Average Bench: 81.5% (71st of 1147)

more Based on 10,041 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]

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Poor: 66%Average: 81.5% Great: 98%
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4930K averaged just 18.5% 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

Multi Core Integer Speed 782Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 796Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4930K is 32.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4930K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 100Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 103Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,041 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.3 SC Int 100 122
79.5 SC Float 103 125
82.4 SC Mixed 102 123
81.3% 102 Pts
Min Avg Max
310 QC Int 395 487
318 QC Float 405 497
316 QC Mixed 401 491
90.7% 400 Pts
Min Avg Max
622 MC Int 782 944
642 MC Float 782 939
651 MC Mixed 796 955
118% 787 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 122
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 120
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 486
QC Float 468
QC Mixed 480
108% 478 Pts
MC Int 932
MC Float 926
MC Mixed 941
140% 933 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 83
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 122
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 478
QC Float 479
QC Mixed 476
108% 478 Pts
MC Int 932
MC Float 896
MC Mixed 948
139% 925 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 110
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 410
QC Float 405
QC Mixed 399
92% 405 Pts
MC Int 808
MC Float 762
MC Mixed 810
119% 793 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $598 @ launch in Sep '13
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Workstation 75%
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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

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Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

4 months ago.

This CPU is what it is advertised to do. 7 months old and it has yet to stutter.


Good

2 months ago.

Can handle all the latest titles


Good

4 months ago.

очень хороший проц


Good

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 years ago.


Terrible

19 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

4 years ago.

One of the best priced Intel 2011 socket CPUs


Good

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

16 months ago.

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


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