Average Bench: 70.6% (92nd of 1184)

more Based on 12,553 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: 58%Average: 70.6% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4930K averaged 29.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 400Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 100Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4930K is 26.8%. 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 797Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 640Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,553 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.9 1-Core 100 123
175 2-Core 202 245
70.9% 151 Pts
Min Avg Max
324 4-Core 400 485
531 8-Core 640 774
66.1% 520 Pts
Min Avg Max
673 64-Core 797 952
53.5% 797 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 116
2-Core 247
85% 182 Pts
4-Core 499
8-Core 766
81% 632 Pts
64-Core 975
65% 975 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 106
2-Core 200
73% 153 Pts
4-Core 424
8-Core 690
71% 557 Pts
64-Core 822
55% 822 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 95.9
2-Core 190
67% 143 Pts
4-Core 355
8-Core 585
59% 470 Pts
64-Core 750
50% 750 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 95.9
2-Core 180
66% 138 Pts
4-Core 310
8-Core 487
51% 398 Pts
64-Core 628
42% 628 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,952,762 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $598 @ launch in Sep '13
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Gaming 101%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $1,294

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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.

Good

1 month ago.

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


Good

10 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

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

5 years ago.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

5 years ago.

One of the best priced Intel 2011 socket CPUs


Good

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

21 months ago.

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


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