Intel Core i7 940 2.93GHz Socket 1366

  • Intel Core i7 940 2.93GHz Socket 1366
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  • Excellent CPU performance.
  • Great memory and bus bandwidth.
  • Overclocks Really Well.


  • Needs a new motherboard.
  • A little on the expensive side.

Expert reviews and ratings

By iXBT Labs on

We tried to make our tests at least a tad more interesting by using different memory modes -- and we found out that this parameter does not affect results. The only result that stands out against the common background is demonstrated by Core i7 920,...

By Ocaholic on

With the recent Bloomfield product line Intel presents the most powerful desktop CPU available these times. Especially the Core i7 975 XE delivers more performance than any other CPU on the market and this by a quite big margin. But as expected, so...

By Trusted Reviews on 50

When Ed and Hugo reviewed processor there was a huge amount of information to pass on but one piece of the puzzle still remained. There are three processors in the Core i7 range which consists of the Core i7 920 that runs at 2.66GHz, the Core...

By DigitalVersus on 100

Just like the rest of Intels Core i7 range, the 940 has a few extra features compared to the earlier Core 2 Quad Q9.First of all, the memory controller is built into the processor rather than sitting on the motherboard, meaning Intel can make the...

By The Tech Report on

Now that youve seen the performance results, this little exercise may seem like a whole lot of work for a relatively minor issue. But we do strive for accuracy in our testing, and as you can see, our first attempt at measuring the performance of the...

By Xtreme CPU on

Intel has managed to impress again. Their tick-tock model is working right on schedule. This time around we are left with a new architecture with the new Quickpath Interconnect that does away with the old and dated Front Side Bus technology. The...

By ExtremeTech on 80

The Core i7 940 Extreme suffers from being a relatively high price, but it is faster than all mainstream Intel Core 2...

By HotHardware on

We have a number of different things to consider in this summary--the performance of the Core i7 as it compares to the Core 2 and Phenom, the performance of the Core i7 with and without Hyper-Threading enabled, and the performance of the three...

By Neoseeker on

The Intel Core i7 processors are a significant evolutionary step forward from their Core 2 predecessors. In all but a couple of tests, the 2.66GHz Core i7 920 handily beats the 3.2GHz Core 2 Quad QX9770 - and in some tests by an embarrasing margin....

By Bjorn3D on 90

The Core I7 940 Performance CPU is a solid performer. Its more than a solid performer. Running at 2.93GHz it easily outperformed our Q6600 clocked to 3.6 GHz and the Q6600 was running much faster ram. Test after test it sent the Q6600 scurrying for...

International Review By Ocaholic German on

Intels aktuelle Core i7 CPUs versprechen Leistung im Überfluss wobei die Nehalem-Architektur einige grundlegende Neuerungen mit sich brachte. Mittlerweile sind mit dem 950 sowie 975 XE bereits zwei neue Modelle zur Familie der Core i7 Prozessoren...

International Review By Sabios del PC on 90

Tras la expectación creada por Intel respecto a la arquitectura Nehalem, llego la hora de probar el rendimiento obtenido por el 940, el procesador intermedi de la serie, con un equipo a la altura de las circunstancias, los resultados obtenidos han...

International Review By Les Numériques on 100

Un excellent processeur qui affiche de très bonnes performances quelles que soient les applications utilisées....