Average Bench: 71.2% (273rd of 1265)

Based on 1,069 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3940XM CPU @ 3.00GHz
Poor: 46%Average: 71.2% Great: 80%
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-3940XM averaged 28.7% 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 82.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 96.4Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3940XM is 34.6%. 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 466Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 461Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,069 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.8 Memory 82.6 92.8
37.2 1-Core 96.4 112
73.6 2-Core 185 219
72% 121 Pts
Min Avg Max
128 4-Core 327 410
171 8-Core 461 536
51.2% 394 Pts
Min Avg Max
169 64-Core 466 533
31.3% 466 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
Memory 86
1-Core 102
2-Core 189
75% 126 Pts
4-Core 379
8-Core 523
59% 451 Pts
64-Core 520
35% 520 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.9
1-Core 101
2-Core 198
77% 130 Pts
4-Core 333
8-Core 516
54% 425 Pts
64-Core 514
34% 514 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.5
1-Core 100
2-Core 182
73% 122 Pts
4-Core 338
8-Core 515
55% 426 Pts
64-Core 517
35% 517 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.1
1-Core 105
2-Core 195
76% 128 Pts
4-Core 331
8-Core 458
51% 394 Pts
64-Core 486
33% 486 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.8
1-Core 102
2-Core 194
73% 125 Pts
4-Core 361
8-Core 441
53% 401 Pts
64-Core 504
34% 504 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.8
1-Core 101
2-Core 190
73% 124 Pts
4-Core 332
8-Core 464
52% 398 Pts
64-Core 491
33% 491 Pts
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Typical Core i7-3940XM Builds (Compare 440 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Precision M6700

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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

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1 month ago.

best cpu the hp probook 6460b could handle and fetches a reasonable price on ebay for around 200 usd.


Excellent

21 months 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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