Intel Core i7 3930K review

If you've got a BIG budget this is the processor we'd recommend.

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You can see below just how small a gap, in performance terms, there is between the i7 3960X and the i7 3930K.

It's also interesting just how close the latest traditional Sandy Bridge chip, the Intel Core i7 2700K, is in general performance terms too, especially in gaming and single-threaded speeds.

3D rendering performance

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Video encoding performance

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CPU gaming performance

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Tech Specs

Product TypeProcessor
Processor CoreHexa-core (6 Core)
Thermal Design Power130 W
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Product FamilyCore i7 i7-3900
L3 Cache12 MB
Clock Speed3.20 GHz
Processor SocketSocket R LGA-2011
Brand NameIntel
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
64-bit ProcessingYes
Thermal Specification66.8°C
Direct Media Interface5 GT/s
Overclocking Speed3.80 GHz
Width52.5 mm
Depth45 mm
L2 Cache1.50 MB
Product Seriesi7-3900
ManufacturerIntel Corporation
Product Modeli7-3930K
Product NameCore i7 Hexa-core i7-3930K 3.2GHz Desktop Processor
Package TypeRetail
Product LineCore i7
Manufacturer Part NumberBX80619I73930K
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Selecting the right processor is key when purchasing or upgrading your business PCs. The processor must keep pace with new trends in e-commerce, complex applications, and security that are applicable to your business.

Meet your business needs with a processor from the 2nd gen Intel Core processor family, which offers improved adaptive performance and built-in visual capabilities to bring more intelligent performance to your business PC.

Process Technology32 nm
Limited Warranty3 Year