Intel Core i9-10940X processor review

Core i9-10940X processor released by Intel; release date: 7 Oct 2019. At the time of release, the processor cost $784. The processor is designed for desktop-computers and based on Cascade Lake microarchitecture.

CPU is locked to prevent overclocking. Total number of cores - 14, threads - 28. Maximum CPU clock speed - 4.60 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 86°C. Manufacturing process technology - 14 nm. Cache size: L1 - 896 KB, L2 - 14 MB, L3 - 19.25 MB.

Supported memory types: DDR4-2933. Maximum memory size: 256 GB.

Supported socket types: FCLGA2066. Maximum number of processors in a configuration - 1. Power consumption (TDP): 165 Watt.

Benchmarks

Geekbench 4
Single Core
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
5311
1221
Geekbench 4
Multi-Core
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
36691
14550
PassMark
Single thread mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
3027
2525
PassMark
CPU mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
48478
29150
Name Value
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1221
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 14550
PassMark - Single thread mark 2525
PassMark - CPU mark 29150

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture codename Cascade Lake
Launch date 7 Oct 2019
Launch price (MSRP) $784
Place in performance rating 122
Processor Number i9-10940X
Series Intel Core X-series Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Desktop

Performance

Base frequency 3.30 GHz
L1 cache 896 KB
L2 cache 14 MB
L3 cache 19.25 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 86°C
Maximum frequency 4.60 GHz
Number of cores 14
Number of threads 28

Memory

Max memory channels 4
Maximum memory size 256 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-2933

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Sockets supported FCLGA2066
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 165 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2017X

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 48
PCI Express revision 3.0
Scalability 1S Only

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Instruction set extensions Intel SSE4.1, Intel SSE4.2, Intel AVX2, Intel AVX-512
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Number of AVX-512 FMA Units 2

Virtualization

Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)