Intel Core i7-3930K Review

Test Setup, Overclocking and F@H

Intel Core i7-3930K Review

Test Setup

Apart from the Processor switch, the test rig remains the same as for our i7-3960X review.

Intel Core-i7 3930K
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
nVidia GTX570
Corsair AX1200W
Corsair GTX8
Corsair H100
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Overclocking

As always with a new processor we want to try and find our maximum stable overclock, as well as trying to push it as far as possible in a banzai run. With the i7-3930K we obtained a very nice 4.6GHz overclock @ 1.4v which will be the settings we'll use for the overclocked results.

Intel Core i7-3930K Review  

Never satisfied without seeing exactly how far we could push it, by adjusting the CPU VCore to a pretty hefty 1.46v we obtained 5GHz. There certainly isn't any doubt that the i7-3930K is a very capable processor.

Intel Core i7-3930K Review

F@H

As we would expect from the slightly slower stock speed and slightly lessened overclock, the 3930K is edged by the 3960X, but it's still capable of some excellent results.

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Most Recent Comments

17-02-2012, 07:17:14

tinytomlogan


Want all the benefits of the SandyBridge-E without the huge cost? Welcome to the Core i7-3930K

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17-02-2012, 07:37:21

marsey99
tom whats going on with the ram performance dude?Quote

17-02-2012, 07:38:44

kilobravo
Yeah the 3960X is pointless.Same results at nearly half the price.Quote
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