Average Bench: 73.4% (233rd of 1264)

more Based on 29,128 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206D7, , 0FEBFBFF000206D7, BFEBFBFF000206D6, 1FABFBFF000206D7 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60 GHz, Intel Core i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60GHz
Poor: 61%Average: 73.4% Great: 84%
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-3820 averaged 26.5% 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. Memory Latency 87.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 95Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3820 is 23.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-3820 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 485Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 477Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 29,128 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.5 Memory 87.2 95.4
70 1-Core 95 118
134 2-Core 186 231
73.2% 123 Pts
Min Avg Max
236 4-Core 325 417
337 8-Core 477 595
51.7% 401 Pts
Min Avg Max
376 64-Core 485 599
32.5% 485 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.2
1-Core 100
2-Core 207
79% 134 Pts
4-Core 343
8-Core 517
55% 430 Pts
64-Core 521
35% 521 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.9
1-Core 103
2-Core 202
78% 132 Pts
4-Core 345
8-Core 510
55% 427 Pts
64-Core 518
35% 518 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.7
1-Core 85.2
2-Core 182
71% 119 Pts
4-Core 326
8-Core 311
44% 318 Pts
64-Core 329
22% 329 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.6
1-Core 95.3
2-Core 173
72% 119 Pts
4-Core 302
8-Core 410
46% 356 Pts
64-Core 452
30% 452 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.8
1-Core 90.8
2-Core 178
71% 118 Pts
4-Core 287
8-Core 425
46% 356 Pts
64-Core 405
27% 405 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.9
1-Core 97.9
2-Core 179
75% 123 Pts
4-Core 242
8-Core 448
43% 345 Pts
64-Core 461
31% 461 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.6
1-Core 87.6
2-Core 174
68% 114 Pts
4-Core 294
8-Core 454
48% 374 Pts
64-Core 427
29% 427 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.1
1-Core 89.5
2-Core 157
67% 110 Pts
4-Core 272
8-Core 380
42% 326 Pts
64-Core 408
27% 408 Pts
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Typical Core i7-3820 Builds (Compare 1,233 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus P9X79 - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $1,100

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-3820 Processor (10M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge E
Launch DateQ1'12
Processor Numberi7-3820
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache10 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2, AVX, AES
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
VID Voltage Range0.600V – 1.350V
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed3.6 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.8 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Max TDP130 W

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333/1600
Memory Channels4
Memory Bandwidth51.2 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
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

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Good

26 days ago.

Done an amazing job for 5 years. Still plays CPU intensive games with no problem.


Excellent

22 months ago.

i love this processador !! i have 4700 ghz


Excellent

2 years ago.

Bought this at launch and still have it. I've upgraded my graphics card twice in that time and this processor keeps on delivering so never saw the the need to upgrade the cpu. Maybe in another 3 years I will need to but for now...it's still great.


Average

20 months ago.

...but old, i7 8700k more faster


Poor

1 month ago.

Also bought this at launch and still running it, but it seems that it's time to upgrade it, my setup is starting to bottleneck with this at the moment...


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