Intel Core i7-940XM

Intel 940XM

The Intel Core i7 940XM Extreme Edition is a high-end processor  the fastest laptop processor at the time of announcement. It features 4 cores (quad core CPU) and Hyperthreading. Therefore, 8 threads can be worked on simultaneously.

Because of the Turbo Mode, the CPU is clocked with up to 3.3 GHz in single threaded applications. Using two cores, the CPU can clock up to 3.2 GHz and using all 4 cores, 2.4 GHz is the maximum clock rate. Therefore, even older games (single threaded) should run fluently with this mobile CPU altough the base clock speed is rather slow. The 940XM should provide enough power for all modern games and applications (in 2010).

The Core i7 9xx line has an integrated memory controller for DDR3 bars (1066 or 1333).Therefore, the memory performance is very good (compared to older CPUs with external memory controllers). Still this also leads to the higher TDP of the whole chip.

Core architecture is still very similar to the one used in the Core 2 CPUs.

The power consumption of up to 55 Watt (TDP) is quite high for a laptop CPU and because of the Turbo Mode, the power consumption should reach these high values.

SeriesIntel Core i7
CodenameClarksfield
Clock Rate2130 - 3333 MHz
Front Side Bus2500 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1024 KB
Level 3 Cache8196 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 8
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)55 Watt
Transistor Count774 Million
Manufacturing Technology45 nm
Die Size296 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketRPGA989
Features2.5 GT/s DMI, Virtualization Technology, Execute Disable Bit, Enahnced Speedstep Technology, Enhanced Halt State (C1E), 64, Turbo Boost (max. 3.33 GHz), Hyper-Threading, Trusted Execution Technology
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Starting Price $1096 U.S.
Announcement Date06/01/2010
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 940XM

CPU Benchmarks

3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 3884     avg: 4080.3 (46.93%)     max: 4293 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 12     avg: 12 (99.34%)     max: 12 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 28     avg: 28 (99.69%)     max: 28 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 699     avg: 700 (96.94%)     max: 701 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 62380     avg: 62380 (29.6%)     max: 62380 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 40660     avg: 40660 (31.19%)     max: 40660 MFLOPS
PCMark Vantage: Result 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 9770     avg: 9770 (39.39%)     max: 9770 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3630     avg: 3630 (55.98%)     max: 3630 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 11391     avg: 11391 (41.74%)     max: 11391 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 12642     avg: 13381 (35.88%)     max: 14120 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 4479     avg: 4488 (18.02%)     max: 4497 Points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 13326     avg: 13326 (23.43%)     max: 13326 Points
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 12     avg: 25.2 (95.81%)     max: 38.362 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 374     avg: 797.8 (91.98%)     max: 1221.624 seconds*
Windows 7 Experience Index: Processor
0% 100%
min: 7.3     avg: 7.3 (92.06%)     max: 7.3 points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 3.65     avg: 3.9 (30.95%)     max: 4.05 Points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Cinebench R10 in comparison
Intel Atom Z670 (min)
691 
...
Intel Core 2 Extreme (Desktop) QX6850
10990 
Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 750
11048 
Intel Core i5 4330M
11324 
Intel Core i7 940XM
11391 
Intel Core i7 920XM
11916 
Intel Core i7 2635QM
13521.4 
Intel Core i7 2630QM
13690.8 
...
Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 3960X (max)
27189.5 

Reviews for the Intel Core i7 940XM processor

Cryo Libri Iceni (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M SLI, 18.4")
» Cryo Libri Iceni - External Review

Dell Precision M4500 Core i7-940XM (NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M, 15.6")
» Review Dell Precision M4500 (i7-940XM) Notebook - Review
» Dell Precision M4500 Core i7-940XM - External Review

» Mobile CPU Comparison
Comparison of all mobile CPU series

» Mobile Processors - Benchmarklist
Benchmarklist of all known CPUs that are used in laptops (desktop and laptop CPUs)

Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i7

» Intel Core i7 4940MX
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4930MX
   3 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4910MQ
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3940XM
   3 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4900MQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4960HQ
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4810MQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3920XM
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4800MQ
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4950HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4860HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3840QM
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4850HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4710HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4710MQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3820QM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3740QM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3720QM
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4700HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4700MQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4760HQ
   2.1 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2960XM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4712HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4712MQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4750HQ
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3635QM
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3630QM
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4702HQ
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4702MQ
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2860QM
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 2920XM
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3615QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3610QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3632QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2760QM
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2820QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3612QM
   2.1 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2720QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2675QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2670QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2635QM
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2630QM
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4610M
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 940XM
   2.13 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4600M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 920XM
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3540M
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4558U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 3520M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2640M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 840QM
   1.86 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 2620M
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4600U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4650U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 3687U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4510U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 640M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 820QM
   1.73 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3667U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4500U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4550U
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 740QM
   1.73 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3537U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 3517U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 620M
   2.66 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 720QM
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2649M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4610Y
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2629M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2677M
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 660LM
   2.27 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2637M
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2657M
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 3689Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2617M
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 640LM
   2.13 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 620LM
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 680UM
   1.47 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 660UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 640UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 620UM
   1.06 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 920
   2.66 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Core i7 2635QM
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 2630QM
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 4610M
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 750
   2.66 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 940XM
   2.13 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
+ Intel Core i7 4600M
   2.9 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i5 4340M
   2.9 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Extreme (Desktop) QX6850
   3 GHz / 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i7 920XM
   2 GHz / 1024 KB + 8196 KB
+ Intel Core i5 4330M
   2.8 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum, 2010-05-29 (Update: 2012-07-18)