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Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E (3.2GHz up to 3.8GHz with Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor - BX80619I73930K

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rock solid

on 10/1/2012

As fast as you need. Rock solid cpu. Stays cool too.

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by Vince on 11/26/2012

This is a processor. May be expensive... but you get what you pay for!

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Product Overview

The 2nd generation Intel Core i7-3930K Processor (Sandy Bridge-E) is super-smart, ultra-threaded, and absolutely uncompromising, making it the ultimate desktop processor for content creators and gamers. With Intel Hyper-Threading Technology delivering unmatched 12-thread performance across six cores, 4-channel integrated memory controller, and the large cache size for super low latency and quick response times, this processor will perform when you need them to, in the applications that you need them in.

A killer combination of features including Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology and overclocking makes the 2nd generation Intel Core i7-3930K Processor (Sandy Bridge-E) devastatingly powerful. With enhanced system tuning for processor cores, memory, and power levels, you will have the flexibility that allows you to attain extra performance for more complex multimedia applications and immersive gaming. Whether you are a novice overclocker or a seasoned veteran, these processors will have you singing their praises in no time at all.

Six-Core / 12 Thread Processing
Provides six complete execution cores in a single processor package, delivering 12 computing threads to help operating systems and applications deliver additional performance, so users can experience better multitasking and multi-threaded performance across many types of applications and workloads.

Massive PCIe Graphics Bandwidth
Provides up to 40 lanes of PCIe bandwidth for PCI Express devices, which can include graphics cards, storage controllers, and additional LAN devices. This processor has more than 2X the PCIe lanes vs. other 2nd Generation Intel Core desktop processors.

Four Channel Integrated Memory Controller
An integrated memory controller with four channels of DDR3 1600 MHz offers memory bandwidth up to 51.2 GB/s. Combined with the processor’s efficient prefetching algorithms, this memory controller’s lower latency and higher memory bandwidth delivers amazing performance for data-intensive applications.

Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Dynamically increases the processor’s frequency as needed by taking advantage of thermal and power headroom when operating below specified limits. Get more performance automatically, when you need it the most.

Intel Smart Cache
This large last-level cache enables dynamic and efficient allocation of shared cache to all six cores to match the needs of various applications for ultra-efficient data storage and manipulation.

Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel AVX)
Intel AVX is a new 256 bit instruction set extension to SSE and is designed for applications that are Floating Point (FP) intensive. Intel AVX improves performance due to wider vectors, new extensible syntax, and rich functionality. This results in better management of data and general purpose applications like image, audio/video processing, scientific simulations, financial analytics and 3D modeling and analysis.


Manufacturer Intel
Mfg Part# BX80619I73930K
SKU 225178076
UPC 735858224512
UPC 14 00735858224512
Product Type Processor
Manufacturer Part Number BX80619I73930K
Manufacturer Website Address
Manufacturer Intel Corporation
Product Model i7-3930K
Product Name Core i7 Hexa-core i7-3930K 3.2GHz Desktop Processor
Package Type Retail
Product Line Core i7
Product Series i7-3900
Brand Name Intel
Platform Supported PC
Process Technology 32 nm
Clock Speed 3.20 GHz
Processor Socket Socket LGA-2011
L1 Cache 384 KB
L3 Cache 12 MB
Processor Technology Turbo Boost Technology / Virtualization Technology / Extended Memory 64 Technology / Hyper-Threading Technology / Enhanced SpeedStep Technology
L2 Cache 1.50 MB
Processor Core Hexa-core (6 Core)
64-bit Processing Yes
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Tech Specs
CPU Socket Type: LGA 2011
Core: Sandy Bridge-E
Multi-Core: Six-Core
Name: Core i7-3960X
Operating Frequency: 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo)
L2 Cache: 6 x 256KB
L3 Cache: 12MB
Manufacturing Tech: 32 nm
64 bit Support: Yes
Hyper-Threading Support: Yes
Integrated Memory Controller Speed: Integrated Four Channel DDR3 Memory Controller
Virtualization Technology Support: Yes
Thermal Design Power: 130W
Cooling Device: Cooling device not included - Processor Only
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