Average Bench: 70.3% (123rd of 1206)

more Based on 13,013 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: 58%Average: 70.3% Great: 86%
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4930K averaged 29.7% 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 101Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 398Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4930K is 27.8%. 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 Mixed Speed 796Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 638Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,013 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.8 1-Core 101 124
163 2-Core 202 246
71.4% 152 Pts
Min Avg Max
316 4-Core 398 491
514 8-Core 638 784
65.9% 518 Pts
Min Avg Max
651 64-Core 796 959
53.4% 796 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
1-Core 116
2-Core 235
82% 175 Pts
4-Core 438
8-Core 711
73% 574 Pts
64-Core 927
62% 927 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 104
2-Core 196
71% 150 Pts
4-Core 363
8-Core 598
61% 480 Pts
64-Core 766
51% 766 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 99
2-Core 187
68% 143 Pts
4-Core 361
8-Core 561
59% 461 Pts
64-Core 758
51% 758 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 96.6
2-Core 184
66% 140 Pts
4-Core 285
8-Core 526
50% 405 Pts
64-Core 677
45% 677 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,085,345 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $598 @ launch in Sep '13
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Gaming 102%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $1,515

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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 5 years ago.

Good

5 months ago.

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


Good

14 months ago.

очень хороший проц


Poor

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

6 years and I have had no issues and it is still usable for the latest games.


Excellent

5 years ago.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

5 years ago.

One of the best priced Intel 2011 socket CPUs


Good

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


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