Intel Core i7-3930K Review

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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


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

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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, 12:37:21

tom whats going on with the ram performance dude?Quote

17-02-2012, 12:38:44

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

17-02-2012, 13:00:31

3960x to me is just for bragging rights, "oooooo looook, i've got the best 2011 processor in my rig hehe"

The 3960x is not worth it, 3930k is just perfect Quote

17-02-2012, 13:03:54

i couldn't agree more with your conclusion dude

if i never had the SR-X in the pipeline, this is the route i would take Quote

17-02-2012, 13:04:49

good to know i choose the right oneQuote

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