Average Bench: 82.3% (148th of 1355)

Based on 4,579 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00050654, 0F8BFBFF00050654, 1FABFBFF00050654, 1F8BFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-7940X CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 72%Average: 82.3% Great: 93%
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 97%
Nuclear submarine

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i9-7940X averaged just 17.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i9-7940X near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 2,085Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 931Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-7940X is 20.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-7940X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Memory Latency 76.1Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 474Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 4,579 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.8 Memory 76.1 89.1
95.3 1-Core 122 139
190 2-Core 241 275
82.3% 146 Pts
Min Avg Max
377 4-Core 474 547
740 8-Core 931 1,086
86.6% 702 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,676 64-Core 2,085 2,513
140% 2,085 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.2
1-Core 119
2-Core 237
83% 145 Pts
4-Core 473
8-Core 890
85% 682 Pts
64-Core 2,029
136% 2,029 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.4
1-Core 120
2-Core 239
83% 146 Pts
4-Core 476
8-Core 869
84% 672 Pts
64-Core 1,985
133% 1,985 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.4
1-Core 125
2-Core 248
83% 149 Pts
4-Core 493
8-Core 966
90% 730 Pts
64-Core 2226
149% 2226 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.6
1-Core 120
2-Core 234
80% 142 Pts
4-Core 476
8-Core 932
87% 704 Pts
64-Core 2,163
145% 2,163 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.8
1-Core 114
2-Core 254
80% 146 Pts
4-Core 477
8-Core 929
87% 703 Pts
64-Core 2173
146% 2173 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.7
1-Core 124
2-Core 227
79% 141 Pts
4-Core 476
8-Core 926
87% 701 Pts
64-Core 2,168
146% 2,168 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.2
1-Core 133
2-Core 264
88% 158 Pts
4-Core 443
8-Core 896
82% 670 Pts
64-Core 2189
147% 2189 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 68
1-Core 93.4
2-Core 182
66% 115 Pts
4-Core 375
8-Core 750
69% 562 Pts
64-Core 1,722
116% 1,722 Pts
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Gaming 115%
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 134%

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $321

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $2,862

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DescriptionIntel® Core™ i9-7940X X-series Processor (19.25M Cache, up to 4.30 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ3'17
Processor Numberi9-7940X
# of Cores14
# of Threads28
Cache19.25 MB
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Recommended Price$1387.00 - $1399.00
Clock Speed3.10 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.30 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
QPI Links0
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP165 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2017X


Max Memory Size128 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2666
Memory Channels4
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
Max # of PCI Express Lanes44

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Turbo Boost 3.0 TechYes
Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes


Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA2066

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes


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2 months ago.

hot and power hungry but very fast, especially for its age


3 years ago.

best processor outside of 7980XE


3 years ago.

стоит 80000 рублей и рвет старый 6950x в хлам


10 months ago.

i9 best solution per price up to th TR 1950x +9% effective speed for Intel and +9% for value per price for AMD


13 months ago.

Can be found for cheap on Aliexpress. Motherboards still competitively priced compared to TRX4 which makes this a fantastic budget workstation choice in 2021 for those who need more than 10-12 cores and don't have money to get a Threadripper.


2 years ago.



8 months ago.

Guys, this is for workstation, not gaming.


4 years ago.

I will building a new workstation and I forget how many post that I have ever read about it watched bunch of videos and finally I am so confused. I was thinking to buy i9 7940x but that CPU is really bad for after effects? If it is.. only getting render? I do not have any time issue for rendering. I just want to work on huge project like 4K-6K footage and cinemaDNG codec as a live preview. i9 7940x is really bad choose for After Effects? Or the almost the same performance with i7 8700K? everybody is choosing i7 8700K because of price/performance? I have been thinking to fix multi-core issue with rendergarden, if it bothers me So could you help me out please? I am really so confused what I need to choose http://www.userbenchmark.com/PCBuilder/Custom/S67316-M347462.251565.200815.161079.102222vsS59466-M353078.251565.200815.1…

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