Average Bench: 87.4% (53rd of 1255)

Based on 869 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9940X CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 80%Average: 87.4% Great: 97%
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 12.5% 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 2,306Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,008Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9940X is just 17.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-9940X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Memory Latency 80.9Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 255Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 869 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.5 Memory 80.9 91.7
108 1-Core 128 145
221 2-Core 255 288
87.1% 155 Pts
Min Avg Max
436 4-Core 503 577
906 8-Core 1,008 1,159
92.9% 755 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,835 64-Core 2,306 2,684
155% 2,306 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 4.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.1
1-Core 145
2-Core 293
100% 178 Pts
4-Core 586
8-Core 1,168
108% 877 Pts
64-Core 2,660
178% 2,660 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.6
1-Core 129
2-Core 275
93% 165 Pts
4-Core 532
8-Core 1,040
97% 786 Pts
64-Core 2,430
163% 2,430 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.2
1-Core 130
2-Core 257
87% 155 Pts
4-Core 501
8-Core 1,010
93% 756 Pts
64-Core 2,198
148% 2,198 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.3
1-Core 132
2-Core 252
86% 154 Pts
4-Core 506
8-Core 999
93% 752 Pts
64-Core 2,290
154% 2,290 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.9
1-Core 126
2-Core 245
84% 150 Pts
4-Core 477
8-Core 922
86% 700 Pts
64-Core 2,287
154% 2,287 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.9
1-Core 126
2-Core 253
83% 150 Pts
4-Core 500
8-Core 1,012
93% 756 Pts
64-Core 2,334
157% 2,334 Pts
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Typical Core i9-9940X Builds (Compare 861 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 136%
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Desktop
Desktop 131%
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Workstation
Workstation 147%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE II

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $2,217

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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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9 months ago.

intel sucks they rip you off compared to amd


Good

6 months ago.

good


Excellent

5 months ago.

14 Cores, 28 Threads


Excellent

9 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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