Average Bench: 81.6% (102nd of 1239)

more Based on 14,012 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: 71%Average: 81.6% Great: 93%
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4930K averaged just 18.4% 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 88.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 102Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4930K is 22.2%. 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 794Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 640Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,012 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.8 Memory 88.8 96.6
83.7 1-Core 102 123
171 2-Core 204 246
77.6% 132 Pts
Min Avg Max
321 4-Core 401 492
515 8-Core 640 790
66.2% 521 Pts
Min Avg Max
639 64-Core 794 956
53.3% 794 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.8
1-Core 115
2-Core 222
85% 144 Pts
4-Core 457
8-Core 705
74% 581 Pts
64-Core 875
59% 875 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.3
1-Core 106
2-Core 209
81% 136 Pts
4-Core 424
8-Core 652
69% 538 Pts
64-Core 820
55% 820 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $598 @ launch in Sep '13
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Desktop 82%
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Workstation 75%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $1,548

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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

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month 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

8 months ago.

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


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

16 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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