IntelBX80684I58400
AMDFD6300WMHKBOX

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

6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.5GHz, Piledriver.
Release date: Q4 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 139,473 user samples
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
106,626 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 55% Base clock 4.8 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 37% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 37% Great: 55%
SPEED RANK: 371st / 1128
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
88.9 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+91%
46.7 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+73%
67.6 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
451 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+97%
229 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
654 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+110%
311 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
122 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+55%
78.6 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
478 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+73%
277 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
704 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+85%
381 Pts
Market Share
Based on 10,948,646 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.47 % Much higher market share.
+40%
1.05 %
Value
Value For Money
102 % 109 % Slightly better value.
+6%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
115 % Much more popular.
+72%
67 %
Price
Price (score)
$200 $30 Hugely cheaper.
+85%
Age
Newest
11 Months Hugely more recent.
+85%
71 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.8 GHz 3.5 GHz Faster base frequency.
+25%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.1 GHz +2%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
118 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+40%
84 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
128 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+73%
73.9 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
462 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+60%
288 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
499 Pts Hugely faster quad-core fp speed.
+97%
253 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
677 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+73%
391 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
739 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+120%
336 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Piledriver
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM3+
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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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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The FX 6-Core, like most CPUs from AMD, delivers reasonably good server orientated multi threaded performance and consequently good processing thoughput at a reasonable price tag. Where the FX 6-Core lacks is in the area of single core performance which although not normally a major problem for server workloads, is always very relevant to desktop users. The overall performance of the FX 6-Core is comparable to Intel's five years younger Core i7-950. There are server orientated use cases where the FX 6-Core will excel thanks to its excellent overall throughput and in those instances the FX 6-Core represents good value for money. But typical desktop users will find far better value elsewhere[Sep '13 CPUPro]

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