Average Bench: 71.2% (292nd of 1307)

Based on 1,770 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4940MX CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 52%Average: 71.2% Great: 81%
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4940MX 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 80.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 104Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4940MX is 28.6%. 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 488Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 487Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,770 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.4 Memory 80.4 90.2
54.7 1-Core 104 118
98.7 2-Core 199 231
74.6% 128 Pts
Min Avg Max
181 4-Core 338 427
258 8-Core 487 592
53.3% 412 Pts
Min Avg Max
264 64-Core 488 593
32.8% 488 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 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.2
1-Core 118
2-Core 222
82% 141 Pts
4-Core 444
8-Core 570
67% 507 Pts
64-Core 572
38% 572 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.1
1-Core 117
2-Core 227
82% 142 Pts
4-Core 380
8-Core 558
60% 469 Pts
64-Core 557
37% 557 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.7
1-Core 113
2-Core 217
80% 138 Pts
4-Core 371
8-Core 542
59% 457 Pts
64-Core 537
36% 537 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.4
1-Core 101
2-Core 214
76% 132 Pts
4-Core 380
8-Core 530
59% 455 Pts
64-Core 538
36% 538 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.7
1-Core 108
2-Core 212
77% 133 Pts
4-Core 350
8-Core 530
56% 440 Pts
64-Core 493
33% 493 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.6
1-Core 85.7
2-Core 152
63% 104 Pts
4-Core 223
8-Core 340
36% 282 Pts
64-Core 371
25% 371 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,154,645 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4940MX Builds (Compare 1,934 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Precision M6800

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 32% - Below average Total price: $66

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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

17 months ago.

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


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