Average Bench: 58.1% (194th of 1182)

more Based on 20,427 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: 47%Average: 58.1% Great: 72%
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3820 averaged 41.9% 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 96.1Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 189Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3820 is 24.9%. 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 488Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 479Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,427 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.5 1-Core 96.1 118
148 2-Core 189 231
67.1% 142 Pts
Min Avg Max
256 4-Core 329 420
376 8-Core 479 594
52.2% 404 Pts
Min Avg Max
404 64-Core 488 598
32.8% 488 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 5.6 GHz, turbo 6.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 106
2-Core 209
74% 157 Pts
4-Core 362
8-Core 527
57% 444 Pts
64-Core 524
35% 524 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 98.9
2-Core 193
69% 146 Pts
4-Core 363
8-Core 500
56% 432 Pts
64-Core 495
33% 495 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
1-Core 95.6
2-Core 181
66% 138 Pts
4-Core 318
8-Core 494
52% 406 Pts
64-Core 482
32% 482 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 88.1
2-Core 161
59% 124 Pts
4-Core 297
8-Core 418
46% 358 Pts
64-Core 457
31% 457 Pts
LGA2011, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 64.4
2-Core 194
57% 129 Pts
4-Core 263
8-Core 472
46% 367 Pts
64-Core 457
31% 457 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,360,478 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i7-3820 Builds (Compare 3,653 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus P9X79 - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $1,322

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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 (edit your comment) Add link

2 months ago.

well considering the 10mb of L3, at a base clock of 3.6ghz and the quad memory channels totally beastly, only draw back is its a pcie 2.0 chip not a 3.0 chip. but the upgrade path is solid vs the 1155/1150 chipsets.


Poor

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

i love this processador !! i have 4700 ghz


Average

6 months ago.

...but old, i7 8700k more faster


Excellent

18 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.


Excellent

3 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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