Average Bench: 66% (397th of 1316)

Based on 2,039 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000106A4 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 940 @ 2.93GHz
Poor: 56%Average: 66% Great: 72%
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7 940 averaged 34.0% 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 89Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 68.7Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 940 is just 16.5%. 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 342Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 339Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,039 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.7 Memory 89 96.1
51.7 1-Core 68.7 74.8
93.2 2-Core 133 144
61.4% 96.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
168 4-Core 236 283
226 8-Core 339 379
37.2% 288 Pts
Min Avg Max
235 64-Core 342 379
23% 342 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
J1PR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.1
1-Core 72.6
2-Core 143
65% 103 Pts
4-Core 261
8-Core 365
41% 313 Pts
64-Core 356
24% 356 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.7
1-Core 68.8
2-Core 132
61% 96.5 Pts
4-Core 240
8-Core 352
38% 296 Pts
64-Core 353
24% 353 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.3
1-Core 71.2
2-Core 140
61% 98.3 Pts
4-Core 235
8-Core 360
38% 297 Pts
64-Core 360
24% 360 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.9
1-Core 73
2-Core 130
60% 95.4 Pts
4-Core 233
8-Core 363
38% 298 Pts
64-Core 348
23% 348 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.7
1-Core 70.7
2-Core 120
60% 93.1 Pts
4-Core 196
8-Core 330
33% 263 Pts
64-Core 353
24% 353 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.5
1-Core 64.7
2-Core 118
52% 83.6 Pts
4-Core 215
8-Core 253
31% 234 Pts
64-Core 261
18% 261 Pts
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Typical Core i7 940 Builds (Compare 842 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 54%
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Desktop
Desktop 73%
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Workstation
Workstation 42%
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Motherboard: Asus P6T DELUXE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $827

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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

23 months ago.

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


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