Average Bench: 41.9% (357th of 1182)

Based on 13,861 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106A5, 1FABFBFF000106A5 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 23%Average: 41.9% Great: 56%
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7 930 averaged 58.1% 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 70Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 135Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 930 is 33.3%. 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 341Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 334Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,861 samples)
Min Avg Max
42.2 1-Core 70 93.2
78.4 2-Core 135 181
48.5% 103 Pts
Min Avg Max
129 4-Core 238 322
181 8-Core 334 452
37.2% 286 Pts
Min Avg Max
192 64-Core 341 454
22.9% 341 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 97
2-Core 194
68% 146 Pts
4-Core 352
8-Core 490
55% 421 Pts
64-Core 494
33% 494 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.55 GHz
1-Core 91.5
2-Core 182
64% 137 Pts
4-Core 322
8-Core 460
51% 391 Pts
64-Core 461
31% 461 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 74
2-Core 143
51% 108 Pts
4-Core 252
8-Core 361
40% 306 Pts
64-Core 366
25% 366 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 72.2
2-Core 143
51% 108 Pts
4-Core 233
8-Core 321
36% 277 Pts
64-Core 352
24% 352 Pts
J1PR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 72.4
2-Core 144
51% 108 Pts
4-Core 228
8-Core 361
38% 295 Pts
64-Core 362
24% 362 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 68.8
2-Core 136
48% 102 Pts
4-Core 201
8-Core 269
31% 235 Pts
64-Core 272
18% 272 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 69.8
2-Core 112
44% 90.7 Pts
4-Core 188
8-Core 247
28% 218 Pts
64-Core 238
16% 238 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 46.8
2-Core 89.9
32% 68.3 Pts
4-Core 156
8-Core 198
23% 177 Pts
64-Core 168
11% 168 Pts
Socket 423, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 20.7
2-Core 23.4
11% 22 Pts
4-Core 31.7
8-Core 46.1
5% 38.9 Pts
64-Core 42
3% 42 Pts
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Typical Core i7 930 Builds (Compare 6,130 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 33% - Below average Total price: $779

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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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4 months ago.

Slower than expected, has not aged well. Later model Pentium processors are faster than it, and instructions are correct. i7-930 is just not worth the high price. 4 core 8 thread that performs worse than some i5s of the same generation. Not worth it if you don't have one laying around.


Terrible

14 months ago.

very old,slow and extreme WEAK


Good

6 months 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


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