Average Bench: 63.3% (192nd of 1197)

Based on 1,038 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4940MX CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 22%Average: 63.3% Great: 77%
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4940MX averaged 36.6% 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 101Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 193Pts

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4940MX is 54.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4940MX performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 485Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 480Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,038 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.1 1-Core 101 122
45.7 2-Core 193 233
69.6% 147 Pts
Min Avg Max
85.7 4-Core 332 425
116 8-Core 480 592
52.5% 406 Pts
Min Avg Max
116 64-Core 485 594
32.5% 485 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 118
2-Core 226
81% 172 Pts
4-Core 372
8-Core 500
57% 436 Pts
64-Core 496
33% 496 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 118
2-Core 226
81% 172 Pts
4-Core 347
8-Core 484
54% 415 Pts
64-Core 484
32% 484 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 110
2-Core 219
77% 165 Pts
4-Core 360
8-Core 579
60% 470 Pts
64-Core 535
36% 535 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 109
2-Core 231
79% 170 Pts
4-Core 341
8-Core 484
54% 413 Pts
64-Core 487
33% 487 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,717,832 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4940MX Builds (Compare 1,044 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

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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

3 days ago.

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


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