Average Bench: 65.8% (402nd of 1316)

Based on 2,050 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000106A4 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 940 @ 2.93GHz
Poor: 55%Average: 65.8% 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 34.2% 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 88.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 68.5Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7 940 is just 16.7%. 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 343Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 340Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,050 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.5 Memory 88.7 96.1
48.9 1-Core 68.5 74.8
92.6 2-Core 132 144
61.3% 96.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
161 4-Core 236 283
231 8-Core 340 378
37.2% 288 Pts
Min Avg Max
243 64-Core 343 378
23% 343 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.3
1-Core 83.4
2-Core 167
71% 116 Pts
4-Core 285
8-Core 434
46% 359 Pts
64-Core 431
29% 431 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.5
1-Core 77.4
2-Core 154
68% 109 Pts
4-Core 283
8-Core 399
44% 341 Pts
64-Core 405
27% 405 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.8
1-Core 81.2
2-Core 157
70% 112 Pts
4-Core 276
8-Core 396
44% 336 Pts
64-Core 414
28% 414 Pts
J1PR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 83
1-Core 67.9
2-Core 125
58% 92 Pts
4-Core 210
8-Core 325
34% 268 Pts
64-Core 298
20% 298 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.4
1-Core 67.5
2-Core 120
56% 88.8 Pts
4-Core 220
8-Core 332
36% 276 Pts
64-Core 363
24% 363 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical Core i7 940 Builds (Compare 910 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 36%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 29%
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Motherboard: Asus P6T DELUXE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $690

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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

2 years ago.

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


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