AMD
IntelBX80684I58400

6 Cores, 6 Threads
@2.8GHz Coffee Lake (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 15,575 user samples
769 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 43% Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 0.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 43% Great: 73%
SPEED RANK: 229th / 1110
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
14,806 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 83% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 83% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 31st / 1110
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
59.5 % 91.1 % Much faster effective speed.
+53%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
87 Pts 119 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+37%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
286 Pts 463 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+62%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
440 Pts 673 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+53%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
106 Pts 125 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+18%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
358 Pts 486 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+36%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
492 Pts 718 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+46%
Market Share
Based on 9,330,681 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % 1.16 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,833%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
71 % 104 % Much more popular.
+46%
Age
Newest
7 Months Slightly more recent.
+12%
8 Months
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
102 Pts 122 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+20%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
110 Pts 129 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+17%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
345 Pts 473 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+37%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
377 Pts 501 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+33%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
487 Pts 699 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+44%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
497 Pts 743 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+49%
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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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