Core i9-10940X: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

Core i9-10940X provides good benchmark performance at 18.04% of a leader's which is a 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

Summary

Intel started Core i9-10940X sales 19 October 2019. This is a Cascade Lake-X architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 14 cores and 28 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a max turbo frequency of 4600 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Intel Socket 2066 processor with a TDP of 165 Watt. It supports DDR4 Quad-channel memory.

Primary details

Core i9-10940X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking323
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation17.98
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameCascade Lake-X (2019)
Release date19 October 2019 (4 years ago)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance per price, higher is better.

Detailed specifications

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores14 (Tetradeca-Core)
Threads28
Base clock speed3.3 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4.6 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
L1 cache64K (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache1 MB (per core)of 96 (EPYC 9654)
L3 cache19.25 MB (shared)of 1152.001953125 (EPYC 9684X)
Chip lithography14 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplierYes

Compatibility

Information on Core i9-10940X compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
Socket2066
Power consumption (TDP)165 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i9-10940X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NI+
AVX+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
TSX+

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

VT-d+
VT-x+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i9-10940X's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4 Quad-channel
Maximum memory bandwidth94 GB/sof 460.8 (EPYC 9124)
ECC memory support-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)
PCI Express lanes48of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i9-10940X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i9-10940X 18.04

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

i9-10940X 27899

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 41%

i9-10940X 1567

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 41%

i9-10940X 10617

Gaming performance

Closest competitors

Core i9-10940X's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop CPUs.


Core i9-9940X 100.28
Core i9-10940X 100

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Core i9-10940X is Ryzen 7 5800X, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our ranking.

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Recommended GPUs

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