Intel Core i7-4930K: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Core i7-4930K
Intel Core i7-4930K
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Year of release 2013
Performance 10.65
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Intel Core i7-4930K
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Intel started Intel Core i7-4930K sales 1 September 2013 at a recommended price of $670. This is Ivy Bridge-E architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 6 cores and 12 threads, and is based on 22 nm manufacturing technology, with a max turbo frequency of 3900 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Intel Socket 2011 processor with a TDP of 130 Watt and a maximum temperature of °C. It supports DDR3 Quad-channel memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Core i7-4930K processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating540
Value for money (0-100)0.39
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameIvy Bridge-E
Release date1 September 2013 (8 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$670of 305 (Core i7-870)
Price now$1606 (2.4x MSRP)of 16595 (Xeon E7-4850)
Value for money (0-100)

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Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores6 (Hexa-Core)
Base clock speed3.4 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.9 GHzof 5.3 (Core i9-10900KF)
L1 cache64 KB (per core)of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache256 KB (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache12 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography22 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size257 mm2
Number of transistors1,860 millionof 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support+
Unlocked multiplier+


Information on Core i7-4930K compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
Thermal design power (TDP)130 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i7-4930K. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Hyper-Threading Technology+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-4930K's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3 Quad-channelof 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i7-4930K. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i7-4930K 10.65
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Physics

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

i7-4930K 9350
i7-4930K 12610

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i7-4930K. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 21 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i7-4930K is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i7-4930K performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-4930K from AMD is Ryzen 5 3400G, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

AMD Ryzen 5 3400G Ryzen 5 3400G

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