Intel Core i7-3930K 3.20Ghz Socket 2011

  • Intel Core i7-3930K 3.20Ghz Socket 2011
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Based on 12 scores, 45 reviews available
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Pros:

  • Outstanding all-around performance compared to Intelís most powerful chip.
  • Unlocked multiplier for easier overclocking.
  • Almost as good as Core i7 3960X, for a much lower cost.

Cons:

  • Expensive.
  • Requires X79 Express motherboard.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Ocaholic on

In our 3-way SLI gaming performance scaling articles we're going to investigate 3-way SLI scaling factors with different CPUs and different clock speeds. In eight recent games and two theoretical benchmarks we want to find out what difference 3-way SLI...

By Ocaholic on

In our SLI gaming performance scaling articles we're going to investigate SLI scaling factors with different CPUs and different clock speeds since a lot of guys asked for this. In eight recent games and two theoretical benchmarks we want to find out what...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

A few new processors appear this month: two from Intel and one from AMD. We also see moderate price drops from both companies, along with a particularly monumental price reduction on AMD's flagship FX-9590, which still doesn't make our recommended list. ...

By uk.hardware.info on

Late May we published a huge round-up of 45 desktop processors , followed by a review of Intel's fourth generation Core processors . Our readers immediately, and understandably, came with the request for a similar group test of laptop processors. It's...

By uk.hardware.info on

On June 4 Intel is launching its next generation Core processors, also called Haswell. That means it's the perfect opportunity for us to retest all current processors and a number of older ones with a completely new test configuration. It will not only...

By PC Mag on 90

For all but the most rabid enthusiasts, Intel’s Core i7-3930K processor represents an unparalleled combination of price and performance for use on the X79 Express platform....

By BeHardware on

As expected, given its spec, the Core i7-3930K makes the Core i7-3960X entirely dispensable. Why spend an extra €350 or €400 for such a small gain in performance (between 4 and 5%)?The Core i7-3930K is therefore a choice cut for anyone looking for a...

By Overclock3D on 83

So the Intel Core i7-3930K. Following exhaustive and extensive testing we only have one question uppermost in our mind.Who on earth would bother to buy the i7-3960X?When we tested the i7-3960X it was a quantum leap ahead in all of our CPU based...

By Kitguru.net on 90

The latest Intel Core i7 processors are class leading performers and we have already reviewed the i7-3820 and flagship i7-3960X Extreme Edition. Today we are looking at the 3930K which should offer much of the 3960X performance, at almost half the...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 80

Intel Core i7-3930K rating: 4/5 stars.Intel Core i7-3960X rating: 3/5 stars.As if Intel didn’t have a big enough lead in the CPU performance stakes with their Sandy Bridge family of chips, it’s gone ahead and released a new series named Sandy Bridge-E...

By X-bit Labs on

The new LGA 2011 platform for enthusiasts didn’t really impress us that much at launch. Of course, it was not worse than the previous LGA 1366 and LGA 1155 platforms, but it still couldn’t be called a real break-through revolutionary product, to be...

By iXBT Labs on

This time we'd like to offer you the summarized test results of as many as 71 processors. This generally marks the end of the year, not the end of another test method's life cycle (like the last time). We believe this summary contains all important...

By PCPer on

In the conclusion to my original story looking at the performance characteristics of the Sandy Bridge-E platform, I wrote this:Well good readers, I am here with that information! After getting my hands on the Core i7-3930K processor that makes up...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

Core i7-3960X is undeniably fast. But at more than £800, it’s hardly an option for most enthusiasts. We got our hands on the Core i7-3930K and Core i7-3820 to gauge their overclocked performance and determine if they’re able to best the flagship part....

By TechRadar on 80

The Intel Core i7 3930K is the cheaper alternative to the top-end Sandy Bridge E processor. But then many second hand cars are cheaper than the top-end Sandy Bridge E processor. At nearly £500 it's still an expensive CPU, but currently it's the only...

By iXBT Labs on

In 2011, we expected to see three major events: Intel LGA 1155 in the beginning, AMD Bulldozer in the middle and Intel LGA 2011 closer to the end. The first happened as planned (quad-core processors for LGA 1155 arrived in January, with dual-core...

By HEXUS.net on 80

Monday's technology headlines were hogged by the release of Intel's Core i7 3960X Extreme processor. Blazingly fast in most of our benchmarks, the new Sandy Bridge-E chip's $999 (£750) asking price puts it firmly out of the reach of most people, and...

By uk.hardware.info on

It's as clear as it ever was, Intel remains king in the land of CPUs. No one makes faster processors than Intel. If there was any discussion before about which CPU is faster - Core i7 990X or the Core i7 2600K - it has come to an end. The Core i7 3960X...

By Bit-tech.net on 77

While we don't want to give the impression that the i7-3930K is a slow CPU for consumer applications and games, it isn't significantly faster than the Core i7-2600K. This is a problem for Intel, as the i7-3930K is almost exactly double the price;...

By TweakTown on 92

The new Sandy Bridge-E platform from Intel really is a different kind of beast. When you throw it through those CPU intensive benchmarks, the performance of the new i7 3960X is amazing with performance at stock being better at times than when our...