processor (12M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge E
Launch DateQ4'11
Processor Numberi7-3930K
# of Cores6
# of Threads12
Cache12 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2, AVX, AES
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
VID Voltage Range0.600-1.350V
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed3.2 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.8 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Max TDP130 W
DescriptionThis product includes VT-d support only on the C2 stepping. Stepping information can be viewed via the menu on the left.

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

 Comments

LGA2011 Socket

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23 days ago.

Awesome CPU for 2011 all the way until 2019. But now its getting old. :(


Excellent

1 month ago.

Great Value vs. performance and features


Disliked

21 months ago.

Comment 

The 3930 is a incredibly durable, overclockable and versatile processor. After 3 years it's still going strong. It's a highly capable chip that is suitable for high end gaming, software development and 3d game development—Feb '16


Excellent

8 months ago.

After six years massive use it is flawless. My i7-3990K came alive - Corsair watercooled - on 1-st January, 2013 in a 2066, x99 Sabertooth TUF. No OC ever. The only modification in the build: Nvidia 6800 Strix gtx replaced by 1080 Strix. As far as FHD no game is a real match. Occulus rift ( DCS World, AC Competizione and the likes ), PS with several hundred Mb files, Studio 22... etc. all go like a charm. I am about to put together a new build. Sometimes I wonder why.


Excellent

5 months ago.

Good for 3D rendering - 6 years in full power on watercooling - 100%


Terrible

15 months ago.

Bought it for 120$ used this year and managed to put together an 800$ 6 core build. It delivers outstanding multicore performance and I have not had a need to overclock it yet.


Excellent

6 years ago.

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Terrible

23 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

9 months ago.

I Love my 3930k I had it on custom water cooling and clocked to 4.8ghz. and it did a Great job I took it off water cooling after updating the bios and it went back to stock speeds. Even at stock speeds it does a good job. I may use an AIO cooler and clock it back up a little, Maybe 4.0 or 4.2 depending on the tempters. Then give it to my Grandson for gaming and streaming he is 8 and Loves PC gaming and streaming


Very good

3 years ago.

Cheers I do multi tasking, video rendering , I plan to upgrade but this chip can go to 5.2ghz its ran 4.8ghz since day one no troubles and still get faster speeds then the majority of the newer cpus. Just lucky I could a good OC chip. I couldn't get past 4.7 at first till I watercooled the mosfets.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Love this baby. I have it up to 4.8 ghz with an AIO water cooler. I mean, this thing is flippin fast, testing above the level of a 7700k stock. I disabled HT...and man am I glad i did. 6 cores and 6 threads is MORE than enough for anything really. Pretty good considering i got this for freezies!


Excellent

11 months ago.

My 3930k has been easily overclocked to 4.7GHz and has running well at that same clockspeed for ~5 years. Still holds up extremely well and manages a 98.8% Gaming Score compared to a standard 108% Gaming Score for an 8700k.


Excellent

6 months ago.

Served me well for years, 6 cores 12MB L3 cache. Easy to OC, performs as well as a 7700K for an 8-year-old CPU.


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