Average Bench: 44.8% (425th of 1206)

Based on 16,695 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106A5, 1FABFBFF000106A5 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 32%Average: 44.8% Great: 58%
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7 930 averaged 55.1% 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 70.3Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 136Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 930 is 26%. 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 340Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 336Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,695 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.7 1-Core 70.3 91.3
95.2 2-Core 136 173
48.7% 103 Pts
Min Avg Max
160 4-Core 239 310
201 8-Core 336 444
37.3% 287 Pts
Min Avg Max
198 64-Core 340 446
22.8% 340 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 87.4
2-Core 172
61% 130 Pts
4-Core 314
8-Core 436
49% 375 Pts
64-Core 426
29% 426 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 78.7
2-Core 164
57% 122 Pts
4-Core 294
8-Core 413
46% 354 Pts
64-Core 415
28% 415 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 74.6
2-Core 140
51% 108 Pts
4-Core 284
8-Core 358
42% 321 Pts
64-Core 362
24% 362 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 71.2
2-Core 143
50% 107 Pts
4-Core 286
8-Core 355
42% 321 Pts
64-Core 360
24% 360 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 71.4
2-Core 143
50% 107 Pts
4-Core 271
8-Core 359
41% 315 Pts
64-Core 359
24% 359 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 71.6
2-Core 136
49% 104 Pts
4-Core 227
8-Core 301
35% 264 Pts
64-Core 318
21% 318 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 69.6
2-Core 115
45% 92.3 Pts
4-Core 214
8-Core 316
34% 265 Pts
64-Core 314
21% 314 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 52.7
2-Core 90.4
34% 71.6 Pts
4-Core 154
8-Core 249
26% 202 Pts
64-Core 275
18% 275 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,130,765 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i7 930 Builds (Compare 7,127 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 32% - Below average Total price: $823

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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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1 month 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

19 months ago.

very old,slow and extreme WEAK


Good

10 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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