Average Bench: 85.7% (127th of 1369)

Based on 1,770 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9940X CPU @ 3.30GHz

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i9-9940X averaged just 14.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i9-9940X near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Multi Core Speed 2,338Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed 506Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9940X is just 19.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-9940X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Memory Latency 76.8Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 1,005Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,770 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.2 Memory 76.8 88.3
98.6 1-Core 129 147
210 2-Core 257 290
83.8% 154 Pts
Min Avg Max
419 4-Core 506 583
853 8-Core 1,005 1,153
89.2% 755 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,863 64-Core 2,338 2,669
145% 2,338 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 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.4
1-Core 139
2-Core 276
94% 170 Pts
4-Core 551
8-Core 1,086
97% 819 Pts
64-Core 2,534
157% 2,534 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 84
1-Core 138
2-Core 276
90% 166 Pts
4-Core 555
8-Core 1,068
96% 812 Pts
64-Core 2,527
156% 2,527 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.3
1-Core 138
2-Core 258
88% 160 Pts
4-Core 525
8-Core 988
90% 756 Pts
64-Core 2,376
147% 2,376 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.5
1-Core 124
2-Core 241
83% 149 Pts
4-Core 462
8-Core 893
80% 678 Pts
64-Core 2,275
141% 2,275 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.1
1-Core 124
2-Core 250
82% 150 Pts
4-Core 499
8-Core 963
87% 731 Pts
64-Core 2,113
131% 2,113 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.7
1-Core 126
2-Core 247
82% 150 Pts
4-Core 489
8-Core 993
87% 741 Pts
64-Core 1,996
124% 1,996 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.6
1-Core 127
2-Core 242
81% 148 Pts
4-Core 470
8-Core 936
83% 703 Pts
64-Core 2,069
128% 2,069 Pts
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Desktop 92%
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Workstation 237%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE II

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $2,082

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i9-9940X X-series Processor (19.25M Cache, up to 4.50 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ4'18
Processor Numberi9-9940X
# of Cores14
# of Threads28
Cache19.25 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed3.30 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.40 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
QPI Links0
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP165 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2017X

Memory

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

Package

Max CPU Configuration1

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes

 Comments

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Excellent

13 months ago.

Superior workstation CPU with 14C 28T build.


Excellent

2 years ago.

14 Cores, 28 Threads


Excellent

3 years ago.

Best value i9 for multithreading. the i9-9980X is an extra 700 pounds for an extra 4 cores! - just not worth it. i9-9960X performs only marginally faster than i9-9940X. when looking at the hard tested metrics. Still expensive though, and much cheaper in the US. Not fair that UK customers always get stuffed by US companies...


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