Average Bench: 61.9% (216th of 1206)

more Based on 26,664 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: 61.9% 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 38.0% 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 96.4Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 189Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3820 is 25.9%. 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 484Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,664 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.5 1-Core 96.4 115
148 2-Core 189 229
67.3% 143 Pts
Min Avg Max
256 4-Core 331 419
364 8-Core 484 587
52.6% 407 Pts
Min Avg Max
410 64-Core 491 591
32.9% 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 3.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 121
2-Core 244
86% 182 Pts
4-Core 417
8-Core 638
68% 527 Pts
64-Core 641
43% 641 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 121
2-Core 235
84% 178 Pts
4-Core 406
8-Core 601
65% 504 Pts
64-Core 598
40% 598 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 97.2
2-Core 194
68% 146 Pts
4-Core 382
8-Core 500
58% 441 Pts
64-Core 499
34% 499 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 98
2-Core 183
67% 140 Pts
4-Core 331
8-Core 496
53% 414 Pts
64-Core 496
33% 496 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 93.5
2-Core 169
63% 131 Pts
4-Core 297
8-Core 422
46% 360 Pts
64-Core 456
31% 456 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 90.7
2-Core 193
66% 142 Pts
4-Core 292
8-Core 472
48% 382 Pts
64-Core 477
32% 477 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 89.2
2-Core 169
61% 129 Pts
4-Core 290
8-Core 421
46% 356 Pts
64-Core 407
27% 407 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 88.1
2-Core 161
60% 125 Pts
4-Core 280
8-Core 485
48% 383 Pts
64-Core 483
32% 483 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical Core i7-3820 Builds (Compare 4,442 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus P9X79 - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,087

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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

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

14 months ago.

i love this processador !! i have 4700 ghz


Excellent

23 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

12 months ago.

...but old, i7 8700k more faster


Excellent

8 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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