Average Bench: 48.2% (383rd of 1173)

Based on 1,200 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000106A4 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 940 @ 2.93GHz
Poor: 38%Average: 48.2% Great: 55%
Gaming 48%
Desktop 49%
Workstation 35%
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Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7 940 averaged 51.8% 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.


Single Core Floating Point Speed 70.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 69Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 940 is just 17.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7 940 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Multi Core Floating Point Speed 356Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 345Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 1,200 samples)
Min Avg Max
57.5 SC Int 67.5 78.3
58.4 SC Float 70.6 81.9
55.8 SC Mixed 69 80.6
55.2% 69 Pts
Min Avg Max
162 QC Int 229 276
176 QC Float 241 288
173 QC Mixed 235 283
53.3% 235 Pts
Min Avg Max
222 MC Int 333 382
236 MC Float 356 411
220 MC Mixed 345 399
51.6% 345 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 68.6
SC Float 72.2
SC Mixed 71.1
56% 70.6 Pts
QC Int 240
QC Float 257
QC Mixed 249
56% 249 Pts
MC Int 350
MC Float 371
MC Mixed 361
54% 361 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
SC Int 68.9
SC Float 69.4
SC Mixed 66.9
55% 68.4 Pts
QC Int 230
QC Float 268
QC Mixed 242
56% 247 Pts
MC Int 354
MC Float 379
MC Mixed 368
55% 367 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz
SC Int 68.5
SC Float 67.3
SC Mixed 69.1
55% 68.3 Pts
QC Int 248
QC Float 230
QC Mixed 234
54% 237 Pts
MC Int 320
MC Float 352
MC Mixed 363
52% 345 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 67.6
SC Float 69.9
SC Mixed 67
54% 68.2 Pts
QC Int 209
QC Float 221
QC Mixed 233
50% 221 Pts
MC Int 292
MC Float 287
MC Mixed 292
44% 290 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 64.5
SC Float 67.1
SC Mixed 64.2
52% 65.3 Pts
QC Int 207
QC Float 215
QC Mixed 212
48% 211 Pts
MC Int 314
MC Float 332
MC Mixed 342
49% 329 Pts
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Gaming 50%
Desktop 50%
Workstation 37%
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Motherboard: Asus P6T DELUXE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $853

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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


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 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


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