Intel Ivy Bridge-E Core i7-4930K (ES) Review Published In China – Less Than 5% Improvement Over i7-3930K

Intel Ivy Bridge-E Core i7-4930K (ES) Review Published In China – Less Than 5% Improvement Over i7-3930K

Intel is going to launch their Ivy Bridge-E refresh
platform on 11th September this year which would replace the current
Sandy Bridge-E processors. We will officially get to see reviews early
next month but unofficially, the first review of the Core i7-4930K “Ivy Bridge-E” processor has been published by ChinaDIY.

Intel Core i7-4930K vs Core i7-3930K Performance Leaked

The Intel Core i7-4930K processor replaces the Core i7-3930K featuring a new 22nm architecture over the 32nm Sandy Bridge-E. Ivy Bridge
itself doesn’t comes with any significant changes over Sandy Bridge but
the new 22nm process design proves to be much more power efficient. The Ivy
Bridge-E processors would remain compatible with current LGA 2011
socketed motherboards featuring the X79 chipset. Users would require to install the latest BIOS for their motherboards for full compatibility with the new processors.

Going into specifications, the Core i7-4930K features 6 cores and 12
threads with 12 MB of L3 cache and a 130W TDP package. The Core i7-4930K
is clocked at 3.40 GHz base and 3.90 GHz with Turbo boost 2.0. The
processor that was tested by ChinaDIY is an engineering sample but
considering the time left in the launch, this is almost representative
of the final performance which the Core i7-4930K would feature. A few
ups and downs might show up with the retail chips aside from which the
overall performance would remain the same. You can check out the
complete specifications of Intel’s Ivy Bridge-E lineup below:

Core i7-4930K CPUz

Model Core i7-4960X Core i7-4930K Core i7-4820K
Cores 6 6 4
Threads 12 12 8
Base Clock (GHz) 3.6 GHz 3.4 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo Clock (GHz) 4.0 GHz 3.9 GHz 3.9 GHz
L3 Cache 15 MB 12 MB 10 MB
Memory DDR3-1866 DDR3-1866 DDR3-1866
TDP 130W 130W 130W
Price $990 $555 $310

The performance was measured with a test setup that included the MSI
X79-GD45 Plus motherboard, Galaxy HOF-1200W PSU, Dual GeForce GTX 780
HOF (SLI) Graphic cards and a Prolimatech Armageddon
(Blue Series) cooler which is an enthusiast grade setup. It was noted
that after the BIOS upgrade, the motherboard allowed PCI-e 3.0
functionality. This was previously been unavailable on Sandy Bridge-E
CPUs but Ivy Bridge-E enables it.

Ivy Bridge-E PCI-e 3.0

Also it looks like the first batch of Ivy Bridge-E processors would feature limited overclocking since ChinaDIY only got the processor to run at 4.5 GHz max overclock with a voltage of 1.272V.

While Ivy Bridge-E is scheduled for early September as confirmed in
today’s report, Intel’s next generation was also leaked as the Haswell-E
HEDT platform codenamed “Lituya Bay” which would arrive in second half
of 2014.

Haswell-E chips would be based on the 22nm architecture and
remain compatible with LGA 2011 socket however a new X99 “Wellsburg-X”
chipset would be implemented on the next generation motherboards which
would allow for native DDR4 memory support. You heard it right,
Haswell-E would be the first HEDT platform by Intel to bring DDR4 memory
support and feature upto 8 cores and 20 MB of L3 cache. More details
can be found here.

ChinaDIY also got the processor upto 4.8 GHz with the MSI XPOWER II
board but only with LN2 cooling, the results of the performance at stock
and overclocked frequencies can be seen below along with temperatures,
power consumption charts.

For a more detailed preview at the Core i7-4930K processor, visit ChinaDIY!

Intel Core i7-4930K vs 3930K Stock Performance:

Core i7-4930K Performance Core i7-4930K Gaming Performance

Intel Core i7-4930K vs 3930K OC Performance:

Core i7-4930K Overclock performance

Intel Core i7-4930K vs 3930K Temperatures:

Core i7-4930K Temperatures

Intel Core i7-4930K vs 3930K Power Consumption:

Core i7-4930K Power Consumption

Intel Core i7-4930K 4.8 GHZ LN2 Overclock:

Core i7-4930K LN2 4930K Firestrike 4930K Firestrike Extreme

Core i7-4930K vs Core i7-3930K Core i7-4930K vs Core i7-3930K_1

This article originally appeared on WCCFTech (Link)

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