Average Bench: 44.1% (421st of 1186)

Based on 1,339 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000106A4 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 940 @ 2.93GHz
Poor: 33%Average: 44.1% Great: 50%
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7 940 averaged 55.9% 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 68.7Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 134Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 940 is just 17.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7 940 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 344Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 340Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,339 samples)
Min Avg Max
52.7 1-Core 68.7 79.4
97.8 2-Core 134 152
47.8% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
171 4-Core 235 283
218 8-Core 340 386
37.2% 288 Pts
Min Avg Max
210 64-Core 344 388
23.1% 344 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 70.8
2-Core 140
50% 105 Pts
4-Core 265
8-Core 366
41% 316 Pts
64-Core 372
25% 372 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 71.6
2-Core 136
49% 104 Pts
4-Core 241
8-Core 357
38% 299 Pts
64-Core 357
24% 357 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 66.3
2-Core 137
48% 102 Pts
4-Core 248
8-Core 367
40% 307 Pts
64-Core 368
25% 368 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
1-Core 67.5
2-Core 136
48% 102 Pts
4-Core 243
8-Core 353
38% 298 Pts
64-Core 354
24% 354 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 72.4
2-Core 139
50% 106 Pts
4-Core 226
8-Core 357
37% 291 Pts
64-Core 367
25% 367 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 66
2-Core 128
46% 96.8 Pts
4-Core 228
8-Core 305
35% 267 Pts
64-Core 342
23% 342 Pts
Socket 423, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 68.6
2-Core 130
47% 99.1 Pts
4-Core 218
8-Core 321
35% 270 Pts
64-Core 319
21% 319 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 63.1
2-Core 139
47% 101 Pts
4-Core 220
8-Core 353
36% 286 Pts
64-Core 341
23% 341 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 67.5
2-Core 117
44% 92.1 Pts
4-Core 176
8-Core 177
24% 176 Pts
64-Core 177
12% 177 Pts
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Typical Core i7 940 Builds (Compare 1,469 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus P6T DELUXE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 34% - Below average Total price: $856

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-940 Processor (8M Cache, 2.93 GHz, 4.80 GT/s Intel® QPI)
Code NameBloomfield
Launch DateQ4'08
Processor Numberi7-940
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range0.800V-1.375V
Recommended Price$555.00
Clock Speed2.93 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.2 GHz
Bus Speed4.8 GT/s QPI
QPI Links1
Max TDP130 W

Memory

Max Memory Size24 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 800/1066
Memory Channels3
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions36-bit
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesNo
Turbo Boost Tech1.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo

Package

Package Size42.5mm x 45.0mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1366
Processing Die Size263 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors731 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

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Good

3 months ago.

I like it, i can put my gtx 770 in it


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