Average Bench: 33.4% (653rd of 1206)

Based on 1,706 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G840 @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 24%Average: 33.4% Great: 37%
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Pentium G840 averaged 66.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 67.9Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 129Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium G840 is just 12.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Pentium G840 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 135Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 134Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,706 samples)
Min Avg Max
45 1-Core 67.9 73.7
77.8 2-Core 129 147
46.7% 98.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
91.3 4-Core 132 147
97.8 8-Core 134 147
18.1% 133 Pts
Min Avg Max
98.7 64-Core 135 148
9.1% 135 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 73.5
2-Core 145
52% 109 Pts
4-Core 147
8-Core 146
20% 146 Pts
64-Core 146
10% 146 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 73.1
2-Core 144
51% 108 Pts
4-Core 145
8-Core 144
20% 145 Pts
64-Core 146
10% 146 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 72.9
2-Core 144
51% 109 Pts
4-Core 144
8-Core 140
20% 142 Pts
64-Core 142
10% 142 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 72.4
2-Core 138
50% 105 Pts
4-Core 142
8-Core 135
19% 138 Pts
64-Core 137
9% 137 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
1-Core 71.3
2-Core 133
49% 102 Pts
4-Core 144
8-Core 145
20% 144 Pts
64-Core 142
10% 142 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 72.4
2-Core 139
50% 106 Pts
4-Core 138
8-Core 142
19% 140 Pts
64-Core 141
10% 141 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 68.1
2-Core 138
48% 103 Pts
4-Core 119
8-Core 105
16% 112 Pts
64-Core 106
7% 106 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 60.8
2-Core 114
41% 87.2 Pts
4-Core 127
8-Core 134
18% 131 Pts
64-Core 139
9% 139 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 56
2-Core 106
38% 81 Pts
4-Core 107
8-Core 105
15% 106 Pts
64-Core 110
7% 110 Pts
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Typical Pentium G840 Builds (Compare 138 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

System: HP 120-1158hk

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 16% - Very poor Total price: $174

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Pentium® Processor G840 (3M Cache, 2.80 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ2'11
Processor NumberG840
# of Cores2
# of Threads2
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended Price$75.00
Clock Speed2.8 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP65 W
Expected DiscontinuanceQ2'2012

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics
Graphics Base Frequency850 MHz
Wireless DisplayNo
# of Displays Supported2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.1 GHz
Quick Sync VideoNo
InTru 3D TechNo
Clear Video HD TechNo
Intel InsiderNo
Flexible Display InterfaceYes

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21 GB/s

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)No
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
vPro TechNo
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1155

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

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