Average Bench: 84.5% (125th of 1355)

Based on 1,661 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9940X CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 77%Average: 84.5% Great: 94%
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 102%
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Very good average bench

The Intel Core i9-9940X averaged just 15.4% 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 2,232Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 982Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9940X is just 17.4%. 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 76.6Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 250Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,661 samples)
Min Avg Max
67 Memory 76.6 88.2
107 1-Core 126 141
212 2-Core 250 280
84.5% 151 Pts
Min Avg Max
418 4-Core 494 556
829 8-Core 982 1,108
90.9% 738 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,788 64-Core 2,232 2,526
150% 2,232 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 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.4
1-Core 134
2-Core 266
94% 164 Pts
4-Core 502
8-Core 991
92% 747 Pts
64-Core 2,356
158% 2,356 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.8
1-Core 133
2-Core 267
90% 161 Pts
4-Core 529
8-Core 1,063
98% 796 Pts
64-Core 2451
164% 2451 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.8
1-Core 132
2-Core 253
88% 155 Pts
4-Core 514
8-Core 1,053
96% 784 Pts
64-Core 2,514
169% 2,514 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.4
1-Core 123
2-Core 234
83% 146 Pts
4-Core 490
8-Core 937
88% 713 Pts
64-Core 2,190
147% 2,190 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.3
1-Core 125
2-Core 247
84% 150 Pts
4-Core 494
8-Core 957
90% 725 Pts
64-Core 2,306
155% 2,306 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.8
1-Core 121
2-Core 235
78% 141 Pts
4-Core 487
8-Core 984
90% 736 Pts
64-Core 2,320
156% 2,320 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 53,522,474 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i9-9940X Builds (Compare 1,304 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 147%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 175%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE II

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,880

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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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Good

2 years ago.

good


Excellent

8 months ago.

Superior workstation CPU with 14C 28T build.


Excellent

2 years ago.

14 Cores, 28 Threads


Excellent

2 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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