Average Bench: 85.6% (88th of 1316)

Based on 1,327 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9940X CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 78%Average: 85.6% Great: 96%
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 103%

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.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 2,253Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,000Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9940X is just 17.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-9940X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Memory Latency 77.4Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 253Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 1,327 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.7 Memory 77.4 89.3
111 1-Core 127 143
224 2-Core 253 284
85.4% 152 Pts
Min Avg Max
441 4-Core 502 569
879 8-Core 1,000 1,136
92.4% 751 Pts
Min Avg Max
1807 64-Core 2,253 2,591
151% 2,253 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU0, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.5
1-Core 137
2-Core 282
92% 167 Pts
4-Core 573
8-Core 1,143
106% 858 Pts
64-Core 1,772
119% 1,772 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.2
1-Core 134
2-Core 263
88% 158 Pts
4-Core 536
8-Core 1,047
98% 792 Pts
64-Core 2,341
157% 2,341 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.2
1-Core 126
2-Core 256
87% 154 Pts
4-Core 506
8-Core 1,014
93% 760 Pts
64-Core 2,364
159% 2,364 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.2
1-Core 122
2-Core 235
83% 145 Pts
4-Core 468
8-Core 887
84% 678 Pts
64-Core 2,145
144% 2,145 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 14 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.5
1-Core 125
2-Core 249
84% 150 Pts
4-Core 479
8-Core 975
89% 727 Pts
64-Core 1,663
112% 1,663 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 63.4
1-Core 127
2-Core 252
80% 147 Pts
4-Core 500
8-Core 961
90% 730 Pts
64-Core 2,296
154% 2,296 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 59.5
1-Core 132
2-Core 253
81% 148 Pts
4-Core 500
8-Core 972
91% 736 Pts
64-Core 1,601
108% 1,601 Pts
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Gaming 149%
Desktop 93%
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Workstation 177%

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE II

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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


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


Max CPU Configuration1

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes


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7 months ago.

intel sucks they rip you off compared to amd


21 months ago.



19 months ago.

14 Cores, 28 Threads


23 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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