Average Bench: 70.2% (323rd of 1323)

Based on 1,892 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3940XM CPU @ 3.00GHz
Poor: 45%Average: 70.2% Great: 79%
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-3940XM averaged 29.7% 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 81.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 96.5Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3940XM is 33.5%. 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 470Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 470Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,892 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.1 Memory 81.4 92.5
36.6 1-Core 96.5 110
65.7 2-Core 184 217
71.5% 121 Pts
Min Avg Max
123 4-Core 322 397
170 8-Core 470 538
51.1% 396 Pts
Min Avg Max
167 64-Core 470 537
31.6% 470 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Memory 94.6
1-Core 106
2-Core 207
81% 136 Pts
4-Core 390
8-Core 543
61% 466 Pts
64-Core 543
36% 543 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Memory 92.8
1-Core 105
2-Core 217
81% 139 Pts
4-Core 388
8-Core 579
62% 484 Pts
64-Core 594
40% 594 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.9
1-Core 103
2-Core 204
77% 132 Pts
4-Core 394
8-Core 517
60% 456 Pts
64-Core 502
34% 502 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Memory 75.6
1-Core 104
2-Core 192
72% 124 Pts
4-Core 353
8-Core 517
56% 435 Pts
64-Core 521
35% 521 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 84
1-Core 94.4
2-Core 173
71% 117 Pts
4-Core 306
8-Core 499
51% 402 Pts
64-Core 531
36% 531 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,532,235 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i7-3940XM Builds (Compare 935 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: 63% - Good Total price: $250

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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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