Average Bench: 86.9% (56th of 1276)

Based on 1,083 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9940X CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 79%Average: 86.9% Great: 98%
Gaming
Gaming 87%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 105%
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Very good average bench

The Intel Core i9-9940X averaged just 13.1% 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 2,279Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,010Pts

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 79.6Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 255Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,083 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.8 Memory 79.6 91
111 1-Core 128 143
228 2-Core 255 286
86.6% 154 Pts
Min Avg Max
445 4-Core 504 577
919 8-Core 1,010 1,140
93.1% 757 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,854 64-Core 2,279 2,632
153% 2,279 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 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.2
1-Core 151
2-Core 302
95% 175 Pts
4-Core 600
8-Core 1210
111% 905 Pts
64-Core 2,828
190% 2,828 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.3
1-Core 135
2-Core 256
91% 159 Pts
4-Core 515
8-Core 985
93% 750 Pts
64-Core 2,382
160% 2,382 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.1
1-Core 132
2-Core 262
88% 158 Pts
4-Core 534
8-Core 1,067
98% 800 Pts
64-Core 2,334
157% 2,334 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.2
1-Core 133
2-Core 271
90% 161 Pts
4-Core 494
8-Core 995
91% 744 Pts
64-Core 2,273
152% 2,273 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.7
1-Core 124
2-Core 245
84% 149 Pts
4-Core 487
8-Core 958
89% 722 Pts
64-Core 2,204
148% 2,204 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.9
1-Core 126
2-Core 239
83% 147 Pts
4-Core 501
8-Core 1,009
93% 755 Pts
64-Core 2,195
147% 2,195 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.7
1-Core 129
2-Core 252
84% 151 Pts
4-Core 506
8-Core 999
93% 752 Pts
64-Core 2,343
157% 2,343 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.9
1-Core 124
2-Core 253
82% 149 Pts
4-Core 505
8-Core 1,009
93% 757 Pts
64-Core 2,312
155% 2,312 Pts
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Gaming 147%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
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Workstation 175%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE II

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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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7 days ago.

intel sucks they rip you off compared to amd


Good

11 months ago.

good


Excellent

9 months ago.

14 Cores, 28 Threads


Excellent

13 months 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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