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Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2 1 LGA 2011 Processor - BX80619I73930K

100% Positive Reviews


Pros: Very fast, Runs Decently Cool, Hexa-core

Cons: Tad bit expensive

First, I have to say, even from coming from a 3570k, this CPU was so much faster that the difference between the two was night and day. The CPU runs decently cool for being a 22nm Ivy, but still overclocks very nicely on air. I am using a Noctua NH-D14 2011 CPU Cooler and I was able to idle around mid 30's and Prime95'ed at 68°C @ 4.5GHz. This was a very nice chip to overclock with. There is still a chance to get a dud though so YMMV.

Newer games these days are making use of the extra core and hyperthreading and I've noticed big jumps in FPS as well as my minimum FPS. Games that are heavily CPU dependent will love these chips. (Metro, Total War, Sid Meier's, Battlefield, Skyrim, etc..)

Getting a chip that will overclock above 4.5GHz is a lottery. Many can do it, but some just can't. 4.8GHz is an even smaller chance to hit. For me, all I needed to do on my ASRock Extreme 6 was change the multi to 45, increase voltage to +.04v Offset, increase PLL to 1.857v (for stability), and increase VCCSA to 1.2v (16GBs of 2400Mhz RAM (some will not be able to run such high speeds), not required for everyone, depends on IMC)

Final Thoughts:
LGA 2011 has many great things to offer, even if you are already on Ivy-Bridge or Haswell. People coming from X58 will be astonished in the performance difference if they're been holding out this entire time. These CPUs won't overclock as easily as mainstream processors so more voltage may be needed than what you thought if you come from a mainstream CPU. You can find these CPUs for $350-400 if you look hard enough thumb.gif


Pros: It can do computer

Cons: a tad hot and a bit expencive

I wanted a high TDP and overclockable CPU to do CPU cooler testing. I got it! and then some.

SO far, the Noctua U14s is keeping it cool enough to mine cons well.


Pros: 6 cores/12 threads, OC

Cons: sucks lots of power and creates a lot of heat

this is a great cpu for a workstation. I do a lot of hardware virtualization on my computer so I can always use all the extra threads the only small issue with the thing is being able to cool it, I have this cpu running at 4.5 GHz @ 1.4v and my h100 only can manage keeping it at about 82C



Cons: NONE

:)4.7ghz stable and cool 49 to 60c maxed depending what im doing 30 40c Idle overclock. This is for high quality gaming and lightning fast video editing. compared to Intel Xeon E5-2660 Sandy Bridge-EP 2.2GHz (3GHz Turbo Boost) 20MB L3 Cache LGA 2011 95W 8-Core Server Processor priced at over 1000 its just as fast i think what i use at work.smile.gifsmile.gif Temps different depending on your CPU cooling hardware mine is water cooling Thank You Great CPU under 1000.


Pros: Overclocks just like 3960x but for half the price

Cons: Out of price reach for most

Super overclocker, I have it running 4.6ghz on stock volts and it does not produce that much heat. If you require the extra cores/threads this is a must.


Pros: A new defintion of Fast with a capital F, as good as a 3960X, cheap in comparison to it, runs cool

Cons: still fairly expensive

This processor is great. It's (almost) as fast as the i7 3960X, sometimes even faster, but costs only half its money. However, it still costs around 500$. That's the downside. The upside is that this CPU is the fastest CPU I've ever seen. Amazingly fast, it can handle anything - anything at all - I throw at it.

And it's running at cool stock temps. 25-30°C stock temps with an ambient temp of 15-20°C, so that's really good. What's even better is that I've effortlessly OCed this CPU to 4.7GHz and temps are only around 60°C at full 100% load, which is wonderful. smile.gif

So all in all: a great processor, worth its money in my opinion. smile.gif
Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2 1 LGA 2011 Processor - BX80619I73930K

Intel Core i7-3930K Processor 3.2 GHz, 32nm, Integrated Four Channel DDR3 Memory Controller, Hyper-Threading Technology, 12 MB Smart Cache, Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology, LGA-2011 package

BindingPersonal Computers
Feature12 MB Cache
Height3.1 inches
Length4.6 inches
Weight0.8 pounds
Width4.2 inches
List Price$694.00
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
TitleIntel Core i7-3930K 3.2 1 LGA 2011 Processor - BX80619I73930K
Warranty3 years
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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