Average Bench: 81.3% (69th of 1146)

more Based on 9,090 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: 69%Average: 81.3% Great: 98%
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4930K averaged just 18.7% 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

Multi Core Integer Speed 786Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 798Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4930K is 29%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4930K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 100Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 102Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,090 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.5 SC Int 100 122
83.7 SC Float 102 124
86 SC Mixed 102 123
81.1% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
323 QC Int 395 479
326 QC Float 402 490
321 QC Mixed 399 486
90.4% 399 Pts
Min Avg Max
662 MC Int 786 937
668 MC Float 785 935
681 MC Mixed 798 952
118% 790 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 111
SC Float 93.5
SC Mixed 110
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 398
QC Float 392
QC Mixed 403
90% 398 Pts
MC Int 762
MC Float 837
MC Mixed 824
121% 808 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 103
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 405
QC Float 421
QC Mixed 412
94% 413 Pts
MC Int 784
MC Float 787
MC Mixed 802
119% 791 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 107
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 380
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 381
89% 394 Pts
MC Int 815
MC Float 815
MC Mixed 830
123% 820 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $598 @ launch in Sep '13
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Typical Core i7-4930K Builds (Compare 1,703 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 75%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $1,490

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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 4 years ago.

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2 month ago.

This CPU is what it is advertised to do. 7 months old and it has yet to stutter.


Good

17 days ago.

Can handle all the latest titles


Good

2 months ago.

очень хороший проц


Good

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 years ago.


Terrible

17 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

23 days ago.

i like it


Excellent

4 years ago.

One of the best priced Intel 2011 socket CPUs


Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

14 months ago.

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


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