Intel Core i7 930 

Released February, 2010
  • 2.8 GHz
  • Quad core
5.2 Out of 10

In isolation, 4GHz is fighting fit for a 2.8GHz processor.
by Tech Radar (Aug, 2010)
I would recommend this chip to someone looking to get into overclocking as a hobby.
by Robitussin (Nov, 2011)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core i7 930 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Core i7 930
5.9
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core i7 930
5.7
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Core i7 930
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Core i7 930
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Core i7 930
5.3
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Core i7 930
n.d.
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Core i7 930
5.2

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i7 930

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 930
7,828
Core i7 4770K
14,184

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 930
2,016

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 930
126,500 MB/s
Core i7 4770K
4,810,000 MB/s
Core i5 2500K
2,530,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 930
7,522
Core i7 4770K
14,351
Core i5 2500K
10,319

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 930
8,177
Core i7 4770K
15,778
Core i5 2500K
11,186

GeekBench

Core i7 930
9,439
Core i7 4770K
18,498
Core i5 2500K
13,624

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 930
5,227
Core i7 4770K
10,016

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i7 930
1,212

Reviews Word on the street for the Intel Core i7 930


8.0
If there is a disappointment, it's the 930's overclocking headroom.

9.1
I got a decent clock on it and the process was both a learning experience and entertaining.

Overall

8.9 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Socket Type

Based on the mighty Bloomfield core, it's identical in most respects to processors costing up to £800.
by Tech Radar (Aug, 2010)
The LGA1,366 socket with its massive bandwidth really does make for an awesome gaming platform.
by Tech Radar (Aug, 2010)
But it's yours for £200 and change.
by Tech Radar (Aug, 2010)

Applications

Despite its age, therefore, it remains competitive in all kinds of software and packs a particularly hefty gaming punch.
by Tech Radar (Aug, 2010)
What's more, for gaming the 930 is absolutely killer.
by Tech Radar (Aug, 2010)
You can do somethings with the unlocked multi, but it almost feels like jumping right to the end of a game, this is about how much your going to get out of your chip, rather then enjoying the time you spend gaining levels.
by Robitussin (Nov, 2011)

Socket

But it's an LGA1,156 chip and that means cheaper motherboards and memory, and in turn a lower overall platform cost.
by Tech Radar (Aug, 2010)

Price

Motherboards and memory are expensive.
by Tech Radar (Aug, 2010)

Overclocking

These days with the unlocked multipliers overclocking has become a lot more simplified.
by Robitussin (Nov, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 2.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.06 GHz
Cores Quad core
Socket type LGA 1366
Is unlocked No

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing No
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. SSE
  3. SSE2
  4. SSE4.1
  5. SSE3
  6. Supplemental SSE3
  7. SSE4.2
  8. SSE4
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

integrated graphics

GPU None

bus

Architecture QPI
Data rate 19,200 MB/s
Transfer rate 4,800 MT/s
Clock speed 2,400 MHz

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 8 threads
L2 cache 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm
Transistor count 731,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 21
Voltage range 0.8 - 1.38V
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.9°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 209
Overclock review score 4.5
Overclocked clock speed 4.21 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.43 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,501.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.21 GHz

power consumption

TDP 130W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year
Performance per watt 1.7 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3-1066
  2. DDR3-800
  3. DDR3
Channels Triple Channel
Supports ECC No
Maximum bandwidth 25,599.99 MB/s
Maximum memory size 24,576 MB
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