Intel Core i9-10940X Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i9-10940X was released in Q4/2019 and has 14 cores. The processor can process 28 threads simultaneously and uses a mainboard with the socket LGA 2066. In the Geekbench 5 benchmark, the Intel Core i9-10940X achieved a result of 1,211 points (single-core) or 13,831 points (multi-core).
Intel Core i9-10940X

At a glance

Name: Intel Core i9-10940X
Family: Intel Core i9 (78)
CPU group: Intel Core i 10000X (4)
Architecture: Cascade Lake
Technology: 14 nm
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 10
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i9-10940X has 14 cores. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i9-10940X is 3.30 GHz (4.80 GHz). An initial performance assessment can be made using the number of CPU cores.

CPU Cores / Threads: 14 / 28
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 14x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 3.30 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 4.80 GHz
Turbo Frequency (14 Cores): 4.20 GHz

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i9-10940X supports a maximum of 256 GB memory. Depending on the mainboard, the processor can use a maximum of 4 (Quad Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum bandwidth of the main memory of 93.8 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR4-2933
93.8 GB/s
Max. Memory: 256 GB
Memory channels: 4 (Quad Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 48
PCIe Bandwidth: 47.3 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Core i9-10940X has a TDP of 165 W. Based on the TDP, the system manufacturer can and must adapt the cooling solution to the processor.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 165 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 86 °C

Technical details

Modern production reduces the waste heat of a processor and increases its efficiency. The Intel Core i9-10940X is made in 14 nm and has 19.00 MB cache.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 2066
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 19.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
Release date: Q4/2019
Release price: 784 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i9-10940X have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
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8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
1271
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
24C 48T @ 4.50 GHz
1270
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
1267
Intel Core i9-10940X Intel Core i9-10940X
14C 28T @ 4.80 GHz
1263
AMD Ryzen 7 4980U AMD Ryzen 7 4980U
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
1262
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
1262
Intel Core i5-8600K Intel Core i5-8600K
6C 6T @ 4.30 GHz
1261

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i7-12700 Intel Core i7-12700
12C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
21568
Intel Core i7-12700F Intel Core i7-12700F
12C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
21568
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
21444
Intel Core i9-10940X Intel Core i9-10940X
14C 28T @ 4.20 GHz
21309
Intel Core i5-13500 Intel Core i5-13500
14C 20T @ 4.20 GHz
21216
Intel Core i7-13650HX Intel Core i7-13650HX
14C 20T @ 4.40 GHz
20999
Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
14C 14T @ 3.60 GHz
20983

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650GE AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650GE
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1217
AMD Ryzen 7 4700GE AMD Ryzen 7 4700GE
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
1217
Intel Core i3-10320 Intel Core i3-10320
4C 8T @ 4.60 GHz
1216
Intel Core i9-10940X Intel Core i9-10940X
14C 28T @ 4.80 GHz
1211
AMD EPYC 7F32 AMD EPYC 7F32
8C 16T @ 3.90 GHz
1211
Intel Xeon W-3265 Intel Xeon W-3265
24C 48T @ 4.60 GHz
1211
AMD Ryzen Embedded V2718 AMD Ryzen Embedded V2718
8C 16T @ 4.15 GHz
1210

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-14500HX Intel Core i5-14500HX
14C 20T @ 2.60 GHz
13944
AMD Ryzen 9 5900 AMD Ryzen 9 5900
12C 24T @ 4.10 GHz
13874
Intel Xeon Gold 6226R Intel Xeon Gold 6226R
16C 32T @ 3.60 GHz
13838
Intel Core i9-10940X Intel Core i9-10940X
14C 28T @ 4.20 GHz
13831
Intel Core i7-12800HX Intel Core i7-12800HX
16C 24T @ 2.00 GHz
13824
Intel Core i7-12850HX Intel Core i7-12850HX
16C 24T @ 2.00 GHz
13824
Intel Core i5-13600HX Intel Core i5-13600HX
14C 20T @ 4.40 GHz
13816

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i7-10850H Intel Core i7-10850H
6C 12T @ 5.10 GHz
1571
Intel Core i7-9700 Intel Core i7-9700
8C 8T @ 4.70 GHz
1570
Intel Core i7-9700F Intel Core i7-9700F
8C 8T @ 4.70 GHz
1570
Intel Core i9-10940X Intel Core i9-10940X
14C 28T @ 4.80 GHz
1568
Intel Xeon E-2246G Intel Xeon E-2246G
6C 12T @ 4.80 GHz
1568
Intel Core i9-10920X Intel Core i9-10920X
12C 24T @ 4.80 GHz
1568
Intel Core i7-10870H Intel Core i7-10870H
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
1565

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
11830
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 3.60 GHz
11810
Intel Xeon W-3245M Intel Xeon W-3245M
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
11766
Intel Core i9-10940X Intel Core i9-10940X
14C 28T @ 4.20 GHz
11762
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 3.50 GHz
11708
Intel Xeon W-3245 Intel Xeon W-3245
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
11698
AMD Ryzen 5 7500F AMD Ryzen 5 7500F
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
11655

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
28090
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
28084
Intel Xeon W-2275 Intel Xeon W-2275
14C 28T @ 4.00 GHz
28033
Intel Core i9-10940X Intel Core i9-10940X
14C 28T @ 4.20 GHz
28029
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 7645 AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 7645
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
27996
AMD Ryzen 5 7600 AMD Ryzen 5 7600
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
27996
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
24C 48T @ 2.60 GHz
27988

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i5-9600K Intel Core i5-9600K
6C 6T @ 4.60 GHz
204
Intel Core i7-10700T Intel Core i7-10700T
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
203
Intel Core i7-8700 Intel Core i7-8700
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
203
Intel Core i9-10940X Intel Core i9-10940X
14C 28T @ 4.80 GHz
201
Intel Core i9-10900T Intel Core i9-10900T
10C 20T @ 4.60 GHz
201
Intel Xeon E-2176G Intel Xeon E-2176G
6C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
201
Intel Core i5-10500 Intel Core i5-10500
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
201

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD EPYC 7401 AMD EPYC 7401
24C 48T @ 2.80 GHz
3156
AMD EPYC 7401P AMD EPYC 7401P
24C 48T @ 2.80 GHz
3156
Intel Core i7-12700 Intel Core i7-12700
12C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
3140
Intel Core i9-10940X Intel Core i9-10940X
14C 28T @ 4.20 GHz
3117
Intel Xeon Gold 6138F Intel Xeon Gold 6138F
20C 40T @ 2.80 GHz
3069
Intel Xeon Gold 6138 Intel Xeon Gold 6138
20C 40T @ 2.80 GHz
3069
Intel Xeon Gold 6138T Intel Xeon Gold 6138T
20C 40T @ 2.80 GHz
3069

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