Average Bench: 53% (646th of 1276)

Based on 2,096 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G840 @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 42%Average: 53% Great: 58%
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Pentium G840 averaged 47.0% 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. Memory Latency 83.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 67.5Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium G840 is just 15.3%. 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 134Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 133Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,096 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.3 Memory 83.8 91.2
43.8 1-Core 67.5 73.8
75.4 2-Core 129 147
58.9% 93.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
88.4 4-Core 132 147
96.6 8-Core 133 147
18% 132 Pts
Min Avg Max
96.1 64-Core 134 147
9% 134 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G840 @ 2.80GHz, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
Memory 90.3
1-Core 72.4
2-Core 129
62% 97.3 Pts
4-Core 148
8-Core 144
20% 146 Pts
64-Core 136
9% 136 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
Memory 90
1-Core 72.8
2-Core 146
64% 103 Pts
4-Core 147
8-Core 144
20% 146 Pts
64-Core 144
10% 144 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.5
1-Core 73.5
2-Core 146
60% 99.2 Pts
4-Core 147
8-Core 147
20% 147 Pts
64-Core 141
10% 141 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.1
1-Core 73.2
2-Core 139
59% 96.2 Pts
4-Core 144
8-Core 145
20% 144 Pts
64-Core 144
10% 144 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.6
1-Core 65.1
2-Core 78.8
51% 74.5 Pts
4-Core 103
8-Core 115
15% 109 Pts
64-Core 110
7% 110 Pts
SKTH, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 64.3
1-Core 72.8
2-Core 147
56% 94.6 Pts
4-Core 137
8-Core 147
19% 142 Pts
64-Core 143
10% 143 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.2
1-Core 43.3
2-Core 80.5
43% 64.7 Pts
4-Core 74.3
8-Core 81.6
10% 77.9 Pts
64-Core 74
5% 74 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 35,899,524 CPUs tested.

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Typical Pentium G840 Builds (Compare 1,444 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61M-S2PV - $99

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $150

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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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