Average Bench: 62.1% (211th of 1206)

more Based on 25,215 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: 50%Average: 62.1% Great: 76%
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3820 averaged 37.8% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 96.6Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 190Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3820 is 25.6%. 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 Mixed Speed 491Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 483Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,215 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.4 1-Core 96.6 116
149 2-Core 190 228
67.5% 143 Pts
Min Avg Max
256 4-Core 332 416
381 8-Core 483 587
52.7% 408 Pts
Min Avg Max
395 64-Core 491 589
33% 491 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 119
2-Core 223
81% 171 Pts
4-Core 437
8-Core 609
68% 523 Pts
64-Core 609
41% 609 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 111
2-Core 215
77% 163 Pts
4-Core 366
8-Core 569
60% 468 Pts
64-Core 571
38% 571 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
1-Core 95.5
2-Core 196
68% 146 Pts
4-Core 346
8-Core 496
54% 421 Pts
64-Core 495
33% 495 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 97
2-Core 194
68% 146 Pts
4-Core 338
8-Core 482
53% 410 Pts
64-Core 482
32% 482 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 96.6
2-Core 192
68% 144 Pts
4-Core 326
8-Core 494
53% 410 Pts
64-Core 494
33% 494 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 98.2
2-Core 182
67% 140 Pts
4-Core 318
8-Core 431
49% 374 Pts
64-Core 493
33% 493 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 97.5
2-Core 172
65% 135 Pts
4-Core 300
8-Core 463
49% 381 Pts
64-Core 470
32% 470 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 83.2
2-Core 182
61% 132 Pts
4-Core 295
8-Core 424
46% 359 Pts
64-Core 473
32% 473 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,610,001 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core i7-3820 Builds (Compare 4,209 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus P9X79 - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $1,285

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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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Poor

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 months ago.

i love this processador !! i have 4700 ghz


Excellent

22 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

10 months ago.

...but old, i7 8700k more faster


Excellent

7 months 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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