Average Bench: 71.8% (265th of 1265)

Based on 1,597 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4940MX CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 53%Average: 71.8% Great: 82%
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4940MX averaged 28.2% 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 81Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 104Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4940MX is 29.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4940MX performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 490Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 488Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,597 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.5 Memory 81 90.9
54.4 1-Core 104 118
108 2-Core 199 231
74.9% 128 Pts
Min Avg Max
174 4-Core 340 431
218 8-Core 488 591
53.6% 414 Pts
Min Avg Max
186 64-Core 490 591
32.9% 490 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 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.2
1-Core 114
2-Core 226
81% 141 Pts
4-Core 423
8-Core 567
65% 495 Pts
64-Core 587
39% 587 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.2
1-Core 113
2-Core 227
80% 140 Pts
4-Core 355
8-Core 525
57% 440 Pts
64-Core 524
35% 524 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Memory 89.3
1-Core 104
2-Core 182
76% 125 Pts
4-Core 310
8-Core 405
47% 358 Pts
64-Core 397
27% 397 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.6
1-Core 111
2-Core 220
75% 134 Pts
4-Core 424
8-Core 420
58% 422 Pts
64-Core 431
29% 431 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.9
1-Core 109
2-Core 210
76% 133 Pts
4-Core 362
8-Core 427
53% 395 Pts
64-Core 372
25% 372 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.4
1-Core 103
2-Core 178
72% 120 Pts
4-Core 306
8-Core 463
49% 385 Pts
64-Core 472
32% 472 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,599,629 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4940MX Builds (Compare 1,851 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-4940MX Processor Extreme Edition (8M Cache, up to 4.00 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ1'14
Processor Numberi7-4940MX
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed3.1 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Max TDP57 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Base Frequency400 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/VGA
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
Graphics Video Max Memory1.7 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3L 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

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

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

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
TSX-NIYes
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm x 4.7mm
Max CPU Configuration1

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

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Good

10 months ago.

Runs very hot in games but incredible performance for it's age


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