Average Bench: 69.9% (326th of 1316)

Based on 1,674 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3940XM CPU @ 3.00GHz
Poor: 44%Average: 69.9% Great: 79%
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3940XM averaged 30.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 81.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 95.8Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3940XM is 34.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-3940XM performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 463Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 463Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,674 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.3 Memory 81.2 92.4
33.1 1-Core 95.8 110
64.4 2-Core 184 217
71.2% 120 Pts
Min Avg Max
114 4-Core 319 398
163 8-Core 463 537
50.5% 391 Pts
Min Avg Max
161 64-Core 463 533
31.1% 463 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.2
1-Core 104
2-Core 202
75% 129 Pts
4-Core 386
8-Core 530
60% 458 Pts
64-Core 532
36% 532 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.7
1-Core 96.3
2-Core 202
74% 127 Pts
4-Core 361
8-Core 518
57% 439 Pts
64-Core 519
35% 519 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.6
1-Core 106
2-Core 185
74% 125 Pts
4-Core 351
8-Core 524
56% 437 Pts
64-Core 522
35% 522 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.2
1-Core 105
2-Core 200
77% 130 Pts
4-Core 305
8-Core 526
52% 415 Pts
64-Core 530
36% 530 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.2
1-Core 82
2-Core 163
68% 111 Pts
4-Core 279
8-Core 426
45% 353 Pts
64-Core 428
29% 428 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.1
1-Core 98.7
2-Core 174
70% 117 Pts
4-Core 281
8-Core 476
48% 379 Pts
64-Core 419
28% 419 Pts
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Typical Core i7-3940XM Builds (Compare 824 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Precision M6700

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $424

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-3940XM Processor Extreme Edition (8M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz)
Code NameIvy Bridge
Launch DateQ3'12
Processor Numberi7-3940XM
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsAVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$1096.00
Clock Speed3 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.9 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP55 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.35 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express Configurations1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
My WiFi TechYes
4G WiMAX Wireless TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5 x 37.5mm (rPGA988B)
Graphics and IMC Lithography22 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCPGA988

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

Added n/a ago.

Excellent

2 years ago.

I have my 3940xm running in Clevo p150em together with r9 m290x. Great setup, i can play most of new titles in decent quality.


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