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IntelBX80684I58400

6 Cores, 12 Threads
@3.6GHz Zen+ (2018)

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 25,548 user samples
4,187 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 29th / 1117
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
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
92.1 % +3% 89.6 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts 117 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
443 Pts 455 Pts +3%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
962 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+46%
661 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts +1% 123 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
481 Pts +1% 478 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1023 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+45%
706 Pts
Market Share
Based on 9,787,711 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.72 % 1.4 % Hugely higher market share.
+94%
Value
Value For Money
108 % +1% 108 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
79 % 107 % Much more popular.
+35%
Price
Price (score)
$189 $179 Slightly cheaper.
+5%
Age
Newest
3 Months Much more recent.
+67%
9 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
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
3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+29%
2.8 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz +5% 4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
120 Pts +1% 119 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
128 Pts 128 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
465 Pts +1% 461 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
501 Pts +0% 500 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
997 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+46%
681 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1033 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 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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