Average Bench: 89.6% (23rd of 1196)

Based on 426 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 10.4% 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 Mixed Speed 2,366Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,013Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9940X is just 19.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-9940X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 506Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 257Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 426 samples)
Min Avg Max
111 1-Core 129 144
227 2-Core 257 288
90.9% 193 Pts
Min Avg Max
436 4-Core 506 580
912 8-Core 1,013 1,161
93.4% 759 Pts
Min Avg Max
2,088 64-Core 2,366 2,690
159% 2,366 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 136
2-Core 273
96% 204 Pts
4-Core 544
8-Core 1,063
99% 804 Pts
64-Core 2,644
177% 2,644 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 130
2-Core 261
92% 195 Pts
4-Core 518
8-Core 1,038
96% 778 Pts
64-Core 2,424
163% 2,424 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 129
2-Core 254
90% 191 Pts
4-Core 506
8-Core 1,014
94% 760 Pts
64-Core 2,399
161% 2,399 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 124
2-Core 234
85% 179 Pts
4-Core 418
8-Core 909
81% 663 Pts
64-Core 2,169
146% 2,169 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,858,666 CPUs tested.

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Desktop 135%
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Workstation 152%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE II

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $2,450

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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

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1 month ago.

intel sucks they rip you off compared to amd


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1 month 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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