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Intel Core i7-4930K

6
Cores
12
Threads
130 W
TDP
3.4 GHz
Frequency
3.9 GHz
Boost
Ivy Bridge-E
Codename
Socket 2011
Socket
Front
Front
Intel Socket 2011
Intel Socket 2011
The Intel Core i7-4930K is a desktop processor with 6 cores, launched in September 2013. It is part of the Core i7 lineup, using the Ivy Bridge-E architecture with Socket 2011. Thanks to Intel Hyper-Threading the core-count is effectively doubled, to 12 threads. Core i7-4930K has 12MB of L3 cache and operates at 3.4 GHz by default, but can boost up to 3.9 GHz, depending on the workload. Intel is making the Core i7-4930K on a 22 nm production node using 1,860 million transistors. You may freely adjust the unlocked multiplier on Core i7-4930K, which simplifies overclocking greatly, as you can easily dial in any overclocking frequency.
With a TDP of 130 W, the Core i7-4930K consumes a lot of power, so good cooling is definitely needed. Intel's processor supports DDR3 memory with aquad-channel interface. For communication with other components in the system, Core i7-4930K uses a PCI-Express Gen 3 connection. This processor does not have integrated graphics, you will need a separate graphics card.
Hardware virtualization is available on the Core i7-4930K, which greatly improves virtual machine performance. Additionally, IOMMU virtualization (PCI passthrough) is supported, so that guest virtual machines may directly use host hardware. Programs using Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) can run on this processor, boosting performance for calculation-heavy applications.

Physical

Socket: Intel Socket 2011
Foundry: Intel
Process Size: 22 nm
Transistors: 1,860 million
Die Size: 257 mm²
Package: FC-LGA10

Performance

Frequency: 3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock: up to 3.9 GHz
Base Clock: 100 MHz
Multiplier: 34.0x
Multiplier Unlocked: Yes
Voltage: 1.35 V
TDP: 130 W

Architecture

Market: Desktop
Production Status: Active
Release Date: Sep 1st, 2013
Codename: Ivy Bridge-E
Generation: Core i7
(Ivy Bridge-E)
Part#: SR1AT
Memory Support: DDR3
Quad-channel
ECC Memory: No
PCI-Express: Gen 3

Cores

# of Cores: 6
# of Threads: 12
SMP # CPUs: 1
Integrated Graphics: N/A

Cache

Cache L1: 64K (per core)
Cache L2: 256K (per core)
Cache L3: 12MB (shared)

Features

  • MMX
  • SSE
  • SSE2
  • SSE3
  • SSSE3
  • SSE4.2
  • AVX
  • EIST
  • Intel 64
  • XD bit
  • VT-x
  • VT-d
  • HTT
  • AES-NI

Notes

This processor comes with an unlocked BCLK multiplier, allowing users to set the multiplier value higher than shipped value, to facilitate better overclocking.