Average Bench: 69.3% (93rd of 1182)

more Based on 11,464 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: 69.3% Great: 84%
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4930K averaged 30.6% 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. Quad Core Mixed Speed 402Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 101Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4930K is 26.2%. 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 800Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 644Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,464 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.2 1-Core 101 124
169 2-Core 202 246
71.1% 151 Pts
Min Avg Max
321 4-Core 402 494
521 8-Core 644 792
66.6% 523 Pts
Min Avg Max
671 64-Core 800 956
53.7% 800 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 127
2-Core 253
89% 190 Pts
4-Core 505
8-Core 832
85% 669 Pts
64-Core 982
66% 982 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 122
2-Core 242
86% 182 Pts
4-Core 480
8-Core 783
80% 632 Pts
64-Core 1,011
68% 1,011 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 108
2-Core 213
76% 160 Pts
4-Core 428
8-Core 674
70% 551 Pts
64-Core 814
55% 814 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. $598 @ launch in Sep '13
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Typical Core i7-4930K Builds (Compare 2,147 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 112%
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Desktop
Desktop 74%
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Workstation
Workstation 67%
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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

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Models: BX80633I74930K CM8063301292702

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Good

8 months ago.

очень хороший проц


Good

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 years ago.


Terrible

23 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

5 years ago.

One of the best priced Intel 2011 socket CPUs


Good

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

20 months ago.

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


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