Average Bench: 80.2% (125th of 1264)

more Based on 17,104 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: 80.2% Great: 91%
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4930K averaged just 19.8% 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 87.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 98.9Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4930K is 22.5%. 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 629Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,104 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.1 Memory 87.5 95.9
79.7 1-Core 98.9 121
165 2-Core 199 241
75.8% 129 Pts
Min Avg Max
308 4-Core 393 482
500 8-Core 629 767
65% 511 Pts
Min Avg Max
635 64-Core 785 941
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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.8
1-Core 124
2-Core 246
86% 152 Pts
4-Core 494
8-Core 810
83% 652 Pts
64-Core 961
64% 961 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.6
1-Core 93.2
2-Core 185
72% 121 Pts
4-Core 493
8-Core 812
83% 652 Pts
64-Core 946
64% 946 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 95
1-Core 115
2-Core 225
85% 145 Pts
4-Core 426
8-Core 685
71% 556 Pts
64-Core 812
54% 812 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.2
1-Core 116
2-Core 229
84% 145 Pts
4-Core 434
8-Core 659
70% 547 Pts
64-Core 860
58% 860 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $598 @ launch in Sep '13
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BHPhotoUS $6004 years
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Typical Core i7-4930K Builds (Compare 595 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 103%
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Desktop
Desktop 83%
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Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $1,327

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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 6 years ago.

Good

13 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

очень хороший проц


Poor

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 days ago.

Bought it when it came out. Online almost 24/7. 2020, AAA, no hiccups If it's working, don't fix it?


Excellent

6 years ago.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

6 years ago.

One of the best priced Intel 2011 socket CPUs


Good

20 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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