Average Bench: 44.7% (408th of 1186)

Based on 15,239 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106A5, 1FABFBFF000106A5 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 30%Average: 44.7% Great: 59%
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7 930 averaged 55.2% 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 70.1Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 136Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 930 is 29.4%. 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 342Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 337Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,239 samples)
Min Avg Max
47 1-Core 70.1 91.5
86.3 2-Core 136 182
48.7% 103 Pts
Min Avg Max
153 4-Core 238 321
198 8-Core 337 458
37.3% 288 Pts
Min Avg Max
213 64-Core 342 453
23% 342 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 2.8 GHz
1-Core 81.1
2-Core 163
57% 122 Pts
4-Core 294
8-Core 410
46% 352 Pts
64-Core 414
28% 414 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 276
8-Core 345
41% 311 Pts
64-Core 343
23% 343 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 71.6
2-Core 143
50% 107 Pts
4-Core 247
8-Core 343
38% 295 Pts
64-Core 360
24% 360 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
1-Core 70.7
2-Core 142
50% 106 Pts
4-Core 245
8-Core 346
38% 296 Pts
64-Core 350
24% 350 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 70.9
2-Core 137
49% 104 Pts
4-Core 247
8-Core 334
38% 291 Pts
64-Core 343
23% 343 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 71.3
2-Core 141
50% 106 Pts
4-Core 236
8-Core 334
37% 285 Pts
64-Core 339
23% 339 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 64
2-Core 102
41% 82.9 Pts
4-Core 202
8-Core 312
33% 257 Pts
64-Core 295
20% 295 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,659,957 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i7 930 Builds (Compare 6,485 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 34% - Below average Total price: $760

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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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5 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

16 months ago.

very old,slow and extreme WEAK


Good

8 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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