Average Bench: 69.5% (417th of 1452)

more Based on 38,674 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: 56%Average: 69.5% Great: 80%
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3820 averaged 30.4% 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 84.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 90Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3820 is 23.6%. 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 Speed 444Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 432Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 38,674 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.3 Memory 84.3 94.1
64.8 1-Core 90 110
129 2-Core 173 213
68.1% 116 Pts
Min Avg Max
204 4-Core 299 373
290 8-Core 432 534
45.7% 365 Pts
Min Avg Max
317 64-Core 444 547
27.5% 444 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.5
1-Core 117
2-Core 242
83% 149 Pts
4-Core 409
8-Core 607
63% 508 Pts
64-Core 606
38% 606 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.8
1-Core 97.1
2-Core 193
74% 127 Pts
4-Core 362
8-Core 483
54% 423 Pts
64-Core 450
28% 450 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.9
1-Core 97.9
2-Core 193
74% 127 Pts
4-Core 351
8-Core 484
53% 417 Pts
64-Core 484
30% 484 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.7
1-Core 97.6
2-Core 190
74% 126 Pts
4-Core 330
8-Core 483
51% 406 Pts
64-Core 483
30% 483 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.6
1-Core 72.7
2-Core 185
66% 114 Pts
4-Core 314
8-Core 458
48% 386 Pts
64-Core 464
29% 464 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.5
1-Core 95.7
2-Core 171
69% 117 Pts
4-Core 320
8-Core 443
48% 381 Pts
64-Core 452
28% 452 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 83
1-Core 96.5
2-Core 194
72% 124 Pts
4-Core 318
8-Core 481
50% 399 Pts
64-Core 480
30% 480 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.7
1-Core 82.9
2-Core 147
59% 101 Pts
4-Core 246
8-Core 337
37% 292 Pts
64-Core 374
23% 374 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 68,075,002 CPUs tested

Typical Core i7-3820 Builds (Compare 1,725 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus P9X79 - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $658

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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

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

after 10 years you can still play games with it


Good

2 months 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

5 years ago.

...but old, i7 8700k more faster


Good

3 years 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...


Average

6 months ago.

Recommended if you need a basic laptop i7 cpu.


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