Intel Core i7-3930K Review
Test Setup, Overclocking and [email protected]
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
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.
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.
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.