Average Bench: 59.5% (247th of 1206)

Based on 837 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3940XM CPU @ 3.00GHz
Poor: 40%Average: 59.5% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3940XM averaged 40.4% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 94Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 181Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3940XM is 30.4%. 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 469Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 460Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 837 samples)
Min Avg Max
36.6 1-Core 94 113
98.5 2-Core 181 214
65.1% 138 Pts
Min Avg Max
192 4-Core 315 394
224 8-Core 460 528
50% 387 Pts
Min Avg Max
275 64-Core 469 532
31.5% 469 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 110
2-Core 219
77% 164 Pts
4-Core 433
8-Core 431
59% 432 Pts
64-Core 415
28% 415 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 101
2-Core 198
71% 150 Pts
4-Core 337
8-Core 519
55% 428 Pts
64-Core 513
34% 513 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 33
2-Core 64.9
23% 49 Pts
4-Core 130
8-Core 169
20% 149 Pts
64-Core 167
11% 167 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 32.9
2-Core 65.9
23% 49.4 Pts
4-Core 111
8-Core 170
18% 141 Pts
64-Core 165
11% 165 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical Core i7-3940XM Builds (Compare 1,795 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
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Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

System: Dell Precision M6700

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $600

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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

11 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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