Average Bench: 78.6% (194th of 1358)

more Based on 20,077 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: 69%Average: 78.6% Great: 89%
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4930K averaged 21.4% 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 85.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 99.1Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4930K is just 19.8%. 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 812Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 638Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,077 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.1 Memory 85.1 94.5
78.6 1-Core 99.1 123
167 2-Core 199 242
75% 128 Pts
Min Avg Max
319 4-Core 389 478
518 8-Core 638 774
65.1% 513 Pts
Min Avg Max
686 64-Core 812 975
54.5% 812 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 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.6
1-Core 111
2-Core 203
81% 136 Pts
4-Core 443
8-Core 682
72% 563 Pts
64-Core 888
60% 888 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.8
1-Core 107
2-Core 214
82% 139 Pts
4-Core 431
8-Core 670
70% 551 Pts
64-Core 871
58% 871 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.7
1-Core 116
2-Core 227
85% 145 Pts
4-Core 432
8-Core 725
73% 578 Pts
64-Core 918
62% 918 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.5
1-Core 88.4
2-Core 209
72% 126 Pts
4-Core 380
8-Core 630
64% 505 Pts
64-Core 845
57% 845 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $598 @ launch in Sep '13
AmazonUS $2491 month
BHPhotoUS $6006 years
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Typical Core i7-4930K Builds (Compare 1,595 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $1,309

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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 8 years ago.

Excellent

19 days ago.

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


Poor

2 years ago.

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


Good

7 months ago.

очень хороший проц


Excellent

18 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

8 years ago.


Terrible

4 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

8 years ago.

One of the best priced Intel 2011 socket CPUs


Good

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

4 years ago.

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


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