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IntelBX80684I58400

8 Cores, 8 Threads @4.0GHz, Piledriver.
Release date: Q4 2012.

6 Cores, 6 Threads @2.8GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 172,920 user samples
140,073 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 63% Base clock 4.75 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 46% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 46% Great: 63%
SPEED RANK: 272nd / 1128
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
32,847 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 34th / 1128
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
55.4 % 88.9 % Much faster effective speed.
+61%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
74.1 Pts 117 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+58%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
271 Pts 451 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+66%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
476 Pts 654 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+37%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
83 Pts 122 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+47%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
312 Pts 478 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+53%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
548 Pts 704 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+28%
Market Share
Based on 10,954,611 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.4 % 1.45 % +4%
Value
Value For Money
87.4 % 102 % Better value.
+17%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % 115 % Much more popular.
+74%
Price
Price (score)
$86 Much cheaper.
+57%
$200
Age
Newest
71 Months 11 Months Hugely more recent.
+85%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+48%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+43%
2.8 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz +5% 4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
88.9 Pts 118 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+33%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
78.6 Pts 128 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+63%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
335 Pts 462 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+38%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
289 Pts 499 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+73%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
563 Pts 677 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+20%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
481 Pts 739 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+54%
Series
CPU Architecture
Piledriver Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM3+ FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
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In terms of raw single-core performance the flagship AMD FX-8350 is lagging behind intel's processor line-up by over two generations. The PassMark Single Thread scores for the i5-2500K vs the FX-8350 are 1863 to 1520 which shows that in terms of raw per-core processing the FX-8350 is lagging the two year old i5 by 23%. Where the AMD FX makes up is on multi-core performance, with a score of 9156 vs 6745, the AMD leads the Intel 2500K by 36% making it the far more capable multi-threaded server orientated performer. The AMD is also cheaper but significantly more power hungry which counts strongly against it as a sever proposition. The FX-8350 could be a good fit for specific server use cases but for general consumer use, which is single and dual core intensive, Intel's two year old i5-2500K delivers better performance. [May '13 CPUPro]

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The i5-8400 is a competitively priced hex-core processor from Intel’s 8th generation of Core processors (Coffee Lake). Along with the release of the unlocked i5-8600K, this is the first time that six-core processors have featured in the i5 line-up. Like the other Coffee Lake processors, the i5-8400 is based upon an improved version of Intel’s 14nm architecture which featured in both Skylake and Kaby Lake. Early benchmarks reveal that for average quad core usage (most games employ a maximum of four cores) the i5-8400 performs way above its pay grade. It achieves quad core mixed speeds close to Intel’s outgoing 2017 flagship the $300, quad-core, 8 thread i7-7700k, which to date has been a strong favourite for high-end gaming setups. On paper, the i5-8400 has a base clock of 2.8 GHz (Intel are significantly downplaying the performance of this SKU by giving it a relatively low nominal base clock), an all core boost of 3.8 GHz (this is the effective base clock figure that counts) and a single core boost of 4 GHz. This compares reasonably well to the i5-8600K which has a base clock of 3.6 GHz, all core boost of 4.1 GHz and a single core boost of 4.3 GHz. The i5-8400 also features 9MB of L3 cache and an energy-thrifty TDP of 65W. Priced at under $190, the i5-8400 offers fantastic value for money. Unfortunately, like the other Coffee Lake processors, the i5-8400 will require a new 300 series motherboard, and at the time of writing, the only available version is Intel’s high-end Z370 which isn't an ideal pairing for the i5-8400. The Z series motherboards are designed to cater for the unlocked and overclockable "K" SKUs. Cheaper 300 series motherboards will be available in 2018 at which time the 8400 will offer even better value for money. [Oct '17 CPUPro]

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