Average Bench: 79% (164th of 1307)

more Based on 19,561 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: 79% Great: 92%
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4930K averaged 20.9% 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 85.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 99.2Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4930K is 24.5%. 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 785Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 627Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,561 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.9 Memory 85.8 95
77.8 1-Core 99.2 122
157 2-Core 199 244
75.3% 128 Pts
Min Avg Max
293 4-Core 389 483
494 8-Core 627 772
64.6% 508 Pts
Min Avg Max
636 64-Core 785 951
52.7% 785 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.1
1-Core 127
2-Core 252
90% 157 Pts
4-Core 491
8-Core 806
82% 648 Pts
64-Core 982
66% 982 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.8
1-Core 102
2-Core 218
80% 137 Pts
4-Core 461
8-Core 742
76% 602 Pts
64-Core 879
59% 879 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.9
1-Core 108
2-Core 214
79% 135 Pts
4-Core 428
8-Core 668
70% 548 Pts
64-Core 814
55% 814 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.9
1-Core 101
2-Core 200
74% 128 Pts
4-Core 390
8-Core 609
64% 499 Pts
64-Core 760
51% 760 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,187,586 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $598 @ launch in Sep '13
AmazonUS $3996 months
BHPhotoUS $6005 years
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Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,307

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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 7 years ago.

Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

12 months ago.

очень хороший проц


Poor

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

19 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months 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

7 years ago.


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

6 years ago.

One of the best priced Intel 2011 socket CPUs


Good

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


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