Average Bench: 23.5% (702nd of 1182)

Based on 1,513 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G840 @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 17%Average: 23.5% Great: 26%
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

Very poor average bench

The Intel Pentium G840 averaged 76.5% 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 68.4Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 130Pts

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium G840 is just 8.33%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Intel Pentium G840 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 136Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 135Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,513 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.8 1-Core 68.4 73.7
79.2 2-Core 130 147
47% 99.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
93 4-Core 133 147
99.5 8-Core 135 147
18.3% 134 Pts
Min Avg Max
104 64-Core 136 148
9.1% 136 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 74
2-Core 147
52% 111 Pts
4-Core 148
8-Core 146
20% 147 Pts
64-Core 148
10% 148 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 74.1
2-Core 146
52% 110 Pts
4-Core 147
8-Core 146
20% 147 Pts
64-Core 146
10% 146 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 73.5
2-Core 147
52% 110 Pts
4-Core 147
8-Core 147
20% 147 Pts
64-Core 146
10% 146 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 73.4
2-Core 146
52% 110 Pts
4-Core 145
8-Core 147
20% 146 Pts
64-Core 144
10% 144 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
1-Core 73
2-Core 143
51% 108 Pts
4-Core 144
8-Core 143
20% 143 Pts
64-Core 139
9% 139 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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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: 8% - Terrible Total price: $305

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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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