Average Bench: 86.3% (66th of 1288)

Based on 1,070 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9940X CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 78%Average: 86.3% Great: 98%
Gaming
Gaming 86%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 104%
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Very good average bench

The Intel Core i9-9940X averaged just 13.6% 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 2,269Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,007Pts

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. Memory Latency 78.3Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 254Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,070 samples)
Min Avg Max
69 Memory 78.3 90.7
110 1-Core 128 143
214 2-Core 254 287
86.1% 154 Pts
Min Avg Max
415 4-Core 505 580
877 8-Core 1,007 1,139
93% 756 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,816 64-Core 2,269 2,635
152% 2,269 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 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.9
1-Core 134
2-Core 267
93% 163 Pts
4-Core 528
8-Core 1,067
98% 798 Pts
64-Core 2,431
163% 2,431 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.8
1-Core 142
2-Core 285
94% 169 Pts
4-Core 570
8-Core 1,135
105% 852 Pts
64-Core 2,681
180% 2,681 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.3
1-Core 118
2-Core 255
86% 152 Pts
4-Core 538
8-Core 1079
99% 808 Pts
64-Core 2,417
162% 2,417 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.9
1-Core 126
2-Core 223
83% 143 Pts
4-Core 492
8-Core 950
89% 721 Pts
64-Core 2,231
150% 2,231 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.4
1-Core 135
2-Core 270
88% 159 Pts
4-Core 536
8-Core 1053
98% 795 Pts
64-Core 2359
158% 2359 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.7
1-Core 124
2-Core 250
84% 150 Pts
4-Core 494
8-Core 1011
92% 752 Pts
64-Core 2,328
156% 2,328 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 28 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.8
1-Core 125
2-Core 248
82% 147 Pts
4-Core 504
8-Core 954
90% 729 Pts
64-Core 2,277
153% 2,277 Pts
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Gaming 150%
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Desktop 93%
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Workstation 178%
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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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29 days ago.

intel sucks they rip you off compared to amd


Good

14 months ago.

good


Excellent

12 months ago.

14 Cores, 28 Threads


Excellent

16 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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