Average Bench: 76.9% (279th of 1442)

more Based on 22,204 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306E4, , 1FABFBFF000306E4, 4000000000010000, 0000000000000000, 00000000BC80E000, 00000000BC29C000, 00000000DC89F000, 00000000BC89F000, 1F8BFBFF000306E4 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4930K CPU @ 3.40GHz

The Intel i7-4930K has six cores rather the standard four. The additional two cores improve multi-core throughput by 50% but leave single and dual-core speeds unchanged. Comparing the 4930K to the 3930K, its predecessor, shows that little has changed in terms of performance. At peak performance when both processors are overclocked the 4930K leads by around 7%. As well superb multi-core performance, both processors also have very strong single and dual core performance. The main downside to the 4930K is the fact that it still runs on the same FCLGA2011 platform as its predecessor, as a result purchasing it would effectively mean buying into a technology that is over three years old. In most cases, it would probably make sense to wait for a Haswell based hexacore. [Mar '14 CPUPro]

Poor: 67%Average: 76.9% Great: 88%
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4930K averaged 23.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-4930K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 85.4Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed 369Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4930K is 20.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4930K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 747Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 594Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,204 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.1 Memory 85.4 94.8
77.3 1-Core 95.4 118
152 2-Core 191 235
71.7% 124 Pts
Min Avg Max
297 4-Core 369 452
488 8-Core 594 728
59.2% 482 Pts
Min Avg Max
618 64-Core 747 913
46.2% 747 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.9
1-Core 88.3
2-Core 178
70% 119 Pts
4-Core 330
8-Core 549
54% 440 Pts
64-Core 641
40% 641 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.3
1-Core 96.7
2-Core 192
72% 124 Pts
4-Core 351
8-Core 556
56% 453 Pts
64-Core 693
43% 693 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.9
1-Core 89.3
2-Core 179
67% 116 Pts
4-Core 375
8-Core 621
61% 498 Pts
64-Core 730
45% 730 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 65%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-4930K Processor (12M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz)
Code NameIvy Bridge E
Launch DateQ3'13
Processor Numberi7-4930K
# of Cores6
# of Threads12
Cache12 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2, AVX, AES
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed3.4 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.9 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
QPI Links0
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP130 W

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1333/1600/1866
Memory Channels4
Memory Bandwidth59.7 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
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

Intel 3rd Generation Core i7...

Models: BX80633I74930K CM8063301292702

Added 10 years ago.

Excellent

20 months ago.

Got mine for 100€ like 2 years ago and still running it at 4,4GHz.


Poor

3 years ago.

keeps running flawless 4.3 is the max OC great for video and photo editing and BF5


Good

8 months ago.

очень хороший проц


Excellent

3 years ago.

Outstanding CPU still in 2020 if you overclock it +4.4Ghz Only minus is that my ddr3 can't keep up. Still one of the best CPU:s from 7 years ago. Mine is 4.6ghz and got score 93.5, that is excellent!


Excellent

10 years ago.


Excellent

9 years ago.

One of the best priced Intel 2011 socket CPUs


Good

5 years ago.

It's an excellent cpu besides it high TDP compared to offerings available nowadays.


Excellent

6 years ago.

Have a mild overclock and it runs everything I throw at it. No complaints at all.


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