Average Bench: 65.2% (419th of 1316)

Based on 20,194 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106A5, 1FABFBFF000106A5 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 53%Average: 65.2% Great: 74%
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7 930 averaged 34.8% 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. Memory Latency 87.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 69.7Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 930 is 20.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7 930 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 337Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 333Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,194 samples)
Min Avg Max
77 Memory 87.4 95.2
55.6 1-Core 69.7 83
98.5 2-Core 134 165
61.3% 97.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
157 4-Core 236 298
219 8-Core 333 411
36.9% 285 Pts
Min Avg Max
228 64-Core 337 412
22.6% 337 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.8
1-Core 71.2
2-Core 140
64% 101 Pts
4-Core 264
8-Core 355
40% 310 Pts
64-Core 352
24% 352 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.6
1-Core 72.4
2-Core 139
63% 100 Pts
4-Core 265
8-Core 354
40% 309 Pts
64-Core 353
24% 353 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.1
1-Core 70.1
2-Core 124
62% 96.1 Pts
4-Core 215
8-Core 346
36% 280 Pts
64-Core 279
19% 279 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.8
1-Core 70.9
2-Core 139
61% 98.3 Pts
4-Core 255
8-Core 350
39% 303 Pts
64-Core 358
24% 358 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.3
1-Core 70.3
2-Core 132
60% 95.4 Pts
4-Core 261
8-Core 284
37% 273 Pts
64-Core 331
22% 331 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.9
1-Core 71.3
2-Core 142
63% 101 Pts
4-Core 217
8-Core 331
35% 274 Pts
64-Core 358
24% 358 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.3
1-Core 66.8
2-Core 125
60% 93.7 Pts
4-Core 213
8-Core 324
34% 268 Pts
64-Core 319
21% 319 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
Memory 78.7
1-Core 39.1
2-Core 116
49% 77.8 Pts
4-Core 248
8-Core 363
39% 305 Pts
64-Core 361
24% 361 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.4
1-Core 66.5
2-Core 122
58% 90.8 Pts
4-Core 208
8-Core 310
33% 259 Pts
64-Core 340
23% 340 Pts
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Typical Core i7 930 Builds (Compare 3,850 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 36%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $767

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-930 Processor (8M Cache, 2.80 GHz, 4.80 GT/s Intel® QPI)
Code NameBloomfield
Launch DateQ1'10
Processor Numberi7-930
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range0.800V-1.375V
Recommended Price$305.00
Clock Speed2.8 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.06 GHz
Bus Speed4.8 GT/s QPI
QPI Links1
Max TDP130 W

Memory

Max Memory Size24 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 800/1066
Memory Channels3
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions36-bit
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesNo
Turbo Boost Tech1.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo

Package

Package Size42.5mm x 45.0mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1366
Processing Die Size263 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors731 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

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2 months ago.

Bought it 10+ years ago, and it's still going strong. Great value for sure.


Good

9 months ago.

i buy it in 2010 My bench With a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.


Terrible

2 years ago.

very old,slow and extreme WEAK


Good

2 years ago.

just need to upgrade my gpu and my pc will go super fast I ran the test while I was transferring something so it showd slow results


Poor

14 months ago.

Don't be fooled by the "i7" name. It performs like a Core 2 Quad with Hyperthreading. Overall performance is fine, but the processor is so insanely power hungry that your power bill will actually take a small hit. Similar to FX processors, it is a glorified space heater with bad IPC.


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