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.
Sandy Bridge architecture on steroids.
Requires X79 Express motherboard.
By PC Mag on March 23, 2012
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....90
By BeHardware on March 14, 2012
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...-
By Overclock3D on February 17, 2012
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...83
By PCWorld New Zealand on February 13, 2012
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...80
By PCPer on December 14, 2011
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 December 09, 2011
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 December 02, 2011
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 Â£500 it's still an expensive CPU, but currently...80
By iXBT Labs on November 17, 2011
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 November 16, 2011
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...80
By uk.hardware.info on November 14, 2011
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...-