Average Bench: 82.1% (78th of 1159)

more Based on 9,798 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: 68%Average: 82.1% Great: 99%
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4930K averaged just 17.8% 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

Multi Core Integer Speed 792Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 803Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4930K is 30.9%. 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 101Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 102Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,798 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.7 SC Int 101 122
85.3 SC Float 103 125
84.5 SC Mixed 102 123
81.5% 102 Pts
Min Avg Max
322 QC Int 400 487
328 QC Float 409 498
319 QC Mixed 405 491
91.7% 405 Pts
Min Avg Max
653 MC Int 792 948
660 MC Float 791 944
665 MC Mixed 803 962
119% 795 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 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 123
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 123
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 492
QC Float 499
QC Mixed 494
112% 495 Pts
MC Int 948
MC Float 938
MC Mixed 957
142% 948 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 120
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 123
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 478
QC Float 492
QC Mixed 484
110% 485 Pts
MC Int 928
MC Float 931
MC Mixed 942
140% 933 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 119
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 121
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 480
QC Float 473
QC Mixed 482
108% 478 Pts
MC Int 926
MC Float 922
MC Mixed 939
139% 929 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.7
SC Float 94.9
SC Mixed 93.5
75% 93.4 Pts
QC Int 469
QC Float 461
QC Mixed 466
106% 465 Pts
MC Int 884
MC Float 884
MC Mixed 893
133% 887 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $598 @ launch in Sep '13
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Gaming 115%
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Desktop 77%
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Workstation
Workstation 76%
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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

Intel 3rd Generation Core i7...

Models: BX80633I74930K CM8063301292702

Added 5 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

1 month ago.

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


Good

4 months ago.

Can handle all the latest titles


Good

6 months ago.

очень хороший проц


Good

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 years ago.


Terrible

20 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

5 years ago.

One of the best priced Intel 2011 socket CPUs


Good

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

17 months ago.

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


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