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IntelBX80684I58400

6 Cores, 12 Threads
@3.4GHz Zen+ (2018)

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 24,349 user samples
2,988 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 38th / 1117
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
21,361 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 32nd / 1117
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87.5 % 89.6 % +2%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
111 Pts 117 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+5%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
421 Pts 455 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+8%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
914 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+38%
661 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts 123 Pts +2%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
481 Pts +1% 478 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1027 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+45%
706 Pts
Market Share
Based on 9,788,251 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.49 % 1.4 % Hugely higher market share.
+186%
Value
Value For Money
107 % 108 % +0%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
78 % 107 % Much more popular.
+37%
Price
Price (score)
$170 Slightly cheaper.
+5%
$179
Age
Newest
3 Months Much more recent.
+67%
9 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+21%
2.8 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4 GHz +3%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
116 Pts 119 Pts +3%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
126 Pts 128 Pts +2%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
460 Pts 461 Pts +0%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
501 Pts +0% 500 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
990 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+45%
681 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1034 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+40%
740 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen+ (2018) Coffee Lake (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
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The Ryzen 5 2600, from AMD’s second generation (Zen+) of high-end desktop Ryzen processors, supersedes the first generation Ryzen 5 1600. The newer generation sees a lithography reduction from 14nm to 12nm, but no increase in the number of cores and threads (6 and 12 respectively) above what was witnessed in the ground-breaking first generation which continues to surpass similarly priced Intel CPUs in terms of multi-core performance. In other words, progress between generations is predominantly driven by power efficiency and therefore higher attainable clock speeds. The 2600 appears to have a stock base/boost clock of 3.4 / 3.9 GHz compared to the 1600’s 3.2 / 3.6 GHz which is expected to result in a modest increase in effective speed that said, early benchmarks are inconclusive. Included in the expected retail price of about $200 is a Wraith Stealth cooler, so the 2600, like the 1600 before it, represents great value for money, especially for workstation users. The 2600 compliments the new 400 series motherboards and is also backwards compatible with the 300 series following a bios update. [Apr '18 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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